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Health Information Resources for Culturally Diverse Patients

Between 1990 and 2013, the U.S. population identified as having limited English proficiency grew 80 percent, from nearly 14 million to 25.1 million. Cultural diversity within the U.S. continues to increase.

If you provide care for patients or clients with limited English proficiency, do you know the library provides access to a range of quality multilingual, multicultural health information resources? If you’d like to know more about these resources, come to our Health Information Resources for Culturally Diverse Patients workshop.

Learn where to locate patient education resources, including medication information, available in other languages as well as those written in easy-to-read English.

Discussion will include the potential impact utilizing health literacy resources can have on patient adherence, safety, and satisfaction. Visit the Library’s Spring 2017 Workshop Schedule to register.

Everly Brown Clinical Care, Collaboration, Community Service, Education, PeopleApril 11, 20170 comments
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HS/HSL Summer 2015 Workshop Schedule

The Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HS/HSL) is offering workshops free of charge to UMB faculty, staff, and students; UMMC staff; and HS/HSL corporate members during the 2015 Summer Semester.

Communicating With Patients

June 19, 1:30 to 3 p.m.
July 14, 10:30 a.m. to noon, Room LL05

Are you aware of your patient’s abilities to obtain, process, and comprehend health information? The literature suggests that health care providers overestimate what patients are able to understand. This workshop covers the basics of health literacy, provides a hands-on opportunity to put medical jargon into plain language, and introduces tools that can assist you in creating easy-to-read materials.

Creating Effective Presentations Using PowerPoint

June 30, noon to 1 p.m., Room LL03

Join us for a session on creating effective presentations using Microsoft PowerPoint. In this class, we explore steps in creating a basic slideshow. We also will discuss best methods for presenting visual and textual information to make a strong impact on your audience.

Getting Started: A Library Orientation for Nursing Students

June 24, 1 to 2 p.m., Room LL05

 This workshop is designed for students who would like to find information more efficiently. Review the basics of searching databases and resources for successful information management.

Introduction to 3-D Printing

June 3 and 17, July 15 and 29, noon to 1 p.m., Room LL03

3-D printing is being quickly adopted in health sciences and health care for both educational, research, and clinical purposes. In this workshop, you will learn where to find and download 3-D model files online, and learn the steps to ensure that the file can actually be printed including scaling and checking for non-manifold geometry issues. The workshop also will provide an introduction to how to operate 3-D printers – Makerbot Replicator 2X and Afinia H480 – which you can use in the HS/HSL Innovation Space.

Leveraging Research Impact Data for Tenure and Promotion

July 15, noon to 1 p.m., Room LL05

Are you seeking promotion or tenure? Applying for grant funding? In this workshop, you will learn to use tools like Web of Science and Scopus to measure and evaluate the impact of your research to present to funding agencies and promotion and tenure committees. Topics discussed include journal impact factor, h-index, alternative metrics, and methods for maximizing the impact of your research.

OneSearch in 30

June 16, 12:30 to 1 p.m., Room LL03

OneSearch is the HS/HSL’s Discovery Tool that allows you to search multiple databases and library resources at once. In this workshop, you will learn about the OneSearch interface, what resources are available, and how to locate scholarly literature.


June 23, noon to 1 p.m., Room LL04

This class will cover the PubMed database. Topics include basic searching, searching using the MeSH (Medical Subject Heading) database, creating a personal account using MyNCBI, locating full text articles, and the Clinical Queries and Systematic Reviews search features.


June 10, noon to 1 p.m., Room LL03
July 7, noon to1 p.m., Room LL05

In this workshop, you will learn what RefWorks is and does, and how to create an account, import and manage citations, automatically insert in-text citations, and build bibliographies.

Summer Workshops-at-a-Glance

  • 6/3 – Introduction to 3-D Printing
  • 6/10 – RefWorks
  • 6/16 -OneSearch in 30
  • 6/17 -Introduction to 3-D Printing
  • 6/19 -Communicating With Patients
  • 6/23 -PubMed
  • 6/24 -Getting Started…Nursing Students
  • 6/30 -Creating Effective Presentations
  • 7/7 -RefWorks
  • 7/14 -Communicating With Patients
  • 7/15 -Leveraging Research Impact
  • 7/15 – Introduction to 3-D Printing
  • 7/29 -Introduction to 3-D Printing

Registration is recommended, but drop-ins are welcome!

Once you register a confirmation email will be sent to the address you provide on the form.

Questions? Call (410) 706-7996 or email.

Michael MartinoEducation, Research, TechnologyJune 1, 20150 comments
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