Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Technology for Long Term Care

Technology for Long Term Care is a resource detailing the various tools utilized in long term care, whether care is provided in a facility or at home. The site, created by the Department of Health and Human Services, is geared toward medical professionals who are concerned with long term care.

Friday, November 20, 2009

DynaMed on PDAs

Do you have a PDA or a smart phone and would like to use DynaMed on it? Check out this flyerr to see if your device is supported. If so, contact the FIU Medical Library in order to obtain a serial number required. Make sure to identify your handheld device.

Supported PDAs for Dynamed
  • Palms – Devices running Palm OS 3.5 and higher. For example: Palm m500 series, Palm m700 series, Treo series, Tungsten series, and Zire series
  • Pocket PC – Devices running Microsoft Windows Mobile 5.0 or Microsoft PocketPC 2000 (ARM/X-SCALE only), PocketPC 2002, PocketPC 2003, PocketPC 2003 SE.
    • Supported Devices:
      • Pocket PC 2000, Pocket PC 2002, Pocket PC 2003
      • Devices that use Intel StrongArm, X-Scale, and Samsung processors
  • Windows Smartphone
  • BlackBerry – Devices running OS 4.1 and higher
  • iPhone and iPod Touch – Native application with these features:
    • Fixed title and tool bars to simplify navigation
    • Previously-viewed topic history
    • Incremental index searching for efficient topic access
    • Modification of font size in topic view
    • Quick (A-Z) indexing
    • "See Also" links to related results
    • SmartTabs for efficient navigation

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Talking with Your Doctor Videos Available

NIH has a series of online videos available to help you prepare for doctor's appointments. Recent video titles include:

~ Make a List
~ Remembering What You and Your Doctor Discussed
~ What to Ask Your Doctor
~ What to Share with Your Doctor

Videos can be found at: NIH Senior Health

Friday, November 13, 2009

Mobile Access to the Library News Blog

Want to read our FIU Medical Library News Blog on your mobile device?
Below is the preview on an iPhone. Try here at this URL!


Exam Master OnLine - New Login

Exam Master OnLine will be switching to your email address as your
primary login. This change will be effective Monday, November 16. You will be able to access your account using the email address where you are receiving this message and your normal password.

ExamMaster: http://ezproxy.fiu.edu/login?url=http://www.exammaster2.com/wdsentry/fiu.htm

New Whiteboard

We have a large white board you can use now at the library. Feel free to use for your study. The board should stay inside the library!

Take out a Library Laptop to use for the Large Screen in the Group-Study room

Now you can take out a laptop at the Medical Library circulation desk. The laptop is a thin client, and you can use VH Dissector on it. Try today to hook it up to the large screen monitor in the group-study room. You can see anatomical images on a very large screen and study together with other students!

The laptop can be checked out with your Panther ID card and can be used only inside the Medical Library.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Medicare Basics for Caregivers Videos

The NIH has a series of videos covering who is elidgible for Medicare, how to apply for Medicare, Medicare Parts A, B, and D and much more. Click here to see the videos.

Friday, November 6, 2009

New Trial - Harrison's Practice Online

The library is having a trial on Harrison's Practice online. Please go to this URL and take a look. Let us know if you like the resource so that the library (medlib@fiu.edu) can decide on the purchasing decision.


Wednesday, November 4, 2009

5 Ways Google Can Make You a Better Doctor

We have posted about Google Health before. Here is an article that covers more Google apps that can help physicians. Read on!

"5 Ways Google Can Make You a Better Doctor:"


“The Internet is fundamentally changing the way doctors practice medicine by enabling greater access to medical information, easier collaboration with patients and colleagues, and economic opportunities for entrepreneurs in Health IT,” says Roni Zeiger, product manager, Google Health. “Many Google services have powerful applications for a physician’s daily work. For example, Google Alerts and Google Reader are great ways for physicians to keep up to date with new research and news in their practice areas.” ......