Feb 21st: Evidex (adverse events) database training

January 2, 2018

Update: (1/24/18): Evidex Training has been rescheduled to February 21st at Noon. Please see below for login/joining information.

Update: (1/22/18): Evidex Training, originally scheduled for the 24th, has been been postponed.  We will update this post when a  new date is scheduled.

Evidex Training (online)
Sponsored by Dahlgren Memorial Library

Hospital staff need quick access to the latest adverse event data and evidence-based research to ensure drug prescribing decisions reflect the most current evidence. Poring through literature when answering a specific question relating to a patient safety issue isn’t feasible. Evidex provides the latest clinical data to facilitate real-time evidence-based decisions which help keep patients safe. This webinar will cover how to search Evidex by drug product, drug/adverse event reactions, and strategies for comparison of the safety of drugs within a class, indication, or mechanism of action.

When: February 21st at Noon ET

Join the session: https://join.me/adverahealthtraining
To dial in by phone: +1.860.970.0010

Conference ID: 230-870-487 #

Learn More: Evidex is provided by Dahlgren Memorial Library, The Graduate Health & Life Sciences Research Library at Georgetown University Medical Center. Questions? Ask a DML Librarian.

DML Services Over Winter Break

December 18, 2017

The library facility will remain open 24/7 to GU faculty, staff, and students and MGUH affiliates during the holidays. A GOCard or MGUH ID is required at all times for entry.

DML Services during the break:

Information Services Desk
Closed from December 21st at 8pm to January 1st.
DML Circulation Email: From December 22nd to January 1st, this email service will be unavailable.
Normal hours and email service will resume on January 2nd.

Ask a DML Librarian
Chat: There will be no service from December 20th at 1pm to January 1st.
DML Reference Email: From December 22nd to January 1st, this email service will be unavailable.
Normal hours for both chat and email will return on January 2nd.
DML Resources, Hospital and Computing Support Email From December 22nd to January 1st, these email services will be unavailable and will resume on January 2nd.

Interlibrary Loan
DML’s Interlibrary Loan service is unavailable from December 15th to January 1st.  Any requests submitted during this time will be processed starting on January 2nd.

DML Facility Work

December 18, 2017

During the Christmas and New Year’s holidays, two Facilities projects will be undertaken in DML:

  • Sound system: a new sound system will be installed on the 2nd floor. This will be very noisy, with drilling and installation of 38+ speakers plus wiring.
    The noise will travel to all parts of DML, and may occasionally sound like gunshots as bolts are implanted into concrete beams and the ceiling.
    21 December 2017 – 02 January 2018
  • Painting: more than 30 doors throughout DML will be sanded and repainted. Some will be removed from their hinges to accomplish this.
    20 December 2017 – 22 December 2017

The DML facility remains open during the University holidays 24/7 with SecTek Guard service.
Thank you for your patience & understanding.

PEMSoft Update

December 12, 2017

The publisher of PEMSoft will not be supporting the database after December 31, 2017. After that time, please consider DML’s other point of care tools, such as DynaMed Plus for similar information. Contact the DML Librarians with any questions about the point of care tools available to the GUMC community.

New: Clinical Pharmacology

August 16, 2017

Clinical Pharmacology, powered by ClinicalKey, is a new resource that includes drug class overviews, patient education, pediatric/neonatal monographs, IV compatibility studies, poison and overdose emergency tool, and more.

Search the entire database by keywords for drugs, indications, reactions. Or use their “Find by” with specific NCD, Indication, Classification, Adverse Reaction, or Contraindication/Precaution. Browseable alphabetical lists for Drug Monographs, Confused Drug Names, Do Not Crush, Not Recommended for Splitting, and BEERS Drug List. Clinical updates are done hourly.

Drug Monograph

Drug Monograph

Peds Drug Monograph: Interactions

Peds Drug Monograph: Interactions

Drug Interactions Report

Drug Interactions Report

A mobile app is available for iOS and Android. The app includes modules for Drug to Drug Interactions, Adverse Reactions, Drug Identifier; or search for the drug monograph. Access to the app’s content requires an individual account and can be created by clicking the above Clinical Pharmacology link and registering with the system (it can be the same account information used for ClinicalKey).

Clinical Pharmacology App

Clinical Pharmacology App

How to Cite Clinical Pharmacology.

Update: Certificate Error

July 2, 2017

Update 7/3/17: This issue has been resolved. If you experience any ongoing difficulties, please email DML Resources or submit a form.
Many DML resources are displaying a certificate error (“your connection is not private”, “your connection is not secure”, or “can’t verify website”). This error has been reported and a resolution is in progress.

In the interim, on campus users can remove this prefix “http://proxy.library.georgetown.edu/login?url=” from any resource URL and proceed. Off campus users can use the following link for PubMed MEDLINE access https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez?otool=gulib&holding=gulib and can contact DML for additional assistance.

Thank you for your patience.

New RefWorks

June 9, 2017

A new and improved version of the RefWorks citation management platform is now available at Georgetown. The new version of RefWorks will run concurrently with the “legacy” version.

Interested in learning more?
Dahlgren Memorial Library is offering lunch time workshops in the BACC Classroom on the lower level of the library. Both new and experienced RefWorks users are welcome at the workshops. The workshops will demonstrate how to use New RefWorks to manage references, organize and share citations, and create bibliographies.

Wednesday June 14th 12-1pm: https://dmlrefworks3gumc06-14-2017.eventbrite.com
Tuesday, June 20th 12-1pm: https://dmlrefworks3gumc06-20-2017.eventbrite.com
Wednesday June 28th 12-1pm: https://dmlrefworks3gumc06-28-2017.eventbrite.com

All Georgetown students, faculty, and staff are welcome to attend. If you are interested in new RefWorks, but can’t attend any of the listed dates, contact DML Librarians to arrange for an individual consultation.

Epocrates App

May 17, 2017

Currently, off-campus GUMC users are seeing an error message when attempting to upgrade to Epocrates Plus. We’ve reported the problem to the vendor and they are working on a solution. In the meantime, there are currently two work around options.

  1. The web version of Epocrates is available both on- and off-campus via this link: Epocrates Online.
  2. The Plus upgrade can be registered when connecting from the on-campus network. Once you register for the Plus upgrade from a machine within the on-campus network, it can be used from any location. Upgrade link and instructions.

Thank you for your patience.

VR Headsets at DML

March 31, 2017

DML now circulates Virtual Reality (VR) Headsets. VR Headsets are wearable accessories and when paired with your smartphone and installed apps*, they will transform the wearer into … you guessed it, a virtual reality.

We have three models to choose from:

  • Merge VR (works with most iOS and Android devices)
  • Freefly VR (works with most iOS and Android devices)
  • Samsung Gear VR 2015 (only compatible with Samsung Galaxy devices)

Whether you want to explore surgical procedures or have fun with games, we have you covered.
VR Headsets can be checked out for one week – just ask for them at the Information Services Desk. Please let us know what you like about these devices and what you use them for.

Coming soon: Oculus Rift!

*DML does not circulate smartphones or apps

Ovid MEDLINE Access

February 27, 2017

Due to a high curricular demand for the Ovid MEDLINE database from now through March 3rd, there may occasionally be instances when the message “all licenses are currently in use” displays when attempting to access Ovid MEDLINE. Please use PubMed MEDLINE as an alternative or wait 15 minutes and try Ovid MEDLINE again.