Thursday, August 23, 2012

Dr. W.B. Carrell’s Story Included on Portal to Texas History

Dr. William Beall Carrell, our first Chief of Staff, was featured in an article written by Steven Schmich and published in the Dallas Historical Society’s Legacies: a History Journal for Dallas and North Central Texas almost 20 years ago. Now the article is available online through the Portal to Texas History project sponsored by the University of North Texas Libraries.

The subject index to Legacies lists additional topics under “Medicine and Health Care.” One mentioned is the Linz Award, which Dr. Carrell was awarded in 1925. He was only the second person to receive the award, “given annually to the citizen of Dallas who has made the greatest contribution to the community in the preceding year.” You can see the beautiful award on display in the Medical Library's Historical Collection.

An article from the Baylor University Medical Center Proceedings also mentions Dr. Carrell (and Dr. Brandon Carrell) as early orthopaedic surgeons on their staff.

Websites referenced

index link updated 12-30-2015

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Remote access to Journal for Healthcare Quality and Several Reading Journals

Are you interested in reading online content off campus for any of the following Wiley titles purchased by the Medical Library?

JHQ Journal for Healthcare Quality
Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy
Reading Research Quarterly
Reading Teacher

If you go directly to Wiley Online Library, the publisher's site, you can enter your own email address to set up a personal profile. Once you do that, if you access your account from a hospital computer you can turn on "Roaming Access" and also select titles for tables of contents alert emails via "Alert Manager", both in the left side menu.

To choose specific titles for alerts, click on the words "Online Library" at the top of the page. You will then see the original screen where you can enter a word or two from the journal title in "Search" and click "Publication titles" before hitting the arrow. Careful about spelling "healthcare" - no space!

If you have been receiving emailed table of contents alerts from the Medical Library and wish to discontinue that service once you set this up and start receiving it directly, just contact the library and we'll be glad to remove your name.

Website referenced:

"PMC" -- a New Name for PubMed Central

PMC is the new official name for PubMed Central, the National Library of Medicine's free online repository for scientific articles resulting from NIH-funded research. The name change should reduce confusion with NLM's MEDLINE search service called PubMed. When you do a search in PubMed you will see a link to any results available in PMC indicated by the note "Free PMC Article" in the listing. You can also search directly in PMC.

"In keeping with NLM’s legislative mandate to collect and preserve the biomedical literature, PMC serves as a digital counterpart to NLM’s extensive print journal collection."

Remember if you would like to see PubMed results that show an icon for the materials we have, bookmark our custom PubMed URL.

Websites referenced:

Thursday, August 2, 2012

"Stayin' Alive" - with Hands Only CPR

The American Heart Association has lots of videos for brief CPR training. For those with a smart phone, look at your app source for a tool such as AHA's Hands-Only™ CPR to help you maintain the beat. Be sure to call 911 first! Then push hard and fast to help save a life.

Compressions per minute are vitally important to the success of CPR. Recent investigation has determined that too fast, more than 145 compressions per minute, means the push is not deep enough to be effective. It must be at least 5 cm (about 2 inches) to move the blood. Think of the Bee Gee's tune "Stayin' Alive" and that should help you maintain the best rate of closer to 100 compressions per minute without wearing out before EMS arrives.

The hospital offers in-depth CPR training for health professional according to AHA guidelines.
Websites referenced:   Reuters Health story dated 7-30-2012

Monsieurs, Koenraad G. et al. Excessive chest compression rate is associated with insufficient compression depth in prehospital cardiac arrest. Resuscitation. Article in press, uncorrected proof published online July 23, 2012.