Friday, August 25, 2006

Telecourse: Adverse Childhood Experiences and their Relationship to Adult Health and Wellbeing

Recent studies have shown that adults who have experienced multiple adverse childhood events such as abuse and neglect are at an increased risk for the development of diseases as adults, including ischemic heart disease, cancer, chronic lung disease, skeletal fractures, and liver disease. Dr. Felitti explores the relationship of health risk behavior and disease to the breadth of exposure to childhood abuse and household dysfunction. Effective adult screening techniques are reviewed to help physicians recognize and manage the long-term medical impact of adverse childhood events. Strategies for recognizing, treating and preventing adverse events in children are also discussed.

This one-hour DVD is now available for check-out in the Health Sciences Library.

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Featured Resource: ACS Surgery

An official American College of Surgeons publication, ACS Surgery: Principles & Practice offers authoritative recommendations on current surgical care from over 200 master surgeons. Organized in a "body-system" format, ACS Surgery "thinks like a surgeon," guiding users quickly to trustworthy recommendations to aid in surgical decision making. Continually updated with the latest standards of technique and practice, ACS Surgery includes more than 100 decision-making algorithms and over 1,500 drawings, graphs, and photos.
    Sections include:
  • Elements of Contemporary Practice
  • Basic Surgical and Perioperative Considerations
  • Head and Neck
  • Breast, Skin, and Soft Tissue
  • Thorax
  • Alimentary Tract and Abdomen
  • Vascular System
  • Trauma and Thermal Injury
  • Critical Care
  • Care in Special Situations
  • Normal Laboratory Values

Find ACS Surgery in our Stat!Ref online textbook collection.

Friday, August 04, 2006

Featured Resource: ACP's PIER

ACP's PIER: The Physicians' Information & Education Resource with AHFS DI Essentials
PIER is a decision-support tool designed for rapid point-of-care delivery of evidence-based guidance for physicians. Modules focus on the diagnosis and treatment of diseases. AHFS DI® Essentials is designed to offer health professionals easy access to knowledge that is critical at the point of care. Essentials monographs draw on the meticulously evidence-based guidelines in the full AHFS DI® database, distilling for the health professional the essential information on prescription and key over-the-counter (OTC) drugs in an easy-to-use, highly structured outline format. Sections include:
  • What's New
  • Diseases A-Z
  • Screening & prevention
  • Complementary & Alternative Medicine
  • Ethical & Legal Issues
  • Procedures
  • Evidence Ratings & Criteria
  • AHFS Essentials
Find ACP's PIER in our Stat!Ref online textbook collection.