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Utilization of checklists in the clinical setting to improve patient safety

Posted by on August 23rd, 2017 0 comments

The use of checklists have been proven to increase patient safety within the clinical setting. Notable studies have shown that when clinicians utilize checklists, central line infections are dramatically decreased and surgical morbidity and mortality is reduced. [1] Types of checklist include laundry lists, iterative checklists, diagnostic checklists and more.[2]  Clinicians use these tools to… Read More »

Posted in: Bioinformatics, Blog, General (all entries), Health Literacy, Patient Safety, Research



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Staying Safe in the Sun: What You Might Not Have Known

Posted by on July 27th, 2017 0 comments

In May, we wrote about Skin Cancer Awareness Month and offered some basic tips, but taking care of your skin is a daily concern. Ultraviolet rays can damage your skin in just 15 minutes without proper protection. Even clouds or shaded areas don’t offer complete protection – only deep shade (where no UV rays can… Read More »

Posted in: Blog, Consumer Health, General (all entries), Health Literacy



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Prone to mosquito bites? What to know about DEET

Posted by on July 25th, 2017 0 comments

People with higher metabolisms and prone to sweating in environments where mosquitoes thrive may find themselves disproportionately itchy to those who aren’t. Thanks to the U.S. Army, who developed it for soldiers in 1946, DEET has been a tried-and-true insect repellant for millions of Americans over half a century. Scientists aren’t quite clear about how… Read More »

Posted in: Blog, Consumer Health, General (all entries), Health Literacy, Public Health



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National HIV Testing Day

Posted by on June 27th, 2017 0 comments Tags: ,

Today is National HIV Testing Day, and we at SCR want to inform you about the importance of getting tested for HIV and AIDS, as well as other sexually transmitted diseases. In the United States, there are 1.1 million people who have HIV, and 1 in every 7 don’t know they have it. In the… Read More »

Posted in: General (all entries), Health Literacy, Public Health



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Furry Friends Are Family Too

Posted by on May 11th, 2017 0 comments

A staff member of the NNLM SCR recently adopted a new member to the family, a sweet little puppy. For some, our furry friends become members of our families. Even governmental entities are acknowledging these developments. MedlinePlus, the National Library of Medicine’s consumer health resource, has a pet’s page called “Pet Health”. The Pet Health… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, Disaster, General (all entries), Health Literacy

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