MLA-HLS Wiki and Radiation Event Medical Management

Regular readers know that I try to avoid posting about topics that other medical library bloggers have covered, but these are both exciting resources that really shouldn’t be missed.

MLA-HLS Wiki

Welcome to the hospital librarians’ wiki. The wiki is sponsored by the Hospital Libraries Section of the Medical Library Association, an organization of 1,200 members who promote the role of libraries in the healthcare setting. The purpose is to provide a sandbox in which we can share best practices in the true spirit of knowledge management in a forum that is easily accessed, archived, searched, and modified. Please feel free to add your content. The search engine is excellent; try it, the dialog box on the left.

It is a great idea. Now along with the UBC HealthLib-Wiki, there are now TWO Wikis for medical libraries- and that’s great.

Radiation Event Medical Management

  • Provide guidance for health care providers, primarily physicians, about clinical diagnosis and treatment during mass casualty radiological/nuclear (rad/nuc) events
  • Provide just-in-time, evidence-based, usable information with sufficient background and context to make complex issues understandable to those without formal radiation medicine expertise
  • Provide web-based information that is also downloadable in advance, so that it would be available during an event if the internet is not accessible

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