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PsycInfo
Join Adobe Connect meeting VANTS phone line: 1-800-767-1750 code: 04928#
Date: May 21, 2019 from 1:00 to 2:00 eastern
Audience: Mental Health staff
Description:PsycInfo is an expansive abstracting and indexing database with more than 3 million records devoted to peer-reviewed literature in the behavioral sciences and mental health, making it an ideal discovery and linking tool for scholarly research in a host of disciplines. 3 related psychology databases available to all VA employees will also be covered: PsycARTICLES, PsycBOOKS, and Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection.
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Telephone Triage Protocols
 CANCELLED, to be rescheduled
Date: May 30, 2019 from 1:00 to 2:00 eastern
Audience: Nursing staff, Telehealth staff
Description:Performing telephone triage requires the ability to make quick and effective decisions based on limited information. Telephone Triage Protocols for Nurses, 5th Edition is available online for your use, delivering more than 200 triage protocols for evaluating patients' symptoms over the telephone. Each symptom entry lists questions, grouped by urgency level, to determine whether the patient should seek emergency care immediately, seek medical care the same day, call back for appointment, or follow home care instructions. Detailed home care instructions are provided.
The first edition of Triage Protocols for Aging Adults has recently been added to the National Core Collection of Online Resources. As a note, VA has perpetual rights to copy and paste content from these books into CPRS. Instructions will also be provided for capturing the data in CPRS and creating a desktop shortcut for easy access to the text.
Julie Briggs, author of both textbooks will present changes to TTPFN’s 5th edition:
a. Protocols for altered mental status; rectal bleeding; and shingles b. Content on phone triage program development and quality improvement
Additionally, Ms. Briggs will provide an overview of her newest book-Triage Protocols for Aging Adults. .

ClinicalKey
Join Adobe Connect meeting VANTS phone line: 1-800-767-1750 code: 04928#
Date: June 4, 2019 from 2:00 to 3:00 eastern
Audience: Clinical staff
Description:ClinicalKey is a clinical medicine search engine of Elsevier-published full-text ebooks, journals, guidelines and multimedia. ClinicalKey incorporates content from FirstConsult.
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McGraw-Hill Medical Access Databases
Join Adobe Connect meeting VANTS phone line: 1-800-767-1750 code: 04928#
Date: June 18, 2019 from 1:00 to 2:00 eastern
Audience: Clinical staff
Description:Learn about the databases AccessMedicine, AccessAnesthesiology, AccessEmergency Medicine, AccessMedicine – Hematology Oncology Collection, AccessPharmacy, AccessPhysiotherapy, and AccessSurgery.
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Natural Medicines
Join Adobe Connect meeting VANTS phone line: 1-800-767-1750 code: 04928#
Date: July 11, 2019 from 1:00 to 2:00 eastern
Audience: Clinical staff
Description: Natural Medicines (formerly Natural Standard and Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database) provides information about dietary supplements and alternative therapies, including supplements safety, benefits, side effects, drug interactions and more.
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Nutrition Care Manual, eNCPT, and Evidence Analysis Library (EAL)
Join Adobe Connect meeting VANTS phone line: 1-800-767-1750 code: 04928#
Date: September 12, 2019 from 2:00 to 3:00 eastern
Audience: Dietetics staff
Description: The webinar will cover a trio of resources available for dietetics staff: Nutrition Care Manual: a diet and professional practice manual, featuring evidence-based nutrition care information for 100+ diseases, conditions and topics. The manual includes patient education handouts, meal plans and calculators. eNCPT: a comprehensive guide for implementing the Nutrition Care Process using a standardized language for assessment, diagnosis, intervention, and monitoring and evaluation. EAL: contains research on nutrition, nutrients, and foods used to promote health throughout the human life cycle, including evidence-based nutrition guidelines to treat diseases and conditions.
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