Antique bloodletting instruments on display at the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library.
Breathing a Vein: The History of Bloodletting in American Medicine will be on display from October 7 to November 21 in the lobby of the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library. Bloodletting, an ancient medical treatment, was widely practiced in the United States well into the nineteenth century. Although it no longer enjoys the dominant position it once held, it nevertheless continues to play an important role in American medicine.Visit the Breathing a Vein exhibit to learn more about this history and view antique bloodletting instruments from the library’s collections.
The Health Sciences Library’s first venture into podcasting is now available. Kimberley Barker, Digital Initiatives Librarian, explains the basics of 3D printing and its implications for healthcare. Kimberley’s next podcast, coming soon, will focus on wearable technology.
Please come to the CMHSL Open House on Tuesday, October 14th, from noon until 2pm. Featuring …
- snack food and tea
- Google Glass
- wearable technology (fitbit, etc.)
- green screen demo
- 3D printer demo
- Mondopad demo
- artifacts from Historical Collections, including the famous “parachute dress”
- meet the library director, librarian liaisons, PHS@TheLibrary faculty, and other library team members
- new library furniture
- display of loaner equipment (iPads, Kindles, GoPro camera, etc.)
One of the Health Sciences Library’s permanent exhibits recently received some much needed love and care. Since 2001, the exhibit “Celebrating 100 Years. A Legacy of Care. A Framework for the Future.” has hung in a heavily-used corridor near the hospital’s main cafeteria. The exhibit tells the history of the University of Virginia Health System and features historic images from the library’s collections.
At the beginning of 2014, it was clear that the exhibit panels, which had yellowed and faded after 13 years of permanent display, needed to be replaced. Also, it was clear that the exhibit needed to be updated with a new panel that tells the history of the health system in the 21st century. Over a period of several months, members of the library’s Historical Collections department, Janet Pearson and Joan Echtenkamp Klein, worked on this project with the Health System’s Marketing Communications Department and Gropen Inc.
The refreshed and updated exhibit now hangs near the main cafeteria. If you are ever in that vicinity, make sure to visit it and learn more about the rich history of the UVA Health System.
Do you use the Library’s website? We are currently recruiting Health System faculty, staff and students to help us improve the Health Sciences Library (HSL) web pages. Throughout the semester, we will conduct usability testing of our web site. These sessions typically take place here at the Library with HSL’s User Experience team. We don’t require any special web expertise or library knowledge, just a willingness to help us improve the web experience for all our users.
As a token of our thanks, a $10 Higher Grounds/cafeteria gift card will be offered to all participants completing a usability session.
To indicate your interest in helping with our web, just enter your contact information in this online form (https://www.hsl.virginia.edu/node/add/usability-testing-form) to be placed in our pool of potential testers. You’ll be contacted for availability as we arrange sessions during the fall.
If you have any questions about HSL usability testing, contact Andrea Denton at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your interest in helping the HSL!
The Claude Moore Health Sciences Library now has a new space in its lobby designed to promote casual face-to-face conversations. You don’t have to whisper, and please feel free to bring along something to eat or drink.
The Health Sciences Library has purchased an institutional license to the online version of the Bates Visual Guide to Physical Examination. Based on the textbook of the same name, this site provides online access to a range of physical assessment videos. Now in its Fifth Edition and featuring completely re-shot content and new clinical skills videos, Bates’ Visual Guide delivers head-to-toe and systems-based physical examination techniques for basic and advanced patient assessment. The site features more than 8 hours of video content:
Bates Visual Guide
Students and faculty in medical, nursing, and related programs will appreciate the careful attention to clinical accuracy, as well as the range of patient types profiled in the series. With the online delivery of content, users can now view the videos from any web-based location or device.
Lynn Bickley, MD, author of Bates’ Guide to Physical Examination and History Taking, serves as advisor to the project, ensuring the clinical content and its evidence-based origins are maintained. Dr. Bickley also worked with the professionals and actors herein to present a “patient-first” approach to the physical exam.