The International Classification of Diseases is the United Nations’-sponsored World Health Organization’s “standard diagnostic tool for epidemiology, health management, and clinical purposes.” It is published by the World Health Organization and used worldwide for morbidity and mortality statistics, reimbursement systems, and automated decision support in health care. The ICD-10 allows more than 155,000 (17,000 in ICD-9) different codes and permits tracking of many new diagnoses and procedures.
The implementation of ICD-10 in the UVA Health System begins in earnest on October 1, 2015! The Health Sciences Library’s license to the online edition of the ICD-9-CM – VOLUMES 1, 2 & 3 includes access to a conversion tool that will map ICD-9 diagnosis names or codes to their ICD-10 equivalents. The conversion tool also allows users to map ICD-10 diagnosis names or codes back to their ICD-9 equivalents.
A Help Desk email has been established to assist you with any difficulties you encounter utilizing the ICD-10 codes: ICD10 BQ Help Desk
The following e-book titles were recently added to the collection of books that UVA has access to on the STAT!Ref site:
Also new are a series of NCLEX-RN test preparation podcasts. STAT!Ref has partnered with Sally Lagerquist, RN, MS, author of Davis’s NCLEX-RN® Success, to provide a series of podcasts aimed at assisting students with their preparation for the NCLEX-RN® exam. The 2nd edition of Davis’s NCLEX-RN® Success is based on the latest official NCLEX-RN® test plan and incorporates new question formats. It brings with it the expertise of an author who has spent nearly 40 years teaching exam prep. This resource has been key in the success of thousands of students taking the NCLEX-RN® exam.
Click on a link to listen. To download for your mp3 player, right click and select “Save Target As…”.
On behalf of all of the staff of the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, I would like to welcome all new students, faculty and staff to the Library. It is an exciting time for us when we see so many new faces in the Library and we love the opportunity to meet many of you through various orientation activities. Please avail yourselves of our newly refurbished study areas on the top floor of the Library. We have added a number of new features such as additional WiFi capacity, hot and cold filtered water, more electrical outlets, nicer seating and noise cancelling technology for quieter study. Most importantly, a significant part of the upstairs of the Library is available 24 hours for Health System affiliates. You need to have a HS identity badge to gain access anytime the Library is officially closed.
Throughout the academic year, several of our library liaisons will be working with faculty in the Schools of Medicine and Nursing to provide tailored content relevant to your classes. In healthcare, there is an important emphasis on finding the BEST evidence to answer important questions that arise. Our job is to help you find this evidence and be able to critique its value to your need.
We like to think of ourselves as a full service Library and believe that knowledge comes in many forms. We have a partnership with the Department of Public Health Sciences called PHS@theLibrary that offers basic statistical consultations Tuesday and Thursday afternoons in the library. We have a new presentation studio, equipped with a green screen that you can use to video a presentation or talk. Library staff members are available to consult with you about your needs and to help you get started.
Need a space where a group can come together and brainstorm some ideas? Think about reserving our BioConnector space. It is equipped with big screen monitors, comfortable seating and an entire wall with whiteboard paint that can be used to present and capture ideas.
We offer many classes and other educational activities throughout the year but if our class schedule is not convenient, we would be happy to work out a solution that works for you. We frequently provide one-on-one consultations or come to departments to do presentations.
No discussion of the Library would be complete without mentioning our extensive collection of resources. We have licensed approximately 7,000 health related online books and journals for your use. Combined with the large collection of resources available from the University Libraries, you have access to a vast collection of interdisciplinary materials to support your work here. And, if we don’t have something you need, we are connected to an international network of libraries that we can use to find what you need.
We are glad you are here!
Gretchen N. Arnold
A new exhibit will be on display in the main lobby of the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library from September 14, 2015 to February 1, 2016 . Featuring Base Hospital No. 41, the medical unit sponsored by the University of Virginia during World War I, the exhibit highlights images and artifacts from the library’s historical collections. The unit was formed largely due to the efforts of Dr. William H. Goodwin, an Associate Professor in the UVA School of Medicine who later served as Base Hospital No. 41’s Chief of Surgery. Dr. Goodwin recruited largely from UVA alumni to staff the unit, which consisted of medical officers, nurses, enlisted personnel, and civilian employees. The hospital operated on the grounds of a historic French monastery just outside Paris from August 1918 to January 1919, a relatively brief period, but long enough for members of the unit to witness air raids, experience the 1918 influenza epidemic, and care for over 4700 patients.
The exhibit presents an overview of medicine and nursing during WWI and offers a glimpse into the fascinating history of the men and women of Base Hospital No. 41. Much of the information for the exhibit came from the library’s Base Hospital No. 41 Collection, MS-17. The panels and artifacts displays were written and designed by Emily Bowden. Thanks to the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library Marketing Team for providing an additional banner to advertise the exhibit in the hallway outside the library.
An audio booth is now available on the first floor of the Library. The booth can be used for any type of audio production, including the following:
- narrating PowerPoint slides
- screencast tutorials
- MS Office (PC)
- Camtasia (PC)
- iMovie (MAC)
- GarageBand (MAC)
If you’d like to schedule a consultation for help with your project, please fill out our consultation form: https://www.hsl.virginia.edu/consultation-request. For additional information, please contact our Service Desk at 434-924-5444.
Members of the CMHSL Research & Data Services (RDaS) team recently hosted a “Cool Tools” event in the MR5 lobby. Research students and staff were asked about their favorite widget, app, or program, and their gift of thanks was a very “cool” Klondike bar. The Klondike bars may be gone, but a sincere “thank you” will be given out to anyone who makes RDaS aware of their favorite tools. Please contact Andrea Denton, Research & Data Services Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join us for these free workshops on informatics and computing topics. Registration is required: visit bioconnector.virginia.edu for detailed descriptions and to sign up.
9/22 – Introduction to SPSS
9/21 – 9/23 – Data Analysis, Manipulation, and Visualization with R (Workshop Series)
9/29 – Reproducible Reporting: Generating dynamic documents with R+RStudio
10/28 – Automated Image Analysis with ImageJ and R
September 18, 2015
Datapalooza is a showcase of the data-driven research, resources, services, and outreach here at the University of Virginia. This University-wide event is an opportunity for all members of our community to understand and experience the various units, departments, centers, and other organizations that utilize data and/or can provide resources for faculty, students and researchers.
Learn more at http://dsi.virginia.edu/datapalooza
Public Health Sciences @ the Library Fall Hours
Get help with questions about research methods and statistics of a basic and introductory nature.
Health Sciences Library
Tuesdays and Thursdays 12:00 – 4:00pm.
Questions? Email Bart Ragon at email@example.com.