NaturalStandard

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NaturalStandard is now Natural Medicines

NaturalStandard has changed names and is now called NATURAL MEDICINES. The NATURAL MEDICINES web interface also has a new look but includes the same authoritative, evidence-based information on foods, dietary supplements, herbs, natural medicines and integrative therapies. Monograph sections include interactions, adverse effects, allergies, efficacy, pregnancy/lactation data and mechanism of action. English, French & Spanish Patient Handouts are available.

Patients spend over $58 billion dollars annually on natural products and alternative modalities (e.g., chiropractic, acupuncture, yoga). Over 50% of patients take supplements. Over 37% of hospitals now offer alternative medicine services. ~ Natural Medicine’s Integrative Medicine Newsletter, February 12, 2015 

More statistics on the Use of Complementary Health Approaches in the U.S. at the National Center for Complementary & Integrative Health website.

Access NATURAL MEDICINES from the Library’s website or directly from a hospital computer at: http://www.naturalmedicines.com

Off-site access is available, fill out a Request Off-Site Access form for account set-up.

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Planning on Doing a Little Research Over the Holidays? Set-Up Off-site Access to Library Resources

The Library will be closed and library staff will be unavailable during the Thanksgiving, Christmas & New Years’ holidays but that doesn’t mean you can’t access the library and its resources. As always, the physical library will be accessible to clinical staff via their badges on a 24/7 basis. For anytime, anywhere access you can request usernames & passwords to many of the library’s resources, read on to find out how!

Physicians: If you are a Huntington Hospital affiliated physician you are able to access the library’s resources from your Citrix/Cerner or CONNECT log in. See our Physicians Off-Site Access page to learn how. If you would prefer to have username/password access to a resource, please submit a Request Off-Site Access form or contact the library directly during business hours.

Hospital Staff: All other hospital staff, please fill out our Request Off-Site Access form to be set up with access to selected library resources. Please allow 1 business day for account set up.

For more information on the library’s resources download our  Directory of Electronic Resources brochure or visit the website: http://huntingtonhospital.libguides.com

Natural Standard: Database Training

Patients spend over $58 billion dollars annually on natural products and alternative modalities (e.g., chiropractic, acupuncture, yoga). Over 50% of patients take supplements. Over 37% of hospitals now offer alternative medicine services. Patient utilization of natural medicine is increasing regardless of whether or not healthcare providers recommend these therapies. By educating today and tomorrow’s healthcare professionals we can reduce provider liability, effectively document patients use of alternative medicine, and improve overall health outcomes.

Natural Standard offers quick access to comprehensive, evidence-based, peer-reviewed information on foods, herbs, supplements and natural therapies. Monograph sections include interactions, adverse effects, allergies, efficacy, pregnancy/lactation data and mechanism of action. English, French & Spanish Patient Handouts are available.

Learn more about the widespread use of CAM and the growing need to educate professionals in this area here.

Natural Standard database training is for all disciplines: Physicians, librarians, pharmacists, nurses, oncologists, dieticians, physical therapists, educators, researchers, manufacturers, and students.

Webinar Dates & Times:

Visit Natural Standard’s class schedule at: http://naturalstandard.com/webinars.asp

Huntington Hospital Employees & Affiliated Physicians can access Natural Standard from off-site. Contact the library (x5161) for more information.

Doing Research Over the Holidays? Consider Off-site Access to the Library’s Resources

The Library will be closed and library staff will be unavailable during the Thanksgiving, Christmas & New Years’ holidays but that doesn’t mean you can’t access the library and its resources. As always, the physical library will be accessible to clinical staff via their badges on a 24/7 basis. Off-site, online access to many of the library’s resources is also available, read on to find out how!

Physicians: If you are a Huntington Hospital affiliated physician you are able to access the library’s resources from your Citrix or CONNECT log in. See our Physicians Off-Site Access page to learn how. If you would prefer to have username/password access to a resource, please submit an Off-Site Access Resource Form or contact the library directly during business hours.

Hospital Staff: All other hospital staff, please fill out our Off-Site Access Request Form to be set up with access to selected library resources. Please allow 1 business day for account set up.

Resources for which off-site access is available include:

· OvidSP/Nursing@Ovid –includes access to Medline, Evidence Based Medicine Review databases, Johanna Briggs Institute, Nursing@Ovid, HMH Full Text Journals and Books@Ovid databases.

· Gale Databases – includes Health Reference Center Academic, Health & Wellness Resource Center (consumer health information) & Gale Virtual Reference Library (consumer health reference ebooks)

· Natural Standard – evidence-based information on complementary and alternative medicine products and techniques, such as herbs and supplements or acupuncture and yoga, for consumers and professionals.

· Refworks – a online research management, collaboration and writing tool to help you gather, organize, store and share research

For off-site access to MDConsult, please sign up on a hospital-networked computer by going to MDConsult and clicking on the “Create Account” link at the top right of the MDConsult home screen (must be on a hospital computer).

Natural Standard Now Has Audio

Natural Standard is pleased to announce the availability of NEW multi-media audio recordings of over 200 evidence-based English Bottom Line Monographs. Audio will be available for all English Foods, Herbs & Supplement topics in the coming months. To get to the audio:

  • Search or Browse Natural Standard for the food, herb or supplement of interest
  • Once in the monograph, click on the link to “Bottom Line” at top
  • Click on the audio play icon at the top left

July Webinars for Library Resources

For more information and to register for a webinar, visit the Library Calendar

Start Time Title
7/2/2013 16:00 Health & Wellness Resource Center
7/4/2013 2:00 Introduction to OvidSP
7/9/2013 8:00 Natural Standard Database Training
7/9/2013 8:30 The CareNotes System for End Users (June 11, 2013)
7/9/2013 8:30 Micromedex@ CareNotes@: End Users
7/9/2013 11:00 Introduction to OvidSP
7/10/2013 7:00 Using RefWorks to Quickly Import Citations and Write a Paper (30 minutes)
7/11/2013 11:00 Gather and Organize your Research Sources in ReWorks — Part 1
7/11/2013 11:00 Natural Standard Database Training
7/15/2013 10:00 Health & Wellness Resource Center
7/15/2013 17:00 The New Write-N-Cite for The Mac
7/16/2013 7:00 Gather and Organize your Research Sources in RefWorks — Part 2
7/16/2013 11:00 Natural Standard Databgase Training
7/16/2013 12:00 Gale Virtual Reference Library
7/18/2013 8:00 The New Write-N-Cite for the Mac
7/18/2013 9:00 The New Write-N-Cite for Windows
7/22/2013 10:00 Gale Virtual Reference Library
7/23/2013 8:00 RefWorks Collaborative Features
7/24/2013 11:00 Using RefWorks to Quickly Import Citations and Write a Paper (30 minutes)
7/25/2013 7:00 Beyond Direct Exprt: Five Other Ways to Import Information to RefWorks (40 minutes)
7/26/2013 11:00 Introduction to OvidSP
7/30/2013 11:00 The New Write-N-Cite for Windows
7/31/2013 11:00 RefWorks Collaborative Features

Featured Natural Standard CE/CME: Lycopene

The library subscribes to Natural Standard, an evidence-based resource for complementary and alternative therapies, for more information or to access off-site, contact the library.

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Natural Standard offers CE / CME modules for multidisciplinary healthcare professionals. Students / other users may take courses for training purposes without generating credit certificates. Continuing Education requirements differ based on discipline, license and location. If you are unsure of your specific needs, please contact your local agency.

Natural Standard Featured CE/CME: Lycopene

Click here to take this CE/CME

ss_lycopenecmeofthemonth.jpgLycopene is a bright red pigment that is naturally found in the human liver, serum (blood), adrenal glands, lungs, prostate, colon, and skin at higher levels than other similar pigments. In animal studies, lycopene has been found to have antioxidant effects and may also block cancer cell growth. However, there is still controversy over whether it has these effects in humans.

Take a class from the comfort of your home or office computer – attend a webinar!

Natural Standard and Refworks have now posted their June webinar schedules.

Natural Standard is the library’s evidenced-based resource providing information on integrative medicine for health professionals and consumers.

Webinars offered:

  • Database Training
  • Workflow Integration
  • Manufacturer Training

Information & Registration

Refworksis an online research, writing & collaboration tool. Designed to help you easily gather, manage, store and share all types of information.

Webinars offered:

  • Beyond Direct Export: Five Other Ways to Import Information to RefWorks (30 minutes)
  • Using RefWorks to Quickly Import Citations and Write a Paper (30 minutes)
  • Gather and Organize your Research Sources in RefWorks—Part 1 (30 minutes)
  • Gather and Organize your Research Sources in RefWorks—Part 2 (30 minutes)
  • The new Write-N-Cite (45 minutes)
  • The new Write-N-Cite for the Mac (45 Minutes)

Information & registration

Share your thoughts: Have you taken one of these or another webinar? What did you like/dislike about it?

Need More Information About a Patient’s Dietary Supplements? Use Natural Standard

A recent JAMA Capital Health Call briefing indicated that,

From 2008 through 2011, the FDA received 6,307 adverse event reports for dietary supplements​, 71% from industry, which is legally required to report these problems.

There is concern that this information is not getting out to consumers since the FDA does not report on adverse events for supplements.

The library’s Natural Standard database, can help you to alert patients of any known interactions. It provides evidence-based information on complementary and alternative therapies including dietary supplements. Natural Standard has an interactions checker tool that allows you to search for herbs and supplements and any potential interactions that may occur with a particular drug and/or condition. Further, it includes evidence-based professional and patient level information for foods, herbs & supplements (use the “Flashcard” version for patients).

Contact the library for more information about accessing Natural Standard.

Share your thoughts: For clinicians: Do your patients usually tell you what supplements they are taking? Do you ask? For the community: Do you let your doctor know what supplements you are taking, why or why not?