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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:


Enhanced Red Book Mobile App Coming – October 31st

“On Friday, October 31, an update will be available through the Apple or Android app store that will upgrade your current AAP Red Book app to the new enhanced AAP Red Book app. This new app features upgraded search and browse for quick answers, and an updated design to align with the newly enhanced Red Book Online site. The new app also includes more access to online features when your device is connected to the Internet and better capabilities to keep you on top of Red Book updates….”

For more information:

For assistance setting up your RedBook Mobile access, contact the library (x5161) or fill out the library’s Request Off-Site Access form.

Pediatricians: Mobile Access to the AAP Red Book Online is Now Available

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Red Book Online (RBO) provides up-to-date findings on the manifestations, etiology, epidemiology, diagnosis, and treatment of over 200 childhood infectious diseases.

Topic areas include:

  • Immunizations
  • School health
  • Blood safety
  • STIs
  • Drug Therapy
  • Antimicrobial prophylaxis
  • Disease information (i.e. smallpox, influenza, pneumococcal infections)

The online version also contains a visual image library of more than 2,500 images, vaccine status information and infectious disease news.

Now the full RBO can be downloaded to your iOS or Android device! Here’s how:

1. From a Huntington Hospital networked computer, go to:

2. Click on the link Sign In via User Name/Password (at the top)

3. Click on Sign In for Individuals

4. If you are an AAP member, enter your AAP ID Login and Password. If you do not have an AAP ID, click on the New Customer Registration link and follow the registration instructions.

5. Download the Red Book mobile app for Android or iOS

6. Then login on your device with your AAP ID and password

Red Book Online eAlerts: HPV Vaccine Coverage Low

The Huntington Health Sciences Library subscribes to Red Book Online, access it from a hospital networked computer (or from off-site via Citrix/Connect access to the library’s webpage). Contact the library for more information.

Red Book Online Special Alert – July 26, 2013

A survey conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, using the National Immunization Survey-Teen (NIS-Teen), shows that human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine coverage levels in the US among adolescent girls 13-17 years of age did not change from 2011 to 2012 despite steady increases each year from 2007 to 2011.In 2012, all missed vaccine HPV vaccination opportunities accounted for 84.0%. Had these missed opportunities been eliminated, coverage with ?1 doses could have reached 92.6%. The top reasons surveyed parents gave for not planning to vaccinate their daughters included:

  • They didn’t believe the vaccine was needed
  • The vaccine was not recommended
  • They had concerns regarding the vaccine’s safety
  • They lacked knowledge about the vaccine or the disease
  • Their daughter was not sexually active

By increasing three-dose HPV vaccination to 80% coverage, an additional 53,000 (estimated) cases of cervical cancer could be prevented over the lifetime of those 12 years of age and older. Healthcare providers can help increase coverage by taking advantage of every healthcare encounter to assess every adolescent’s vaccination status.

See the full report in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR).

For additional information on HPV, visit Red Book Online.

Red Book Online Publishes Two New Updates

Red Book Online Special Alert – July 10, 2013: Red Book Online Publishes Two New Updates

Red Book Online Updates contain information that is developed specifically for Red Book Online to enhance or update current Red Book content between print editions. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recently published a policy statement and clinical report for which related Updates have been added to Red Book Online. Please visit Red Book Online to see these new Updates.

Update: Clostridium difficile Infection in Infants and Children

The incidence of Clostridium difficile infections among hospitalized children has been increasing in the United States since 1997. To address the diagnosis, treatment, and control of this important infection, the AAP Committee on Infectious Diseases recently released a new policy statement, “Clostridium difficile Infection in Infants and Children” in Pediatrics (2013;131:196-200).

The recommendations in this new policy statement are consistent with the Clostridium difficile chapter in the current edition of Red Book (p. 285).

For a summary of this AAP policy statement, please see the AAP News article.

Update: Management of Asymptomatic Neonates Born to Women with Active Genital Herpes Lesions

A new clinical report from the AAP Committee on Infectious Diseases and the AAP Committee on Fetus and Newborn seeks to simplify the approach to managing a baby born to a woman with genital herpes simplex virus lesions. “Guidance on Management of Asymptomatic Neonates Born to Women with Active Genital Herpes Lesions” was recently published in Pediatrics (2013;131:e635-e646) and provides updated, detailed guidance and clear algorithms for the management of babies born to women with active lesions.

These latest recommendations expand the approach as written in the Control Measures section of the Herpes Simplex chapter in the current edition of Red Book (p. 406-407).

A recent AAP News article highlights these latest recommendations.

The Huntington Health Sciences Library subscribes to Red Book Online, access it from a hospital networked computer.