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Congratulations to Falvey Scholars!

Congratulations to the following Falvey Scholars chosen from among several worthy College of Nursing candidates!  And congratulations to their faculty mentors!

Katie Kline on “What to Know About Home Genetic-Test Kits.” Mentor: Dr. Theresa Capriotti, DO, MSN, RN, CRNP

Katie investigated the growing use of these kits, which can be purchased at local pharmacies as well as online.  The producers of the kits claim that by sending them a DNA sample (taken from saliva or the inside of the cheek) individuals can receive a report on ancestry/paternity, drug reactions, and susceptibility to genetic diseases. However, the results raise more questions than they answer, and the reliability and confidentiality of the testing are also in doubt.

Elizabeth Long on “Nurses’ Perceptions of Human Trafficking in an Urban Emergency Department: A Qualitative Study.” Mentor: Dr. Elizabeth B. Dowdell, RN, PhD, FAAN

Elizabeth interviewed a small sample of ED nurses at a major teaching hospital in Philadelphia to find out their perceptions of patients who present with injuries and who may possibly be victims of domestic violence or human trafficking.  She found that while ED nurses are very aware of the existence of human trafficking in the region, most do not recognize trafficked patients as such when they come for emergency treatment.

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Best wishes to our CON students who will be taking exams soon, and congrats to our soon-to-be graduates!

Need research assistance for yourself or a student?  Contact me.


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Public Health: What Do Phila. Mayoral Candidates Have to Say?

phmcPublic Health Management Corporation (PHMC), the city’s leader in public health, is hosting a Mayoral Candidates’ Forum on Thursday, April 16 from 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., followed by a reception.

In recognition of Public Health Week, PHMC, the region’s public health institute, has invited Anthony Williams, Lynne Abraham, Nelson Diaz, Jim Kenney, Doug Oliver and Milton Street to present their public health plans for Philadelphia. The discussion will center on broadening the definition of public health, the current landscape of public health in the City of Philadelphia, and the challenges and opportunities facing elected officials, government agencies, and nonprofit and private partners to deliver public health services to those in need.

The candidate forum will be held in the Lower Mezzanine Conference Center of PHMC’s new headquarters located at
1500 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102. Seating is limited and will be handled on a first come, first served basis. So be sure to register soon! Registration closes on April 10.

Register here

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APA, RefWorks, Zotero workshops –  All are welcome!

Here’s a chance to learn how to use the powerful citation management tools RefWorks and Zotero. With just a couple of clicks, capture references from databases and search engines and then generate a bibliography in the style of your choice. Get subject search help too!
Open to students, faculty, and staff.

Can’t decide between Zotero and RefWorks? Watch this 1-minute video for an intro to both: http://tinyurl.com/refworkszotero

ALL SESSIONS WILL BE HELD AT 4PM IN RM 207, 2ND FLOOR, FALVEY LIBRARY – Bring your laptop or Mac
Register by contacting barbara.quintiliano@villanova.edu (or just drop in).

RefWorks workshops:

Thursday, March 19
Monday, Apr. 13

Zotero workshops
NOTE:
Before coming to the session, install Zotero on your Mac or laptop by following these instructions: http://tinyurl.com/installzotero

Thursday, March 12
Tuesday, March 24
Thursday, April 9
Thursday, April 23

APA Demystified

Do your students stress over doing APA-Style bibliographies? Honest, there really is a method to APA’s madness, and it’s more predictable than they may think. Encourage them to come learn the basics of citing all types of documents: books, journal articles, and websites. Bring your laptop or Mac and get ready to show APA who’s boss!

Open to faculty and staff too!.
Register by contacting barbara.quintiliano@villanova.edu (or just drop in).

ALL SESSIONS WILL BE HELD AT 4 PM IN RM 207, 2ND FLOOR, FALVEY LIBRARY

Tuesday, March 17
Tuesday, March 31
Wednesday, April 8
Tuesday, April 21
Wednesday, April 29

Can’t make any of the sessions listed above? Book an individual session with Barbara.  Click and reserve a time slot: https://barbquin.youcanbook.me/


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Data You Can Use…and Reuse

  • Posted by: Barbara Quintiliano
  • Posted Date: January 29, 2015
  • Filed Under: data sets, ICPSR

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Did you know that Falvey Library subscribes to ICPSR, a resource that is just chock-full of data collected from time series, surveys, polls and other research? Don’t be put off by its name. The Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research contains a wealth of recent and historical data sets in the areas of nursing and medicine. Most can be imported for analysis into SAS, Stata and SPSS. Here are just a few examples:

Health Reform Monitoring Survey, First Quarter 2014 (ICPSR 35614) and  Fourth Quarter 2013 (ICPSR 35621)

National Profile of Local Health Departments, 2013

Text Message Outreach for Complex Patients with Diabetes in Denver, CO, 2011-2012

National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services (N-SSATS), 2012 (ICPSR 34968)

Treatment Episode Data Set — Admissions (TEDS-A), 2012 (and past years)

National Home and Hospice Care Survey, 2007 (and past years)

National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey, 2008 (and past years to 1992)

Active for Life: Translation of Physical Activity Programs for Mid-Life and Older Adults, 2003-2007

National Longitudinal Survey of Local Public Health Systems, 1998-2006

National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health (Add Health), 1994-2008

Children of Immigrants Longitudinal Study (CILS), 1991-2006

Maternal Lifestyle Study in Four Sites in the United States, 1993-2011

International studies available too.

To access ICPSR:
Start at the Falvey homepage.
Click Databases A-Z
Choose Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research

For more information: barbara.quintiliano@villanova.edu


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Thoughts in Motion

  • Posted by: Barbara Quintiliano
  • Posted Date: December 5, 2014
  • Filed Under: Uncategorized

We’re so happy that our nursing students feel welcome and comfortable prepping for exams in the “Old” Falvey Lobby Study Space.  Here’s evidence left on the white board of  their thoughts in motion:

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We wish CON students the best of success in their finals! Falvey will have extended hours till 3am from Dec. 8 through Dec. 18 (till midnight on Dec.13) to provide students with some extra study space.


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Find a target journal for your manuscript

cabells4Looking for a publishing outlet for your next article on nursing or health administration? Find a list of target journals by using Cabell’s Directories of Publishing Opportunities. For each journal profiled, Cabell’s provides the submission address, review information (turnaround time, type of review, acceptance rate) and types of articles accepted (current issues, literature reviews, etc.).

To access Cabell’s start at the library homepage.

Click Databases A-Z and choose Cabell’s Directories of Publishing Opportunities

Start by clicking Search Journals in all Directories

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At the next screen type in a specific topic. You can also select other criteria such as type of review, number of external reviewers, acceptance rate (or leave blank).

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Your results will be provided in tabular form.  Clicking the journal title will take you to the homepage of the journal. Choosing a directory group from the dropdown menu will display Cabell’s publishing information for the journal. 

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APA Style Assistance

Are your students struggling with APA style?  Here are three brief videos to share with them.  The videos also have a link to self-grading quizzes at the end.

–Citing Journal Articles
http://tinyurl.com/apacitearticles

–In-Text Citations
http://tinyurl.com/apaciteintext

–Citing Web Pages, Books, Book Sections
http://tinyurl.com/apacitebooksweb

Questions? Contact barbara.quintiliano@villanova.edu


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APA Demystified: New Videos Series Available!

videoapa Is APA 6th Style a source of mystification for you or your students?  Were you unable to attend the APA Demystified sessions recently held at Falvey and Driscoll?  You haven’t missed out. The sessions have been turned into a series of three short videos (just four minutes each!) located on Falvey’s YouTube channel.  They even include a self-grading, anonymous quiz you can take at the end of each video, and a downloadable file of sample citations formatted in APA 6th Style.  Consult them whenever you’re feeling mystified. Here’s where you can find them:

 –Citing Journal Articles

http://tinyurl.com/apacitearticles

–In-Text Citations
http://tinyurl.com/apaciteintext

–Citing Web Pages, Books, Book Sections
http://tinyurl.com/apacitebooksweb

 

Which counties in PA are the healthiest?

county_health_rankings  Check out the latest County Health Rankings & Roadmaps, published by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute and supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.  Find out how PA counties rank in terms of health outcomes and behaviors.
Questions and comments to barbara.quintiliano@villanova.edu


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Finding the evidence: Something to sing about!

Here are two fun music videos I recently found on the Web to get everyone singing about evidence-based practice. These imaginative and humorous videos were produced by James McCormack, BSc(Pharm), Pharm D, Professor, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, UBC, Vancouver, Canada.

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 Some Studies That I Like to Quote some_studies_sm

Want to find some RCTs (randomized controlled trials) and other studies to quote? Try these databases:

Cochrane Library  – Systematic reviews of health care interventions in support of evidence based practice.

PubMed – Use the “Article types” filter to focus your search on the type of study you need:

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You can even watch a video to learn how to find systematic reviews and other evidence-packed resources in PubMed:
http://youtu.be/yFfV2k2zVCY

Need more help? contact barbara.quintiliano@villanova.edu


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What’s cookin’? Try a healthy recipe from Natural Standard

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Natural Standard, our new integrative therapies database, now has an extensive recipe section.

In addition to regular exercise, well-balanced meals and sensible portions are important to overall health. The Natural Standard Recipe Database, launched in May 2012, features a wide range of healthy recipes in the following categories: Beans & Legumes, Dairy, Eggs, Fruit, Meat, Pasta, Poultry, Rice & Grains, Seafood, Vegetables and Nuts, Fats & Oils.

Each recipe provides details on preparation time, difficulty, special diet and nutrition information, as well as direct links to Natural Standard evidence-based systematic reviews for studied ingredients.

The new advanced search interface allows users to quickly narrow results by various filters, including servings, cook time, difficulty, main ingredient, meal, cuisine, and special diet, simplifying the search process as the database continues to grow. Users may also continue to scroll through the complete list of available recipes if desired.

To access Natural Standard, start at the library’s homepage: http://library.villanova.edu
Click Databases A-Z and choose Natural Standard.
At the top of the page, click Tools, then Recipe Finder.

Have a journal article citation? Find the full text in a snap!

You’ve noted a reference in the bibliography of an article , and you’d like to get the full text, preferably for free.  Drop in Driscoll 305 anytime between 11:30 and 1:30 on April 11 or April 16, and Barbara will show you how.

Here’s a guide you can download right now.

Questions? Contact barbara.quintiliano@villanova.edu


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Natural Standard: Your Source for Information on Complementary Therapies

natural_standard_logo  Collect valuable data on natural and complementary therapies by searching them in our newest data base Natural Standard.
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You can begin by searching a medical condition, such as high cholesterol. The article will list known integrative therapies and indicate the level of evidence  of their efficacy. Click the name of a substance for more information.

 

 

referencesReferences to published studies are included and links are provided to PubMed abstracts, where these exist.

 

 

 

Or, search the natural remedy by name to access information on evidence, countraindications, references, etc.
To access Natural Standard:
• Start at the library homepage (http://library.villanova.edu)
• Click Databases A-Z
• Choose Natural Standard

Questions? Contact Barbara Quintiliano.


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Dr. Elizabeth Dowdell to Speak at Falvey on Child Internet Safety

  • Posted by: Barbara Quintiliano
  • Posted Date: November 2, 2012
  • Filed Under: Uncategorized

Please join us on Thursday, Nov. 8, at 1:00 p.m. in Falvey Memorial Library’s Speakers’ Corner (1st floor), as Elizabeth Burgess Dowdell, PhD, RN, FAAN, presents “A Multi-prong Approach to Child Internet Safety.”

Dr. Dowdell will share key findings of of her grant-supported research involving middle school, high school and college students, as well as over 400 adult offenders defined primarily by having an Internet sexual offense or a hands-on sexual offense and/or prior Internet experience. She will offer ideas for policy recommendations, such as designing technologies and/or educational programs to identify suspicious online behaviors, strengthening Internet filters for student online protection, and school outreach for students who are harassed, threatened or assault from meeting someone online. Part of the Scholarship@Villanova series.

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Need research assistance?  Contact Barbara Quintiliano, liaison librarian to College of Nursing

 


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