Friday, November 03, 2006

Shameless Medical Librarian Promotion

The director at my workplace* is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of the Medical Library Association, and I am the Editorial Assistant (3 other librarians serve as co-editors). We have added a new case study feature to the journal, which highlights example real-life questions medical librarians address in support of clinical care and outlines the strategies for doing so. Happily, we have also set up a blog for posting additional material related to the case, and for further discussion of the question at hand.

This issue's case question is: What is the evidence basis for the use of intravenous colistin for multi-drug resistant Acinetobacter infections in the adult, non-neutropenic, critical care population?

JMLA is an open access journal, so the case is freely available for anyone to read. For the non-librarians, check it out if you want a peek behind the medlib curtain. The blog and column are curated by clinical librarian extraordinaire Rebecca Jerome, MLIS, MPH, who has kindly mentored me in searching and filtering the medical literature.

*This is a good time to remind you that this blog is in no way related to or sanctioned by my workplace. The opinions expressed here do not necessarily represent those of my employer. Pay no attention to the library behind the curtain.

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MeSH Tags: Acinetobacter; Acinetobacter Infections; Colistin; Evidence-Based Medicine; Librarians; Libraries, Medical

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