New Database – Guide to Canadian Health Care Facilities

The HS Libraries now has access to Guide to Canadian Health Care Facilities – which contains contact and statistical information for healthcare facilities across Canada, manufacturers and distributors of healthcare products and services, government departments, health associations and allied organizations and information on healthcare regionalization. Detailed statistics are included for all healthcare facilities in Manitoba. … Continue reading

Guidelines for Animal Visits and Interventions in Public and Private Health Services – Crane Library Web Pick of the Week

Pets can be a great comfort to an individual at many stages in life. In long term care and during cognitive decline animal visits and interventions can be a person-centered method to create a better health experience. Recognizing the benefits of therapeutic interactions with animals for patients and residents, the New South Wales Ministry of … Continue reading

Downloadable slide sets on geriatrics available through library

Have an upcoming lecture on a geriatrics-related topic but haven’t created your slide deck yet? Check out the GRS Teaching Slides available through the University of Manitoba Health Sciences Libraries which allow you to download and customize ready made slides on various topics in geriatrics. The GRS Teaching Slides are based on the American Geriatrics … Continue reading

Prescribing and Administering Opioid Doses Based Solely on Pain Intensity – Crane Library Web Pick of the Week

In April 2016, The American Society for Pain Management Nursing (ASPMN) published a position statement on prescribing and administering opioid doses based solely on pain intensity. ASPMN states, “the practice of prescribing doses of opioid analgesics based solely on a patient’s pain intensity should be prohibited because it disregards the relevance of other essential elements … Continue reading

Health Sciences Libraries at Quality Improvement & Patient Safety Conference

If you had the opportunity to attend this year’s Quality Improvement & Patient Safety Conference  sponsored by the Manitoba Institute for Patient Safety and the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority, you may have seen University of Manitoba Health Sciences librarians showcasing patient engagement and safety resources available through the library. At the conference, librarians distributed “Engaging Patients … Continue reading