Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Practice Updates

by on January 17, 2018 3:38 pm
As an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the AHRQ gathers and analyzes data on a massive scale, providing a wealth of information for researchers, policy makers and clinicians. The AHRQ released 3 new practice updates in December: A Framework for Conceptualizing Evidence Needs of Health Systems: White Paper. Methods for… Read more Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Practice Updates

How the Immune System Works

by on December 18, 2017 12:58 pm
Lane has purchased an ebook of the latest (5th) edition of the popular How the Immune System Works by Lauren M. Sompayrac. Recommended for students and anyone who requires a refresher in immunology. Lane also has the print copy and all previous editions. Dr. Sompayrac cuts through the jargon and details to reveal, in simple… Read more How the Immune System Works

Explore Virtual Reality with Our New Mobile VR Kit

by on November 18, 2017 5:32 pm
VR has arrived at Lane Medical Library!Mobile VR is one of the most accessible forms of VR currently available. When used in conjunction with a headset, most modern smartphones are capable of supporting at least a basic semi-immersive 360° experience, with many modern smartphones running operating systems that are compatible with more immersive VR experiences.… Read more Explore Virtual Reality with Our New Mobile VR Kit

Shell-Shock and Medical Culture in First World War Britain

by on November 16, 2017 5:52 pm
In honor of Lane Library’s new exhibit on Stanford Medicine in WWI we feature a new e-book by Tracey Loughran. The 20th century saw the first instance of men serving in a combat zone for prolonged periods of time and the new psychological effects afflicted hundreds of thousands of survivors at a time when psychology… Read more Shell-Shock and Medical Culture in First World War Britain

Guidelines for environmental infection control in health-care facilities

by on November 13, 2017 7:00 am
Guidelines for environmental infection control in health-care facilities; recommendations of CDC and the Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee (HICPAC). Originally published in 2003, revised in 2017 with the revisions noted by yellow triangle alert icons in the text. Adherence to these guidelines “… will decrease the risk of health-care associated infections among patients, especially… Read more Guidelines for environmental infection control in health-care facilities

GIS Day 2017 Workshops!

by on November 9, 2017 9:47 pm
Join Stanford Libraries in preparing for GIS Day ( Wednesday, November 15th) by attending a workshop next Monday or Tuesday on Skynet or CARTO. Deep Learning + Satellite Imagery Tutorial with Drew Bollinger of Development SeedMONDAY, NOV 131:00-5:00 PM (PST)Branner Earth Sciences Library | 397 Panama Mall | Stanford, CA 94305 Skynet is optimized for… Read more GIS Day 2017 Workshops!

New Exhibit on Display in the Library

by on November 7, 2017 8:45 pm
A new exhibit about the role of the Stanford University School of Medicine in WWI is now on view in Lane Library, marking the 100th anniversary of the US entry into the war. The exhibit examines the split that occurred within the university and the country over the proper role of the US when war… Read more New Exhibit on Display in the Library

Cuba outperforms U.S. healthcare in cost-effectiveness – by a large margin

by on November 6, 2017 4:28 pm
Cuba achieves nearly the same outcomes in 4 key indicators while spending 15 times less per capita, according to statistics gathered from the World Health Organization. A RAND blog post by Melody Harvey and Claire E. O’Hanlon, Doing more with less: Lessons from Cuba’s Healthcare system, summarizes the key differences, including medical education, between the… Read more Cuba outperforms U.S. healthcare in cost-effectiveness – by a large margin

Handbook of laboratory animal anesthesia and pain management

by on October 27, 2017 6:41 pm
Lane gratefully acknowledges the gift from the editor, Cholawat Pacharinsak, Director of Anesthesia, Pain Management, and Surgery Department of Comparative Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine … [S]erves as a quick reference source for investigators, veterinarians, technicians, and other animal caretakers charged with the care and use of rodents in a research setting. Presents practical… Read more Handbook of laboratory animal anesthesia and pain management

AHRQ Releases First Public Database on Nation’s Health Systems

by on October 18, 2017 9:17 pm
In 2015, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) created the Comparative Health System Performance (CHSP) Initiative to study how health care systems promote evidence-based practices in delivering care. AHRQ’s goal is to understand the factors that affect health systems’ use of patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR) and to identify best practices in disseminating and… Read more AHRQ Releases First Public Database on Nation’s Health Systems