Thursday, January 31, 2013

BurnMed an iPhone App for Burn Victims

What is BurnMed?

The Burn Medical Education app BurnMed was developed by Dr. Stephen Milner, Director of the Johns Hopkins Burn Center, in collaboration with Harry Goldberg, Director of Academic Computing at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine  in response to a mass casualty event in Kenya where a gas tanker exploded. The app is designed to teach students as well as lay people how to stabilize a victim within the first eight hours after a burn.

The user draws the burned areas onto a 3-D anatomic figure. The app then uses this diagram to calculate the total body surface area burned, calculates fluid  resuscitation and provides treatment guidelines summarizing essential steps in early management.  

BurnMed uses a combination of video, photos and text to provide a quick but thorough overview of how to handle burn victims

BurnMed was selected as one of The Most Innovative Medical Apps of 2012 by  For more information on BurnMed visit the link:

To download BurnMed go to:

Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 4.1 or later. 

Monday, January 28, 2013

Acupuncture and Its Benefits Lecture - February 1, at noon

 John Paul Liang, PhD, MSOM, LAC, Practitioner of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine at The Methodist Hospital, will present an introduction to acupuncture and discuss its benefits. 

Friday, February 1, 2013 at noon at The TMC Library

Dr. Liang has been a licensed acupuncture practitioner in Houston, Texas since 2002. He is also a Diplomate in Acupuncture, Chinese Herbology, and Oriental Medicine with the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Dr. Liang is the President of the American College of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine, and the former Dean of Clinical Training at the College.  Dr. Liang has been involved in numerous research studies in conjunction with Baylor College of Medicine, Rice University and The Methodist Hospital.  One of his research interests is the impact of patient-provider interaction on the response to acupuncture.
Light refreshments will be served.

  Visit the following links for more information on Dr. Liang.

TMC Library Research Guides, Library Orientations and Tours

Are you a new faculty, student or staff to the Texas Medical Center? 
Do you need information on how to use the TMC Library?
The TMC library staff has developed a series of research guides to help you find what you need.
  • Need a brief overview to help you navigate the library website?
  • Can’t find the links to the library resources that you need?
  • Need a quick library tour?
  • Not sure how to get to the library?
Visit the Welcome research guide at: and watch a brief introductory video of the Library’s website on how to access the Library resources. There is also a virtual library tour and information on parking and maps.

If you are already familiar with the resources and are looking for more specific topics for your research, the following research guides will help you find what you need:

Nursing: A Student Guide:
Evidence Based practice:

Medical Ethics Series
Neglected Tropical Diseases: 

Questions? Contact the Reference & Outreach Department via chat or e-mail at the following link: or text your question to 713.636.5295.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Library Orientation on Monday, January 28

Are you a new student, faculty, or staff member in the TMC?

 Do you need a refresher on what services the library offer? 

Attend a library orientation on Monday, January 28, 2013 from 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm. Stop by for an introduction to the library's physical space and virtual resources. Attendees will be able to apply for a library card, learn how to set up their Resource Access, and register their TMC institutional badge for entry into the library. As well, a short tour of the building will be provided at the end of the session.

Taught by: Allen Lopez, Education Librarian - Reference & Outreach
Phone: 713.799.7170

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Tuesday Tech Lunch Series Research Guide

Did you miss the Mobile Resources Tech class yesterday?

Do you want to know what other classes are coming up in the next few months?

Visit the Tech Lunch Series Research Guide at:

Check the Mobile Resources tab for an overview of what was covered in the class and send us your comments and suggestions via the Discussion Board. Your feedback is important to us.

Alternatives to PowerPoint the next class of the series, will be offered on Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at noon.

Register Here:

TMC Library Network Maintenance

On Saturday, January 26, 2013, there will be a library network outage from 6:00 pm - 12:00 am.

Access to the electronic resources, journals and the library catalog will still be available through the library website at:

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

SWE January 23, 2013 event cancelled

The Society of Women Engineers' lecture The Texas Medical Center Library:  A Unique Institution for the Advancement of Science and Medicine to be held on Wednesday, January 23, 2013 has been cancelled.

The lecture will be rescheduled for a later date.

Friday, January 18, 2013

Mobile Resources and PubMed Library Classes

Mobile Resources
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
12:00PM - 1:00 PM 

The class includes a walk-through of the download process for several popular subscription-based apps, as well as app demos.

Taught by: Naomi Gonzales, Instructional Technologies Librarian - Reference & Outreach
Phone: 713.799.7153

Attendees are encouraged to bring their laptops, Notebooks or other mobile devices to the class.

Bring your lunch to attend this informal session, the Library will provide water and a small snack.

Please note: This class will be held in the Street Level Conference Room.

PubMed - Basic Tuesday January 22, 2013 
6:30PM - 7:30PM

This class teaches how to use PubMed, the National Library of Medicine's search service, which provides access to the 21 million citations in MEDLINE and Pre-MEDLINE (with links to participating on-line journals), and other related databases. How to search subject headings, keywords, authors, use limitations and more will be covered.

Taught by: Emmanuel Onwuachi, Night Manager - Circulation
Phone: 713.799.7150

Register Here

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