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Good To Know: 2018

A compilation of library events and activities and resources

Toolkit To Promote Safe Surgery


The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)  funded a national effort to prevent central line-associated bloodstream infections (BSIs) in U.S. hospitals by implementing a Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program (CUSP). 

The Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program (CUSP) toolkit, includes training tools to make care safer by improving the foundation of how physicians, nurses, and other clinical team members work together.  It builds the capacity to address safety issues by combining clinical best practices and the science of safety.

Open-Access Database

Launched in Sweden in 2003, the Human Protein Atlas is an open-access database that was created to, "map all the human proteins in cells, tissues, and organs using integration of various omics technologies, including antibody-based imaging, mass spectrometry-based proteomics, transcriptomics and systems biology."

This resource is intended to be used by researchers and educators in academia as well as in industry. Today, the Human Protein Atlas consists of three parts: the tissue atlas, the cell atlas, and the pathology atlas. You can explore each atlas by conducting a free-text search while utilizing a number of controlled vocabulary fields. Additionally, you can browse by clicking on the tissue, cell, or pathology atlases.

NICHSR ONESearch for Health Policy Info

ONESearch from the National Information Center on Health Services Research and Health Care Technology (NICHSR) is now one year old. If you have questions concerning health policy, health care costs, ongoing research, socioeconomic issues in health, disparities and inequalities. give NICHSR ONESearch a try. You can find projects, grey literature, datasets, indices, reliable websites, meetings, training, grant opportunities and more. For more information, watch an information video

Search for Potential Environmental Health Hazards in your Community

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Use Tox-App, a free mobile app for iOS users from the National Library of Medicine (NLM), to search for industrial facilities that reported releasing certain chemicals into the environment (based on data from the US EPA TRI program). Tox-App includes a subset of about 100 TRI chemicals for the most current TRI year. You can download Tox-App from the Apple App Store:

Tox-App is based on NLM online tool TOXMAP and provides some of the basic TOXMAP functions, including:

  • Search for reporting facilities by name or state
  • Browse for facilities by chemical, state, or county
  • View locations of reporting facilities on an interactive map

Learn more about Tox-App here: