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NLM Drug Information Resources NNLM Health Sciences Libraries Webinar Series October 13, 2020 Liz Waltman Network of the National Library of Medicine Southeastern Atlantic Region
Network of the National Library of Medicine • Trainings • Funding • Informational materials • Community outreach Find your regional office! https: //nnlm. gov/regions
Today’s Topics • When do you search for drug information? • Clinical resources • Consumer resources • Medical terminologies
When do you search for drug information?
Poll: Which of these resources have you used?
What is a Medical Terminology? • A set of specialized terms that facilitate precise communication by minimizing or eliminating ambiguity • Features of a terminology o Unique Identifier o Official Name o Synonyms • Examples: o CPT, ICD-10, SNOMED-CT, LOINC, Rx. Norm
The Problem: The US Lacks a Centralized Health Care Data System Alex has a bad cough with a lot of mucus OBREDON 2. 5 mg-200 mg/5 m. L Solution; (9487) HYDROCODONE BITARTRATE 2. 5 mg in 5 m. L / GUAIFENESIN 200 mg in 5 m. L ORAL SOLUTION [OBREDON]; (6069433)
The Solution: Rx. Norm Standardized Drug Terminology interoperability OBREDON 2. 5 mg-200 mg/5 m. L Solution (9487) HYDROCODONE BITARTRATE 2. 5 mg in 5 m. L / GUAIFENESIN 200 mg in 5 m. L ORAL SOLUTION [OBREDON] (6069433) Name: Guaifenesin 40 MG/ML / Hydrocodone Bitartrate 0. 5 MG/ML Oral Solution [Obredon] Code: 1598284 • OBREDON 2. 5 mg-200 mg/5 m. L Solution (9487) • HYDROCODONE BITARTRATE 2. 5 mg in 5 m. L / GUAIFENESIN 200 mg in 5 m. L ORAL SOLUTION [OBREDON] (6069433)
Why Should Librarians Care?
Drug Information Scavenger Hunt!
Thank You! Liz Waltman / [email protected] umaryland. edu Developed resources reported in this presentation are supported by the National Library of Medicine (NLM), National Institutes of Health (NIH) under cooperative agreement number UG 4 LM 012340 with the University of Maryland, Baltimore. The content is solely the responsibility of the author and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.