Thanks to funding from the SECU Foundation, Library Services has added a new, current collection of 200 eBooks to the AHEC Digital Library that will be accessible by all ADL members.

These eBooks provide clinical and research support along with evidence-based recommendations to equip providers with what they need to deliver care and successfully navigate changes in healthcare environments. The new resources include:

  • Clinical specialties, including nursing, healthcare management, trauma, and vaccine safety.
  • Health Equity topics such as cultural responsiveness, research equity, health justice, and community engagement.
  • COVID-19 titles related to infection control, epidemiology, public health preparedness, and pandemics.
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    As the health care workforce responds to COVID-19, they face challenges to both coping in the moment and ongoing mental health.

    To support this process, the AHEC Digital Library presents a collection of resources geared towards health care worker mental health during COVID-19.

    ADL News (more ...)

    How can the United States make insulin more affordable for patients, when there are multiple points at which players in the drug industry raise the price?

    This debate is highlighted in a recent news article in Kaiser Health News, discussing attempts to decrease patients' out-of-pocket costs and their potential impact.

    To learn more, check out the ADL's March 15, 2023 Highlighted Article:
    Why Does Insulin Cost So Much? Big Pharma Isn’t the Only Player Driving Prices

    You can find the journal articles cited in this news item here:
    Insulin in America: A Right or a Privilege?
    Association of Drug Rebates and Competition With Out-of-Pocket Coinsurance in Medicare Part D, 2014 to 2018

    How many guidelines should we expect doctors to follow, when the amount of time required becomes unreasonable?

    A recent New York Times article addresses this question, pointing out the impossibility of following all recommended guidelines for all patients as currently expected.

    To learn more, check out the March 1 Highlighted Resource:
    According to Medical Guidelines, Your Doctor Needs a 27-Hour Workday

    You can also find more info in the research studies that the article cites:
    Revisiting the Time Needed to Provide Adult Primary Care
    Estimation of the Time Needed to Deliver the 2020 USPSTF Preventive Care Recommendations in Primary Care

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