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.
  • Browse the full eBook collection

    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.

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    Do the caregivers of hospitalized children understand how to administer the children's medication after returning home?

    A recent JAMA study investigates this question, testing whether health literacy-informed communication at patient discharge decreased medication errors by caregivers.

    To learn more, check out the ADL's February 15 Highlighted Article:
    Health Literacy–Informed Communication to Reduce Discharge Medication Errors in Hospitalized Children

    Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), which can include food insecurity, abuse, unstable households, or other factors, have been linked with poor health outcomes throughout life.

    A recent article in the NC Medical Journal discusses the ways that ACEs may impact cardiovascular health, since that is one of NC's most frequent causes of death.

    To learn more, check out the ADL's February 1 Highlighted Article:
    Adverse Childhood Experiences and Cardiovascular Disease Risks: Implications for North Carolina and the Need for an Upstream Approach

    For more on heart disease, cancer, and stroke in NC, read the rest of the NC Medical Journal's latest issue:
    The Persistent Three: Combating Heart Disease, Cancer, and Stroke in North Carolina


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