This course is designed to demonstrate how resources for the National Library of Medicine can be used to help the public health and healthcare community find free information on prescription and Over-the-counter (OTC) drugs.
Medical professionals, public health workers, first responders, students, and librarians looking to assist the public health and healthcare community find free information on prescription and OTC drugs.
At the end of this training module, you will be able to:
- Describe some current challenges related to prescription and OTC drug use in the USA using authoritative statistical sources.
- Find information about safety and adverse effects of common drugs and chemicals in lactating mothers using LactMed.
Retrieve FDA prescription drug labels using DailyMed.
Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals
Domain 6: Public Health Science Skills
6B5. Retrieves evidence (e.g., research findings, case reports, community surveys) from print and electronic sources (e.g., PubMed, Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, The World Health Report) to support decision making.
Presenter(s) and/or Content Experts
Nora Barnett, Outreach Specialist and Derek Johnson, MLIS, Associate Director
Network of the National Library of Medicine
Greater Midwest Region
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Creation and/or update
Released February 2021