Organizational and facility resources are available to promote improved access and delivery of patient care activities:
Automated Psychological Testing Centers
On-line administration and scoring of numerous self-report inventories and questionnaires is available to Staff Psychologists and interns via the Mental Health package. The Mental Health Package gives Staff Psychologists and interns access to a range of individual and group psychological tests, allowing on-site administration to patients in various areas of the facility, including the Mental Health Clinic, Substance Abuse Treatment Program, Stress Treatment Program, Center for Sexual Trauma Services, Neuropsychology Clinic, Primary Care Clinics, and Geriatrics and Extended Care Clinics. Not only is computerized scoring of more than 40 tests available but this innovative system also allows computer terminals to be used for test administration. Test scores and, for some tests, interpretive data are available immediately.
There are separate libraries for consumer health/patient education (Patient Education Resource Center) and for clinical professional needs (Medical Library). The Medical Library collection consists of over 400 journal (print) subscriptions and approximately 5,000 books and audiovisual titles. Books and audiovisuals are available for a two-week checkout period with renewal options available. Print journals are for in-house use only but there is also an extensive online journal collection with many of them being full-text available and evidence-based. In addition there is onsite access to many of the leading medical, nursing, and psychiatric databases. These include (but not limited to) PubMed, MD Consult, First Consult, CINAHL, Psychiatry Online, and UptoDate. PsychInfo, Health Business, and Cochrane.
The Medical Library has established a section containing materials on empirically supported psychological treatments. There are well-equipped computers (with Internet access and Microsoft Office products) available in the Medical Library. Internet use is restricted to educational needs and job-related activities. The Medical Librarian provides assistance with computer-based literature searches and orientation sessions to the physical and online library resources. The Library offers assistance with reference requests, library instruction, and interlibrary loans. The interlibrary loans are limited to non-charging sources from across the United States unless approved by the Chief, Library Service. After-hours access to the Medical Library is restricted to individuals have a Bay Pines identification badge.