Tuesday, April 7, 2020

This Week in Virology Podcast



This Week in Virology is a weekly podcast about viruses--the kind that make you sick.

Every week, they pick up a new topic in the field.  Lately, it's been Corona--of course.

This week's episode is: TWiV 598: Who was that masked man? Coronavirus update with Daniel Griffin in which "Daniel Griffin MD returns to TWiV from a hospital parking lot to provide updates on COVID-19 diagnostics, clinical picture, and therapeutics, followed by our coverage of the coronavirus pandemic caused by SARS-CoV-2."

They do offer a subset under Virology 101, if you need to start with the basics.  
Here's what they say about the 101 series: 

  • "Now and then we produce a TWiV that is focused on explaining basic aspects of virology. We call this series ‘Virology 101’. All the posts in this series are listed on this page with links back to the original post. If you start from the top, soon you will have a good basic understanding of virology. Repeated listening often fosters better comprehension.
  • For those who prefer reading, there is Virology 101 and Influenza 101 at virology blog.
  • Topics include virus structure, classification, entry into cells, making viral RNA, making viral DNA, transcription, reverse transcription, etc.
It's written by scientists, so it's well-researched with additional links to scientific papers.

TWiV: This Week in Virology

A podcast about viruses – the kind that make you sick.
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Saturday, April 4, 2020

Nurses Choice Recommended Reading - April 2020


April 2020
See what your fellow nurses are reading! Browse this month's round-up of the top 10 most read articles from Lippincott's prestigious list of nursing journals.

Check out the link below "Exposed: When Healthcare Workers Become Infected with COVID-19".
Journal of Patient Safety

Preparing for an Influenza Pandemic: Hospital Acceptance Study of 
Filtering Facepiece Respirator Decontamination Using Ultraviolet 
Germicidal Irradiation
Journal of Patient Safety, Publish ahead of print

Constructing Inpatient Pressure Injury Prediction Models Using 
Machine Learning Techniques
CIN: Computers, Informatics, Nursing, Publish aead of print

Unconscious bias: Is it impacting your nursing care?
Nursing Made Incredibly Easy!, March/April 2020

Defining Expertise in Cancer Nursing Practice
Cancer Nursing, Publish ahead of print

Self-leadership strategies for nurse managers
Nursing Management, March 2020

Chronic fatigue syndrome: What nurses need to know
Nursing, April 2020

Addressing Bullying and Lateral Violence in the Workplace: 
A Quality Improvement Initiative
Journal of Nursing Care Quality, Publish ahead of print

Ventilator waveforms: Clues to the patient-ventilator system
Nursing Critical Care, March 2020

The Challenging Road to Clinical Competence for New Graduate RNs
JONA: Journal of Nursing Administration, April 2020

Acute Care for Patients with Dementia
AJN, American Journal of Nursing, April 2020



* List and links courtesy of Anne Chaney at Wolters-Kluwer/Ovid.
* Questions about access, contact Your Ascension Wisconsin Librarians: 
 Michele Matucheski        Kellee Selden

Friday, April 3, 2020

Ascension Wisconsin Librarians Support Our Health Care Heroes


"So the library helps you to see, not only that you are not alone, 
but that you're not really any different from anyone else." 
                                                   --  Maya Angelou


Sincerest thanks to all of our Health Care Heroes on the front lines, and supporting from behind!

In the midst of all the COVID-19 closures and cascading effects, please know that your Ascension Wisconsin Medical Librarians are still here to serve you, virtually.  
Though we may be safe-at-home, YOU are still our top priority.

There are many things we can still do at a distance, such as:
  • Help with a difficult search strategy
  • Send links to useful websites
  • Find articles online and send you pdfs
  • Get articles from other Libraries via ILL (at no cost to you!)
  • Send eTOCs / New Issue Alerts to your favorite eJournals
  • Work up a new LibGuide (Got an idea?)  or update an older LibGuide
  • We can even video conference with you on Google Hangouts for training or consults
Visit the Ascension Wisconsin Library Services website for access to our extensive online collections via 

Remember to BREATHE, hydrate and Wash Your Hands!

Contact Your Ascension Wisconsin Librarians: 
 Michele Matucheski        Kellee Selden

Monday, March 23, 2020

NRC Plus Home page lists an easy link to the internal Ascension Covid-19 Response



 link has been added to the home page of NRC Plus.   
In the screenshot above, the link is highlighted in yellow at the bottom of the NRC Plus page.

NRC Plus allows us to add useful outside links (non-NRC Plus content) to the homepage of NRC Plus.

Short of everyone having the link bookmarked, the NRC Plus home page is a universal place for Ascension nurses (and other internal staff) to find this link around the country when they need it in a hurry.
It does not replace local links on local intranets.  It does offer an additional access point to get there.

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Ascension Covid-19 Response Resource Center

Coronavirus from the CDC's Public Health Image Library.


To get you the information you need, Ascension has developed the 

COVID-19 Response Resource Center

  • an internal website for associates and clinicians to support our efforts to keep the entire Ascension community informed throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.


WHAT DOES THE NEW SITE PROVIDE?
The new site provides critical resources and updates for the Ascension community. 

The COVID-19 Response Resource Center replaces the use of Jam and SharePoint for housing resources and updates


  • All chapters of the toolkit formerly known as “COVID-19 Toolkit” on Jam are now represented as individual documents on the site. 
  • All memos can be found in a section titled “Other.”


As information continues to evolve based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, documents, protocols and resources on the site will be updated.

Please bookmark the page and check it often.


WHO CAN ACCESS THE SITE?
The site is accessible to all associates, contingent workers, aligned medical staff, and other Ascension stakeholders with an existing Google account. Please click here for instructions.

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Nurses Choice Recommended Reading - March 2020


March 2020
See what your fellow nurses are reading! Browse this month's round-up of the top 10 most read articles from Lippincott's prestigious list of nursing journals.

Check out the link below on 2019 Novel Coronavirus.
Clinical Nurse Specialist

Cracking the Code for Quality: The Interrelationships of Culture,
Nurse Demographics, Advocacy, and Patient Outcomes

JONA: Journal of Nursing Administration, March 2020

Self-management Needs of Breast Cancer Survivors After Treatment:
Results From a Focus Group Interview

Cancer Nursing, January/February 2020

Recent Surveys on Food Allergy Prevalence
Nutrition Today, January/February 2020

Emerging Views of Kinships Created Through Oocyte Donation
MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing, January/February 2020

Leadership strategies to promote frontline nursing staff engagement
Nursing Management, February 2020

What if the bully is the manager?
Nursing, March 2020

The Role of Nutrition for Pressure Injury Prevention and Healing:
The 2019 International Clinical Practice Guideline Recommendations

Advances in Skin & Wound Care, March 2020

Patient Rights at the End of Life: The Ethics of Aid-in-Dying
Professional Case Management, March/April 2020

Bedside Technologies to Enhance the Early Detection of Pressure Injuries:
A Systematic Review

Journal of Wound, Ostomy & Continence Nursing, Publish ahead of print

A Lean Approach to Improve Medication Administration Safety
by Reducing Distractions and Interruptions

Journal of Nursing Care Quality, Publish ahead of print


* List and links courtesy of Anne Chaney at Wolters-Kluwer/Ovid.
* Questions about access, contact Your Ascension Wisconsin Librarians: 
 Michele Matucheski        Kellee Selden

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Training and Tutorials for New PubMed



The National Library of Medicine has updated and created new training materials to help you learn to use the new PubMed.


NEW PubMed FAQs & User Guide (linked on bottom of new PubMed home page)

Tips for Using PubMed (2-Page PDF Fact sheet)

  • Slide decks from NLM for you to customize
  • All the quick tour videos in SCORM packets for you to download and insert into web pages or an LMS.



If you have questions about how to do something in the new PubMed, please use the streamlined, green feedback button on the bottom-right side of each page in the new PubMed.


Don't forget these local tips for Ascension Wisconsin users:
  1. If you use the PubMed links on the Ascension Wisconsin Library pages, you'll tap into our full-text offerings.
  2. If we don't have it, you'll be able to easily order the article through Ascension Wisconsin Library Services
  3. We have a New PubMed Search Tips page with all of these helpful tips and tutorials.  

Questions or comments, contact Your Ascension Wisconsin Librarians: 
 Michele Matucheski        Kellee Selden


Monday, February 10, 2020

Nurses Choice Recommended Reading - February 2020


February 2020
See what your fellow nurses are reading! Browse this month's round-up of the top 10 most read articles from Lippincott's prestigious list of nursing journals.

Check out the link below on 2019 Novel Coronavirus.
Journal of Nursing Care Quality


Resilience as a strategy to survive organizational change
Nursing Management, February 2020

Prone Position in Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome Patients: A Retrospective 
Analysis of Complications
Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing, January/February 2020

Development of the Nursing Quality Improvement in Practice Tool: Advancing 
Frontline Nursing Practice
Journal of Nursing Care Quality, Publish ahead of print

The pressure is on! Tips for staging pressure injuries
Nursing Made Incredibly Easy!, January/February 2020

A Unique Strategy to Address Nurse Leader Fatigue
JONA: Journal of Nursing Administration, February 2020

Mitigating the Dangers of Polypharmacy in Community-Dwelling Older Adults
AJN, American Journal of Nursing, February 2020

Impact of a Nurse-Driven Diabetic Ketoacidosis Insulin Infusion Calculator on the 
Rate of Hypoglycemia
Journal of Patient Safety, Publish ahead of print

A Kangaroo Care Pathway for NICU Staff and Families: The Proof Is in the Pouch
Advances in Neonatal Care, February 2020

Approaches to Microthrombotic Wounds: A Review of Pathogenesis and 
Clinical Features
Advances in Skin & Wound Care, February 2020

The therapeutic versatility of antihistamines: A comprehensive review
Nurse Practitioner, February 2020



* List and links courtesy of Anne Chaney at Wolters-Kluwer/Ovid.
* Questions about access, contact Your Ascension Wisconsin Librarians: 
 Michele Matucheski        Kellee Selden