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

Sunday, February 9, 2020

Delay in eTOCs / New Issue Alerts as We Transition to G-Suite


Apologies for the disruption in our eTOCs / New Issue Alerting Service showcasing our extensive Ascension Wisconsin eJournal collection.

The switch to G-Suite has thrown us a curve ball in that I am waiting for AIT's cooperation and assistance in creating over 300 new distribution lists (or Google Groups) to transition my old Outlook contact groups for each eJournal.  Until then, 

Our ejournals provide valuable current and trusted information to help keep our Physicians, Providers, Nurses, and Caregivers up-to-date and current on developments in their specialty areas of interest.   This all goes toward providing better care for our patients and lifelong learning for our associates.

Hold tight!  The service should be back on line soon. 

In the meantime, if you want to see what's available and sign up for something new, 
visit New Issue Alerts / eTOCs.    


Find more at Ascension Wisconsin Library Services.


* Questions about access, contact Your Ascension Wisconsin Librarian: 

 Michele Matucheski

Saturday, February 8, 2020

2018 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report



This report may be helpful for working to serve the poor and under-served in our local communities.  
Use this data as evidence to support grant applications or other funding, and to build services where they are needed most.

2018 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report
This AHRQ (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality) report assesses the performance of the U.S. healthcare system and identifies areas of strengths and weaknesses, as well as disparities, for access to healthcare and quality of healthcare. Quality is described in terms of six priorities: patient safety, person-centered care, care coordination, effective treatment, healthy living and care affordability.

Friday, February 7, 2020

Covid-19 / Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCov) Library & Research Resources

Updated 22 June 2020
Coronavirus from the CDC's Public Health Image Library. 


Ascension Resources
  • COVID-19 Response Resource Center (internal - national)
    • The new site provides critical resources and updates for the Ascension community. 
    • Regularly updated to help our clinicians and associates stay informed about our collaborative work together throughout this pandemic. 
    • Replaces the previous Jam and Sharepoint sites
    • Sign in with your Ascension G-Suite account
  • AW COVID-19 Surge Training and Competency
    • includes  a Summary document, but presented in a much more user-friendly fashion.
    • Clinical staff can easily access the necessary training documents, resources and more at work or at home through their Ascension Google account. 
    • For ease of use, the site will be linked to the AW Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resource Document on PolicyStat. For more details, click here.
Best Bets
Topics of Interest:


FDA revokes authorization to use hydroxychloroquine to treat Covid-19   NEW!

Multi-System Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) potentially associated with Covid-19 Call for Cases - DHS Health Network Alert #10   

Practice Recovery Checklist - Advisory Board  
Checklist for Resuming Elective Procedures - Advisory Board  NEW!

How to Obtain a Nasopharyngeal Swab Specimen - Videos in Clinical Medicine (NEJM)  

Strategies for Optimizing the Supply of PPE (CDC)


Decontaminating PPE-Supplement  (Bibliography)  

Ethics of Resource Allocation for Covid-19 (Bibliography)


Surge Capacity Planning (Bibliography)


Pediatrics (Bibliography)  


Select ICU: Triage, SOFA, Ventilators (Bibliography) 


Telehealth (Bibliography)  


Therapeutics (Part 1) (Bibliography)  




    Best Hubs for Covid-19 Info:
    • LitCovid - a subset of PubMed focused on Covid-19.  Read more about it at Nature.

      Journal, Publisher, Society Sites and Research Repositories: