Friday, October 16, 2020
Thursday, October 15, 2020
This is recent episode from ZDoggMD' podcast.
I'd read cited the NEJM article last month and was intrigued with the idea of variolation, so I was happy to hear one of the authors talk about it in this discussion with Dr. Zubin Damania (aka ZDoggMD). Dr. Gandhi also goes over the current state of the evidence re: face masks. I was pleased to hear that I was familiar with all the studies she talks about concerning the efficacy of masks to prevent transmission of respiratory infections. Dr. Gandhi comes from a background of treating patients with HIV, and has a different approach to convincing people to take care of themselves and others, whether it be wearing condoms or face masks. No shaming here. ;-)
I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!Here is the PubMed citation for her article:
Facial Masking for Covid-19 - Potential for "Variolation" as We Await a Vaccine.
Gandhi M, Rutherford GW.N Engl J Med. 2020 Sep 8. doi: 10.1056/NEJMp2026913. Online ahead of print. PMID: 32897661
From ZDogg's introduction to this episode:
What if masks acted to reduce severity of COVID-19 infection for the WEARER, fostering immunity like a vaccine and allowing a full societal reopening?
Full Transcript is available at ZDoggMD.
Tuesday, October 6, 2020
Monday, October 5, 2020
Ascension Library Services subscribes to 3 ISMP Medication Safety newsletters that can have a big impact on patient safety in our organization.
Read more about the 3 newsletters below.
- If you would like to receive the new issue alerts for any of these 3 ISMP newsletters, please contact your Medical Librarian, Michele Matucheski.
- Practitioners are encouraged to share this publication at committee meetings to initiate conversations about preventing similar errors within their organizations.
Nurses in the following settings read this newsletter:
Who reads this newsletter?
Friday, October 2, 2020
DynaMed (Direct link)
Includes info on signing up for a personal account.
DynaMed Quick Consult Training Sessions
- Catch a 15 minute llive or recorded training session and get the information you need quickly.
- Designed for
- Nurse Practitioners
- Physician Assistants
- Other Health Care Team Members are also welcome to attend and use DynaMed:
- Rehab Professionals
- and any other Ascension Associate interested in learning to use this physician point-of-care tool.
Earning your CME and MOC credits with DynaMed:
- Learn about the types of credits offered
- How to set up your CME/MOC profile
- and how to earn credit certificates.
Access anywhere with the DynaMed mobile app
- Learn how to get the DynaMed mobile app and access all of the key mobile features including CME, interaction checking, and topic updates, right from your iOS and Android devices.
- View the WebEx Recording [16 min.] from August 19, 2020
Here a few more helpful links:
Ascension off-site link (also found in the DynaMed User Guide): DynaMed Remote Access
- How do I install and authenticate the DynaMed app on my device?
Stay Current with DynaMed Updates and Alerts:
- Learn how DynaMed updates and alerts can keep you current in your practice:
Thursday, October 1, 2020
October is National Medical Librarians Month 2020 - Celebrate with Ascension Wisconsin Library Services
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October is National Medical Librarians Month
Visit the Ascension Wisconsin Library Services website.
Meet your Ascension Wisconsin Librarians.
Michele and Kellee are available to help you with research, getting full-text articles, training, evidence-based practice and more.
Sign up for New Issue Alerts for your favorite medical and nursing ejournals.
> FREE for Ascension Wisconsin Associates.
Check out our many subject and audience specific LibGuides, filled with databases, tools, and fulltext to make your work life easier and better informed.
Here are a few of the most popular guides:
- The Physician & Provider Tool Box
- Nursing Point-of-Care Tools
- Nursing Specialties
- Opioid Guideline Toolkit
- Pain Management
- Rehabilitation (PT/OT/Speech/Cardiac/Pulmonary)
- Search Tips & Tutorials
- Evidence-based Practice
Tuesday, September 29, 2020
AW Library Newsletter - September 2020: Covid Drug Wars - CMD&T 2021 - Nurses Choice - NRC Plus Mobile App - New PubMed video - Copyright Awareness
Monday, September 28, 2020
- from The New York Times Magazine - August 8, 2020
- You can also listen to it (like a podcast) if you prefer to multi task.
- There's a Wisconsin tie-in with a doctor at UW-Madison, who later went to Aurora-Milwaukee
- from August 23, 2020
- Listen to the first 40 min. (or so) for Griffin's talk. [Skip the first 5:30 min. of introductions.]
- They also have a Microbe tv version where you can watch the Zoom mtg, if you prefer.
Saturday, September 26, 2020
This month, we are focusing on Copyright Awareness with the following 6-part series.