Friday, April 9, 2021

Clinical Key Content Updates - April 2021


The content of Clinical Key is constantly being updated.  Here are the highlights for April 2021.

Clinical Key

Clinical Key Search Tips & Tutorials

Updated Clinical Overviews – Selected Topics


Books Added – CK Global

  • Atlas of Spinal Imaging (Louie, Philip K.) 1st ed; ISBN: 9780323761116; Package/Collection: Radiology Extended; New to CK; 
  • Cornea (Mannis, Mark J.); 5th ed; ISBN: 9780323672405; Package/Collection: Ophthalmology; New edition (replaces 9780323357579); 
  • Distal Radius Fractures (Jupiter, Jesse); 1st ed; ISBN: 9780323757645; Package/Collection: Orthopedics Extended; New to CK; 
  • Ham’s Primary Care Geriatrics (Warshaw, Gregg A.); 7th ed; ISBN: 9780323721684; Package/Collection: Family Medicine; New edition (replaces 9780323089364); 
  • Medical Genetics (Jorde, Lynn B.); 6th ed; ISBN: 9780323188357; Package/Collection: Medical Education Extended; New edition (replaces 9780323597371); 
  • Physical Diagnosis Secrets (Mangione, Salvatore); 3rd ed; ISBN: 9780323263368; Package/Collection: Medical Education Extended; New edition (replaces 9780323034678); 
  • Psychotic Disorders (Veras, AndrĂ© Barciela); 1st ed; ISBN: 9780323683098; Package/Collection: Psychiatry; New to CK; 
  • Sabiston Textbook of Surgery (Townsend, Courtney M.); 21st ed; ISBN: 9780323640626; Package/Collection: Surgery Essentials; New edition (replaces 9780323299879); 
  • Sports Vision (Erickson, Graham B.); 2nd ed; ISBN: 9780323755436; Package/Collection: Ophthalmology; New to CK; 
  • Stroke (Grotta, James C.); 7th ed; ISBN: 9780323694247; Package/Collection: Neurology; New edition (replaces 9780323295444); 


Journals Added – CK Global


Books Removed – CK Global

  • Cohen’s Pathways of the Pulp (Hargreaves, Kenneth) 11th ed; ISBN: 9780323096355; Package/Collection: Dentistry.
  • Diagnostic Imaging for the Emergency Physician (Broder, Joshua) 1st ed; ISBN: 9781416061137; Package/Collection: Emergency Medicine.
  • Gray’s Clinical Neuroanatomy: The Anatomic Basis for Clinical Neuroscience (Mancall, Elliott) 1st ed; ISBN: 9781416047056; Package/Collection: Flex Only.
  • Imaging Painful Spine Disorders (Czervionke, Leo) 1st ed; ISBN: 9781416029045; Package/Collection: Radiology Extended.
  • Neuromuscular Ultrasound (Walker, Francis) 1st ed; ISBN: 9781437715279; Package/Collection: Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation.
  • Pathology of the Lungs (Corrin, Bryan) 3rd ed; ISBN: 9780702033698; Package/Collection: Pathology Extended.
  • Pediatric Gastrointestinal and Liver Disease (Wyllie, Robert) 5th ed; ISBN: 9780323240994; Package/Collection: Gastroenterology & Hepatology.
  • Practical Perioperative Transesophageal Echocardiography (Sidebotham, David) 2nd ed; ISBN: 9780702034275; Package/Collection: Anesthesiology.
  • Textbook of Orthopaedics, Trauma and Rheumatology (Luqmani, Raashid) 2nd ed; ISBN: 9780723436805; Package/Collection: Flex Only.
  • Whiplash: Evidence Base for Clinical Practice (Sterling, Michele) 1st ed; ISBN: 9780729539463; Package/Collection: Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation.

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

Thursday, April 1, 2021

MyPlate is for Everyone

Healthy eating is important at every stage of life. MyPlate offers a framework about the importance of foods and beverages rich in nutrients to help make every bite count.

The simplicity of MyPlate makes it a versatile and flexible tool for everyone to follow. 

Created to be used in various settings and adaptable to meet 

  • personal preferences
  • cultural foodways
  • traditions 
  • and budget needs.
MyPlate can be used by professionals across sectors to help people learn how to build their own healthy eating routine. is based on the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2020-2025.

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Crash Course in Counter 5 Metrics for Ascension Librarians


Do you need a crash course in Counter 5 Metrics?  

We knew it was coming.  Many of our database vendors have already                                                stopped producing usage stats in the old Counter 4 format,                                                           and are only offering stats in Counter 5 now.  

There's a lot to know, including:

  • New definitions of the Counter 5 metrics:
    • Total vs. Item Unique Investigations
    • Total vs. Item Unique Requests

  • What's the difference between investigations and requests?
  • How and what do they count (or NOT count)?
  • How do they translate to the old Counter 4 usage stats? 
  • Just what stats should I be tracking now?
  • What reports will give me those stats?

Here are some additional learning resources to get you started:

The Counter Project Foundation Classes video series on YouTube.

  1. Metric Types *  (Definitions)
  2. Reports *
  3. Metrics & Reports: Putting it all Together *
  4. Attributes, Elements & Other Slightly Techy Things
  5. Book Reports
  6. Database Reports
  7. Journal Reports
  8. Understanding the Use of Open Access Content
  9. Working with Counter 5 Reports in Microsoft Excel
  10. Platform Reports
  11. Usage in the Time of the Pandemic

Handouts and Guides:


  • This guide seems to track along with videos 1-2-3 of the Foundation classes listed above.
  • Written by Tasha Mellins-Cohen, this guide will help Librarians prepare for Release 5 of the COUNTER Code of Practice.  
  • Offers a wealth of info about the new Metrics, Master Reports and Standard Views.
  • Includes a map of key Release 4 reports to their Release 5 counterparts.
  • User scenarios illustrated with Counter 5 reports.   

  • Journal Stats
  • Book Stats 

Silverchair Counter 4 to Counter 5 Release Transition User Guide

Another video:

A Practical Guide to COUNTER Release 5 from ASERL on Vimeo 

(November 2020; about 1 hour)

Some useful notes:

Counter 5 Metric Types & Definitions:

Friday, March 26, 2021

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Reboots Climate Change Website

As part of the Biden-Harris Administration's commitment to action on climate change and restoring science, EPA is taking the first step in a relaunch of its climate change website. 

For the first time in four years, EPA now has a webpage to guide the public to a range of information, including:
  • greenhouse gas emissions data
  • climate change impacts
  • scientific reports
  • and existing climate programs within EPA and across the federal government. 
  • Air
  • Chemicals & Toxics
  • Location-specific Info
  • Greener Living
  • Health
  • Land, Waste, and Cleanup
  • Science
  • Water
Because climate change has direct impacts on health and the patients we take care of, it's worth noting that the re-vamped site includes a section for Health Topics and Children's Health.

Narrower topics cover:
  • Bed Bugs
  • Lead
  • Mold
  • Pesticides
  • Radon

Learn more and visit the website in English or Spanish

Friday, March 19, 2021

Not-Throwing-Away-My-Shot Video to promote Covid Vaccinations



Vax’n 8, a group of physicians from Northern California working in a variety of specialties in medicine, are proud to present “My Shot!”, a song adapted from the hit Broadway show Hamilton.

“My Shot” addresses the social, scientific and political issues currently affecting the decision to receive the vaccine against the virus SARS CoV-2, or COVID-19.

While we completely respect everyone’s freedom of choice, we as a group of physicians support and encourage everyone who can to receive a vaccine based on our understanding of both the science behind its safety, and the global imperative to bring population immunity to the point where the pandemic can finally come to an end.

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Nurses Choice Recommended Reading - March 2021


March 2021

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

March 19 is Certified Nurses' Day! After reading this month's Nurses' Choice selections, review “Focus On: Specialty Certification”, a collection of journal articles about the value of specialty certification.
Nursing Education Perspectives

When you are the nurse in the family...
Nursing2021, March 2021

Facilitating Virtual Visitation in Critical Care Units During a Pandemic
Holistic Nursing Practice, March/April 2021

Bereavement Needs of Critical Care Nurses: A Qualitative Study
Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing, March/April 2021

Advice for aspiring nurse leaders
Nursing2021, March 2021

Smart Dressings for Wound Healing: A Review
Advances in Skin & Wound Care, March 2021

Do frontline healthcare workers have enough emotional PPE?
Nursing Made Incredibly Easy!, March 2021

Generation Z Students in the Online Environment
Nurse Educator, March 2021

Promoting Cultural Humility in Nursing Education Through
the Use of Ground Rules

Nursing Education Perspectives, March/April 2021

Perceptions of a Nurse-Driven Urinary Catheter Removal Protocol
in a Hospital Setting

Clinical Nurse Specialist, March 2021

Can You Escape Sepsis? Using a Healthcare Escape Room
as an Innovative Approach to Nursing Education

Clinical Nurse Specialist, March 2021

“Focus On: Specialty Certification” featured on

Trouble accessing these articles?
  • If you are working remotely, be sure that you are signed in on your local VPN.  
  • Our access depends on our IPs, which is the only way the vendors know you fall under our subscriptions.  Even if you are working from home, you need to appear to be coming from behind our AW firewalls to access AORN and other Library resources.  
  • If you are on site, it should be no problem.
* Questions about access, contact Your Ascension Wisconsin Librarians
 Michele Matucheski        Kellee Selden

Saturday, March 13, 2021

How to Identify Peer-Reviewed Journals / Articles

You've been asked you to limit your research to peer reviewed articles. What does this mean?

Peer review is the process by which research is assessed for quality, relevancy, and accuracy. 

In a peer reviewed, or refereed journal, each manuscript submitted to the publisher is first reviewed anonymously by a group of experts, or peers, in the same field of study. These reviewers assess the quality of the research, the accuracy of the findings, and the relevancy of the research to the journal or profession.

Peer-reviewed articles:

  • Are also known as scholarly or refereed articles
  • Are written by experts in the field
  • Are written for other researchers/scholars
  • Are reviewed by the scholar's peers to determine whether they are high-quality pieces of work
  • Use terms and language that are discipline-specific
  • Usually include in-text citations and a bibliography of cited sources
  • May include graphs, charts, etc., related to the topic
  • Are published by a professional organization or society, university, research center, or scholarly press

Peer review is quality control, allowing you to trust the scholarship of the research. 

  • All of the major journal citation databases (PubMed, Medline, Cinahl) provided by the Ascension Wisconsin Libraries include peer review journals, but not all journals/articles in those databases are peer-reviewed.   
                > Use the Peer Review filter (when available) to refine your results.  Learn how ...
  • Examples that would NOT be considered peer-reviewed are: editorials, letters to the editor, opinion pieces, book reviews, blog posts, etc. 
  • Articles on pre-print servers may be in the active process of being peer reviewed, but until they are officially published in a professional journal, consider them only half-baked.  Officially published articles may differ from preprints after changes and suggestions made in the peer review process.  
See the brand new Search Tips page on How to find Peer Review Articles for more information, including screenshots of the peer review filters in Cinahl and Ebsco's Medline.
Questions about access, contact Your Ascension Wisconsin Librarians
 Michele Matucheski        Kellee Selden

Saturday, March 6, 2021

Clinical Key Content Updates - March 2021

The content of Clinical Key is constantly being updated.  Here are the highlights for March 2021.

Clinical Key

Clinical Key Search Tips & Tutorials

New Clinical Overviews – CK Global

Updated Clinical Overviews – Selected Topics


Books Added – CK Global


Books Removed – CK Global

  • Extranodal Lymphomas (Ferry, Judith) 1st ed; ISBN: 9781416045793; Package/Collection: Flex Only.
  • Supportive Oncology (Davis, Mellar) 1st ed; ISBN: 9781437710151; Package/Collection: Hematology, Oncology & Palliative Medicine.
  • Textbook of Interdisciplinary Pediatric Palliative Care (Wolfe, Joanne) 1st ed; ISBN: 9781437702620; Package/Collection: Hematology, Oncology & Palliative Medicine.
  • Treatments for Skin of Color (Taylor, Susan) 1st ed; ISBN: 9781437708592; Package/Collection: Dermatology.

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

Thursday, March 4, 2021

Access to 2021 AORN Guidelines


We have statewide access for the 2021 AORN.  
Please share with your Ascension Wisconsin OR peers around the state.

Direct Links:

  • Check our catalog for complete listings of print and eBook formats.
  • Or the A-Z List for eBooks and eJournals.

Trouble with the access? 
If you are working remotely, be sure that you are signed in on your local VPN.  Our access to AORN depends on our IPs, which is the only way the vendors know you fall under our subscriptions.  Even if you are working from home, you need to appear to be coming from behind our AW firewalls to access AORN and other Library resources.  If you are on site, it should be no problem.  

For future reference, these and other useful links are listed on  
The Nursing Specialties LibGuide, under the following tabs: 

Questions and comments, please contact your Ascension Wisconsin Librarians:

                        Michele Matucheski  and  Kellee Selden.