Friday, June 18, 2021

Free CE/CME from Ascension's Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) Program



Our Mission, Vision and Values guide everything we do at Ascension. As part of this, the Ascension Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) program seeks to address the strategies healthcare professionals associated with Ascension can apply to their practices that will contribute to our Mission and vision. Unique to Ascension’s faith- based ministry, the IPCE program will ensure that the care model it advocates incorporates compassionate, personalized care to all, with special attention to persons living in poverty and those most vulnerable.

  • Check for upcoming conferences
  • Browse by Specialty
  • Live Courses
  • On Demand
  • Join the Ascension Speaker's Network
  • Submit an application to get your local program accredited through ICPE
  • Track your transcripts as a learner



With IPCE and Joint Accreditation program, you have a team of committed leaders to support this national program as well as your local educational activities. We are excited to work with all disciplines of our care team to continue to bring high-quality education to our organization.


By leveraging technology to establish innovative training and education featuring internal subject matter experts from across Ascension, the livestreaming program allows for education at a time that is convenient for individual schedules and can reduce travel and time away from practice.

Ascension promotes and supports interprofessional education (IPE) activities specifically designed to improve interprofessional collaborative practice (IPCP) in healthcare delivery. Livestreaming and on demand CE/CME will be implemented across Ascension with anticipated expansion and usage possibilities within the local markets.

The Ascension IPCE program will:

  • Improve the professional knowledge and skills of its interprofessional practitioners through exposure to new medical and related behavioral health information.
  • Develop an interdisciplinary healthcare team approach to impact community and population health through the development and implementation of evidence-based education programs.
  • Provide practicing interdisciplinary teams with educational opportunities that will advance the delivery of care in a compassionate environment.
  • Facilitate a systems approach within Ascension to support the integration of access, quality, patient safety, medical readiness and efficiency in assessing program effectiveness.
  • Promote leadership for the achievement of Higher Reliability metrics - associated with processes, behaviors, transparence and teams in place - to maximize safety, lead with quality and improve patient outcomes.
  • Link with findings from Ascension hospitals and quality improvement departments to facilitate the realization of quality and patient safety goals.
  • Increase communication by and between team members to improve transition in care and eliminate errors that impact patient safety.

Thursday, June 17, 2021

CK Updates as of May 18, 2021

   

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

Clinical Key

Clinical Key Search Tips & Tutorials


New Clinical Overviews – CK Global

Updated Clinical Overviews – Selected Topics


Books Added – CK Global


Journals Added – CK Global

Questions or comments, contact Your Ascension Wisconsin Librarians

 Michele Matucheski        Kellee Selden

Saturday, June 12, 2021

Updated IPs mean More Reliable Access to Library Resources on Site



Dear Ascension WI Associates,

We recently updated our AW IP (internet protocol) addressees with our library database vendors and Badgerlink.  IPs are used to authenticate our associates with our vendors, who then allow access to our subscribed library resources such as Clinical Key and Cinahl or our eBooks and  eJournals.   

Please note: IPs cover the physical work sites and/or VPNs.  It does NOT cover mobile access.  that's a whole other ball of wax ...

If you have had problems with access issues in the past, please try again.  Our current list of IPs is registered with our vendors, and that may solve some of the on-site access issues you may have experienced.   Apologies for any inconveniences.

If you notice problems with access issues to any of our Library databases, please let us know so that we can work to solve the issues.  Ascension Wisconsin is so geographically spread out statewide that it is impossible for the Librarians to know there's a problem with access in an IP we don't live and work in unless you alert us.   We're in this together!  We want to make sure you have access to the resources we've paid for.  That's good stewardship.

Another note: There are different processes of authentication for remote access to Library resources.

Thank you for your patience and cooperation.

For comments or questions, please contact Your Ascension Wisconsin Librarians:

Michele Matucheski and Kellee Selden

Friday, June 11, 2021

Renew Your Lexicomp Mobile Access Before June 28


ATTENTION LEXICOMP MOBILE APP USERS

Access to your current code will expire on June 28th, 2021. Your institution’s new code is posted and available via the blue [Mobile Access Codes] button on the lower right of the Lexicomp homepage screen. Please update your device at your earliest convenience.

Lexicomp is the clinical drug information database used across Ascension.  

Log into Lexicomp from a work computer, or via remote access / VPN.  

Key Point: You need to be behind our firewall so that you mobile access is registered with our Ascension license for Lexicomp.  The mobile app is only available to institutions with active subscriptions--like us.  






This is a snapshot of the Lexicomp home landing page.  
         > Note the blue Mobile Access Codes button in the lower left corner, circled in red.

Once you click on the Mobile Access Codes button, and answer a few questions about your particular mobile platform, it will show you the new code, along with further instructions to get set up or renewed.

If you don't already have mobile access for Lexicomp, this would be a great time to try it out!  




Questions or comments, contact your Ascension Wisconsin Librarians:

                                    Michele Matucheski   and   Kellee Selden

Thursday, June 10, 2021

Drug Interaction Checking Tools via DynaMed and Lexicomp

Question: Can you point me to a tool to check drug interactions?

Answer:  Yes, 2 drug interaction checking tools are available to Ascension associates through A) DynaMed and B) Lexicomp, respectively.  



A)  DynaMed has a Drug Interaction Checker built into it.  

  • You'll see it in the top navigation bar between Drugs A-Z and Calculators. [See illustration above.]
  • It allows you to list multiple drugs together to look for interactions between them.    
  • Add more drugs by clicking on the "+ Add Drug"  below the boxes where you would type the drug names.

To learn more about the drug info in DynaMed, check out this video:

DynaMed Quick Consult - Medications: Drug Interactions, Monographs, & More [12-min. video]

  • Covers DynaMed's drug info, including drug monographs and management.
  • Drug Interactions Checker (begins at 10:40 min.)


See also:   DynaMed Search Tips



Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Dead Butt Syndrome - Yes, it's a real thing

This won't be relevant for busy Nurses and Physicians / Providers who are on their feet all day.  This is a public service announcement for the work-from-home set.

After 14 months of working from home and sitting on a wooden chair for most of the day, perhaps you've experienced this as well: a perpetual sore butt.   Maybe your first thought was to get a good seat cushion, or a new couch and maybe even a new mattress?   But then you realize that your butt normally should not hurt by sitting down. That's one of it's chief functions! 

So I did some research, and found articles on something called "dead butt syndrome," aka gluteal amnesia. 

After reading up on it, I'm doing more stretches during the work day and have made it a point to get up more often. Moving more helps.  Having a dog to walk helps, too.  

We're due to be back on site in the physical libraries soon and I know many of us in the work-from-home set will be very glad to get back to our ergonomic chairs and desks. I've missed it, and my butt has, too! 


This DPT offers some exercises to alleviate this pervasive pandemic problem for the work-from-home set.  Yeah for Rehab for offering such practical solutions!


Iliotibial band. Image courtesy S Bhimji MD  From: Anatomy, Bony Pelvis and Lower Limb, Iliotibial Band (Tract)  Copyright © 2021, StatPearls Publishing LLC. This book is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits use, duplication, adaptation, distribution, and reproduction in any medium or format, as long as you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and the source, a link is provided to the Creative Commons license, and any changes made are indicated.
Iliotibial band. Image courtesy S Bhimji MD
From: Anatomy, Bony Pelvis and Lower Limb, Iliotibial Band (Tract)
Copyright © 2021, StatPearls Publishing LLC.
This book is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits use, duplication, adaptation, distribution, and reproduction in any medium or format, as long as you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and the source, a link is provided to the Creative Commons license, and any changes made are indicated.

Brought to your attention by your Ascension Wisconsin Librarians:

                                    Michele Matucheski   and   Kellee Selden

Friday, June 4, 2021

2 New eBooks: 2021-22 Perianesthesia Nursing Standards and APA Guidelines-7th ed

Ascension Wisconsin Library Services purchased online access to the following NEW eBooks.

Follow the direct links below to take a look, or bookmark them for future reference.

You can also access these (and many others) anytime through our AW Library Catalog  or the A-Z List.

They are also linked in context on the respective LibGuides as noted below.

        



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Quick reference guide to the 7th edition of the American Psychological Association's publication manual for rules of punctuation, reference citation, structure and format in 6 laminated handy pages filled with the answers you need for these commonly used guidelines. This style guide is used largely in academics, psychology, communications, business, nursing, social sciences, criminology, education, economics and more. Having a quick reference handy can speed up the writing and editing process allowing the writer to focus on the quality of the paper, ensuring a better grade if you are a student or a more professionally clean article or paper if writing for publication in your field. For the convenience and benefit of increasing the quality of your writings, the price makes it easy to add this to your writers toolbox. 6 page laminate guide includes: What is APA Style?  Scientific Writing  Manuscript Structure & Content  Clear & Concise Writing  The Mechanics of Style  Visuals & Results  Paper Format with Sample Paper  Citing Sources in the Text with Examples Reference Type List  Sample Reference List  Publication Process Suggested uses: Students - Handy reference while writing papers, collect the set of guides you need for your classes to easily switch between styles  Professors/Teachers - Keep handy while writing for academic journals in your subject area Professionals - Use while writing academic articles or papers for publication




Questions or comments, contact your Ascension Wisconsin Librarians:

                                    Michele Matucheski   and   Kellee Selden

Monday, May 17, 2021

Nurses Choice Recommended Reading - May 2021




May 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. 


Happy National Nurses Month!
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AJN, American Journal of Nursing


The Mindful Path to Nursing Accuracy: A Quasi-Experimental Study on Minimizing Medication Administration Errors
Holistic Nursing Practice, May/June 2021

The COVID-19 Crucible: 2 Lived Experiences at the Epicenter
Nursing Administration Quarterly, April/June 2021

Wearable and Mobile Technologies Create Innovations in Healthcare
Clinical Nurse Specialist, May/June 2021 2021

Thrombocytopenia: Effect in Ischemic and Hemorrhagic Stroke
Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing, May/June 2021

Women and In-hospital Stroke Code Activation: Age, Ethnicity, and Unique Symptoms Matter
The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, May/June 2021

Suicide detection and treatment in a nurse-led, interprofessional primary care practice: A 2-year report of quality data
The Nurse Practitioner, April 2021

Recognizing the importance of whistleblowers in healthcare
Nursing2021, April 2021

Leveraging the nurse scientist role through entrepreneurial innovation
Nursing Management, April 2021

Facilitating Advance Care Planning for Patients With Severe COPD: A Qualitative Study of Experiences and Perceptions of Community Physicians, Nurses, and Allied Health Professionals
Home Healthcare Now, March/April 2021

Nurses' Experiences with Implementation of a Postcesarean Birth Opioid-Sparing Protocol
MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing, March/April 2021



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




Monday, May 3, 2021

NExT: Free Online Class for Nurses about Evidence-Based Practice



Nursing Experts: Translating the Evidence (NExT) Course 

  • FREE online training about evidence-based practice (EBP)
  • Aimed at Acute and Ambulatory Care Nurses
  • Earn up to 7 FREE CEUs for completion of the course
  • Open to ANYONE interested in learning more about EBP.  


The Syllabus covers:


NExT Frequently Asked Questions


See also:

The AW Libraries Evidence-Based Practice LibGuide for additional EBP resources available through Ascension Wisconsin Library Services.  


Questions, comments, or search requests, contact Your Ascension Wisconsin Librarians: 

 Michele Matucheski   &   Kellee Selden

Saturday, May 1, 2021

Clinical Key Content Updates - May 2021

  

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

Clinical Key

Clinical Key Search Tips & Tutorials

New Clinical Overviews – CK Global

Updated Clinical Overviews – Selected Topics

 

Books Added – CK Global

  • Netter’s Infectious Disease (Jong, Elaine C.) 2nd ed; ISBN: 9780323711593; Package/Collection: Infectious Diseases; New edition (replaces 9781437701265)
  • Pleural Diseases (Sorino, Claudio) 1st ed; ISBN: 9780323795418; Package/Collection: Pulmonary Disease; New to CK
  • Practical Dermatopathology (Rapini, Ronald P.); 3rd ed; ISBN: 9780323417884; Package/Collection: Dermatology; New edition (replaces 9780323066587)
Questions or comments, contact Your Ascension Wisconsin Librarians
 Michele Matucheski        Kellee Selden