Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Introducing The Nursing Point-of-Care LibGuide--now available statewide across Ascension Wisconsin.

By Michele Matucheski, MLS, AHIP – Ascension Librarian

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The Nursing Point-of-Care  LibGuide pulls together some of the just-in-time online reference tools that are most useful for nurses in direct care of patients, including:
  • Nursing Procedure Manuals
      • (includes The Lippincott Manuals, known to be excellent nursing references for policies & procedures)
  • Diseases & Disorders
  • Drug Info
  • Lab Tests
  • Taber’s Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary
  • Cinahl (Find Nursing Articles)
  • Patient Education
  • And links to go deeper with the Nursing Specialties LibGuide and Clinical Key.

This is meant to be a temporary solution until Ascension chooses a standardized nursing point-of-care tool and makes it available nation-wide.  There will be some lag time before an Ascension Wisconsin state-wide subscription for this NEW nursing point-of-care (POC) tool goes into effect later in 2018.   Until then, use this LibGuide.   

How to get there via the legacy intranets :

            or    MHC : The Source > Links & Resources > Nursing Point-of-Care

            WFHC : TauNet > Library > Nursing Point-of-Care Tools

We are also working to get this link included in the various EHRs around Wisconsin and legacy intranets. 

Questions or comments, contact your Ascension Wisconsin Librarians:

            Michele Matucheski        Elissa Kinzelman-Vesely          Kellee Selden    

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Access Medicine

AccessMedicine provides full-text access to important resources in Clinical Medicine.  The collection is divided into multiple sections:
·                     ReadingsThe clinical library includes the full-text of more than 75 basic science and clinical medicine texts like Harrison’s Online and Current Medical Diagnosis and Treatment. 

  • Extensive Multimedia Library - Simplify complicated concepts of brush up on common procedures with 250+ examination and procedural videos, patient safety modules, audio files, and animations.
  • Differential Diagnosis Tool -  Speed diagnosis with Diagnosaurus(R)--a downloadable tool that allows users to browse more than 1,000 differential diagnoses by symptom, disease, or organ system at the point-of-care.  
  • Practice Guidelines - Keep pace with the latest disease screening, prevention, and management regimens with current guidelines from Current Practice Guidelines in Primary Care
  • Diagnostic Tests - Select the right test for specific symptoms and accurately interpret easily with Pocket Guide to Diagnostic Tests.  
  • Quick Medical Dx & Rx - Gain a complete understanding of common medical conditions through a unique collection of concise evidence-based outlines - perfect for quick reference in the clinical setting.  
  • Integrated Drug Database - Look up dosing, indications, and adverse reactions through an updated drug database including thousands of generic and brand-name drugs - with printable patient handouts presented in English and Spanish.  
  • Patient Education - Assist patients to better understand their disorder and treatment program through comprehensive, reliable healthcare information that covers 5,000 topics available in multiple languages.
  • Cases - Better understand and evaluate real world experiences through our extensive collection of cases, including selections from the popular LANGE Case Files(R) series, Pathophysiology of Disease, and Hurst's Imaging Tests, which offer questions to frame the case and the approach to the patient.  

Accessing AccessMedicine

Also see our AccessMedicine Search Tips Page filled with useful tips and tutorials for getting the most out of it. 

Questions or Comments?  
Ask Your Librarians : 

Michele Matucheski 920-223-0340 or via Outlook
Kellee Selden 414-585-1626 or via Outlook

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Nurses Choice Recommended Reading - March 2018

March 2018

impact of Relational Coordination on Nurse Job Satisfaction, Work Engagement and Burnout: Achieving the Quadruple Aim
JONA: Journal of Nursing Administration, March 2018

Medications and Patient Characteristics Associated With Falling in the Hospital
Journal of Patient Safety, March 2018

USP <800> and Strategies to Promote Hazardous Drug Safety
Journal of Infusion Nursing, January/February 2018

An Intervention to Reduce Medication Noncompliance and Hospitalizations
Home Healthcare Now, January/February 2018

Understanding tuberculosis in an era of global travel
The Nurse Practitioner, February 2018

Impact of a Restraint Management Bundle on Restraint Use in an Intensive Care Unit
Journal of Nursing Care Quality, April/June 2018

Developing a Mobile App for Prevention and Treatment of Pressure Injuries
Advances in Skin & Wound Care, February 2018

Malnutrition in Older Adults
AJN, American Journal of Nursing, March 2018

“It Just Is What It Is”: The Positive and Negative Effects of Living With Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Clinical Nurse Specialist, January/February 2018

What the Advanced Practice Nurse in the Emergency Department Needs to Know About the Health Risks and Hazards of Electronic Cigarette Use by Youth
Advanced Emergency Nursing Journal, January/March 2018

* List and links courtesy of Anne Chaney at Wolters-Kluwer/Ovid.

* Questions about access, contact Your Ascension Wisconsin Librarians : 

Michele Matucheski        Elissa Kinzelman-Vesely      Kellee Selden

Monday, March 5, 2018

Ascension Wisconsin Library Services Literature Search Survey Annual Report - 2017

 By Michele Matucheski, MLS, AHIP,  Librarian for Ascension Wisconsin

In 2016, Ascension Wisconsin Librarians began collecting feedback on the research (literature searches) we provided to our patrons.  This feedback helps us understand how this information was used system-wide. This survey data was saved to a QuickBase App where we could compile and present the data visually.

This report shows the impact Library Services has on Ascension Wisconsin’s  Quadruple Aim :

                  1)      Delivering high quality care
                  2)      Better patient and
                  3)      provider experiences and
                  4)      lowering overall costs

The word cloud above illustrates just SOME of the research projects that your Librarians have worked on in 2017.
Research demonstrates that Librarian-led information services improve clinical decision making and patient care outcomes. Library Services and quality health information can
·                     Reduce hospital costs,  length of stay
·                     Prevent Hospital Readmissions
·                     Improve diagnosis, patient care outcomes and clinical decision making
·                     Further their institution's mission and goals through expert searches, teaching health professional literature searching skills, providing community outreach programs, supporting innovation and research, and disseminating the best medical and business practice information.
·                     Contribute to a culture of inquiry and quality improvement by teaching nurses, physicians and staff information literacy and  literature searching skills
·                     Help avoid adverse events
·                     Save health professionals' time

A single literature search takes a professional Health Sciences Librarian on average about 90 minutes to complete.  She usually consults 3-4 databases such as PubMed/Medline, Cinahl, Cochrane, Clinical Key, the Library catalog, and even Google. *  Some searches can take even longer and involve contacting experts in the field. 

The Ascension Wisconsin Librarians spent more than 1047 hours doing research for the organization in 2017.  This frees up time for associates to spend on patient care and other duties.

 The report includes :
·         A word cloud listing SOME of the high profile searches we did in the past year
·         Introduction & Purpose
·         Meet Your Librarians
·         Charts & Graphs
Ø  Reasons for asking a Librarian to do Research
Ø  Value of the Knowledge Provided
Ø  Change in Practice
Ø  Impact of Research Provided
Ø  Outcomes (as in Adverse Events Avoided)
Ø  Satisfaction
Ø  Time Saved
·         Total number of Searches done by AW Librarians in 2017
·         What Our Library Customers Say About Us

Thank you for using Library Services!

If you have questions or comments, please contact Your Ascension Wisconsin Librarians:

Michele Matucheski        Elissa Kinzelman-Vesely          Kellee Selden    

* Carol Friesen, Mê-Linh Lê, Carol Cooke & Melissa Raynard (2015) Analysis of a Librarian-Mediated Literature Search Service, Medical Reference Services Quarterly, 34:1, 29-46, DOI: 10.1080/02763869.2015.986782