Saturday, May 12, 2018

Introducing The Nursing Specialties LibGuide

This Nursing Specialties LibGuide compliments The Nursing Point-of-Care tool, and goes beyond general nursing, pulling together links and resources for the different Nursing Specialty focus areas, such as :
  • Cancer Nursing
  • Emergency Room Nursing
  • Infusion Nursing
  •  Maternal Newborn Nursing / OB
  • NICU Nursing
  • Pain Management Nursing
  • Pediatric Nursing
  • Perianesthesia Nursing
  • Perioperative Nursing

 Other nursing areas of focus are currently in development, including Midwifery, Nursing Admin, Orthopaedic Nursing, Psychiatric Nursing, and Wound Care.  

Resources in each nursing specialty may include:
  • relevant professional organizations
  • eJournals
  • eBooks
  • handy links to relevant databases like Cinahl, Lexicomp, or PubMed
  • and useful websites.    

We hope these will be handy resources at your fingertips wherever you are around Ascension Wisconsin, when you need this type of focused info in patient care or when you need to update policies.

We are open to suggestions for additional specialty focus areas, or links and resources.  

Would you like to be a Subject Matter Expert for your specialty?

Questions or Comments?   Feel free to contact Your Ascension Wisconsin Librarians:

               Michele Matucheski    Elissa Kinzelman-Vesely    Kellee Selden

Friday, May 11, 2018

Clinical Key Quick Tips

Did you know there are additional Quick Tips to help you use Clinical Key?  

Topics cover:

                Scoped Search (pdf)
                Using Filters (pdf)
                Presentation Maker (pdf)

Additionally, short training videos cover the following topics (Use IE for best results):

Using Filters (1:10 min.)   

Other Helpful Links:
Clinical Key (direct link)
Get the CK Mobile App [Instructions].

Clinical Key Search Tips Page (Ascension Wisconsin Library Services)

Questions or Comments?   Feel free to contact Your Ascension Wisconsin Librarians:

Monday, May 7, 2018

Patient Education in Other Languages via Clinical Key

In Clinical Key Patient Education, click on the Available Languages Tab on the left side [See above in red].

In this case, there are currently 9,262 patient handouts in Spanish and 495 handouts in Polish via Clinical Key, with other languages also available.
  • Alternatively, if you search for handouts on a particular topic, available languages will be listed below each handout, with English and Spanish being the most widely available.
  • Not every Clinical Key Patient Handout is available in other languages, but the list is growing. 
  • For Nursing, Clinical Key Patient Education can be a handy backup when first-line patient education sources are not sufficient.

  • Handouts can be personalized and customized for your patients. 

Other Helpful Links:
Clinical Key (direct link)
Get the CK Mobile App [Instructions].

Clinical Key Search Tips Page (Ascension Wisconsin Library Services)

Questions or Comments?   Feel free to contact Your Ascension Wisconsin Librarians:

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Anatomy.TV -- Online 3D Models of Human Anatomy

Anatomy.TV is an online resource that provides detailed 3D models of human anatomy.  Models can be rotated and layers of anatomy added or removed.  Includes dissection slides, MRI, and CT scans.

For more information on Anatomy.TV, visit our LibGuide!

To access Anatomy.TV:

Click on STAT!Ref from any Ascension Wisconsin work computer.  Select the Anatomy.TV option from the STAT!Ref splashpage.

  • Anatomically accurate 3D interactive models
  • Create customized images with your own labels and annotations, then print or save them for future use
  • Rotate models in any direction using your mouse, zoom in/out, and choose which anatomical structures -- muscles, vessel systems -- are added or removed in groups or individually, made x-ray, opaque, or viewing in isolation
  • Flexible settings to create outline-only views -- great for coloring exercises -- or 3D stereograph views
  • Link to relevant text, dissections, clinical slides, diagrams, video clips & MRI scans
  • Quiz yourself

Information on Anatomy.TV may be found at:

Questions about access? Contact your Ascension Wisconsin Librarians:

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Nurses Choice Recommended Reading - May 2018

May 2018

Prevention of Pressure Injuries in the Operating Room: A Quality Improvement Project
Journal of Wound Ostomy & Continence Nursing, March/April 2018

Preventing wrong site, wrong procedure, wrong patient errors
Nursing Made Incredibly Easy!, May/June 2018

Physician and Nurse Perceptions of Gentle Cesarean Birth
MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing, March/April 2018

Smartphone Use by Nurses in Acute Care Settings
CIN: Computers, Informatics, Nursing, March 2018

A Tool to Identify Key Behaviors and Attributes of High-Performing Nurses
JONA: Journal of Nursing Administration, April 2018

“Keep Calm and Stop the Clot”
Nursing Management, April 2018

Identification and Management of Acute Cardiac Tamponade
Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing, May/June 2018

Screening women for intimate partner violence: Creating proper practice habits
Nurse Practitioner, May 17, 2018

Hepatitis A infection: On alert for outbreaks
Nursing, April 2018

Sexual Harassment in Nursing: A Long-Standing, but Rarely Studied Problem
AJN, American Journal of Nursing, May 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