Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Introducing Nursing Reference Center Plus (NRC+)

Brought to you by Ascension Library Services & Clinical Professional Development

Nursing Reference Center Plus is an evidence-based point-of-care tool for nurses, that includes:
  • Nursing Skills & Procedures (with Competencies)
  • Info about Diseases & Conditions
  • Evidence-Based Care Sheets
  • Drug Info
  • Management Topics
  • Patient Education Handouts
  • Easy Journal Search
  •  Continuing Education
  • Videos & Images

Want to learn more? Take a quick tour:

  1. Look for the “Nursing Reference” icons on ALL Ascension Computer desktops. 
  2.  Directlink to NRC Plus   (Bookmark this link for easy access!)
  3. On the Ascension Wisconsin Library pages and Nursing LibGuides.
  4. Coming soon  > We are also working to integrate NRC+ into the EHRs and Intranets.

The official roll-out and training will happen in November - December 2018 for Ascension 
Wisconsin, but there’s no reason you can’t start using NRC+ now. 

* Questions or comments, contact Your Ascension Wisconsin Librarians : 

                     Michele Matucheski        Kellee Selden

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Introducing The Physician & Provider Tool Box with Clinical References

The Physician & Provider Tool Box for Clinical References is a LibGuide filled with tools and sources that are most helpful to a busy Physician or Provider, including look-up tools for point-of-care, drug info, diagnosis, and treatment.   Access to over 1200 eBooks, full-text articles, patient education, mobile apps, and more. 

This LibGuide customizes the Library pages specifically for busy Physicians & Providers in direct patient care. 

The tabs across the top lead to more tools for:
  • Drug Info
  • Diagnosis & Quick Reference Calculators
  • Mobile Apps
  • Patient Education (in English and Other Languages)
  • Opioid Prescribing

Clinical Key with Clinical Overviews & Procedures Consult

>        There’s also a Search Tips Page for Clinical Key, filled with useful articles, tutorials and videos to help you get the most out of CK.

ProceduresConsult is like YouTube for Medicine.  It’s great if you need to review a procedure before you have to do it.  It provides a web video, along with a complete write-up of the procedure, including coding info.
  • Clinical Key includes 1100+ medical eBooks, and 500+ eJournals. 
  • The Clinical Key Mobile App is also available when you sign up for a personal account.

 Natural Medicines (legacy MHC access only)
  • Quick access to comprehensive, evidence-based, peer-reviewed information on foods, herbs, supplements and natural therapies.

UptoDate (legacy CSM and WFHC access only)
·         Point-of-care tool for Physicians & Providers with a medical focus. 

We would be more than happy to give you a personal tour of all these resources, designed to make your work life easier.  Contact Your Librarians (via phone or Outlook) for an appointment in person or via Skype.   

           Michele Matucheski  920-223-0340
Kellee Selden   414-585-1626

Monday, October 8, 2018

Nurses Choice Recommended Reading - October 2018

October 2018

Rehabilitation After Urgent or Elective Orthopedic Surgery: The Role of Resilience in Elderly Patients
Rehabilitation Nursing Journal, September/October 2018

Mass shootings: A call for nursing awareness and action
Nursing Critical Care, September 2018

Older Adults With Unintended Weight Loss: The Role of Appetite Stimulants
Home Healthcare Now, September/October 2018

Acute Pain Management for People with Opioid Use Disorder
AJN, American Journal of Nursing, Publish ahead of print

Communicating in a culturally diverse workforce
Nursing Management, September 2018

Prevention of venous thromboembolism in postoperative abdominal patients: a best practice implementation project
JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports, September 2018

Hypertriglyceridemia: A review of the evidence
Nurse Practitioner, October 2018

Keeping up-to-date with diabetes care and education
Nursing, October 2018

Countering Unprofessional Behaviors Among Nurses in the Workplace
JONA: Journal of Nursing Administration, October 2018

Congenital Tuberculosis: A New Concern in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Advances in Neonatal Care, October 2018

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

* Questions about access, contact Your Ascension Wisconsin Librarians : 

                     Michele Matucheski        Kellee Selden