Thursday, December 20, 2018

New Book : I'm Here : Compassionate Communication in Patient Care

I'm Here - Compassionate Communication in Patient Care

I'm Here : Compassionate Communication in Patient Care
by Marcus Engel
ISBN : 9780972000024
Call Number : W 62 E57 2010  at Mercy Library in Oshkosh
          >  Contact Your Librarian, Michele Matucheski if you want to check it out.

Mr. Engel recently spoke at Ascension St. Elizabeth Hospital in Appleton, WI.

Learn more about it :

Monday, December 10, 2018

Patient Education Handouts in Nursing Reference Center Plus

Did you know …  that Patient Education Handouts in Nursing Reference Center Plus can be used to supplement the standard Patient Education sources integrated into the EHRs, but do not replace them.  Be sure to document giving patient education handouts other than those built in.

More help and tutorials on our NRC Plus Search Tips & Tutorials page.

Questions or comments, please contact Your Ascension Wisconsin Librarians:

               Michele Matucheski or Kellee Selden

Friday, December 7, 2018

Access Evidence-Based Guidelines for Free : ECRI Institute Opens Access to Clinical Practice Guidelines

ECRI Institute's new public website, ECRI Guidelines Trust™, fills the void left by the de-funded National Guideline Clearinghouse™ to give healthcare professionals access to trustworthy guideline resources.

Create your account now to browse new Guideline Briefs of expertly vetted guidelines. Each Brief includes ECRI’s new TRUST Scorecard, which evaluates how a guideline stacks up against the Institute of Medicine standards for trustworthiness.

From ECRI's News Release (11/19/2018)

​ECRI Institute, an independent, nonprofit patient safety organization, has launched the ECRI Guidelines Trust™, a portal to expertly vetted, evidence-based guideline briefs and scorecards. The healthcare community has free access to the website, which will grow over time as more trustworthy clinical guidelines become available.

ECRI Institute developed the new resource in response to urgent pleas from healthcare professionals after substantial federal funding cuts forced the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to shut down the National Guideline Clearinghouse™ (NGC). ECRI had developed and maintained the NGC website for 20 years.

“Trustworthy clinical practice guidelines are essential to medical professionals who need to deliver safe and effective patient care. Since ECRI Institute’s mission is to advance effective, evidence-based healthcare globally, we are taking the lead to provide free access to trusted guideline resources,” says Marcus Schabacker, MD, PhD, president and CEO, ECRI Institute.

The ECRI Guidelines Trust features new summaries of evidence-based guidelines from participating guideline developers, medical specialty societies, and other healthcare organizations. 

  • All Guideline Briefs include ECRI’s new TRUST Scorecard, which evaluates the rigor and transparency of a guideline to see how it stacks up against the Institute of Medicine standards for trustworthiness. ECRI evaluations are unbiased, fact-based, and free from industry influence.

“The ECRI Guidelines Trust is not simply the National Guideline Clearinghouse under a new name. When the NGC website was shut down on July 17, its records became inaccessible. So, the ECRI staff who had worked on NGC had to start over,” says Karen M. Schoelles, MD, SM, FACP, director of the ECRI Guidelines Trust and ECRI Institute-Penn Medicine Evidence-based Practice Center.

“It’s an incredible amount of work,” adds Schoelles. “That’s why we are launching with an initial set of Guideline Briefs and TRUST Scorecards, and will be adding new content continuously as it becomes available.”

The next phase of the ECRI Guidelines Trust, coming in 2019, will feature advanced search capabilities, an enhanced user interface, and support for guideline implementation and decision-making.

For information and to register for ECRI Guidelines Trust, visit or e-mail us at

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Clinician Well Being Knowledge Hub

Clinician Well-Being Knowledge Hub

"Sharing knowledge to combat physician burnout."

This Resource Center provides a searchable database for research, tool kits, educational materials, and other resources relevant to clinician well-being and resilience.

From The National Academy of Medicine, it has been up since May 2018.

With technology change, financial stress, and other issues at work in healthcare this might be of interest to some of your administrators.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Nurses Choice Recommended Reading - December 2018

December 2018
See what your fellow nurses are reading! Browse this month's round-up of the top 10 most read articles from Lippincott's prestigious list of nursing journals. 

Implementing a Peer Support Network to Promote Compassion Without Fatigue
Journal of Nursing Administration, December 2018

Eliminating Cardiovascular Health Disparities: There Has Been Progress, but There Is More to Do!
Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, November/December 2018

Angiotensin II for septic shock treatment: An update
Nursing Critical Care, November 2018

Prediabetes: Early identification and management
The Nurse Practitioner, December 2018

Hospital staffing technology: Hazard and opportunity risks
Nursing Management, November 2018

Removing epidural catheters: A guide for nurses
Nursing, December 2018

Designing and Developing a Mobile App for Clinical Decision Support: An Interprofessional Collaboration
CIN: Computers, Informatics, Nursing, October 2018

Impact of a Nurse Intervention to Improve Sleep Quality in Intensive Care Units: Results From a Randomized Controlled Trial
Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing, November/December 2018

Mealtime Assistance ... From Chaos to Calm: A Collaborative Best Practice Implementation Project
Journal of Nursing Care Quality, January/March 2019

Creating a Culture of Mobility: Using Real-Time Assessment to Drive Outcomes
AJN, American Journal of Nursing, December 2018

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

* Questions about access, contact Your Ascension Wisconsin Librarians : 

                     Michele Matucheski        Kellee Selden