Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Brand New AORN and ASPAN Guidelines for 2019

We now have statewide access for the  brand new 2019 AORN  and ASPAN Guidelines.  
Please share with your Ascension Wisconsin OR and Perianesthesia peers around the state.

Direct Links

  • Check our catalog for complete listings of print and eBook formats.
  • Or the A-Z List for eBooks and eJournals.

For future reference, these and other useful links are listed on  

and the Perianesthesia Nursing tab, respectively.

Questions and comments, please contact your Ascension Wisconsin Librarians:

                        Michele Matucheski  and  Kellee Selden.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Follow up to Nursing Reference Center Plus Site Visits in Greater Wisconsin

Dear Nursing Leaders, Champions / Super Users,

Thank you for your enthusiasm and help in rolling out NRC Plus around Wisconsin. 
Here’s a follow-up to the Nursing Reference Center Plus demos and site visits that happened in February.  If we missed your site due to a winter storm, my apologies.  Mother Nature wins, but you can still use NRC Plus!   Please help us spread the word.

Please share with your Nurses on all shifts around Wisconsin. 

What is Nursing Reference Center Plus?
Nursing Reference Center Plus is an evidence-based point-of-care tool for nurses, that includes:
·                     Nursing Skills & Procedures (with Competencies)
·                     Diseases & Conditions
·                     Evidence-Based Care Sheets
·                     Drug Info with Nursing Implications
·                     Management Topics
·                     Patient Education Handouts to supplement what is already in the EHRs
·                     Easy Journal Search
·                     Continuing Education
·                     Videos & Images

Where to find it (Accessing NRC Plus):

  • Look for the desktop icon on ALL Ascension Wisconsin computers.  Note : This is on the computer desktop, not the intranet. 

  • Helpful handouts, videos and tutorials for NRC Plus
  • Includes info about access NRC at home and via mobile devices

The short 3-minute video is on the landing page for NRC – Plus under the Take a Tour link in the middle of the page. [Requires Flash].

  • This is what we told / showed nurses during the site visits. 
  • Short, sweet and practical!
NRC Plus Takeaway Guide (1-page handout)

For NRC Plus Champions / Super Users and anyone else interested in a longer, more informative session about Nursing Reference Center Plus
Play recording       (37 minutes)
  • You may need to add a browser extension to view it in Chrome.   
  • If you’re still having problems running the recorded WebEx, some of you may see a Java link at the bottom of the page.
  • If it doesn’t work in Chrome, try IE.
  • If your still having problems, call the IT Help Desk. 

Questions or comments, contact Your Ascension Wisconsin Librarians : 

                     Michele Matucheski        Kellee Selden

Monday, February 18, 2019

Nursing Reference Center Plus Site Visits in February : Legacy Ministry & Affinity

Training for Ebsco’s Nursing Reference Center Plus: Evidence-based Point-of-Care Clinical Resource

Eve Matyjaszczyk, Ebsco Trainer, will be visiting all of Ascension Wisconsin’s legacy Ministry & Affinity Hospitals to provide training on Ebsco’s NRC Plus. 
Ø  Nurse Champions (Super Users) will get more in-depth training (30 min.).
Ø  Roving training through the nursing units (estimated to take 3-5 minutes), designed to catch as many nurses as possible.

05 February 2019   To be rescheduled via WebEx - Cancelled due to Snow/Ice Storm
Howard Young Medical Center, Woodruff      9 – 11 am
Eagle River Memorial Hospital, Eagle River  1 - 3 pm

06 February 2019
Saint Mary's Hospital, Rhinelander                8:30 am
Sacred Heart Hospital, Tomahawk                2 pm

7 February 2019   Cancelled due to Snow/Ice Storm
St. Michael's Hospital, Stevens Point             8:30 – 10 am
St. Clare's Hospital, Weston                           11 am – 1 pm
Good Samaritan Health Center, Merrill          2 – 4 pm

8 February 2019
Our Lady of Victory Hospital, Stanley            9 – 11 am
Saint Elizabeth Medical Center, Wabasha     1 – 3 pm

12 February 2019
Mercy Hospital, Oshkosh                                8 - 1 pm

13 February 2019
Saint Elizabeth Hospital, Appleton                 8:30 am - 12 n

Calumet Medical Center, Chilton                    2 - 3 pm

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Nurses Choice Recommended Reading - February 2019

February 2019
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. 

New Drugs 2019, part 1
Nursing, February 2019

Evidence-based updates to the 2016 Surviving Sepsis Guidelines and clinical implications
The Nurse Practitioner, February 2019

Medical Assistance in Dying: A Scoping Review to Inform Nurses' Practice
Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing, February 2019

The CAUTI Prevention Tool Kit: A Professional Practice and Collaborative Project of the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society
Journal of Wound, Ostomy & Continence Nursing, Publish ahead of print

Solving alarm fatigue with smartphone technology
Nursing, January 2019

Interdisciplinary Rounds on a Hospitalist Service: Impact on Palliative Care Measures, Quality, and Utilization Outcomes
Journal of Nursing Care Quality, Publish ahead of print

Bacteria on the Soles of Patient-Issued Nonskid Slipper Socks: An Overlooked Pathogen Spread Threat?
Orthopaedic Nursing, January/February 2019

Changing New Graduate Nurse Profiles and Retention Recommendations for Nurse Leaders
JONA: Journal of Nursing Administration, February 2019

Necrotizing fasciitis: Infection identification and management
Nursing Critical Care, January 2019

The tug of war between practice and technology
Nursing Management, January 2019

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

* Questions about access, contact Your Ascension Wisconsin Librarians : 

                     Michele Matucheski        Kellee Selden