Friday, June 28, 2019

Want Help Updating Patient Care Policies & Procedures?

Are you updating policies and procedures for patient care?
  • Let your Librarians help.
  • We can locate current evidence-based practice info
  • and help format proper citations to document your practice changes.

o   Hint: Listing a naked url is not enough.  Links go bad, and without additional citation info, it’s difficult to track down what you were referring to.

Want to do it yourself?
Start with the following excellent sources:
·         Nursing Reference Center Plus
·         Nursing Point of Care Tools
·         Nursing Specialties LibGuide

·         PubMed (for journal articles, systematic reviews and guidelines0
·         Cinahl (for journal articles in Nursing & Allied Health)
·         Clinical Key (Medical eBooks, journals, and guidelines)

·         Citing Sources

See the Ascension Wisconsin Libraries web pages for more options. 
Contact Your Ascension Wisconsin Librarians:
         Michele Matucheski   and     Kellee Selden

Friday, June 14, 2019

Online Medical Dictionaries

by Amanda Hayes Merckx, 
UW Madison iSchool Practicum Student

Are you looking for a reliable, online medical dictionary? Ascension Wisconsin Libraries have several options available for you to use:

Looking for other eBooks? 
Here are some other resources for you to use courtesy of Library Services:

Still have questions?
·         Contact your favorite Ascension Wisconsin Librarian: 
                    Michele Matucheski  or Kellee Selden 
       Check out our Library Services LibGuide for more information.

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Trust It or Trash It : Evaluating Health Information

Trust It or Trash It:
This method of evaluating health information uses straightforward and plain language which might be easier to remember. 

Trust It or Trash It  was developed by the Access to Credible Genetics Resource Network, a cooperative agreement funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). More detailed information is provided on the website but the basics are listed here.
  1. Who said it?: Who wrote it? Who paid for it?
  2. When did they say it?: When was it written or updated?
  3. How did they know?: How do you know if this information pertains to you? Does the information seem reasonable based on what you’ve read or know?

Questions or comments?  Contact Your Ascension Wisconsin Librarians:
         Michele Matucheski    and    Kellee Selden  

See Also : The ABCs of Evaluating Health Information

                     Evaluating Sources Search Tips Page (Includes The CRAAP Test)

The content on this post is under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.     
This content appeared on the Dragonfly and was adapted for our audience.

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

The ABCs of Evaluating Health Information

  • Do your patients look for health information on not-so-credible websites? 
  • Are they asking about the latest diet or weight loss fads? 
  • Are they fans of celebrity doctors who have their own TV show or website? 
  • Do they follow celebrities who like to provide their fans with ‘professional’ health information? 

Do you cringe inside when they ask about such topics? It can be a teachable moment to provide some evaluation tips during the patient interaction. 

The ABCs of Website Evaluation from The National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM):
  • Accuracy: Is the information based on sound medical research? Are sources sited reliable and authoritative?
  • Authority: What are the credentials of the author? What is the domain name? (.edu or .gov has more authority than .com and not all .org websites are credible as there is no regulation)
  • Bias/Objectivity: Is advertising clearly marked? Who is sponsoring the webpage? Do the graphics, fonts, and information play to the reader’s emotions?
  • Currency/Timeliness: When was the information last reviewed or updated? Do the links work?
  • Coverage: Is the information complete? Are sources given for additional information?
Do all websites or publications need to meet all these criteria to be reliable sources of information? No, but the more that are met the more your patients can trust them.

The ABCs of website evaluation can to keep your patients aware of the quality of the health information they are accessing.

See Also: Trust It or Trash It

                Evaluating Sources Search Tips Page (Includes The CRAAP Test)

Questions or comments?  Contact Your Ascension Wisconsin Librarians:
         Michele Matucheski    and    Kellee Selden  

The content on this post is under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.     
This content appeared on the Dragonfly and was adapted for our audience.

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Nurses Choice Recommended Reading - June 2019

June 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.

Check out the video below from Advances in Neonatal Care.

Advances in Neonatal Care

Pulmonary arterial hypertension
Nursing Critical Care, May 2019

Mindfulness to promote nurses' well-being
Nursing Management, May 2019

Stress Mitigation Strategies for Trauma Nurses: A Case Study
Journal of Trauma Nursing, May/June 2019

Safe Medication Disposal
Home Healthcare Now, March/April 2019

Risk Factors for Surgical Site Infection in Minor Dermatological Surgery: A Systematic Review
Advances in Skin & Wound Care, May 2019

Long-term effects of opioids on the cardiovascular system
Nursing Made Incredibly Easy!, May/June 2019

Oral food challenges in children with food allergies
The Nurse Practitioner, May 2019

How nurses can use social media to their advantage
Nursing, May 2019

NICU Discharge Feeding Bundle Improves Accuracy of Postdischarge Feeding Preparation and Potentially Prevents Readmission
Advances in Neonatal Care, April 2019

An Integrative Review of Nurse-to-Nurse Incivility, Hostility, and Workplace Violence: A GPS for Nurse Leaders
Nursing Administration Quarterly, April/June 2019

Zika Virus: Patient Education Recommendations

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

* Questions about access, contact Your Ascension Wisconsin Librarians: 

                     Michele Matucheski        Kellee Selden