Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Download the LexiComp Mobile App for Drug Info

You will need to logon to Lexicomp Online from a network connected device for an access code. 
Select the Lexicomp link from your local Ascension Wisconsin Intranet (or other access point such as EHR, or Library pages).
Click the Mobile App Access button in the right-hand column.   
Follow the on-screen instructions.  

Once installed, the LexiComp Mobile app:
·         Has an unlimited number of users for Ascension acute care hospital associates
·         Does not require Internet access
·         Can be used whenever and wherever needed

Lexicomp® Online and Lexicomp® Mobile Apps made available by Wolters-Kluwer.

For questions or comments, contact Your Ascension Librarians:
Michele Matucheski   and    Kellee Selden

Monday, July 8, 2019

Ascension Wisconsin Libraries No Longer Circulate BLS / ACLS / PALS Books

Updated 6/2/2021
Q: Where can I find a BLS/ ACLS book?
As of June 2019, The Ascension Wisconsin Libraries no longer circulate BLS / ACLS / or PALS books for the following reasons:

  • The new online program does not follow what's in the old (c2016) print books.  Thus, they contain out-dated information and may lead people astray.
  • The most up-to-date versions of the text are contained within the online program.
  • The eBook version is available to associates before, during and after they complete the online course.
  • Life Support / Librarians are not on site to keep track of these books.  Many print books are never returned, or disappear without ever being checked out.
  • The print books are no longer being purchased by Life Support.
  • They are costly to replace.
  • If you really want the print book, we recommend that you purchase your won copy through Amazon or other book supplier.  You'll get a better price that Ascension did.  

Friday, July 5, 2019

Introducing the My MedlinePlus Newsletter


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Wednesday, July 3, 2019

How to find Patient Education in Other Languages?

Question : How do I find patient education in other languages?  NRC Plus only gives me English and Spanish. 

Answer:   Many of our licensed databases (NRC Plus, Clinical Key, LexiComp, etc.) offer patient education in other languages. 

For a complete listing, check the Patient Ed. in Other Languages tab on the Nursing Point-of-Care Tools or The Physician & Provider Tool Box LibGuides.   

These Guides are available through many of the EHRs around the state as an additional reference for Nurses and Providers.  Also available on the regional Ascension Wisconsin Library pages.   

NRC Plus includes patient education handouts in English and Spanish  languages only.

The example below demonstrates how to find a patient ed. handout in multiple languages through The Lexicomp Drug Reference. 

In Lexicomp, click on the Patient Education tab [See above].


On the left-hand side-bar, English is the default language, but if you click the down arrow, it will give you the choice of many other languages.

  • Please be aware that not every patient handout will be available in every language possible.    Spanish is by far the most common, but other languages (like Hmong) are harder to come by. 
  •  The left side of the Patient Ed. in other Languages page contains links for patient education in Hmong, Spanish, and other languages worldwide. 
  • Keep in mind, whatever “outside” handout is given to a patient will need to be documented appropriately in the EHR.

Questions or Comments?
Contact your Ascension Wisconsin Clinical Librarians:

Michele Matucheski    and   Kellee Selden

Monday, July 1, 2019

Nurses Choice Recommended Reading - July 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 guideline below from the Lippincott Nursing Center.

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

* Questions about access, contact Your Ascension Wisconsin Librarians: 

                     Michele Matucheski        Kellee Selden