Thursday, November 14, 2019

Medical Libraries: An Essential Resource in Outcomes Improvement

New article in Health Catalyst shares the value of Medical Libraries and Librarians and their impact on improving outcomes.

It includes an informative set of ppt slides and links for additional reading.  

Friday, November 8, 2019

Ascension Wisconsin Authors Publish in AJIC

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Congratulations to our very own Brenda Ehlert and Dr. Anthony Zeimet for publishing an article in The American Journal of Infection Control (AJIC).

Thank you for sharing your expertise and knowledge with the wider world!

Link to Article via Clinical Key.

Am J Infect Control. 2019 May 4. pii: S0196-6553(19)30230-5. doi: 10.1016/j.ajic.2019.04.002. [Epub ahead of print]

Merging health care systems: An example of utilizing quality principles in infection prevention standardization.


When Ascension Wisconsin was formed, it merged 4 long-established health systems: Ministry Health Care, Affinity Health System, Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare, and Columbia St Mary's. One of the challenges encountered during the first year was redundancy in many policies and processes. Setting a structure, establishing goals, and evaluating progress led to success for Ascension Wisconsin's Infection Prevention Council.


Formation; Merge; Policy; Standard; Team

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Update Your Links for Nursing Reference Center Plus (NRC Plus)

Please update your bookmarks, favorites, or other personal links for Nursing Reference Center Plus (NRC Plus). 

Sincerest apologies for the disruption in access to NRC Plus this week.  The vendor has new security requirements that necessitate updating all of our old links with a new url.

If you see this message, it means you need to update the link:

Nursing Reference Center Plus – The New Link as of 11-4-2019

NRC Plus Desktop Icons
AIT pushed out updates for the NRC Plus Desktop icons. 

  • Some of the desktop icons are already working with the new link. 
  • If yours doesn’t, you may not have gotten the update yet. Try re-starting your computer.
  • If it still doesn’t pull in the updated link, contact the AIT Help Desk and ask them to push it out to your computer specifically.  Mention “desktop icon” or “desktop support” in the subject line or title of the request, for it to get to the correct person/team. 

Ascension Wisconsin EHRs:
I updated the NRC Plus Links on the Nursing Point-of-Care LibGuide, which means they should also be working through the various EHRs around the state now, too.    
          > Be aware that you may need to hit refresh for the new NRC Plus links to load on these pages.

Legacy Intranet Library Pages

Legacy Intranet Pages

  • We requested that the NRC Plus links be updated on The SourceCSM and WFHC Taunet Intranets.
  • Please be aware that it may take a while for these updates to take effect, as we are working through surrogates. 
For questions or concerns, please contact your Ascension Wisconsin Librarians:

                  Michele Matucheski        Kellee Selden

Monday, November 4, 2019

Nurses Choice Recommended Reading - November 2019

November 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 on caring for patients with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome.
Advances in Neonatal Care

Trying to Do What Is Best: A Qualitative Study of Maternal-Infant Bonding and Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome
Advances in Neonatal Care, October 2019

Survivor But Not Fully Recovered: The Lived Experience After 1 Year of Surviving Sepsis
Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing, November/December 2019

Parkinson disease: Enhance nursing knowledge
Nursing, November 2019

Screen Time and Cardiovascular Risks Among Middle-Aged Women
Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, November/December 2019

Implementing Guidelines for Treating Chronic Pain with Prescription Opioids
AJN, American Journal of Nursing, November 2019

Interdisciplinary Rounds on a Hospitalist Service: Impact on Palliative Care Measures, Quality, and Utilization Outcomes
Journal of Nursing Care Quality, October/December 2019

Ensuring Workplace Safety: Evidence Supporting Interventions for Nurse Administrators
JONA: Journal of Nursing Administration, November 2019

Eradicating hepatitis C virus: The APRN's role
Nurse Practitioner, November 2019

Improving Perinatal Care Through Theory Application
MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing, November/December 2019

Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease: A Silent Epidemic
Gastroenterology Nursing, September/October 2019

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

* Questions about access, contact Your Ascension Wisconsin Librarians: 

                     Michele Matucheski        Kellee Selden