Thursday, January 30, 2020

Release of National Sample Survey of Registered Nurses Data

Release of National Sample Survey of Registered Nurses Data

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has released data collected from the National Sample Survey of Registered Nurses (NSSRN). This survey data is the principal source of information on the nursing workforce, the largest group of health care professionals.

The NSSRN informs educators, health workforce leaders, and policymakers of developments in the nursing workforce. This comprehensive data set assists in developing strategies that address present-day healthcare challenges and the evolving nursing workforce needs. Since 1977, the National Sample Survey of Registered Nurses (NSSRN) has been the cornerstone of nursing workforce data.

Friday, January 3, 2020

Nurses Choice Recommended Reading - January 2020

January 2020
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.

    Nursing Made Incredibly Easy!, January/February 2020

     Nursing Management, January 2020

    Critical Care Nursing Quarterly, January/March 2020

    Nursing, January 2020

    Journal of Nursing Care Quality, Publish ahead of print

    Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, January/February 2020

    Nursing Critical Care, January 2020

    Professional Case Management, January/February 2020

    The Nurse Practitioner, December 2019

    Rehabilitation Nursing Journal, January/February 2020

Lippincott Nursing Pocket Card: Managing Diabetes in the Hospital Setting       [This Pocket Card requires FREE registration to access]

* List and links courtesy of Anne Chaney at Wolters-Kluwer/Ovid.
* Questions about access, contact Your Ascension Wisconsin Librarians: 
 Michele Matucheski        Kellee Selden

Thursday, January 2, 2020

Ascension Wisconsin Library Services Literature Search Survey Impact Report 2018-19

 By Michele Matucheski, MLS, AHIP,  Clinical Librarian for Ascension Wisconsin

Ascension Wisconsin Librarians collected feedback on the research (literature searches) we provided to our patrons.  This feedback helps us understand HOW this information was used system-wide. This survey data was saved to a Microsoft Forms App which allowed us to compile and present the data visually.

This report shows the impact Library Services has on Ascension Wisconsin’s  Quadruple Aim:

                  1)      Delivering high quality care
                  2)      Better patient and
                  3)      Provider experiences and
                  4)      Lowering overall costs

The word cloud above illustrates just SOME of the research projects that your Librarians have worked on in 2018-19.
Research demonstrates that Librarian-led information services improve clinical decision making and patient care outcomes. Library Services and quality health information can
  • Reduce hospital costs, length of stay
  • Prevent Hospital Readmissions
  • Improve diagnosis, patient care outcomes and clinical decision making
  • Further their institution's mission and goals through expert searches, teaching health professional literature searching skills, providing community outreach programs, supporting innovation and research, and disseminating the best medical and business practice information.
  • Contribute to a culture of inquiry and quality improvement by teaching nurses, physicians and staff information literacy and  literature searching skills
  • Help avoid adverse events
  • Save health professionals' time

A single literature search takes a professional Clinical Librarian on average about 90 minutes to complete.  She usually consults 3-4 databases such as PubMed/Medline, Cinahl, Cochrane, Clinical Key, Nursing Reference Center, the Library catalog, and even Google.   Some searches can take even longer and involve contacting experts in the field. 

The Ascension Wisconsin Librarians spent more than 1647 hours doing research for the organization in 2018-19.  This frees up time for associates to spend on patient care and other duties.

 The report includes :
  • A word cloud listing SOME of the high profile searches we did in the past year
  • Introduction & Purpose
  • Meet Your Librarians
  • Charts & Graphs
    • Reasons for asking a Librarian to do Research
    • Value of the Knowledge Provided
    • Change in Practice
    • Impact of Research Provided
    • Outcomes (as in Adverse Events Avoided)
    • Satisfaction
    • Time Saved
·         Total number of Searches done by AW Librarians in 2018-19 
·         What Our Library Customers Say About Us

Thank you for using Library Services!

If you have questions or comments, please contact Your Ascension Wisconsin Librarians:

Michele Matucheski            Kellee Selden