Friday, June 26, 2020

Using PubMed in Evidence-Based Practice: New Tutorial Available

The Using PubMed in Evidence-Based Practice tutorial is available now from the PubMed Online Training page on the NLM Web site. 

  • This tutorial was created to help clinicians including nurses and allied health professionals develop a clinical question using the PICO framework and efficiently find relevant biomedical literature using PubMed. 

  • The tutorial was designed to be completed in less than 30 minutes. 
  • This tutorial replaces the PubMed for Nurses tutorial.

Using PubMed in Evidence-Based Practice: New Tutorial Available. NLM Tech Bull. 2020 May-June;(434):b5.

This brief article (above) was originally published in the NLM Technical Bulletin.  It is reprinted here because the content is not copyrighted and is freely reproducible.

Free access to Medline back to 1946 from The National Library of Medicine. This link also includes the print and journal holdings for the MHC Libraries as well as links to our Ascension Wisconsin full-text.

Tips for local Ascension Wisconsin users:

  1. If you use the PubMed links on the Asc. WI Library pages, you'll tap into our fulltext offerings.  
  2. If we don't have online access to a particular article, you'll be able to order it easily through PubMed by clicking on the Ascension icon. 
  3. Use the New PubMed Search Tips page with helpful tips and tutorials. 
Questions or Comments?​
Contact Your Ascension Wisconsin Librarians:

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Earn CME/CE and MOC Credits by Using DynaMed

DynaMed is committed supporting the lifelong learner. Whether it’s a clinician in need of continuing medical education (CME) or Maintenance of Certification (MOC), a resident preparing for rounds, or a medical student looking to enhance their learning beyond the classroom, DynaMed can help.


Clinicians using DynaMed are eligible to earn continuing medical education (CME) credits and continuing education (CE) contact hours. 

  • To earn CME/CE and MOC credit with every search of DynaMed users simply create a personal user account and the DynaMed CME Ticker tracks the credits accrued across all their devices. 
  • Clinicians can redeem CME credits individually or in a bulk submission, and after an easy onetime configuration.


Physicians in certain specialties may also be eligible to earn Part II Maintenance of Certification (MOC) points. DynaMed will automatically submit your credits to your designated boards, once configured in your personal user profile.


Boards accepting MOC credits from DynaMed include:


Earn your credits quickly and easily: create a personal account and complete your CME profile to get started.


When logged into your personal account, open the CME module and click the “tools” icon to complete your profile




All fields except for Workplace Information are required. Click “Save” then complete the CME and MOC tabs:

See also: The DynaMed Search Tips & Tutorials Page

DynaMed CME/MOC Handout

Questions or comments? Contact your Ascension Wisconsin Medical Librarians for support:

Michele Matucheski        Kellee Selden

A Rough Guide to Spotting Bad Science: Infographic

From Compound Chem:  "This graphic looks at the different factors that can contribute towards ‘bad’ science – it was inspired by the research I carried out for [a different project,] where many articles linked the compound to causing breast cancer, referencing scientific research which drew questionable conclusions from their results."  Read more ...

Monday, June 15, 2020

Nurses Choice Recommended Reading - June 2020

June 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.

Register below for "Calming the COVID-19 Storm", a free CE Webinar.
CIN: Computers, Informatics, Nursing

COVID-19: Never Seen Anything Like This Ever!
JONA: Journal of Nursing Administration, June 2020

Nurses' Attitude, Behavior, and Knowledge Regarding Protective Lung Strategies 
of Mechanically Ventilated Patients
Critical Care Nursing Quarterly, July/September 2020

Establishing a Geriatric Hip Fracture Program at a Level 1 Community Trauma Center
Orthopaedic Nursing, May/June 2020

A Survey of Nurses' Need for Care Robots in Children's Hospitals: Combining Robot-Care, 
Game-Care, and Edu-Care
CIN: Computers, Informatics, Nursing, Publish ahead of print

Wound Healing and Wound Care in Neonates: Current Therapies and Novel Options
Advances in Skin & Wound Care, June 2020

Care coordination for children with medical complexity
Nurse Practitioner, June 2020

Nurse-Reported Bullying and Documented Adverse Patient Events: An Exploratory Study 
in a US Hospital
Journal of Nursing Care Quality, July/September 2020

Opioid Use Disorder: Pathophysiology, Assessment, and Effective Interventions
AJN, American Journal of Nursing, June 2020

Vaping: What Every Emergency Nurse Practitioner Should Know!
Advanced Emergency Nursing Journal, April/June 2020

Cognitive Impairment Level and Elderly Hip Fracture: Implications in Rehabilitation 
Rehabilitation Nursing Journal, May/June 2020

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

Friday, June 12, 2020

Introducing DynaMed: A Physician Point-of-Care Clinical Reference Tool

dynamed-logo-med - Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust

What is Dynamed?

DynaMed is a physician point-of-care clinical reference tool created by physicians for physicians and other health care professionals.  It offers clinically-organized summaries for more than 3,200 topics. 
DynaMed utilizes an editorial team to continually improve, update and manage content by combining the skill, experience, and expertise of physicianspharmacistsallied health professionalsscientistsepidemiologistsmedical writersmedical editors, and medical librarians.

Evidenced-based methodology

A clinical resource that is truly evidenced-based must contain summaries and recommendations based on the best evidence to date. This can only be done by systematically identifying and appraising the literature available. DynaMed plus employs a 7 step process to consistently and systematically identify, select, evaluate, interpret, and summarize available evidence. DynaMed Plus also appraises and updates evidence daily, and even alters their conclusions when new evidence becomes available. 
Below is a link to the 7 step process as well as sources of content and editor information.  

DynaMed Features

  • Overviews and recommendations
  • In-depth specialty content
  • Graphics and images
  • Link to Micromedex® Standard Drug Information, including DRUGDEX®
  • Calculators
  • CME
  • Links to full text
  • Precise search results
  • Exact-match function
  • Easy access to topic sections
User Interface
  • Easy to scan, bulleted format
  • Alerts
  • Mobile-friendly design
Editorial Processes
  • Evidence-based
  • Expert specialty authors
  • Recommendations based on evidence
  • Daily updates

Your Ascension Wisconsin Librarians have created a DynaMed Search Tips support page with handouts and tutorials to help you get the most out of DynaMed.

Thursday, June 11, 2020

Discontinuation of UptoDate; Transition to DynaMed as the Ascension-wide Physician Point-of-Care Tool

To: Ascension Medical Group WI Clinicians, Ascension WI All Medical Staff 

cc: Gregory Brusko DO, MMM, FACOS, Chief Clinical Officer, Ascension Wisconsin, 
Lisa Benson, MD, MBA, FACP, Chief Medical Officer, Ascension Wisconsin,
Douglas Reding, MD, MPH, FACP, Chief Academic Officer, Ascension Wisconsin, 
AMG-WI Regional Vice Presidents,

From: Doug Culling, DO, MS, CPE, President, Clinical, Ascension Medical Group WI

Date: June 11, 2020

Subject: **ACTION REQ**: UpToDate® Discontinuation- Transition to New Physician Point of Care Tool


Effective July 1, 2020, Ascension will transition from UpToDate® to using DynaMed as a single
nationwide physician point of care tool for assisting with care decisions, research, Graduate Medical
Education (GME) and continuing medical education (CME). 

The decision to move to a single nationwide point of care tool, and the selection of DynaMedwas
made in close collaboration with Ascension Clinical & Network Services and Ascension Medical Group
dyad leadership and library services, along with input from several Ascension ministry markets with
previous experience using DynaMed

There were many important considerations for this decision, including the need for an evidence-based
resource, access for medical and nursing staff, allied health and GME, affordability and an ability
to achieve standardization, an extension of coverage to inpatient and ambulatory sites of care that
may not currently have access.

As part of the transition to to using DynaMedbeginning July 1, clinicians should begin now
retrieving their CME credits housed in UpToDate®.
Please click here for step by step instructions for redeeming CME credits. Instructions
start on page 6.

DynaMed will be available to Medical staff (including employed and non-employed providers
associated with our hospitals and academic medical centers. This includes GME.),
Nursing staff and Allied Health professionals.


  • Clinicians can register now for DynaMed - click here to access the registration guide.
  • Live training sessions are available now through June 30 to get you started with Dynamed:
Monday thru Friday
7:00 am Central WebEx Meeting Link

12:00 pm Central: WebEx Meeting Link

A call in number appears when you log into the meeting or participants can join via computer audio.

For basic questions about the DynaMed tool, including training and education, please contact:

24 hour technical support is available by Dynamed (EBSCO) at 1 (800) 653-2726.  
Please provide the name of your Ministry and share that support is needed for
Dynamed technical difficulties.


DynaMed combines the best available evidence with clinical expertise through a seven-step
evidence-based methodology, providing clinicians with trusted information to support diagnosing
and managing patients. Advantages include: 

  • A robust systematic literature surveillance with daily updates
  • Clinical expertise that clarifies the evidence so that the right information is quickly surfaced.
  • Actionable recommendations, key takeaways, and synopses that provide quick answers
  • Integration with EMRs

Thank you.
[Memo sent by John McCurdy, Director of Communications, Ascension Medical Group - Wisconsin]