Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Listen to the Top JAMA Network Podcasts of 2020


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Top Episodes of 2020


Revisit the year's top episodes of JAMA Network podcasts, which feature in-depth discussions about current ideas and innovations in medicine, science, and clinical practice.

March 24, 2020
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: Chloroquine/Hydroxychloroquine and Azithromycin
Chloroquine was shown to be active in vitro against SARS coronavirus but is of unproven efficacy and safety in patients infected with SARS-CoV-2. The drug’s potential benefits and risks for COVID-19 patients is discussed by Dr. David Juurlink, head of the Division of Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto.
17 min 13 sec / 0.25 CME   Listen Now ►
August 13, 2020
Why Are We Still Talking About Hydroxychloroquine as a Treatment for COVID-19?
The use of hydroxychloroquine as a treatment for COVID-19 serves as an example of what is wrong with medical information being widely disseminated before it is thoroughly vetted by peer review. David Juurlink, MD, PhD, from the University of Toronto summarizes the evidence base regarding hydroxychloroquine and COVID-19.
13 min 3 sec / 0.25 CME   Listen Now ►
April 8, 2020
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: Reusing Face Masks and N95 Respirators
Shortages of face masks and N95 respirators have forced clinicians and hospitals to reuse these normally disposable items. Ron Shaffer, PhD, former CDC PPE Research Branch Chief, discusses effective sterilization techniques and how to test that the equipment stays protective after sterilization.
40 min 21 sec / 0.5 CME   Listen Now ►
October 19, 2020
Can We Count on Herd Immunity to Control COVID-19?
Many people are hoping that enough people develop resistance to COVID-19, either from being exposed to the disease or from vaccination, to develop herd immunity that will enable society to return to normal. But will that happen? Saad Omer, MD, from the Yale Institute for Global Health, discusses his JAMA article on herd immunity and how much we can count on having it to return society to normal from this COVID-19 pandemic.
16 min 11 sec / 0.25 CME   Listen Now ►
March 16, 2020
COVID-19 in Seattle: Clinical Features and Managing the Outbreak
John Lynch, MD, MPH, an infectious disease physician and medical director for infection prevention and control at the Harborview Medical Center, summarizes his hospital's experience managing the patients and outbreak.
24 min / 0.5 CME   Listen Now ►
April 27, 2020
Pandemic Part 1: 1918 Flu Pandemic and COVID-19
Medical historian Howard Markel, MD, PhD, director of the University of Michigan’s Center for the History of Medicine, speaks with JAMA Fishbein fellow Angel Desai, MD, about lessons from the devastating 1918 flu pandemic. Markel discusses his research into the effects of social distancing on US death rates during the worldwide outbreak.
Pandemic Part 2: A Trip to Philadelphia’s Mutter Museum
32 min 11 sec / 0.5 CME   Listen Now ►
March 23, 2020
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: Early Safety Signals Around Ibuprofen and Renin-Angiotensin Inhibitors
Emerging information about how SARS-CoV-2 virus infects cells has led to speculation that NSAIDs and ACE inhibitors/angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) may worsen clinical disease. Infectious disease physician Carlos del Rio, MD, of Emory University explains the concerns and their clinical implications.
9 min 28 sec / 0.25 CME   Listen Now ►
April 24, 2020
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: Ventilatory Management for COVID-Related Respiratory Failure
Management of COVID-19-related respiratory failure differs from what is necessary for ARDS. Ventilatory support for COVID-19 patients requires higher than normal tidal volumes with minimal PEEP and allowance for higher than usual serum CO2 levels. How the unique pathophysiology of respiratory failure should be treated is discussed by John J. Marini, MD, professor of medicine at the University of Minnesota.
26 min 44 sec / 0.5 CME   Listen Now ►
April 3, 2020
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: Safe Shopping at Stores and Pharmacies
Food and medicine shopping is essential during the COVID-19 pandemic, but requires getting out and standing close to strangers at a time when social distancing and sheltering-in-place are recommended. David Aronoff, MD, director of the Division of Infectious Diseases at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, explains how to minimize COVID-19 risk while shopping.
19 min 2 sec / 0.25 CME   Listen Now ►
January 30, 2020
Dr Anthony Fauci: What Clinicians Need to Know About Coronavirus
A new virus known as the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) is rapidly spreading through China. The rapid spread and severity of this illness are worrisome and the possibility that it develops into a pandemic is very real. Anthony Fauci, MD, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, provides an update on this new disease.
8 min 23 sec / 0.5 CME   Listen Now ►
March 6, 2020
Update on Coronavirus: March 6, 2020, by NIAID’s Anthony Fauci, MD
Coronovirus continues to spread throughout the world. Anthony Fauci, MD, is the director of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and has been the main spokesperson for the US government about SARS-CoV-2. Dr Fauci spoke with JAMA Editor in Chief Howard Bauchner, MD, about where we are as of today with the epidemic.
33 min 17 sec / 0.5 CME   Listen Now ►
July 13, 2020
How Is COVID-19 Transmitted?
Whether the SARS-CoV-2 virus is transmitted by droplets or aerosol influences which public health interventions might slow its spread. Michael Klompas, MD, professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, explains evidence to date about mechanisms of coronavirus transmission and implications for pandemic containment and mitigation efforts.
25 min 29 sec / 0.5 CME   Listen Now ►

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 Michele Matucheski   &   Kellee Selden

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Playdough Surgery - Cesarean Delivery

For your viewing pleasure and amusement over the holidays:

This surgeon mom has been improving her kids' fine motor skills using some extremely detailed Playdough models.    

See the complete playlist for other episodes and surgical procedures by Breakfasteur.

Even if you are not a surgeon, or don't work in surgery, this is an entertaining, fascinating if simplified view of some surgical procedures.    Makes me wonder if this kid will become a brilliant surgeon, or want nothing to do with it when they grow up?  


Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Diabetes Patient Education Resources


Check out the new Diabetes Patient Education LibGuide created by your Ascension Wisconsin Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialists.

This Guide is aimed at helping Ascension Wisconsin associates provide highly reliable and quality education resources to patients and their families, helping them live well with diabetes. 

Sections cover the following areas (so far):

4 Ways to get there:

Method 1) Bookmark the direct link for the brand new Diabetes Education Resources LibGuide.

Method 3) 

Method 4) 
Both the Nursing and Physician / Provider LibGuides have Patient Education Tabs, which now contains the navigation box for the new Diabetes Patient Education Guide.  

Diabetes Patient Education box via Nursing Point-of-Care Tools Patient Education Tab

Questions or Comments, please contact your Ascension Wisconsin Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialists:

Thursday, December 10, 2020

Clinical Key Content Updates - December 2020

The content of Clinical Key is constantly being updated.  Here are the October highlights.

Clinical Key

Clinical Key Search Tips & Tutorials

ClinicalKey Content Updates: December 10th, 2020

New Clinical Overviews – CK Global

Updated Clinical Overviews – Selected Topics


Books Added – CK Global


Books Removed – CK Global

  • Atlas of Liver Pathology (Kanel, Gary) 2nd ed; ISBN: 9781437707656; Package/Collection: Flex Only.
  • Breast Imaging (Bassett, Lawrence) 1st ed; ISBN: 9781416051992; Package/Collection: Radiology Extended.
  • Cartilage Surgery (Brittberg, Mats) 1st ed; ISBN: 9781437708783; Package/Collection: Orthopedics Extended.
  • Griffith’s Instructions for Patients (Moore, Stephen) 8th ed; ISBN: 9781437709094; Package/Collection: Internal Medicine Essentials.
  • High-Risk Pregnancy (James, David) 4th ed; ISBN: 9781416059080; Package/Collection: Obstetrics and Gynecology.
  • Neurological Disorders and Pregnancy (Minagar, Alireza) 1st ed; ISBN: 9780123849113; Package/Collection: Neurology.
  • Orthopedic Physical Assessment: Atlas and Video (Magee, David) 1st ed; ISBN: 9781437716030; Package/Collection: Orthopedics Essentials.
  • Procedures in Cosmetic Dermatology Series: Treatment of Leg Veins (Alam, Murad) 2nd ed; ISBN: 9781437719222; Package/Collection: Dermatology.
Questions or comments, contact Your Ascension Wisconsin Librarians: 
 Michele Matucheski        Kellee Selden

Saturday, December 5, 2020

Covid-19 Vaccine Development & Distribution

Vaccine Development and Distribution

Vaccine Development and Distribution

This is an excellent discussion about the Covid-19 vaccines from the Wisconsin Alumni Association at UW- Madison.  The excellent mix of speakers represent research, bioethics and public health aspects of vaccine development.  

It’s a little over an hour and answers many questions about:
  • development of vaccines
  • safety
  • and how the vaccine will be rolled out.
    • Health care workers and residents of long term health facilities will be first in line, and hopefully soon. 

We are fortunate to have such amazing experts here in Wisconsin. 

Although it is encouraging news to be so near a vaccine, it won’t change the curve for the next couple months, so keep on masking, washing hands, distancing and avoiding large gatherings.

Friday, December 4, 2020

Words Matter: The Words that Actually Persuade People on the Pandemic

 "If we don't get this right, people will die."

Compelling article about using the right words to get people to do what's needed to overcome this pandemic.  Things policymakers and communications people should all be aware of.  

We all know that early messaging about the pandemic was flawed.  Now there are studies showing what is more likely to work with various groups of people.  

 The words that actually persuade people on the pandemic

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Nursing through a Pandemic Webinar Series: Put Your Own Oxygen Mask on First: Self-care in the time of Covid


Put your own oxygen mask on first:             Self-care in the time of COVID

Monday, December 7th at 9 am CST

2020 has been a year like no other and nursing has been at the heart of the response to the pandemic globally. With that in mind we are offering a webinar series focusing on Nursing in a Pandemic.


You as a nurse are essential to the care of every patient and their family at this time so episode 1 “Put on your own oxygen mask first” is focused around caring for yourself first and foremost. Please join us to explore how the newest chapter of the 10th edition of The Royal Marsden Manual of Clinical Nursing Procedures“Self-Care and Wellbeing” can support you to care for yourself and look out for your colleagues.


Please register here and feel free to spread the word https://secure.wiley.com/selfcare-nursing.

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Nurses Choice Recommended Reading - December 2020


December 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 for this free webinar below "Transforming the Nursing Workforce in the New Paradigm of Care".
MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing

Reducing Severity of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Intensive Care Unit Survivors
Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing, November/December 2020

Just-in-time safety training for N95 respirators: A virtual approach
Nursing Management, November 2020

Sibling conflict over a parent's end-of-life care: A legal perspective
Nursing, November 2020

COVID-19: An Update on the Epidemiological, Clinical, Preventive,
and Therapeutic Management of 2019 Novel Coronavirus Disease

Critical Care Nursing Quarterly, January/March 2021

Direct oral anticoagulant reversal: An update
Nursing Critical Care, November 2020

Do Not Resuscitate in the Operating Room: Suspend or Not to Suspend
Clinical Nurse Specialist, November/December 2020

Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs: Updates on Dosage Formulations
and Adverse Effects

Orthopaedic Nursing, November/December 2020

Child Labor Trafficking Essentials for Forensic Nurses
Journal of Forensic Nursing, October/December 2020

Total knee replacement explained
Nursing made Incredibly Easy!, November/December 2020

Community-Acquired Pneumonia: A Review of Current Diagnostic Criteria
and Management

AJN, American Journal of Nursing, December 2020

* List and links courtesy of Anne Chaney at Wolters-Kluwer/Ovid.
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 Michele Matucheski        Kellee Selden