Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Goodbye MDConsult - Hello Clinical Key

Some of you may know that Elsevier is retiring the popular resource MDConsult as of December 31, 2014, and replacing it with a much more comprehensive tool called Clinical Key. Ministry Health Care made the decision to add Clinical Key to our suite of databases and resources.  It is currently available as a free trial until our subscription officially begins January 2015. 
Clinical Key can be accessed through the Library Intranet site (aka The Library without Walls), or our A-Z database list.  We will be working to add additional links via the EMRs and The Source after our subscription officially starts. 
For now, feel free to test-drive Clinical Key during our free trial transition period.
ClinicalKey’s offerings include:
  •           over 500 journals
  •          over 1000 textbooks
  •          “FirstConsult” point-of-care clinical consults (similar to UptoDate)
  •          Procedures Consult
  •     Patient Education 
  •          Drug monographs from Clinical Pharmacology
  •          over 13,000 medical and surgical videos
  •          millions of images that may be added to presentations
  •          over 2,000 practice guidelines

If you are interested in helpful tutorials, videos, and guides for navigating Clinical Key, please visit:
Clinical Key Experience Tour (3-minute video) Use Chrome
Questions or comments, feel free to contact Your Librarians :
Deb Knippel at 715-346-5091

or Michele Matucheski 920-223-0340 

Monday, December 15, 2014

New Book at Ministry Libraries : Being Mortal by Atul Gawande

Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End
By Dr. Atul Gawande

“In his latest book, bestselling author Atul Gawande tackles the hardest challenge of his profession: how medicine can not only improve life but also the process of its ending.

Medicine has triumphed in modern times, transforming birth, injury, and infectious disease from harrowing to manageable. But in the inevitable condition of aging and death, the goals of medicine seem too frequently to run counter to the interest of the human spirit. Nursing homes, preoccupied with safety, pin patients into railed beds and wheelchairs. Hospitals isolate the dying, checking for vital signs long after the goals of cure have become moot. Doctors, committed to extending life, continue to carry out devastating procedures that in the end extend suffering.

Gawande, a practicing surgeon, addresses his profession’s ultimate limitation, arguing that quality of life is the desired goal for patients and families. Gawande offers examples of freer, more socially fulfilling models for assisting the infirm and dependent elderly, and he explores the varieties of hospice care to demonstrate that a person's last weeks or months may be rich and dignified.
Full of eye-opening research and riveting storytelling, Being Mortal asserts that medicine can comfort and enhance our experience even to the end, providing not only a good life but also a good end.”

To borrow this book, contact your Librarians :
Deb Knippel at 715-346-5091 

or Michele Matucheski 920-223-0340

Friday, December 5, 2014

Emailed Tables-of-Contents eTOCs for Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Journals

The following is a subset of professional and clinical journals focusing
on Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation.

  • These full-text journals are currently available through Ministry/Affinity Library Services.  
  • If you want to receive emailed updates for each new issue, with links to the full-text articles (as long as you’re using an Affinity/Ministry computer or remote access),  Just ask!
  • eTOCs / New issue alerts are a great way to stay up-to-date with what’s happening in this ever-evolving specialty.
  • Sneak a peak at what you’ll get for any of the titles below, then
  •  Contact your Ministry Librarians via Outlook or phone to register for email alerts for these eJournals:   Michele Matucheski   or  Deb Knippel 
  • Tell us what you want, and we'll make sure you get signed up to get the new issue alerts.

American journal of physical medicine & rehabilitation  (0894-9115
from 01/01/1996 to present in Journals@Ovid LWW Total Access Collection

American Journal of Sports Medicine (Pub)
                Current Issue 

Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation  (0003-9993) 
      from 1995 to present in JournalsConsult on Elsevier ScienceDrect

Clinical rehabilitation  (0269-2155)   
      from 02/01/1998 to present in Academic Search Premier

International journal of rehabilitation research  (0342-5282)   
      from 03/01/2001 to present in Journals@Ovid LWW Total Access Collection

International journal of therapy and rehabilitation  (1741-1645)   

from 05/01/2003 to present in CINAHL with Full Text

 Journal of acute care physical therapy  (2158-8686)  
     from 2010 to present in Journals@Ovid LWW Total Access Collection

Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume  (0021-9355)   
     from 01/01/1993 to present in Journals@Ovid Core Biomedical Collection 2010

Journal of geriatric physical therapy (2001)  (1539-8412)   
      from 01/01/2001 to present in Journals@Ovid LWW Total Access Collection

Journal of hand therapy  (0894-1130) 
from 2003 to present in JournalsConsult on Elsevier ScienceDirect 

Journal of head trauma rehabilitation  (0885-9701)   
      from 02/01/1999 to present in Journals@Ovid LWW Total Access Collection

Journal of neurologic physical therapy  (1557-0576)   

Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy (JOSPT) (Pub)
                Current issue 

Journal of rehabilitation  (0022-4154)   

from 01/01/1975 to present in Academic Search Premier

Journal of women's health physical therapy  (1556-6803)   

from 01/01/2005 to present in Journals@Ovid LWW Total Access Collection

Manual therapy  (1356-689X)  
         from 2003 to present in JournalsConsult on Elsevier ScienceDirect

Medicine and science in sports and exercise  (0195-9131)            from 01/01/1996 to present in Journals@Ovid LWW Total Access Collection 

Pediatric physical therapy  (0898-5669) 
        from 01/01/2000 to present in Journals@Ovid LWW Total Access Collection

Physical therapy  (0031-9023) 
from 01/01/2000 to present in Academic Search Premier

from 01/01/2000 to present in CINAHL with Full Text

Physical therapy in sport  (1466-853X)   

Rehabilitation nursing  (0278-4807)   
         from 1997 to present in Wiley-Blackwell Medicine & Nursing Collection 

Spine (Philadelphia, Pa. 1976)  (0362-2436

from 01/01/1996 to present in Journals@Ovid LWW Total Access Collection

Topics in geriatric rehabilitation  (0882-7524)   
      from 03/01/1998 to present in Journals@Ovid LWW Total Access Collection

Don't see your favorite professional journal?
Consult our A-Z Journals List for our complete holdings.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

New Books Added to the Library Collection

Wondering how to manage virtual teams, deal with change, make a presentation, coach team members, manage your time, or provide service excellence?  Check out the Leadership Collections available at 2501 Main in Stevens Point and the Health Science Library at Mercy Medical Center in Oshkosh.  Over 500 leadership/management books are available.  You can also peruse the collection here and we can send books to you. 

Several new books have recently been added to the Leadership Collection.  Please contact Deb Knippel if you would like to check out any of these new materials or existing books. 

The HCAHPS Handbook:  Tactics to improve Quality and the Patient Experience by Lyn Ketelsen, RN, MBA; Karen Cook, RN, and Bekki Kennedy.  This is an updated and revised edition. 

Own the Gap:  Building a Team-Based Daily Kaizen Culture by Mike Martyn and Bryan Crowell


Crucial Accountability:  Tools for Resolving Violated Expectations, Broken Commitments, and Bad Behavior by Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, David Maxfield, Ran McMillan, and Al Switzler.    This is the updated second edition of Crucial Confrontations. 

Service Excellence is as Easy as PIE (Perception Is Everything) by Liz Jazwiec. Liz Jazwiec also wrote Eat That Cookie!  and Hey Cupcake! We Are All Leaders and has been a keynote speaker for our Clinical Conferences 

Friday, October 31, 2014

Free Full-text Access to The Harvard Business Review


Did you know :
Ministry Library Services offers free online access to The Harvard Business Review?

Have you seen the $$ HBR subscription price, and felt it was beyond your reach?
Worry no more!   Now you can sign up for our emailed table-of-contents service (etocs).  
Once a month, you’ll get a single email with the current table-of-contents, along with links to the full text articles. 

eTOCs are a great way to stay up-to-date on what’s happening in this ever-evolving world of business.

Harvard Business Review (EbscoHost – BSP)    
     FreeTaste    Check out the current issue.

Other Health Care Business Titles you may be interested in :                    
HFM : Healthcare Financial Management (EbscoHost – BSP) 
Health Care Financing Review (EbscoHost - BSP) 
Health Facilities Management (Ebsco – BSP) 
Hospitals & Health Networks (EbscoHost - BSP) 
Managed Healthcare Executive (EbscoHost - BSP) 
Modern Healthcare (EbscoHost - BSP) 

Contact your Ministry Librarians via Outlook to register for email alerts for these eJournals.
Michele Matucheski   or Deb Knippel 

Don’t see your favorite journal listed?  Ask us—We might just have it!

Many of these titles come from Business Source Premier (via 
Badgerlink), offering full-text access to thousands of business journals.  Badgerlink is a collection of full-text databases available to citizens of Wisconsin.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

October is National Medical Librarian's Month

As members of the healthcare team,
Health Science Librarians:

·         Improve patient care outcomes
·         Enhance staff effectiveness and satisfaction
·         Provide resources for teaching and learning
·         Increase patient and family satisfaction
·         Support innovation, research, and quality
·         Provide quality resources to help people make
            informed health care decisions

Contact your Ministry Librarians to learn more :

Michele Matucheski (920-223-0340)  and Deb Knippel (715-346-5091)

Nursing Reference Center (NRC) offers FREE CEUs for Ministry Associates

Keep your professional knowledge and skills up-to-date with CINAHL CEU Modules available through Nursing Reference Center (NRC).     There are over 1400 continuing education topics available.  

This service is open to nurses and allied health professionals (such as respiratory therapists, physical therapists, and more …)  Before taking the exam, you will be prompted for your name and license information.

CINAHL CEU modules are interactive educational modules that allow nurses to satisfy CE requirements online.  They contain the latest topics on patient care and drug administration.  Each CEU consists of
  • course materials
  •   interactive review / practice test
  •  a competency test
  •  a certificate of completion

CINAHL is accredited as a provider of continuing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).  Please check your certification-specific requirements.

Read more about how to access and use the CEU Modules in NRC (includes screenshots with step-by-step instructions).   

CINAHL Education FAQ

Where can you find Nursing Reference Center?  
        The Source > Links & Resources > In the search box, type in “nur”
                                                             > Click on Nursing Reference Center

It’s also linked within many of the EMRs such as Meditech, Centricity, and MedHost.
And on the Library web pages.

NRC Support Page –  Helpful info, links, articles, and tutorials for using NRC
NRC FAQ - Contains info about Ministry’s remote and mobile access to NRC and more 

Questions or Comments?  Contact your Librarians :

Michele Matucheski (920-223-0340)  and Deb Knippel (715-346-5091)

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Bridging Research and Practice: Librarians Share their Expertise in Evidence-Based Practice

During the week of June 23 – 27, 2014, Library and Information Consultants, Michele Matucheski and Deb Knippel, had the pleasure of participating in the week-long Evidence-Based Practice workshop led by Robin Kretschman, Vice President Patient Care Services.   
It was a win-win experience as we were able to be at the table and work with nurses as they developed their research questions, gaining a more thorough understanding of the context of their questions.  In exchange, the nurses had the expertise of the Librarians to immediately assist them with their searching/research. 
In response to being asked to teach the Searching day of the class, Michele Matucheski, developed an Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) LibGuide.  The EBP LibGuide pulls together the recommended EBP tools and resources all in one place, making it easier to locate the best evidence.  It can be accessed from the Library Without Walls intranet website.

The nurses also gained in-depth knowledge of the Library databases and how these and the Librarians are able to help them with their reference needs.  We were able to demonstrate how we can be a vibrant and viable part of their “Teams” as they work on quality and process-improvement projects that improve patient care.   For assistance in using the library resources, research  questions, acquiring articles, and/or requesting a literature search, contact  Michele Matucheski  or Deb Knippel via Outlook.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Nursing Reference Center - Home and Mobile Access

We’ve created a FrequentlyAsked Questions (FAQ) document  to answer some of the most common questions about Nursing Reference Center (NRC) at Ministry Health Care. 
See below for an expanded answer on home and mobile access to NRC :

1) Can I access NRC on my home computer or iPad?
>  Yes, NRC can be accessed from home for personal use* 
       Check the following pdf document  for access info.
*Note:  If used for work-related purposes outside of the associate’s scheduled working hours, prior approval is expected from the department leader before work is performed.  If the request is approved, the associate is responsible for accurately entering their worked time to the time and attendance system.  

Can I access NRC from my iPhone/iPod Touch? 
>  Yes, you can download a slimmed-down version of NRC for Apple mobile devices. 
       Be aware that the mobile version is not the full database.
>   How do I get the NRC Mobile app?
From any Ministry computer connected to our Intranet, access the NRC homepage
(ie : The Source > Links & Resources > Nursing Reference Center). 
Scroll down to the bottom of the page:


Click on the NRC iPhone/iPod Touch Application link.
Enter an email that you’ll be able to access on your iPhone or iPod Touch.
After you submit, it will send you an email with instructions to download the iTunes App along with an access key.  Follow the instructions …

To access on an iPad, you don’t need the mobile App.  You can sign in and have full access to the entire NRC database.    Use the instructions for accessing NRC on a home computer.