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.