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.