Monday, January 30, 2017

NLM Resources for Nurses

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) offers support to nurses and nursing research by providing diverse resources. To learn more, read on …
NLM Resources for Nurses Videos
Three "NLM Resources for Nurses" videos highlight free, online resources for nursing research, patient education, and drug information:
·         NLM Resources for Nurses: Research
In fewer than 4 minutes, learn about 15 different NLM resources to support nursing research and promote quality health outcomes.
·         NLM Resources for Nurses: Patient Education
In only 2 ½ minutes, learn about 11 different NLM resources to help patients and their families learn more about diseases, disorders, conditions, and treatments.
·         NLM Resources for Nurses: Drug Information
In just over 4 minutes, learn about six NLM drug information resources to support clinical care and patient education.
PubMed for Nurses Tutorial
The PubMed for Nurses Tutorial was created specifically to help nurses efficiently find literature using PubMed.  The five videos with exercises to test your knowledge were designed to be completed in less than 30 minutes.
PubMed Tips from your Ascension WI Librarians:
·         Use the PubMed links on the Library Intranet Pages to tap into our fulltext offerings.
·         See our PubMed Search Tips  page for more tips and tutorials

·         Contact Your Librarians for additional help : 
Resources for Standards and Interoperability
The Nursing Standards and Interoperability Web page is for nurses, students, informaticians and anyone interested in nursing terminologies for systems development. The two minute video, Leveraging UMLS Synonymy to Extract Nursing Terms from SNOMED CT, demonstrates how to use the Metathesaurus to find CUIs and extract concept-level synonyms between SNOMED CT and other nursing terminologies.
Additional Resources
Please share with your colleagues.

·         Reprinted from The NLM Tech Bull. 2016 Jul-Aug;(411):e4.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Ask-a-Librarian : Where can I find APA citation format reference material?

Ask-a-Librarian :  Where can I find APA citation format reference material?

Answer : The following links and resources will help you properly format your paper.

These style guides offer examples for the most often used references including journal articles, books, websites, etc.  

>  The landing page shows examples for periodicals.  Check the other tabs across the top if you need examples for books, websites, or other documents.

APA Reference Style Guide – Northern Michigan University

APA Style -  from the Purdue Online Writing Lab

These handy tools let you plug in the parts of a citation, and it will automatically format the pieces according to the citation style you need (APA included).

Many of our journal and citation databases (ie Ebsco) will also format citations in the particular style you require.  Check with each particular database for the specifics on how. 
                Citing Articles in EbscoHost

If you need more in depth info on APA, we do have a print book you can borrow for a limited time. 

Call Number:
WZ 345 P976 2010
Barcode ID Number
MMC Library

For more info, please  see our Search Tips & Tutorials : Citing Sources Web Page

Your Librarian,
Michele Matucheski

Librarian – Ascension Health Wisconsin
Ministry Health Care / Affinity Health System
t: 920-223-0340

One Mission. One Integrated Ministry. One Ascension.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Nurses Choice Recommended Reading - January 2017

January, 2017

Developing a Framework to Help Bedside Nurses Bring About Change
AJN, American Journal of Nursing, December 2016

Are “quiet-at-night” initiatives impacting staff alertness?
Nursing, December 2016

Sexually inappropriate behavior in patients with dementia
Nursing Made Incredibly Easy!, November/December 2016

Reducing Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease 30-Day Readmissions: A Nurse-Led Evidence-Based Quality Improvement Project
Journal of Nursing Administration, January 2017

Mobile Apps for Educational Purposes
Journal for Nurses in Professional Development, November/December 2016

Antibiotic Classification and Indication Review for the Infusion Nurse
Journal of Infusion Nursing, January/February 2017

Hang Them High: A Hands-Free Technique for Upper Extremity Limb Holding During Surgical Preparation
Orthopaedic Nursing, November/December 2016

Laws and guidelines governing the use of herbal supplements
The Nurse Practitioner, December 2016

Hospital Nurses' Work Activity in a Technology-Rich Environment: A Triangulated Quality Improvement Assessment
Journal of Nursing Care Quality, Publish ahead of print

Do Leadership Style, Unit Climate, and Safety Climate Contribute to Safe Medication Practices?
Journal of Nursing Administration, January 2017

* List and links courtesy of Anne Chaney at Wolters-Kluwer/Ovid.
* Questions about access, contact Your Librarian, Michele Matucheski.

Monday, January 9, 2017

PubMed for Nurses Video Tutorial

The PubMed for Nurses Tutorial was created specifically to help nurses efficiently find literature using PubMed.  The five videos with exercises to test your knowledge were designed to be completed in less than 30 minutes.

That's right : Learn to use PubMed efficiently in just 30 minutes!
     Learn how to use the following PubMed Tools :
  •                 Simple Search
  •         Filters or Limits
  •         Clinical Queries for best evidence
  •         MyNCBI

    PubMed Tips from your Ascension WI Librarians:

·   Contact Your Ascension Wisconsin Librarians for additional help : 

Sunday, January 8, 2017

PubMed for Clinicians

YouTube Video Tutorial    (44 minutes)

Physicians, Providers, and Health Care Professionals : Refresh your  PubMed Search skills.

The staff at The National Library of Medicine (NLM) show how to :
  •          Search PubMed for the most relevant and recent literature
  •          Explore specific clinical research areas
  •          Use filters to narrow your search
  •          Connect to fulltext resources
  •          Set up email alerts for new research on your topic.

Tips from your Ascension WI Librarians:
·         Use the PubMed links on the Library IntranetPages to tap into our fulltext offerings.
·         See our PubMed Search Tips  page for more tips and tutorials
        Contact Your Librarians for additional help : 

Thursday, January 5, 2017

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 (and other healthcare professionals) 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 (from Ebsco) about how to access and use the CEU Modules in NRC (includes screenshots with step-by-step instructions) :

How to Access NRC’s Continuing Education Modules – Deb Knippel’s handy tip sheet for NRC CEUs

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.                               As well as on the Library Without Walls Intranet Pages.

NRC Search Tips –  Helpful info, links, articles, and tutorials for using NRC

NRC FAQ - Contains info about Ministry’s remote (use it from home) and mobile access to NRC and more

Questions or Comments?  Contact your Librarian :

Michele Matucheski (920-223-0340)

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

FREE to a Good Home : 2013 AudioDigest CDs

The MMC  Library has 1 year's worth of      2013    AudioDigest CDs  available for FREE.

Although these audioCDs are too old to apply for CE credits, they do still offer  excellent information for Physicians, PAs, Nurses, and other health professionals.

Available Subject areas include the following  :
Emergency Medicine 
Family Practice
General Surgery 
Internal Medicine
Obstetrics / Gynecology

Also available on Audio :
Journal Watch 
PREP Audio (Pediatrics)

Look for them on a cart near the  used  book sale table.     Come early.  These are HOT items!   

Too far from Mercy?  No sweat!   I'm willing to inter-office a selection of  5-10  audio CDs anywhere within Affinity. 
Just tell me which series you're interested in.  

Due to challenges with inter-office mail delivery between regions, this offer is only for Affinity / Eastern Region. 

Why are we giving them away?
--limited shelving space for audiovisuals
--CE credits are available only for 3 years since date of publication
--Our libraries emphasize the most up-to-date info, so we want to make room for more recent issues.

Questions, Comments, or just want to Stake your Claim?
Contact Your Librarian : 

Michele Matucheski via Outlook or phone (3-0340)