Friday, December 22, 2017

Introducing the Nursing Point-of-Care LibGuide for Ministry Health Care

Just a quick reminder that Nursing Reference Center will be going away as of December  31, 2017, for Ministry Health Care. 

What to use instead :  The Nursing Point-of-Care Tool

How to get there on the MHC Intranet :
            Save this link for future use. 

With the expiration of Nursing Reference Center on December 31, 2017, there will be some lag  time before an Ascension Wisconsin state-wide subscription for a NEW Nursing point-of-care (POC) tool goes into effect later in 2018. 

The Nursing Point-of-Care  LibGuide pulls together some of the online resources that were 
formerly available through NRC, including :
                Nursing Procedure Manuals
                Diseases & Disorders
                Drug Info
                Lab Tests
                Taber’s Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary
                Patient Education
                And links to go deeper with the Nursing Specialties LibGuide and Clinical Key.

I know this solution is not ideal, and is meant to be a temporary fix.

Questions or comments, contact
Your Librarian,

Michele Matucheski, MLS, AHIP - via Outlook or 920-223-0340

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Nurse's Choice Recommended Reading - December 2017

December, 2017

Influenza vaccination policies, masking protocols
Nursing Management, November 2017

Providing self-management education to patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus: Addressing basic nutrition and hypoglycemia
The Nurse Practitioner, November 16, 2017

Choice of Fluids for Resuscitation of the Critically Ill: What Nurses Need to Know
Critical Care Nursing Quarterly, October/December 2017

Pressure Injuries Caused by Medical Devices and Other Objects: A Clinical Update
ANJ, American Journal of Nursing, December 2017

The Next Frontier for Nurses: Improving Quality and Safety in Primary Care
Journal of Nursing Care Quality, January/March 2018

Soft Factors, Smooth Transport? The role of safety climate and team processes in reducing adverse events during intrahospital transport in intensive care
Health Care Management Review, Publish ahead of print

Management of Moisture-Associated Skin Damage: A Scoping Review
Advances in Skin & Wound Care: The Journal for Prevention and Healing, November 2017

How can policy change guide nursing practice to reduce in-patient falls?
Nursing, December 2017

Evaluation of a Broad-Spectrum Partially Automated Adverse Event Surveillance System: A Potential Tool for Patient Safety Improvement in Hospitals With Limited Resources
Journal of Patient Safety, Publish ahead of print

Does Certification in Vascular Access Matter? An Analysis of the PICC1 Survey
AJN, American Journal of Nursing, December 2017

* List and links courtesy of Anne Chaney at Wolters-Kluwer/Ovid.

* Questions about access, contact Your Ascension Wisconsin Librarians : 

Michele Matucheski        Elissa Kinzelman-Vesely      Kellee Selden

Monday, December 4, 2017


By Elissa Kinzelman-Vesely

Your Librarians have a new mission statement!  We wanted something concise to sum up the services we provide to you – our library users.

Speaking of using the library, have you ever thought “outside the box” in terms of how your librarians might assist you in your work duties?  You know you can come to the library for Librarian assistance, but have you ever considered embedding your Librarian on your team?  Your Ascension Wisconsin Librarians possess skills that extend beyond the library environment.  We’re critical thinkers who know how to effectively evaluate research.  We can determine best practice and have the ability to analyze and summarize research findings.

Do you sit on a:
Practice council?
Falls prevention team?
Patient safety committee?
Patient & family experience team?

Consider asking your Librarian to join your team.  We can bring new perspectives to the work you do and provide the latest research evidence you need to move forward on your projects.  Discover the wealth of information your Librarian can contribute to your council or committee!  

In addition to specializing in research, your Librarians are also masters of organizing knowledge and making it available to others.  Check out the Opioid Guideline Toolkit and the Patient & Family Engagement Tool Kits on the Ascension Wisconsin LibGuides site.  Make your knowledge accessible to others via LibGuides!  Consult with your Librarian for planning and assistance.

Even if you don’t have a Librarian at your site, we can connect with you via Skype for Business.  Go ahead; embed your Librarian today!

Comments, questions, requests or suggestions, please contact your favorite Ascension Wisconsin Librarian :