Thursday, June 14, 2018

From the Archives : When Did Mercy Change Its Name?



Question : When did Mercy change it's name?

Answer : In 1917, Lakeside Hospital (aka Lakeside Sanitarium) was renamed Mercy Hospital after the Sisters of the Sorrowful Mother purchased it from the local Physicians who had been running it since 1912.  [From "The Red Book" chapter on Mercy Hospital, c1960.]



In 1968, Mercy Hospital became Mercy Medical Center after merging with Marian Home.
[See ONW article April 5, 1968.]





In 2017, Mercy Medical Center officially changed it's name to Ascension Mercy Hospital to align with naming conventions at Ascension Healthcare.  At the time, the public had the impression that they could get more services at a hospital than at a medical center.

As of June 1, 2018,  Ascension Mercy Hospital and Ascension St. Elizabeth Hospital adopted a new legal name together : Ascension NE Wisconsin.   This has been described as only a legal business name change for tax purposes.   Billing notices may state that patients received services at Ascension NE Wisconsin - Mercy Campus, although we are still doing business as Ascension Mercy Hospital as evidenced by the signage around the hospital.

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Nurses Choice Recommended Reading - June 2018

June 2018

Effects of Vitamin B Complex and Vitamin C on Human Skin Cells: Is the Perceived Effect Measurable?
Advances in Skin & Wound Care, May 2018

Sedation in the ICU: A mindful approach to achieving a balance
Nursing Critical Care, May 2018

Communicating With Older Adults
Home Healthcare Now, May/June 2018

Family history of substance use disorder and chronic pain management
The Nurse Practitioner, June 2018

Specialty certification: Nurses' perceived value and barriers
Nursing Management, May 2018

The Affordable Care Act: Where are we now?
Nursing, May 2018

Implementing Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) Program on a Specialty Nursing Unit
JONA: Journal of Nursing Administration, June 2018

The Efficacy of Regional Anesthesia Techniques to Control Postoperative Pain After Total Knee Arthroplasty
Orthopaedic Nursing, May/June 2018

Skin to Skin Contact: Newborn Temperature Stability in the Operating Room
MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing, May/June 2018

Routine Versus Clinically Indicated Short Peripheral Catheter Replacement: An Evidence-based Practice Project
Journal of Infusion Nursing, May/June 2018

* 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

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Nursing Specialties LibGuide




This Nursing Specialties LibGuide compliments The Nursing Point-of-Care tool, and goes beyond general nursing, pulling together links and resources for the different Nursing Specialty focus areas, such as :
  • Cancer Nursing
  • Emergency Room Nursing
  • Infusion Nursing
  •  Maternal Newborn Nursing / OB
  • NICU Nursing
  • Pain Management Nursing
  • Pediatric Nursing
  • Perianesthesia Nursing
  • Perioperative Nursing

 Other nursing areas of focus are currently in development, including Midwifery, Nursing Admin, Orthopaedic Nursing, Psychiatric Nursing, and Wound Care.  

Resources in each nursing specialty may include:
  • relevant professional organizations
  • eJournals
  • eBooks
  • handy links to relevant databases like Cinahl, Lexicomp, or PubMed
  • and useful websites.    

We hope these will be handy resources at your fingertips wherever you are around Ascension Wisconsin, when you need this type of focused info in patient care or when you need to update policies.

We are open to suggestions for additional specialty focus areas, or links and resources.  

Would you like to be a Subject Matter Expert for your specialty?

Questions or Comments?   Feel free to contact Your Ascension Wisconsin Librarians:


               Michele Matucheski    Elissa Kinzelman-Vesely    Kellee Selden

Friday, May 11, 2018

Clinical Key Quick Tips



Did you know there are additional Quick Tips to help you use Clinical Key?  
Topics cover:

                Scoped Search (pdf)
                Using Filters (pdf)
                Presentation Maker (pdf)

Additionally, short training videos cover the following topics (Use IE for best results):

Using Filters (1:10 min.)   

Other Helpful Links:
Clinical Key (direct link)
Get the CK Mobile App [Instructions].


Clinical Key Search Tips Page (Ascension Wisconsin Library Services)

Questions or Comments?   Feel free to contact Your Ascension Wisconsin Librarians:


Monday, May 7, 2018

Patient Education in Other Languages via Clinical Key



In Clinical Key Patient Education, click on the Available Languages Tab on the left side [See above in red].
  • In this case, there are currently 9,262 patient handouts in Spanish and 495 handouts in Polish via Clinical Key, with other languages also available.
  • Alternatively, if you search for handouts on a particular topic, available languages will be listed below each handout, with English and Spanish being the most widely available.
  • Not every Clinical Key Patient Handout is available in other languages, but the list is growing. 
  • For Nursing, Clinical Key Patient Education can be a handy backup when first-line patient education sources are not sufficient.
Other Helpful Links:
Clinical Key (direct link)
Get the CK Mobile App [Instructions].


Clinical Key Search Tips Page (Ascension Wisconsin Library Services)

Questions or Comments?   Feel free to contact Your Ascension Wisconsin Librarians:


               Michele Matucheski    Elissa Kinzelman-Vesely    Kellee Selden

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Nurses Choice Recommended Reading - May 2018

May 2018

Prevention of Pressure Injuries in the Operating Room: A Quality Improvement Project
Journal of Wound Ostomy & Continence Nursing, March/April 2018

Preventing wrong site, wrong procedure, wrong patient errors
Nursing Made Incredibly Easy!, May/June 2018

Physician and Nurse Perceptions of Gentle Cesarean Birth
MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing, March/April 2018

Smartphone Use by Nurses in Acute Care Settings
CIN: Computers, Informatics, Nursing, March 2018

A Tool to Identify Key Behaviors and Attributes of High-Performing Nurses
JONA: Journal of Nursing Administration, April 2018

“Keep Calm and Stop the Clot”
Nursing Management, April 2018

Identification and Management of Acute Cardiac Tamponade
Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing, May/June 2018

Screening women for intimate partner violence: Creating proper practice habits
Nurse Practitioner, May 17, 2018

Hepatitis A infection: On alert for outbreaks
Nursing, April 2018

Sexual Harassment in Nursing: A Long-Standing, but Rarely Studied Problem
AJN, American Journal of Nursing, May 2018


* 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, April 30, 2018

ProceduresConsult : Like "YouTube for Medicine" via Clinical Key

 

Think of ProceduresConsult as a trustworthy and reputable version of “YouTube for Medicine.”
Procedures Consult is an online procedure reference tool that offers easy access to complete details on how to prepare for, perform and follow up on the most common procedures required in today's hospital and clinical settings.
Procedures Consult covers the procedures required by the ABIM (American Board of Internal Medicine) and conforms to ACGME standards to help physicians and residents to consistently achieve the best patient outcomes.
Procedures Consult:
·         High quality video, text and illustrations for top medical procedures
·         Browsable and searchable for quick and easy access to any procedure
·         Highlights when patient “informed consent” is required
·         Customizable, for institution-specific protocols and procedures
·         Provides time-effective, self-directed procedures training and testing—with trackable results
·         Reinforces Joint Commission patient safety concepts
·         Provide Pre-, During, and Post-procedure reference
·         Includes indications, contraindications, anatomy, equipment

Where to find Procedures Consult  at Ascension Wisconsin Health Care :
Ø  Procedures Consult is part of Clinical Key.
Ø  Direct Link :  http://www.clinicalkey.com
Ø  Also available on the legacy Ascension Wisconsin Library Web Pages
Ø  and as a reference link in some of our EMRs.

Once in Clinical Key, click on the down arrow to choose ProceduresConsult :


See examples : 
          Femoral Nerve Block (c2016)
           Central Venous Line Placement (c2017)

Note: There is an app version for ProceduresConsult but unfortunately, the app version is not accessible for institutional subscribers. The publisher continues a separate pricing model for the stand alone version. You will be able to access all of PC, but only through the Clinical Key platform.

Other Helpful Links:

Clinical Key (direct link)
Get the CK Mobile App [Instructions].
Clinical Key Search Tips Page (Ascension Wisconsin Library Services)

Questions or Comments?   Feel free to contact Your Ascension Wisconsin Librarians:


Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Clinical Key Offers Free CME



Clinical Key provides free internet point-of-care CME credits for the clinical searches you perform daily.

CME Credits are issued through the Elsevier Office of Continuing Medical Education, which means:

·         CME can be earned, redeemed and tracked right from your personal account through Ascension Wisconsin’s Clinical Key subscriptions.
·         You can earn 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit ™ for each search conducted through Clinical Key.  Searches will be tracked when accessing CME accredited content. 
·         CME credits can be accessed on desktop or mobile devices.
·         Credits can be claimed up to 2 years after the date of accrual.

Earn, track and redeem CME right in Clinical Key

1)      ACCESS.  Log in or register for your personal account at an Ascension Wisconsin work computer.   You must be signed in for CK to track your progress.   More info …
2)      EARN.  Perform a search in Clinical Key to answer a clinical question relevant to your practice.  As you open eligible, peer-reviewed content, your search will be automatically recorded as potential CME.
3)      CLAIM.  From your dashboard (the 3 horizontal lines in the upper right corner next to your name), click on CME > claim credit.  Potential or earned credits can be filtered by timeframe and reviewed right from your dashboard.
4)      SUBMIT.  Select the query you want to claim, answer a few questions, click submit and print the certificate.  You can access your CME transcript at any time—you have two years from the date of accrual to claim.

Other Helpful Links:

Clinical Key (direct link)


Get the CK Mobile App [Instructions].


Clinical Key Search Tips Page (Ascension Wisconsin Library Services)

Questions or Comments?   Feel free to contact Your Ascension Wisconsin Librarians:


Saturday, April 14, 2018

Fast Answers with the Clinical Key Mobile App

Fast Answers with the Clinical Key Mobile App


Here's what you need to do :

1)    Set up a Clinical Key Personal Account on an Ascension Wisconsin work computer.   [See this tutorial with screenshots.]  If you already have a CK personal account, skip down to Step 2 below. 
A)   Go to Clinical Key.com and click Register in the top right corner.
B)   Using your Ascension email address, fill in the required information on the registration page. 
C)   Click Register when finished.  Clinical Key will display an activation message and sends a confirmation email.
D)   In the confirmation email, click on the link to officially start your remote access.
Ø  This will grant 180 days of remote access. Prior to the end of the 180 days, log into your Clinical Key personal account while on your institutions IP. This will extend access another 180 days.  If your remote access expires, follow the above steps to re-activate your access. 
2)    Activate Remote Access [See Tutorial in #1 above.  
3)   Get the Clinical Key Mobile App : 
·         Open the App Store on your mobile device.
·         Search for "ClinicalKey" and install at no charge.
·         Once in the app, two options will appear: ClinicalKey and ClinicalKey for Nursing. [Please note: Ascension Wisconsin does NOT subscribe to ClincialKey for Nursing.]
·         Select ClinicalKey.  Enter your ClinicalKey personal account username and password used for remote access and start using the app!

Note: An internet connection is required to use the ClinicalKey Mobile App.
For additional articles and tutorials, visit our ClinicalKey Search Tips & Tutorials Page.

How to set up a Clinical Key Personal Account with Remote Access (pdf) – Detailed instructions / tutorial with screenshots. 

 Questions or Comments?   Contact Your Ascension Wisconsin Librarians:

Friday, April 13, 2018

Clinical Key : Setting Up a Personal Account with Remote Access




A personal account for Clinical Key allows you to get the most out of CK including:
* Open PDF versions of eBook chapters on Clinical Key
* Saved Content within CK
* Presentation Maker
* Personalized Patient Education
* Free CME Credit

Use this pdf tutorial for more details about how to set up a Clinical Key personal account with remote access. 

For additional articles and tutorials, visit our Clinical Key Search Tips & Tutorials Page.

For help with CK registrations, or other questions about access, contact Your Ascension Wisconsin Librarians:

Monday, April 9, 2018

Nurses Choice Recommended Reading - April 2018

April 2018

Vasoactive agents in shock
Nursing Critical Care, March 2018

The Management of Critically Colonized and Locally Infected Leg Ulcers with an Acid-Oxidizing Solution: A Pilot Study
Advances in Skin & Wound Care: The Journal for Prevention and Healing, April 2018

Deciphering chest pain in women
The Nurse Practitioner, April 2018

Preventing suicide beyond psychiatric units
Nursing, March 2018

Exploring bariatric surgery
Nursing Made Incredibly Easy!, March/April 2018

Pregnancy-Related Coronary Artery Dissection: Recognition of a Life Threatening Process
Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing, March/April 2018

The Diuretic Potential of Sacubitril/Valsartan: A Tale of 2 Patients
Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, March/April 2018

Recognizing Delirium in Hospitalized Children A Systematic Review of the Evidence on Risk Factors and Characteristics
AJN, American Journal of Nursing, April 2018

Strategies for overcoming language barriers in healthcare
Nursing Management, April 2018

Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome: Exploring Nurses' Attitudes, Knowledge, and Practice
Advances in Neonatal Care, April 2018


* 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