Monday, February 19, 2018

The Natural Medicines Database

Natural Medicines offers quick access to comprehensive, evidence-based, peer-reviewed information on foods, herbs, supplements and natural therapies.
Database coverage includes :
  • efficacy
  • adverse effects
  • interactions
  • pregnancy
  • lactation
  • pharmacology
  • toxicology
  • dosing
  • standardization
  • and products tested by third-party laboratories.
Natural Medicines provides high-quality, evidence-based information and ratings on the following : 
  • Evidence-based monographs: Get scientific information and ratings for over 1000 natural ingredients and alternative therapies.
  • Commercial Product Ratings: Detailed information and evidence-based ratings for over 90,000 dietary supplement products.
  • Interaction Checker: Prevent potentially dangerous drug-supplement combinations.
  • Effectiveness Checker: Find out what works and what doesn't for any medical condition.
  • Nutrient Depletion Checker: See what nutrients are depleted by drugs and when a supplement might be needed.
Also includes evidence tables and discussion(s), statistical analysis, and quality rating of available clinical trials. Grades reflect the level of available scientific data for or against the use of each therapy for a specific medical condition.
Founded by healthcare providers and researchers at Therapeutic Research.
Excellent resource to utilize in the clinical setting and can serve as a teaching tool with your patients.
For more information, see our Natural Medicines Search Tips page, where you’ll find helpful info including an 11-minute training video that offers a great overview of Natural Medicines.

Questions or Comments? 
            Contact Your Librarian:  Michele Matucheski, MLS, AHIP

                                                920-223-0340 or via Outlook

Friday, February 16, 2018

Announcing JN Listen, the Podcast app for Physicians

Did you know that Ascension Physicians, Providers, and Associates have access to JAMA and JAMA Internal Medicine through Ascension Library Services?  
Ø  Sign up for our eTOC service to get new issues emailed to you, with links to fulltext articles.
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Try JN Listen
Your trial subscription to JN Listen also includes 6 months of unlimited access to JAMA Network CME, including hundreds of audio- and article-based activities you can take for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.
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* Questions about access, contact Your Ascension Wisconsin Librarians : 

Michele Matucheski        Elissa Kinzelman-Vesely      Kellee Selden

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Nurses Choice Recommended Reading - February 2018

February 2018

Managing Sepsis and Septic Shock Current Guidelines and Definitions
AJN, American Journal of Nursing, February 2018

Improving real-time vital signs documentation
Nursing Management, January 2018

Educating Emergency Department Nurses About Miscarriage
MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing, January/February 2018

Types of internal facilitation activities in hospitals implementing evidence-based interventions
Health Care Management Review, Publish ahead of print

Non-fasting versus fasting cholesterol measurement
The Nurse Practitioner, February 2018

Complex Surgical Infants Benefit From Postdischarge Telemedicine Visits
Advances in Neonatal Care, February 2018

Illness Cognitions and Health-Related Quality of Life of Patients With Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Gastroenterology Nursing, January/February 2018

Scleroderma: Managing patient care
Nursing Made Incredibly Easy!, January/February 2018

The Diabetic Foot Assessment
Orthopaedic Nursing, January/February 2018

New Drugs 2018, part 1
Nursing, February 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

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Clinical Key Overviews

Clinical Key :  What are Clinical Overviews?

by Michele Matucheski, MLS, AHIP - Librarian

Clinical Overviews provide a clinically focused summary of a topic. These are very similar to UptoDate topics.  Clinical Overviews include 'key points', 'pitfalls' and 'urgent action' (where applicable) to match the clinician workflow. Clinical overviews can be searched and browsed.

Ascension Wisconsin Physicians, Providers, and Associates have access to Clinical Key statewide through Ascension Library Services

See the Clinical Key Search Tips page for more info and tutorials for using Clinical Key effectively and efficiently. 

How :
To search or browse Clinical Overviews in Clinical Key
choose the 'First/Consult/Clinical Overviews' content type:

The Clinical Overviews sections include the following:
  • Synopsis
  • Terminology
  • Diagnosis
  • Treatment
  • Complications and Prognosis
  • Screening and Prevention
  • Images
  • References
See a Clinical Review in action : Chronic Low Back Pain

Elsevier's Point of Care Editorial team develop Clinical Overviews through a process that includes review and revision by a medical editor; peer reviews performed by subject matter experts; a production review to ensure consistency in style, grammar, and punctuation; and a final evaluation by the editor-in-chief.   After the initial release, new Clinical Overviews will be posted to ClinicalKey as they are finalized, and the changes will be posted monthly on the Resource Center.

Questions or comments, contact Your Ascension Wisconsin Librarians: 

          Michele Matucheski        Elissa Kinzelman-Vesely      Kellee Selden

Article adapted from here