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NaturalStandard is now Natural Medicines

NaturalStandard has changed names and is now called NATURAL MEDICINES. The NATURAL MEDICINES web interface also has a new look but includes the same authoritative, evidence-based information on foods, dietary supplements, herbs, natural medicines and integrative therapies. Monograph sections include interactions, adverse effects, allergies, efficacy, pregnancy/lactation data and mechanism of action. English, French & Spanish Patient Handouts are available.

Patients spend over $58 billion dollars annually on natural products and alternative modalities (e.g., chiropractic, acupuncture, yoga). Over 50% of patients take supplements. Over 37% of hospitals now offer alternative medicine services. ~ Natural Medicine’s Integrative Medicine Newsletter, February 12, 2015 

More statistics on the Use of Complementary Health Approaches in the U.S. at the National Center for Complementary & Integrative Health website.

Access NATURAL MEDICINES from the Library’s website or directly from a hospital computer at:

Off-site access is available, fill out a Request Off-Site Access form for account set-up.

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What’s New in R2? Pediatric Acute Care & Guidelines for Perinatal Care

Thanks to nurse recommendations, two new e-books are now available on R2 Library!

Pediatric Acute Care: A Guide for Interprofessional Practice

From the description:

“This comprehensive textbook serves both as a reference for the practicing acute care pediatric nurse practitioners and as a resource for the acute care pediatric nurse practitioner in training. Further, it provides guidelines for the management of a pediatric patient in the emergent care and inpatient settings. Ideally targeted at either the master’s or doctorate level, it functions as a primary textbook in the nursing practice pediatric nurse practitioner acute care curriculum. Also included are formatted Standardized Procedures/Practice Protocols for the acute care practice setting that can be adapted to the state and specific emergent and inpatient care setting.”

Guidelines for Perinatal Care

From the description:

“Jointly developed by the AAP and ACOG, the new 7th edition gives you a single place to look for the most recent recommendations on quality care of pregnant women, their fetuses, and their neonates. This unique resource addresses the full spectrum of perinatal medicine from both the obstetric and pediatric standpoint. Important new information includes: – Proven policies, procedures, and best practices for community programs, community and regional hospitals, and medical centers – Evidence-based recommendations for safe, effective diagnostic and therapeutic interventions in both maternal-fetal medicine and neonatology – Recent developments in quality optimization; newborn care; interhospital coordination; antepartum care; postpartum care; obstetric complications; neonatal complications, and much more.”

Access these and more on R2 Library and the Health Sciences Library website!

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: What is R2 Library?
A: R2 Library is a platform for nursing and allied health electronic books. The library has purchased books for R2 based on recommendations by staff. Some books are also available on a trial basis (limited to 3 accesses) after which we must decide if we want to purchase or not. If a book you have been accessing suddenly disappears, it is because the maximum number of trial accesses has been reached, please contact the library if you want to recommend we purchase the title.

Q: How do I access R2 Library?
A: From any hospital networked computer you can access content on R2 Library directly at or from a link on the library’s website at

Q: Can I access R2 from a mobile device or offsite?
A: Yes! Physicians can access from offsite through Citrix/Cerner, click here to learn more. All other hospital employees please fill out our Request Off-Site Access form to be set up with username/password access.

Early Release of 2015 Red Book chapter on Measles

The American Academy of Pediatrics has published an online “early release” of the 2015 Red Book® “Measles” chapter .

Read more at:

Access the early release chapter at:

For more resources on Measles, visit the Library’s Measles Resources page which links to selected library online resources.

Resources for the Diagnosis, Treatment & Control of Measles

The CDC reports that as of January 1st, 2015, there have been 102 cases of measles reported. A majority of those were in California due to an amusement park outbreak in late December. The number of measles cases in 2014 rose to 644, the greatest number documented since its elimination in 2000. According to the CDC, a majority of the cases were unvaccinated individuals.

The library has a number of authoritative online resources (click for our mini-guide) to assist with the diagnosis, differential diagnosis, treatment and control of measles.

Off-site access to all of the resources is also available via Citrix/Cerner (physicians only) or contact the library to request username/password access for off-site.