The library has purchased new editions of these highly used electronic textbooks. Access them through OvidSP Books@Ovid (http://ovidsp.ovid.com/autologin) on the hospital wi-fi or contact the library for off-site access options.
New Editions in Medicine
FROM THE PREFACE: The 2012 edition includes 79 updated chapters, over 995 new images, and 5 completely new chapters: Vitreomacular Traction Syndrome, Complications of Refractive Surgery, Sutureless Pars Plana Vitrectomy— The Evolution, Pharmacology of Local Anesthetics and Their Application in Cataract Surgery; and Drug Delivery of the Posterior Segment. A complete image bank, updated each year, is extremely useful for educational presentations.
FROM DOODY’S BOOK REVIEW: … this text covers all pediatric emergencies and acute illnesses. All critical emergency information, including shock, resuscitation, and life-threatening conditions, are placed in the front of the book. More than 80 acute pediatric presentations are covered in a signs and symptoms section.
This edition’s highlights include a complete revision of the cardiopulmonary resuscitation chapter, a new chapter on the use of ultrasound in pediatric emergency medicine, a new section on stroke in pediatric patients, and a separate chapter on hand trauma.
FROM THE PREFACE: The book is intended for medical professionals and trainees at all levels: practicing plastic surgeons, surgeons in related fields such as ophthalmology, otolaryngology, oral surgery, orthopaedics and general surgery, surgery residents in all subspecialties, medical students, physician’s assistants, nurses, and nurse practitioners.
…55 of the 99 chapters are entirely new with new authors. The remaining chapters have been rewritten and are almost all substantively different from their predecessors. A new section on Body Contouring has been added. The Transplantation chapter has been updated to reflect the extraordinary recent advances in that field. The Hand section is entirely new with a new editor, new chapters, and new authors.
FROM THE PREFACE 1st ED: We have striven to provide a combination of practical advice on clinical approach, and ‘at a glance’ oversights and aides-memoire to topic areas. We also wanted to address a number of practical issues that occupy a lot of time in practice, but that are rarely addressed in more conventional textbooks.
FROM THE PREFACE 2nd ED: …We have added respiratory consults to Chapter 5, and included more neuroradiology, diagrams, and images in situations where they offer clarity. A section on late-onset metabolic disease is added ….
New Editions in Nursing
FROM THE PREFACE: The Code of Ethics for Nurses with Interpretive Statements (the Code) establishes the ethical standard for the profession and provides a guide for nurses to use in ethical analysis and decision-making. The Code is nonnegotiable in any setting. It may be revised or amended only by formal processes established by the American Nurses Association (ANA). The Code arises from the long, distinguished, and enduring moral tradition of modern nursing in the United States. It is foundational to nursing theory, practice, and praxis in its expression of the values, virtues, and obligations that shape, guide, and inform nursing as a profession….
FROM THE INTRO: The American Nurses Association (ANA) identified nursing informatics as a nursing specialty in 1992. The first scope of practice statement for this specialty, Scope of Practice for Nursing Informatics, was published in 1994, followed by the 1995 release of an accompanying resource, Standards of Practice for Nursing Informatics. Those early publications were replaced in 2001 by the Scope and Standards of Nursing Informatics Practice, which combined both the scope and Standards of practice into one document and created an enhanced and more robust definition of nursing informatics to reflect the contemporary healthcare informatics environment. The 2008 Nursing Informatics: Scope and Standards of Practice followed with a slightly revised specialty definition of nursing informatics and inclusion of an expanded presentation of competencies for the informatics nurse and informatics nurse specialist….
FROM THE OVERVIEW: Registered nurses practicing in the United States have two contemporary professional resources that inform their thinking and decision-making and guide their practice. First, the Code of Ethics for Nurses with Interpretive Statements (American Nurses Association, 2015) lists the nine succinct provisions and accompanying interpretive statements that establish the ethical framework for registered nurses’ practice across all roles, levels, and settings. Secondly, the 2015 Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice, Third Edition, outlines the expectations of professional nursing practice. The scope of practice statement presents the framework and context of nursing practice and accompanies the standards of professional nursing practice and their associated competencies that identify the evidence of the standard of care….
The 2009 Audio Digest CDs are now on sale in the library for 25 cents an issue. The following specialties are available:
· General Surgery
· Internal Medicine
· Family Practice
· Emergency Medicine
· Obstetrics & Gynecology
WebWISER 4.5 is now available. This new release integrates Chemical Hazards Emergency Medical Management (CHEMM) content and updates the Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG) content to 2012. See below for more information on this release.
CHEMM integration brings the following new features to WISER:
ERG content is now updated to the 2012 release.
(Re-posted from the NLM-WISER-L announcement list)
What is WISER?
WISER is a system designed to assist first responders in hazardous material incidents. WISER provides a wide range of information on hazardous substances, including substance identification support, physical characteristics, human health information, and containment and suppression advice.
WISER is available for download as a standalone application on Microsoft Windows PCs, Apple iPhone and iPod Touch, Google Android devices, Windows Mobile devices, BlackBerry devices, Palm OS PDAs, and via WebWISER.
Visit the library’s Mobile Medicine guide for more information on WISER and other mobile apps for Emergency/Disaster Medicine!