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New Ovid Editions of Medical/Nursing E-Books

The library has purchased new editions of these highly used electronic textbooks. Access them through OvidSP Books@Ovid ( on the hospital wi-fi or contact the library for off-site access options.

New Editions in Medicine

Duane’s Ophthalmology, 13th ed., 2012

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.

Fleisher & Ludwig’s Textbook of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, 7th ed., 2015

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.

Grabb & Smith’s Plastic Surgery, 7th ed., 2013

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.

Paediatric Neurology, 2nd ed., 2012

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

Code of Ethics for Nurses with Interpretive Statements, 2nd ed., 2015

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….

Nursing Informatics: Scope & Standards of Practice, 2nd ed., 2015

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….

Nursing: Scope & Standards of Practice, 3rd ed., 2015

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….


New on R2!

Check out the newly purchased nursing ebook titles on R2 Digital Library:

transcultural health care     Comprehensive Neonatal Nursing Care     Drain's Perianesthesia Nursing

To access R2 Digital Library and other library resources from off-site, contact the library (x 5161, library)

Doing Research Over the Holidays? Consider Off-site Access to the Library’s Resources

The Library will be closed and library staff will be unavailable during the Thanksgiving, Christmas & New Years’ holidays but that doesn’t mean you can’t access the library and its resources. As always, the physical library will be accessible to clinical staff via their badges on a 24/7 basis. Off-site, online access to many of the library’s resources is also available, read on to find out how!

Physicians: If you are a Huntington Hospital affiliated physician you are able to access the library’s resources from your Citrix or CONNECT log in. See our Physicians Off-Site Access page to learn how. If you would prefer to have username/password access to a resource, please submit an Off-Site Access Resource Form or contact the library directly during business hours.

Hospital Staff: All other hospital staff, please fill out our Off-Site Access Request Form to be set up with access to selected library resources. Please allow 1 business day for account set up.

Resources for which off-site access is available include:

· OvidSP/Nursing@Ovid –includes access to Medline, Evidence Based Medicine Review databases, Johanna Briggs Institute, Nursing@Ovid, HMH Full Text Journals and Books@Ovid databases.

· Gale Databases – includes Health Reference Center Academic, Health & Wellness Resource Center (consumer health information) & Gale Virtual Reference Library (consumer health reference ebooks)

· Natural Standard – evidence-based information on complementary and alternative medicine products and techniques, such as herbs and supplements or acupuncture and yoga, for consumers and professionals.

· Refworks – a online research management, collaboration and writing tool to help you gather, organize, store and share research

For off-site access to MDConsult, please sign up on a hospital-networked computer by going to MDConsult and clicking on the “Create Account” link at the top right of the MDConsult home screen (must be on a hospital computer).

2 New eBook editions: Irwin Rippe’s Intensive Care Medicine & Nursing: Scope & Standards of Practice

Irwin & Rippe’s Intensive Care Medicine, 7th edition, 2011

In the words of the editors, the newer edition of IRICM “…now provides an interdisciplinary emphasis on anesthesia, surgery, trauma, and neurointensive care as well as medical intensive care with strong collaboration across all these disciplines. With this edition, a critical care nursing-centric section has been added. This reflects the reality that intensive care medicine has inevitably become more interdisciplinary and collaborative.”

The newer edition also features:

· Updated chapters and references

· New section on “Nursing Issues in the ICU” (focusing on issues related to collaboration, healthy work environments, and the expanding roles of nurses)

· Summarization of evidence-based data into tables

· Ultrasonographic images throughout the book

· New chapter on Interventional Ultrasound

· Information technology imperatives addressed in “Contemporary Challenges in the Intensive Care Unit”

· Rapid advances in coronary care and surgical critical care have also been addressed in the chapters on “Cardiovascular Problems…” and “Surgical Problems…”

Nursing: Scope & Standards of Practice, 2nd edition, 2010

From the Overview: Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice, Second Edition, outlines the expectations of the professional role of the registered nurse. It states the scope of practice and presents the standards of professional nursing practice and their accompanying competencies.

It is useful for:

· Registered nurses in all roles and settings

· Legislators, regulators, legal counsel, and the judiciary system

· Agencies, organizations, nurse administrators, and interprofessional colleagues

· People, families, communities, and populations using healthcare and nursing services

Access these new editions directly via OvidSP Books tab or search the online catalog.

Earn 4 Free CME/CE Credits @ the Library

Need a few extra CME or CE credits? Huntington Hospital affiliated physicians and nurses can now earn 4 CME/CE credits by completing the library’s online learning tutorials on the Become a Journal Articles/eBooks Power Searcher on OvidSP webpage. It’s free and it’s easy! Visit the library’s website to download the course objectives, course outline and a checklist. To receive credit, all the tutorials must be viewed and a quiz submitted for each level — Rookie, Intermediate, Expert and Super User. The videos are divided up into segments so that they can be viewed separately, at your convenience, rather than having to complete the whole course in one sitting.

For Physicians:

When all four levels have been successfully completed, a confirmation email from the library will be sent to you and the CME department will be notified of your completion. The CME Coordinator will email participants their Certificate of CME Completion and update the EEDs record.

For Nurses:

When all four levels have been successfully completed, log on to NetLearning, look for the course in the ENROLL IN CBL section, complete the 6 post-course evaluation questions and sign an acknowledgement statement. A CE certificate will be generated for 4 CE credits.

It’s that simple!

For more information, contact the library at x5161, email library (at) or text us at (626) 344-0542.

Pain Assessment & Pharmacologic Management Now Available Online From the Library

Pain Assessment & Pharmacolgic Management (PAPM), authored by Chris Pasero and Margo McCaffery, is now available online and in print from the Health Sciences Library. An excellent resource for nurses seeking to understand more about the management of pain. It may be used as an adjunct to the hospital’s clinical policies to increase knowledge related to pain assessment and pharmacologic management.

The online book provides:

  • Suggestions for best practices and evidence-based guidelines for assessing and managing pain most effectively with the latest medications and drug regimens.
  • Information on the underlying Mechanisms of Pain and the pathophysiology of neuropathic pain assessment
  • Descriptions on the uses of nonopioids for pain management and the prevention and treatment of adverse effects.
  • Guidelines for opioid drug selection and routes of administration, and the prevention and treatment of adverse effects.
  • Information on adjuvant analgesics including different types of adjuvant analgesics for a variety of pain types, including persistent (chronic) pain, acute pain, neuropathic pain, and bone pain. Prevention and treatment of adverse effects is also covered.
  • Covers patients from young adults to frail older adults.
  • Includes illustrations to clarify concepts and processes such as the mechanisms of action for pain medications.

PAPM can be accessed on the library’s web site under the BOOKS tab. It’s in the A-Z list of E-Books as well as the Nursing and Pharmacy subject lists. It is also currently under the list of Newly Added E-Books. On the home page it is in the What’s New? Library Announcements box. PAPM can be accessed from on-site or off-site through Citrix and Connection.

If you have any questions or comments regarding the book, please contact the library at x5161, library or text us at (626) 344-0542.

Gale Encyclopedia of Nursing & Allied Health now available as an electronic book

The library has recently added The Gale Encyclopedia of Nursing & Allied Health. 3rd edition to its ebooks collection. The encyclopedia covers information on medicine, dentistry, nursing and allied health. A collection of more than 1,100 entries includes, in-depth information on diseases, disorders, tests and procedures, equipment and tools and contemporary health-care issues. This resource can be accessed through the Huntington Community Health Library (HCHL)website on the Sharepoint site of the hospital or through the Health Sciences Library’s Online Catalog.