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….
If you haven’t noticed the Search UpToDate feature from within OvidSP yet,
check it out the next time you are searching in one of the Ovid databases. Search
UpToDate links appear as an option for every result record in Ovid. Clicking on the
link will generate search results in UpToDate on the article’s title and related terms.
This provides a quick and easy link between the two systems.
Keep in mind that in order to accrue CME units in UpToDate you will need to
login with the username and password you designated upon registering for a CME/
Offsite account. If you are accessing Ovid from outside of the hospital’s wireless
network with a username and password login (instead of via Cerner) you will also
need your login information for UpToDate.
To request off-site access to Ovid and other hospital & library resources use our
Request Off-Site Access form.
Ever wonder how to use MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) in OvidSP MEDLINE to retrieve highly relevant journal articles? Read our short how-to article to get started!
Need a little refresher on searching for journal articles? Join us for a quick, 20-minute introduction to Basic Search on the OvidSP platform.
You will learn:
Bring a clinical query or PICO (Patient, Intervention, Comparison, Outcome) question with you. If you would like to follow along, feel free to bring your mobile device or laptop with wireless access.
All sessions will be conducted in the Health Sciences Library, 1st floor Wingate Bldg, across from the old cafeteria, on the following dates & times:
For more information, contact the library at x5161 or email@example.com
Ever wonder what the difference is between the Basic and Advanced search modes when searching one of the databases in OvidSP? Linked below are two short (under 5 minutes) tutorials that give tips on how to construct your search differently depending on which mode you are using.
Basic search (click for tutorial) is a natural language search interface which means you don’t have to know controlled vocabulary headings (a.k.a subject headings) or use Boolean operators such as AND, OR, NOT. It can provide a way to comprehensively search for relevant articles in those databases that do not contain medical subject headings (MeSH) for each article, such as:
Searching in Advanced search (click for tutorial) mode can be important when searching resources that include a controlled vocabulary thesaurus (a.k.a. medical subject headings, or MeSH), such as:
Advanced mode can also be useful for field searching in any database. For example, if you want to find only articles written by a specific author (e.g. Shankwiler J) or in a particular journal (e.g. JAMA).
It can also be handy when you have the citation of a paper in hand and want to see if the library subscribes to the full text or order the article via the Document Delivery link.
So, when to use Basic and when to use Advanced is really dependent on two things:
It can, however, make the difference between finding what you are looking for or not. Finally, remember to apply the 20 minute rule: if you aren’t finding what you need after 15-20 minutes of searching, contact the library for assistance!
A number of library and hospital online resources offer free CME credits for searching and/or reading about clinical topics in the literature for point-of-care. A personal login account must be set up in order to start accruing CME credits. Contact the Library to request account set up. Here’s a list of what’s available:
UpToDate® offers Internet Point of Care CME. Physicians conducting structured searches on clinical topics may claim a half (0.5) AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™/CFPC MainPro®-M1 credit for documented completion (either at the point of care or later) of the three-step learning cycle. An UpToDate Anywhere account is required to accrue CME. See the UTD CME Help FAQ for more information: http://www.uptodate.com/home/help-faq-cme-ce
Physicians may earn 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit for each search conducted through ClinicalKey. CME credit is provided by the Cleveland Clinic Center for Continuing Education. A ClinicalKey Personal Account is required to access this content. See the CK CME page for more information: https://www.clinicalkey.com/#!/cme
Hospital affiliated physicians and nurses can now obtain 4 CME/CE credits for completing the tutorials and quizzes for all four levels of “Become a Journal Articles/eBooks Power Searcher on OvidSP.”
Clinicians in the community and other areas of practice are approached by many patients for questions on complementary and alternative medicines (CAM). High utilization herbs and supplements are popular topics. Confusion exists amongst healthcare professionals on the role of natural products in integrative care. The Natural Medicines/Natural Standard Continuing Education programs are aimed at addressing the evidence of benefit or lack thereof and safety concerns surrounding the use of various CAM herbs & supplements. For a listing of Continuing Education courses visit: https://naturalmedicines.therapeuticresearch.com/continuing-education.aspx
For more information and to request account set up, contact the library or visit Monday-Friday between 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. For self-service request forms and resource links, visit our website at http://huntingtonhospital.libguides.com.
OvidToday is an iPad app that allows you to browse the library’s OvidSP online journal holdings quickly and conveniently on your iPad.
What it Does:
How Do I Get It?
For more information, visit or contact the library.
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. For anytime, anywhere access you can request usernames & passwords to many of the library’s resources, 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/Cerner 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 a Request Off-Site Access form or contact the library directly during business hours.
Hospital Staff: All other hospital staff, please fill out our Request Off-Site Access form to be set up with access to selected library resources. Please allow 1 business day for account set up.
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).
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