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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….


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.

Enhanced Red Book Mobile App Coming – October 31st

“On Friday, October 31, an update will be available through the Apple or Android app store that will upgrade your current AAP Red Book app to the new enhanced AAP Red Book app. This new app features upgraded search and browse for quick answers, and an updated design to align with the newly enhanced Red Book Online site. The new app also includes more access to online features when your device is connected to the Internet and better capabilities to keep you on top of Red Book updates….”

For more information:

For assistance setting up your RedBook Mobile access, contact the library (x5161) or fill out the library’s Request Off-Site Access form.

2009 Audio Digest Issues Now Available for Sale

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

· Psychiatry

· Pediatrics

· Orthopaedics

· Family Practice

· Emergency Medicine

· Anesthesiology

· Obstetrics & Gynecology

Pediatricians: Mobile Access to the AAP Red Book Online is Now Available

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Red Book Online (RBO) provides up-to-date findings on the manifestations, etiology, epidemiology, diagnosis, and treatment of over 200 childhood infectious diseases.

Topic areas include:

  • Immunizations
  • School health
  • Blood safety
  • STIs
  • Drug Therapy
  • Antimicrobial prophylaxis
  • Disease information (i.e. smallpox, influenza, pneumococcal infections)

The online version also contains a visual image library of more than 2,500 images, vaccine status information and infectious disease news.

Now the full RBO can be downloaded to your iOS or Android device! Here’s how:

1. From a Huntington Hospital networked computer, go to:

2. Click on the link Sign In via User Name/Password (at the top)

3. Click on Sign In for Individuals

4. If you are an AAP member, enter your AAP ID Login and Password. If you do not have an AAP ID, click on the New Customer Registration link and follow the registration instructions.

5. Download the Red Book mobile app for Android or iOS

6. Then login on your device with your AAP ID and password

From the AAP website: Health Reform Implementation: Resources for Pediatricians

The American Academy of Pediatrics is developing tools for pediatricians to share with parents, such as a checklist of things to keep in mind when selecting a health insurance plan for their children and how to learn about their state’s health insurance marketplace.

They are also collecting feedback from members across the country about how the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is taking effect in pediatric practices, states, and communities. To access both the feedback form and the fact sheet and checklist for families visit their website at:

Mobile App Recommendations for Cholesterol

Visit the library’s Mobile Medicine page for more mobile app recommendations!

Red Book Online eAlerts: HPV Vaccine Coverage Low

The Huntington Health Sciences Library subscribes to Red Book Online, access it from a hospital networked computer (or from off-site via Citrix/Connect access to the library’s webpage). Contact the library for more information.

Red Book Online Special Alert – July 26, 2013

A survey conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, using the National Immunization Survey-Teen (NIS-Teen), shows that human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine coverage levels in the US among adolescent girls 13-17 years of age did not change from 2011 to 2012 despite steady increases each year from 2007 to 2011.In 2012, all missed vaccine HPV vaccination opportunities accounted for 84.0%. Had these missed opportunities been eliminated, coverage with ?1 doses could have reached 92.6%. The top reasons surveyed parents gave for not planning to vaccinate their daughters included:

  • They didn’t believe the vaccine was needed
  • The vaccine was not recommended
  • They had concerns regarding the vaccine’s safety
  • They lacked knowledge about the vaccine or the disease
  • Their daughter was not sexually active

By increasing three-dose HPV vaccination to 80% coverage, an additional 53,000 (estimated) cases of cervical cancer could be prevented over the lifetime of those 12 years of age and older. Healthcare providers can help increase coverage by taking advantage of every healthcare encounter to assess every adolescent’s vaccination status.

See the full report in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR).

For additional information on HPV, visit Red Book Online.

Red Book Online Publishes Two New Updates

Red Book Online Special Alert – July 10, 2013: Red Book Online Publishes Two New Updates

Red Book Online Updates contain information that is developed specifically for Red Book Online to enhance or update current Red Book content between print editions. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recently published a policy statement and clinical report for which related Updates have been added to Red Book Online. Please visit Red Book Online to see these new Updates.

Update: Clostridium difficile Infection in Infants and Children

The incidence of Clostridium difficile infections among hospitalized children has been increasing in the United States since 1997. To address the diagnosis, treatment, and control of this important infection, the AAP Committee on Infectious Diseases recently released a new policy statement, “Clostridium difficile Infection in Infants and Children” in Pediatrics (2013;131:196-200).

The recommendations in this new policy statement are consistent with the Clostridium difficile chapter in the current edition of Red Book (p. 285).

For a summary of this AAP policy statement, please see the AAP News article.

Update: Management of Asymptomatic Neonates Born to Women with Active Genital Herpes Lesions

A new clinical report from the AAP Committee on Infectious Diseases and the AAP Committee on Fetus and Newborn seeks to simplify the approach to managing a baby born to a woman with genital herpes simplex virus lesions. “Guidance on Management of Asymptomatic Neonates Born to Women with Active Genital Herpes Lesions” was recently published in Pediatrics (2013;131:e635-e646) and provides updated, detailed guidance and clear algorithms for the management of babies born to women with active lesions.

These latest recommendations expand the approach as written in the Control Measures section of the Herpes Simplex chapter in the current edition of Red Book (p. 406-407).

A recent AAP News article highlights these latest recommendations.

The Huntington Health Sciences Library subscribes to Red Book Online, access it from a hospital networked computer.