Tuesday, August 19, 2008

New STAT!Ref Resource: DrugPoints

DrugPoints® system, recently added to our STAT!Ref online textbook collection, provides direct access to the exact level of drug information you need to do your job. This evidence-based resource helps healthcare professionals prescribe, administer and monitor drugs safely and efficiently. Contains more than 1,400 concise, unbiased synopses on drugs.

    New Monographs
  • Diphtheria, Tetanus, Acellular Pertussis, and Inactivated Poliovirus Vaccine

  • Diphtheria, Tetanus, Acellular Pertussis, Inactivated Poliovirus, and Hib Vaccine

  • Levoleucovorin Calcium

  • Metformin Hydrochloride/Repaglinide

To use DrugPoints, click the link above, or use the STAT!Ref link in the right-hand column of the Library Intranet page.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

More New Online Journals

Two additional journals have come online from Sage Publications:

Journal of Intensive Care Medicine offers medical and surgical clinicians in adult and pediatric intensive care access to state-of-the-art, broad-based analytic reviews and updates, original articles, reports of large clinical series, techniques and procedures, topic-specific electronic resources, book reviews, and editorials on all aspects of intensive/critical/ coronary care. The journal also discusses the essential principles, protocols, clinical presentations, guidelines, indications, contraindications, complications, necessary equipment, priorities, ethical and legal issues, changes, and recommendations for ongoing care for every aspect of ICU patient care.

For over 20 years, the Journal of Holistic Nursing has been a pioneering force in integrating holistic health concepts with traditional Western medicine. The peer-reviewed journal promotes holism—a state of harmony among body, mind, emotions, and spirit —and nursing’s function within that ever-changing environment. This objective forum allows caring and innovative nurses in clinical practice, research, individual wellness practice, and academia to exchange critical information, share clinical and personal experiences, and communicate research pertaining to nursing practice, health care, wellness, healing, and human potential. Each issue contains Applied Concepts of Holistic Nursing and Continuing Education Opportunities that can lead to CE credits. The journal also occasionally offers special issues devoted to specific subjects such as: Adolescent Health, Positive Aging, and Holistic Nursing Theory.

These are among thousands of online journals available through the Health Sciences Library's A-to-Z list. Find A-to-Z on the library intranet page, in the upper right corner section titled "Find Full Text Resources." There's also a link on the library wiki, on the eResources page.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

New Journals Online

Two of our subscription journals have just begun offering online access:
  • American Journal of Hospice & Palliative Care Medicine offers physicians, nurses, psychologists/psychiatrists, pastoral care professionals, hospice administrators, and related health care professionals high-quality, practical, and multidisciplinary information on the medical, administrative, and psychosocial aspects of hospice and palliative care.

  • Clinical Pediatrics features original articles containing innovative clinical research on diagnosis, management, and health care delivery; review articles on critical topics, with an emphasis on the basic science foundation of clinical practice; brief reports on specific clinical and diagnostic insights; resident rounds, commentaries from noted scholars,
    and Ask Dr. Sue, a lively column of useful advice to share with parents.

These are among thousands of online journals available through the Health Sciences Library's A-to-Z list. Find A-to-Z on the library intranet page, in the upper right corner section titled "Find Full Text Resources." There's also a link on the library wiki, on the eResources page.

Thursday, January 03, 2008

Medical Videos

Some medical journals and professional associations now offer free online videos for physicians and health care professionals who wish to update their skills or keep up with news and trends. Here are a few samples. As we identify more of these resources, the Library will post them to our wiki page: Videos for the Health Professional.

Internal Medicine Report
A monthly series of medical and health-related broadcast reports for television news stations that features important medical and health issues related to internal medicine. From the American College of Physicians.

JAMA Report
Weekly video from the American Medical Association

Videos in Clinical Medicine
Procedure videos from the New England Journal of Medicine
NEJM editorial about this series of teaching videos

Thursday, December 06, 2007

Saint Mary's Library Wiki

The Library's intranet page offers our patrons on the Saint Mary's network a quick way to find basic information about the library and to link out to our many online resources.

But for those needing more information, we now offer the Saint Mary's Library Wiki. On this website, you will find:

  • More information about the Library, such as driving and parking directions

  • Information and links for Distance Education students

  • Descriptions of library collections and services

  • Links to free and subscription web resources

  • Descriptions of our online services, to determine which to use

  • Tip sheets and video tutorials, to learn how to use the resources

Check it out!

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Natural Standard: a New Resource for Alternative & Complementary Therapies

Natural Standard provides high quality, evidence-based information about complementary and alternative therapies. For each therapy covered by Natural Standard, a research team systematically gathers scientific data and expert opinions. Validated rating scales are used to evaluate the quality of available evidence. Information is incorporated into comprehensive monographs which are designed to facilitate clinical decision making. All monographs undergo blinded editorial and peer review prior to inclusion in Natural Standard databases.

Modules include: Herbs & Supplements; Health & Wellness; Comparative Effectiveness; Medical Conditions; Brand Names; and Interactions. In addition, the resource includes a dictionary, a database of nutrition information, a searchable list of practitioners, a listing of educational opportunities, a blog, and an audio/podcast section.

Find the link to this resource on the right side of the Library Intranet page; or, from any Saint Mary's workstation, bookmark http://www.naturalstandard.com.

Friday, September 14, 2007

STAT!Ref Update - Thirteen New Titles

  • AACN Essentials of critical care nursing
  • Bell's orofacial pains
  • Clinical laboratory hematology
  • Current diagnosis & treatment in otolaryngology head & neck surgery
  • EKG plain & simple
  • Emergency medicine examination & board review
  • Greenspan's basic & clinical endocrinology
  • Handbook of fluid, electrolyte & acid-base imbalances
  • Maingot's abdominal operations
  • Textbook of palliative nursing
  • Therapeutic modalities in rehabilitation
  • Williams Hematology
  • Wound management: principles & practice

These textbooks are now available in the STAT!Ref collection. Find the link to STAT!Ref on the library intranet page, or use the StatRefWeb icon on the Saint Mary's desktop to access the full collection.