Thursday, November 6, 2014

New Books Added to the Library Collection

Wondering how to manage virtual teams, deal with change, make a presentation, coach team members, manage your time, or provide service excellence?  Check out the Leadership Collections available at 2501 Main in Stevens Point and the Health Science Library at Mercy Medical Center in Oshkosh.  Over 500 leadership/management books are available.  You can also peruse the collection here and we can send books to you. 

Several new books have recently been added to the Leadership Collection.  Please contact Deb Knippel if you would like to check out any of these new materials or existing books. 

The HCAHPS Handbook:  Tactics to improve Quality and the Patient Experience by Lyn Ketelsen, RN, MBA; Karen Cook, RN, and Bekki Kennedy.  This is an updated and revised edition. 
Own the Gap:  Building a Team-Based Daily Kaizen Culture by Mike Martyn and Bryan Crowell

Crucial Accountability:  Tools for Resolving Violated Expectations, Broken Commitments, and Bad Behavior by Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, David Maxfield, Ran McMillan, and Al Switzler.    This is the updated second edition of Crucial Confrontations. 

Service Excellence is as Easy as PIE (Perception Is Everything) by Liz Jazwiec.   Liz Jazwiec also wrote Eat That Cookie!  and Hey Cupcake! We Are All Leaders and has been a keynote speaker for our Clinical Conferences. 

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Dietary Supplement Label Database (DSLD) from NIH

Holly Ann Burt, Outreach and Exhibits Coordinator from the Greater Midwest Region NLM Library has shared the following announcement: 

The National Library of Medicine Division of Specialized Information Services (SIS) has collaborated with the NIH Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS) on a new database containing dietary supplement label information. ODS is the lead NIH Institute for dietary supplement information.

The new database, Dietary Supplement Label Database (DSLD), captures information on dietary supplements' labels and allows the searching, sorting, and filtering capabilities needed by researchers. Its data can be saved and analyzed. It is a significantly larger effort than the current NLM Dietary Supplements Labels Database and already contains 17,000 labels and images of labels. It is expected to grow rapidly over the next three years, eventually covering most of the 55,000 dietary supplement products sold to American consumers.  

More information can be found on the NIH website located here:

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Health Insurance Marketplace Education

From the National Network of Libraries of Medicine:
The Obama administration kicked off the Health Insurance Marketplace education effort with a new, consumer-focused website and the 24-hours-a-day consumer call center to help Americans prepare for open enrollment and ultimately sign up for private health insurance.  The new tools will help Americans understand their choices and select the coverage that best suits their needs when open enrollment in the new Health Insurance Marketplace begins October 1. is the destination for the Health Insurance Marketplace.  Americans may now access new educational information and learn what they can do to begin to get ready for open enrollment this fall.  The website will add functionality over the summer so that, by October, consumers will be able to create accounts, complete an online application, and shop for qualified health plans.  For Spanish speaking consumers, will also be updated to match’s new consumer focus.
Between now and the start of open enrollment, the Marketplace call center will provide educational information and, beginning Oct. 1, 2013, will assist consumers with application completion and plan selection.  In addition to English and Spanish, the call center provides assistance in more than 150 languages through an interpretation and translation service.  Customer service representatives are available for assistance via a toll-free number at 1-800-318-2596 and hearing impaired callers using TTY/TDD technology can dial 1-855-889-4325 for assistance.
If you’re not a consumer looking for health insurance--and you want resources for your organization, technical Marketplace information, or press materials-- visit these sites respectively:

To view the new look and new focus of the website, visit www.

HHS is on target for open enrollment in the Marketplace, which begins Oct. 1, 2013, and other key milestones approaching in the months ahead.  Coverage will begin Jan. 1, 2014.

Questions or Concerns? Contact

Thursday, March 28, 2013

NEW Recipe Database Search Interface

Natural Standard is pleased to announce the availability of a new advanced search interface within the increasingly popular Recipe Database.

In addition to regular exercise, well-balanced meals and sensible portions are important to overall health. The Natural Standard Recipe Database, launched in May 2012, features a wide range of healthy recipes in the following categories: Beans & Legumes, Dairy, Eggs, Fruit, Meat, Pasta, Poultry, Rice & Grains, Seafood, Vegetables and Nuts, Fats & Oils.

Each recipe provides details on preparation time, difficulty, special diet and nutrition information, as well as direct links to Natural Standard evidence-based systematic reviews for studied ingredients.

The new advanced search interface allows users to quickly narrow results by various filters, including servings, cook time, difficulty, main ingredient, meal, cuisine, and special diet, simplifying the search process as the database continues to grow. Users may also continue to scroll through the complete list of available recipes if desired.

To try this NEW advanced search interface, please visit Natural Standard's Recipe Database. 

Natural Standard provides high-quality, evidence-based information about complementary and alternative therapies, diets, exercise and nutrition. For more information, please visit

Natural Standard:  Integrative Medicine Newsletter. (March 2013)  Retrieved March 28, 2013, from

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Free course on Health Policy and the Affordable Care Act

Coursera (sponsored by the University of Pennsylvania) is offering a free, online course called Health Policy and the Affordable Care Act with instructor Ezekiel Emanuel, MD, PhD

This course will explore the American health care system and discuss the specific ways that the Affordable Care Act will impact access, quality, costs, as well as medical innovation.

This class is open to anyone that is interested in gaining a better understanding of the US health care system and the challenges of health care reform. There are no prerequisites or required knowledge of the health system.

For more information follow this link:

Monday, January 7, 2013

Overweight and Obesity in Children and Adolescents

The MCH Library at Georgetown University presents a new knowledge path, Overweight and Obesity in Children and Adolescents. The knowledge path directs readers to a selection of current, high-quality resources about the prevention, identification, management, and treatment of overweight and obesity in children and adolescents in homes, schools, and communities. Health professionals, program administrators, policymakers, and researchers can use the knowledge path to learn more about overweight and obesity in children and adolescents, improve care, develop programs, and locate training resources and information to answer specific questions.
View the knowledge path online at
Companion resource briefs include the following:

Overweight and Obesity in Kids and Teens: Resources for Families

Overweight and Obesity: Resources for Schools

Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity in Child Care and Early Education Programs: Resource Brief

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

AAP Releases New C. Diff Guidance

An article in MedPage Today News announced the American Academy of Pediatrics release of new Clostridium difficile guidelines for infants and children.   The article can be found at:

To access the full article, Clostridium difficile Infection in Infants and Children, Pediatrics 2013;131;196; click on the link below.        

If you have any difficulty accessing these articles or would like additional searching on this or other topics, please contact Deb Knippel at