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Magnet Status: How librarians are helping

In 2003, Barnes-Jewish Hospital was the first adult hospital in Missouri to achieve the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Magnet Recognition® Magnet recognition is the highest level of recognition possible for excellence in nursing practice. Magnet hospitals “have an ethical and professional responsibility to contribute to patient care, the organization, and the profession in terms of new  [Read more]

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Celebrating Nurses Week: Nursing exhibit and evidence based nursing resources

Nurses Week is May 6-12, 2019. In celebration, Becker Library Archives will host a special exhibit featuring nursing-related items including photographs, uniforms and yearbooks that commemorate the history of nursing at Washington University Medical Center. Stop by on Thursday, May 9, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., to see the exhibit. We also encourage our nursing partners at Barnes-Jewish Hospital  [Read more]

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ECRI Institute launches Guidelines Trust, replacing National Guidelines Clearinghouse

ECRI Institute announced earlier this month that its new site for locating clinical guidelines, ECRI Guidelines Trust, is now available free of charge. As mentioned in a previous post, ECRI was the primary contractor for the previous AHRQ site, National Guideline Clearinghouse website, which was discontinued in July 2018. ECRI Guidelines Trust provides clinicians and healthcare  [Read more]

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Compete for prizes in Becker’s Instagram scavenger hunt!

We’re excited to announce we’ve recently launched a Becker Library Instagram account (follow on Instagram @BeckerLibrary) and will be holding an Instagram scavenger hunt from Oct. 15-31 as part of our Becker Library Reopening Celebration. See below for rules and instructions for participation. Happy hunting! Instructions and Rules for Participation The scavenger hunt will run from Oct.  [Read more]

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Resources for Locating Clinical Guidelines

In the absence of the National Guideline Clearinghouse website, locating clinical guidelines for evidence-based decision making can be done easily using the resources and tips described below. Use the filters and limits options provided by biomedical databases like gov, Embase, or CINAHL Plus to easily limit search results to Guidelines or Practice Guidelines using the  [Read more]

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Embase’s Intuitive PICO Search Tool

Translating your PICO statement into a database-ready search strategy is easier than ever with the new Embase PICO search tool. PICO (Patient, Intervention, Comparison, and Outcome) is the widely accepted question framework used in Evidence-Based Medicine/Practice to help clinicians diagram clinical scenarios into clinical questions. Generally, when implementing a PICO question in a database like  [Read more]

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Embase Drug Search: Fast, Advanced and Clinically Focused

Embase’s Drug Search tool features unique filters specific to drugs and their effects. This tool uses a guided format to support drug information questions and clinical searching at the point of care by providing single-click advanced filters specific to drug behavior and route of administration. The Drug Search form includes drug names and manufacturers as well as  [Read more]