Joanna Briggs Institute EBP Database (via OVID)

The Joanna Briggs Institute is a global organization supporting evidence based healthcare. Begun in Australia, it now has centers around the world including many in the USA. Evidence assessment reports for nursing and healthcare from the Joanna Briggs Institute are listed in both PubMed and CINAHL as “JBI Database of Systematic Reviews & Implementation Reports.”

To see Evidence Based Recommended Practices, Evidence Summaries, Best Practice Information Sheets, Systematic Reviews, Consumer Information Sheets, Systematic Review Protocols, and Technical Reports:

  • Type in a topic such as surgical site infections, teach-back or re-admissions in the search box
  • To save or print the full article, click on JBI Database PDF at the right edge of the document reference or email click “Email Jumpstart” to email the article’s link.

New Books Available through ClinicalKey® and ebrary

Mandell, Douglas, and Bennett’s Principles and Practice of Infectious Diseases: 2-Volume Set, 8th Edition
John E Bennett MD MACP, Raphael Dolin MD, Martin J. Blaser MD!/browse/book/3-s2.0-C20150008796

With new chapters, expanded and updated coverage, increased worldwide perspectives, and many new contributors, Mandell, Douglas, and Bennett’s Principles and Practice of Infectious Diseases, 8th Edition helps you identify and treat whatever infectious disease you see…Stay current on Expert Consult with a thorough and regularly scheduled update program that ensures access to new developments in the field, advances in therapy, and timely information. Access the information you need easily and rapidly with new succinct chapter summaries that include diagnosis, therapy, and prevention. Experience clinical scenarios with vivid clarity through a richly illustrated, full-color format that includes 1500 photographs for enhanced visual guidance (from

Obstetrics: Normal and Problem Pregnancies, 6th Edition
Steven G. Gabbe

Highly readable, well-illustrated, and easy to understand, Obstetrics: Normal and Problem Pregnancies remains your go-to choice for authoritative guidance on managing today’s obstetric patient. Reflecting the expertise of internationally recognized authorities, this bestselling obstetrics reference has been thoroughly revised to bring you up to date on everything from ultrasound assessment of fetal anatomy and growth, to medical complications in pregnancy, to fetal therapy…and much more! Benefit from the knowledge and experience of international experts in obstetrics. Gain a new perspective on a wide range of today’s key issues – all evidence-based and easy to read. Stay current with new coverage of fetal origins of adult disease, evidence-based medicine, quality assessment, nutrition, global obstetric practices, and much more. Find the information you need quickly with bolded key statements, additional tables, flow diagrams, and bulleted lists for easy reference. Zero in on “Key Points” in every chapter – now made more useful than ever with the inclusion of related statistics. View new ultrasound nomograms in the Normal Values in Pregnancy appendix (from

Bradley’s neurology in Clinical Practice
Robert. B Daroff, Joseph Jankovic, John C. Mazziotts, Scott L. Pomeroy

Comprehensive, easy to read, and clinically relevant, Bradley’s Neurology in Clinical Practice provides the most up-to-date information presented by a veritable “Who’s Who” of clinical neuroscience. Its unique organization allows users to access content both by presenting symptom/sign and by specific disease entities-mirroring the way neurologists practice. A practical, straightforward style; templated organization; evidence-based references; and robust interactive content combine to make this an ideal, dynamic resource for both practicing neurologists and trainees (from

Non-operating Room Anesthesia
Mark S. Weiss, Lee A. Fleisher

The demand for anesthesiologists outside of the operating room continues to grow as the number of minimally invasive procedures proliferates and the complexity of diagnostic procedures undertaken outside of the OR increase. Non-Operating Room Anesthesia is an easy-to-access, highly visual reference that facilitates an in-depth understanding of NORA procedures and protocols needed to minimize risk and complications and to maximize growth opportunities. Review the most recent knowledge with updated coverage of the use of the electrophysiology lab (EPL) and cardiac catheterization laboratory (CCL) in the care of the critically ill patient; patient assessment; and anesthetic considerations. Focus on the practical guidance you need thanks to a user-friendly color-coded format, key points boxes, drug descriptions, checklist boxes (for monitors, equipment, and drugs), and over 400 color photos that help you visualize each procedure and setting (from

Extemporaneous Formulations for Pediatric, Geriatric, and Special Needs Patients3rd Edition

This reference has served an important and continuing need for evidence-based “recipes” in extemporaneous formulations. It is the go-to resource for pharmacists treating patients who require any of the 80% of medications that are not commercially available in appropriate forms or dosages for pediatric, geriatric, or other special populations. The third edition will include over 30 new formulations (from



Evidence-based geriatric nursing protocols for best practice6th Edition
Marie Boltz, Elizabeth Capezuti, Terry Fulmer, DeAnn Zwicker

This new edition of one of the premier references for geriatric nurses in hospital, long-term, and community settings delivers current guidelines, real-life case studies, and evidence-based protocols developed by master educators and practitioners. With a focus on improving quality of care, cost-effectiveness, and outcome, the fifth edition is updated to provide the most current information about care of common clinical conditions and issues in older patients. Several new expert contributors present current guidelines about hip fractures, frailty, perioperative and postoperative care, palliative care, and senior-friendly emergency departments. Additionally, chapters have been reorganized to enhance logical flow of content and easy information retrieval. Protocols-system
atically tested by more than 300 participating NICHE (Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders) hospitals-are organized in a consistent format and include an overview, evidence-based assessment and intervention strategies, and an illustrative case study with discussion. Additionally, protocols are embedded within chapter text, providing the context and detailed evidence for each. Chapter objectives, annotated references, and evidence ratings for each protocol are provided along with resources for additional study. (from

Red Book

Electronic access is now available for Red Book®: 2015 Committee on Infectious Diseases. Content includes immunizations, infection control recommendations, description of infectious diseases, antibiotic use, and useful appendices on related issues such as food borne illnesses.

Access the American Academy of Pediatrics’s authoritative Report of the Committee on Infectious Diseases from the library homepage, click All Databases in the *Quick Links, and select “R” to see the link to Red Book Online.


Access Wegner Library Online Resources Anywhere

All employees, students and faculty associated with Wegner Library partner institutions can get a free Wegner Library username/password to access Wegner Library’s online databases, online journals and e-books from any internet connection, as long as a firewall doesn’t prevent it.

When clicking on individual links for databases, journals or eBooks on the Wegner Library Web site, a Web page will appear asking for the a username and password before content (i.e. full-text of journal articles, books, databases) is accessed.

To obtain a username/password:

  • Complete a Remote Access Request form in person, online or request one by email or phone (357-1400).
  • Select a password that follows USD guidelines:
  • at least 8 characters long (may not contain any part of the person’s name)
  • contain a capital letter, a lowercase letter AND a number or a symbol
  • Chose a password not related to the library or the institution’s name—for example, Physics1905!

 Requests are processed as received. Once completed, an email will be sent stating the password is active.

 More Tips:

USD and SSOM clinical faculty, residents, students and staff use their USD username and password (same as their USD email) and do not need a Wegner Library username and password. Contact the USD IT department (605-658-6000 or 1-877-225-0027) for assistance with USD usernames and passwords.

Wegner Library usernames and passwords do not expire unless a student graduates from a partner institution’s program or an employee leaves a partner institution. The library, however, is open to the public and so an individual can always access library materials by physically visiting the library.

Reset your Wegner Library password @

If you do not know your User Name (firstname.lastname) or email address (first used to create your account) please contact the Wegner Library at or 605-357-1400.


The Wegner Health Science Information Center: The Library as a Place for Learning


The Wegner Center, as it approaches its twentieth anniversary, is recognized as a place for learning.  It is true that most of our scholarly resources are available online 24/7/365, and the library staff provide virtual research services to students, faculty and medical staff throughout the region. Nevertheless, students and other users from all the Wegner partners groups—Mt. Marty College, University of Sioux Falls, South Dakota State University, Veterans Memorial Medical Center, and the USD School of Health Sciences and Sanford School of Medicine—recognize and rely upon the Wegner Center as a place for learning.

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The chart below depicts both the steady use of the Wegner classroom and the increased use of the study rooms. Hence, the Wegner Center Board of Directors continue to invest in the technology, furnishings, and more that make the Wegner Center a great place for learning.

d Note:  Fiscal Year (FY): July 1 to June 30


In June, the Wegner Center completed its latest renovations, including upgrading the classroom to a SMART classroom and installing new carpet throughout the center. These investments, made possible through the Lyndon and Shirley King Endowment, the Karl H. Wegner Health Science Information Center Endowment, the Sanford School of Medicine, and all the Wegner partner organizations, will ensure that the Wegner Health Science Information Center is a place for learning well into the future.