Library Open Hours: 7:30AM - 4:00PM (Monday - Friday)
After Hours Access limited (door unlocks at 6:30AM weekdays)
Librarian: Lucinda Bennett
Patient Education Resources
The following PDF contains local electronic resources for patient education on four major topics: Bariatric surgery, diabetes, heart failure and stroke. An emphasis is on video education rather than primarily handouts to be printed, although those are listed too.
How to use this PDF:
Each page contains live links to various databases & platforms available locally.
There are two categories, subscribed resources (found within the IP range of the hospital) and open access (found on the public internet).
From there, each education topic has various subtopics arranged in columns.
Example: Stroke --> Post Stroke Depression
Next is a column of links, where you can find these resources.
Finally, a column of Notes described what the link opens to.
Example: Handouts, videos in a database, videos hosted on Youtube
"iMedicalApps is the leading online publication for medical professionals, patients, and analysts interested in mobile medical technology and health care apps. Our physician editors lead a team of physicians, allied health professionals, medical trainees, and mHealth analysts in providing reviews, research, and commentary of mobile medical technology. Our publication is heavily based on our own experiences in the hospital and clinic setting."
8,500+ prescription and OTC drugs, herbals, and supplements 6,200+ Reference articles for decision-making support Clinical tools: drug interaction checker, calculators, and pill identifier And more!
Sanford Guide - Covid19 App "In the interest of providing the medical community with concise information about the rapidly changing SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 situation, Sanford Guide has made its resources related to the pandemic available without a digital subscription." Access is available on the Web, on IPhone or IPad, and Android devices.
Check out the Medical Algorithms Project, now called Medal The Medical Algorithms Company.
It has been around for over a decade, and has 1,000s of medical care algorithms for over 45 different specialties in medicine and nursing. It was developed by Dr. Sriram Iyengar, Ph.D., of the School of Health information Systems, University of Texas, Houston, and the Institute for Algorithmic Medicine. For individuals, it is still freely accessible at the URL below. You will need to register to gain access; it has iOS and Android apps available. Here is the URL below:
"Our goal is to leverage technology to establish innovative training and education featuring internal subject matter experts from across Ascension and beyond. The new Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) website allows all associates - clinical and non-clinical - access to continuing education. The new cloud technology has simplified the process to apply, accredit and award continuing education as well as maintaining a repository of educational activities, transcripts and certificates. The IPCE site hosts the Ascension educational activity calendar for upcoming activities, livestream and on-demand education. Ascension associates can log in using their single sign-on for ease, and all others have access to the same high-quality education by logging in as a non-Ascension associate."
To access this education platform you will need to create a profile, please use link above for instructions.
Days when the Librarian will be away:
Holidays/Vacations : 4th September
Work From Home : 25th - 29th September
I will be working in the office from 7:30AM - Noon and at home in the afternoons!
In the event of my absence the library email will be monitored by a fellow Ascension Librarian. Please use firstname.lastname@example.org for any article requests or literature searches whilst I am away.
Days when Library Orientation will occur (please note for computer access)
5th September (all computers will be reserved for student orientation)
Through December please be aware that some classes will be held in the reading area, utilizing the computers, after hours. Please share accordingly.
Our library blog is now live! Newsletter issues and interesting articles will be archived here. Interesting articles, searching tips, and other fascinating news will appear on this site. See below for the most recent posts. If you would like to be added to the Newsletter mailing list let the Librarian know!
Browse the standards and requirements. From the left menu:
Select a Product.
Select an Effective Date.
Select a Program.
Click on Accreditation Requirements or Certification Standards.
Select a Chapter and click on a specific Standard or requirement to see the details.
Enter a search phrase or standard number at the top left and click the search button.
For details click E-dition Help at the top right corner of the screen.
MARYLAND COMAR - Code of MD Regulations
You can lookup any of the MD state regulations Here.
What Is COMAR?
"Maryland State agency regulations are compiled in theCode of Maryland Regulations(COMAR). COMAR contains 36 Titles, with each Title corresponding to a department or agency. Each regulation is assigned a unique four-part codification number."
The Dept of Health is Subtitle 10.
Health Disparities Resources
Be sure to also check our databases for e-books & e-journals specific to the patient population you are researching!
Topics over all areas of health disparities including gender, aged, immigrant, refugee, poor, children, urban populations, rural populations, indigenous. All of these are found in NLM's online Bookshelf
Additionally, there are private non-profit religious agencies or other government bodies which offer valuable and trustworthy information on the issues surrounding healthcare disparities, and which address barriers to standard healthcare. Below are some selected sites. Click on the links below to access these relevant and useful websites on health disparities.
This research-based guide will help you develop intuitive health websites and digital tools that can be easily accessed and understood by all users — including the millions of Americans who struggle to find, process, and use online health information.
Welcome to the Library! Our physical space is open to all Ascension Saint Agnes associates during open hours. All electronic resources are available throughout the hospital campus from any computer via The Ascension Saint Agnes Hospital website.
Writing a Case Study or Report? Be sure to investigate our online resources including these online journals & ebooks: A&A Case Reports, Journal of Medical Case Reports, Radiology Case Reports, Clinical Cases in Anesthesia etc...Be sure to check the Citation, Writing & Research Help page for helpful tips, videos and templates for personal statements, posters and other writing needs.
Do you need assistance with edits, brainstorming or composition? Make an appointment with the Librarian or send a draft to the library email and I will be glad to help.
Popular titles such as the New England Journal of Medicine, Annals of Internal Medicine can be accessed via our Discover Tool. Online journals, books and clinical overviews can also be found in our Clinical Key & Ovid databases. Systematic Reviews, Drug Trials & Meta Analyses are easily found in the Cochrane Library.
All physical books are to be checked-out and checked-in with the Librarian. Most books are available for 2 weeks, with a few exceptions for 1 week loans. Reference books & periodicals are not to leave the physical space but can be read in the library anytime.
Services provided by the Library include:
Literature searching and research assistance
Document delivery and discovery services as part of the National Library of Medicine library network
Study Space and Carrels
Borrowing - Use the Library Request Form or email us when your search does not connect you to our full-text subscriptions. The Librarian can be reached at email@example.com. Our library is a full member of the National Library of Medicine network of professional medical and health sciences libraries and as such can order articles from other institutions should we not have access to the article you need.
Physical space amenities include:
Computers and Printer
Copying -- Copying is self service only, and is to be used for actual work-related needs, or the CME/CNE requirements for certification. Use of the copier is circumscribed by relevant library and hospital policies regarding the same.
The Ascension Library department now has a national page! Here you can access information on what resources are available on a national level, what services are on offer and a comprehensive list of all Ascension librarians. Find it via the following link:
This web site is the official site for the state of Maryland regulations -- COMAR. It is user friendly for searching. In cases of judicial proceedings, a firm paper copy of the COMAR register is considered to be the official format. The print format intact and updated can be found in our Library Reference section. No pages may be taken out to be copied -- instead pull from the online format and double check against the print.
Maryland Medicine Journal is now open access online. Archived issues from the last century are available under publications on the MEDCHI website.
Maryland’s health care delivery system consists of public and private hospitals, nursing homes, outpatient clinics, home health care services, hospices, providers, and health educators, among others. As a public health department, our goal is to improve the health status of every Maryland resident and to ensure access to quality health care.
The National Library of Medicine and other public sites on the web have excellent overviews on finding and using statistics in your clinical research. Follow the links below for some excellent information and how-tos. Click below on their Finding and Using Health Statistics, and all the links following it.
COVID-19 open-access data and computational resources are being provided by federal agencies, including NIH, public consortia, and private entities. These resources are freely available to researchers, and this page will be updated as more information becomes available.