Category: Databases

Need a Nursing Procedure Stat!

Nursing Reference Center is a point-of-care evidence-based resource and includes:

  • Quick lessons – disease and condition overviews
  • Evidence-based care sheets – summaries about the best treatment options for diseases/conditions
  • Skills & procedures – how to perform the skill, and why the skill should be performed


Nursing Reference Center is available through Care Connect:



Nursing Reference Center is available on the library website










Download the Nursing Reference Center App from the main page 



Need more information on RGH procedures?                                                                             June Nursing Grand Rounds    Policies, Procedures, Protocols and Where to Find Them

AORN Guidelines and More

The 2016 edition of the AORN Guidelines for Perioperative Practice can be accessed through the More Resources link on the library homepage.  This title is part of the STAT!Ref collection of electronic books and provides the most recent perioperative standards and recommended practices from the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses.

The More Resources link can also be used to locate other databases and electronic books available to Rochester General staff.  A few examples are the AACN Procedure Manual for Critical Care, the Cochrane databases, the Joanna Briggs Institute EBP Database, Red Book Online, and more.

July is Herbal/Prescription Drug Interaction Awareness Month

Are you looking for information on interactions for prescription drugs and herbal or other dietary supplements?

The Lexicomp® database has a clinical tool, Lexi-Interact™, which analyses prescription and over-the-counter medications, natural products, food and alcohol for interactions.   Once all the medications and supplements have been entered, a summary screen provides an assigned risk rating for each interaction.

Lexicomp’s Natural Products Database contains information on the use, dosing, adverse reactions, and interactions of each herbal product, as well as a convenient chart on “Evidence-Based Herb-Drug Interactions”.

Please contact the Werner Medical Library for additional information or assistance in using Lexicomp®.

Great News regarding UpToDate

Many of you have individual UpToDate Anywhere accounts through Werner Medical library’s license. Until recently, UpToDate prompted you every 30 days through email to verify your affiliation with RGH.  Due to an overwhelming number of complaints, UpToDate agreed to change the reminder to every 90 days.

If you would like information on using UpToDate from the library website, Care Connect, or your mobile device, please contact us.

Introducing Clinical Key

The Werner Medical Library now has a subscription to the ClinicalKey online database. ClinicalKey includes the full text of over 1,000 books and over 500 journals, thousands of videos, millions of images, and point-of-care information from the First Consult database. The database features a search engine that supports the clinical decision requirements of physicians, medical librarians, nurses, CMO/CMIOs, and healthcare professionals.

ClinicalKey is a major online database; many health care professionals consider it to be as important for clinical information support as the UpToDate database.

To access the ClinicalKey, go to the Werner Medical Library website, then, click on ClinicalKey , which is located on the left side of the page, in the Resources A-Z list. The first time you access ClinicalKey, it is highly recommended that you create a personal account. In the upper left, click register and fill in the required information. Once you have registered, you are then enabled to:

  • Generate PDFs of book chapters
  • Earn CME credits
  • Save content in a personalized list
  • Save searches
  • Use Presentation Maker (for exporting images to PowerPoint, for example)

Please make a note of your User ID and Password. The next time you use ClinicalKey, click login, and then enter your User ID and Password.

It is preferable to use Firefox instead of Internet Explorer (IE) to access ClinicalKey. There have been some reports that IE does not always work well with ClinicalKey. Also, Firefox, saves your login information so that you don’t have to enter it each time—just two clicks and you are in.

Some of the highlights of searching ClinicalKey are:
ClinicalKey’s 1,400+ Topic Pages allow you to view quick answers related to risk factors, clinical manifestations, treatments and more. Click on the pages’ built-in tabs to move between sources like Conn’s Current Therapy, Goldman’s Cecil Medicine, Ferri’s Clinical Advisor and First Consult. Every Topic Page includes an interactive outline. Click on the name of the section you want to explore to jump straight to current and trusted information. If you’re ready to explore your disease topic further, click on the show all results link. You’ll find a list of clinically relevant results from books, journals, clinical trials and more.

For more detailed information about the ClinicalKey online database, see, or

Please contact the Werner Medical Library for additional information, or for assistance in using ClinicalKey.

Ed Lewek, Senior Librarian
Werner Medical Library

Find up-to-date medical information with Scientific American Medicine

Werner Medical Library has purchased a subscription to Scientific American Medicine, formerly known as ACP Medicine.  Access is available to all RGHS team members.

Scientific American Medicine is a patient-care reference covering the 11 subspecialties of internal medicine, plus key topics in Women’s Health, Preventive Medicine, Psychiatry, and more.

To access this resource, go to the library website and select Scientific American Medicine from the A-Z list on the left side.  If you are offsite you will be prompted for your RGHS logon.