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Library Services connects Covenant Health staff and physicians with current high quality information to support evidence-based decision-making, policy development and excellence in patient/resident care. We serve all Covenant Health facilities from our site libraries at the Misericordia and Grey Nuns. Learn more about the wide range of information resources and services we offer.

What's New?

Libraries Closed on Wednesday, September 13th
Both the Grey Nuns and Misericordia Libraries will be closed all day Wednesday, Sep. 13th while Library Services staff attends its annual team retreat.

Nursing Reference Center Plus
Nursing Reference Center Plus is an upgraded version of Nursing Reference Center being piloted by AHS from Aug 2017 - Mar 2018.  New features include:  nursing procedure videos, nursing management topics, care plans, and mobile apps for both Apple and Android devices. To learn more, watch this 3 min.  video tutuorial or visit the KRS Point of Care Resources Education Guide.

CPS via RxTx Mobile App
Compendium of Pharmaceuticals & Specialties (CPS) content is now available to all AHS/COV staff and physicians via the RxTx mobile app.  Download instructions for both Apple and Android devices.

App of the Month
CDN STI Guidelines provides recommendations for screening, diagnosis, management and treatment of sexually transmitted infections.

663 New Titles

Essential Herbs & Natural Supplements / Lesley Braun and Marc Cohen. Chatswood, N.S.W.: Elsevier Austrailia, 2017. Print.
Inside you will find a detailed, evidence-based survey of 50 of can you senthe most commonly used herb, nutrient, and food supplements. Positive, negative, and inconclusive results are presented for each herb or supplement in addition to its chemical components, actions of the herb or supplement, clinical and non-clinical uses, adverse reactions and significant drug interactions, dosage ranges, and patient counselling suggestions.

End of Life Care for People with Dementia: a Person-Centred Approach / Laura Middleton-Green, Jane Chatterjee, Sarah Russell and Murna Downs. London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2017. Print.
This book provides strategies for maximizing the physical and emotional wellbeing of a person with dementia while ensuring their dignity. It also covers how to support families and the health and social care workforce caring for a person with dementia at the end of life.

Nurse Manager's Guide to Innovative Staffing / Jennifer Mensik. 2nd ed. Indianapolis, IN: Sigma Theta Tau International, 2017. Print.
This guide covers a large range of staffing issues that can arise for nursing managers. Inside you can find examples of policies, delivery models, staffing plans including those for rural and critical access hospitals and disaster management, real-world examples of managerial staffing experiences, and strategies for introducing new processes and technology to your staff.


Breastfeeding and Human Lactation / Karen Wambach and Jan Riordan, editors. 5th ed. Burlington, Massachusetts: Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2016. Print.
This up-to-date text provides clinical recommendations, supported by more than 2,000 research studies, for lactation consultants and specialists. Sections include historical and work perspectives on breastfeeding, anatomic and biological imperatives, breastfeeding during prenatal, perinatal, and postnatal periods, sociocultural and research issues, and breastfeeding beyond the postpartum period.

Counseling the Nursing Mother: A Lactation Consultant’s Guide / Judith Lauwers and Anna Swisher. 6th ed. Burlington, Massachusetts: Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2016. Print.
Counseling the Nursing Mother provides practical suggestions and evidence-based information regarding breastfeeding within a counseling framework. Sections include nursing promotion and support, the science of lactation, breastfeeding from prenatal through postpartum, special care concerns, and information about the International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) certification. 

Applied pathophysiology : a conceptual approach to the mechanisms of disease / Carie A. Braun, Cindy M. Anderson. Philadelphia : Wolters Kluwer Health, 2017. Print.
This novel approach helps students understand that diseases are rarely confined to one body system and challenges them to apply what they've learned to a range of diseases, rather than trying to memorize facts about specific conditions.


593 Library Staff

Sharna Polard
Manager, Library Services
780.735.7251 (Grey Nuns) 
780.735.9329 (Misericordia)

Grey Nuns Health Sciences Library

Rm 0634, Grey Nuns Community Hospital
1100 Youville Drive West, Edmonton, AB T6L 5X8

Roger Salus
Medical Library Technician
780. 735.7301

Paulette Pelland
Medical Library Technician (part-time, Mon/Tues/Wed)
780. 735.7313

Lyndsey Lisitza
Library Clerk (part-time, Tues-Fri)
780. 735.7300

Misericordia Weinlos Library

Rm 1NW-32, Misericordia Community Hospital
16940 - 87 Avenue NW, Edmonton, AB T4R 4H5

Tara Sommerfeld
Medical Library Technician
780. 735.9303

Andrea Wall
Library Clerk
780. 735.2708

Lana Atkinson
Digital Services Librarian (part-time, Wed & Fri)
780. 735.2797

Contact Information 

Grey Nuns Health Sciences Library  
Phone: 780.735.7300

Misericordia Weinlos Library 
Phone: 780.735.2708

Hours of operation:  Mon-Fri, 0730 - 1545

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EBM Reviews     
Natural Medicines 
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