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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?

App of the Month
Epocrates provides drug information, medical news, calculators, a medical provider directory and HIPAA-compliant text messaging.

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 tutorial 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.


663 New Titles

Differential Diagnosis of Common Complaints / Andrew B. Symons and Robert H. Seller. 7th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier, 2018. Print.

This resource presents 36 of the most common patient complaints in alphabetical order. Each section walks you through the problem-solving process towards making a diagnosis.

An Epidemic of Empathy in Healthcare: How to Deliver Compassionate, Connected Patient Care that Creates a Competitive Advantage / Thomas H. Lee. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill Education, 2015. Print.

The author argues that modern healthcare has sacrificed compassionate care of the patient in the wake of advanced medical treatment that focuses only on treating the malady. This book provides a guide on how to develop a culture within healthcare that couples empathy with advanced science to reduce patient suffering and create a successful and competitive healthcare organization.

Man Up!: A Practical Guide for Men in Nursing / Christopher Lance Coleman. Indianapolis, IN: Sigma Theta Tau International, 2013. Print.

Written by successful male nurse leaders, this book provides advice and practical information for male nurses across the entirety of their nursing careers. From deciding to become a nurse, to schooling, to being on the job, professional development, and taking on a leadership role.

Co-occurring Mental Illness and Substance Use Disorders   / Johnathan D. Avery and John W. Barnhill, editors. Arlington, VA: American Psychiatric Association Publishing, 2018. Print.
This book outlines clinical guidelines for eighteen challenging cases of co-occurring substance use disorders and mental illness. Each chapter includes a clinical case, discussion of the case, treatment options, key points from the chapter, and study questions.

Managing Stress: Principles and Strategies for Health and Well-Being / Brian Luke Seaward. 9th ed. Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2018. Print.
The author presents a holistic approach to stress management which seeks to bring the mind, body, spirit, and emotions into harmony. Sections cover the nature of stress, the mind and soul, coping strategies, and relaxation techniques.

Eating Disorders and Obesity: A Comprehensive Handbook /  Kelly D. Brownell and B. Timothy Walsh, editors. 3rd ed. New York: The Guilford Press, 2017. Print.
Foremost clinical researchers present current knowledge and clinical practices in the fields of eating disorders and obesity in this resource. Specific topics covered include prevention, treatment, assessment, diagnosis, epigenetics, stress and emotion regulation, the gut microbiome, and food labeling and marketing.

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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