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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?      

Library Fine Rate Increase
Effective May 2, 2017 fines for overdue materials will increase to $1.00 per day. If you have any concerns or questions, please speak with the library staff.

Annual KRS Collection Update
The following changes come into effect on the Knowledge Resource Service (KRS) website on April 1, 2017:

For more information read this memo.

663 New Titles

Clinical Care of the Child with Obesity: A Learner's and Teacher's Guide / Sandra G. Hassink, Sarah E. Hampl, Jeannie S. Huang, Wendy Slusser, editors. New York: McGraw-Hill Education Medical, 2016. Print.
Adhering to Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) guidelines, this text presents best care practices and ready-to-apply methods for obesity prevention in infancy to adolescence as well as treatments. There is also a focus on patient, community, and policy advocacy for childhood obesity.

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.

On call : principles and protocols /  Shane A. Marshall, John Ruedy. Philadelphia, PA : Elsevier, 2017. Print
Ideal for any on-call professional, resident, or medical student, this best-selling reference covers the common problems you'll encounter while on call in the hospital. You'll gain speed, skill, and knowledge with every call from diagnosing a difficult or life-threatening situation to prescribing the right medication.

Nursing care plans : diagnoses, interventions, & outcomes / Meg Gulanick, Judith L. Myers. St. Louis, Missouri : Mosby, an imprint of Elsevier Inc., 2017. Print.
Covering the most common medical-surgical nursing diagnoses and clinical problems seen in adults.






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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