Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Need to find an NHS eJournal?

Want to know whether you have access to an article full-text?

All the online journals available to NHS staff are detailed on one list - our NHS Journals A-Z list. You will need to log in using your NHS Athens username / password. Then you can search for the Journal Title you need.

You will need to check:

  • Do the holdings cover the year / issue you are looking for
  • Which database or platform do you need to click to access the title
  • Remember that we may have the journal from a database or other platform rather than the journal’s publisher website

For more help try our etutorial Finding NHS eJournals which demonstrates step-by-step how to find an ejournal.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Dynamed - Supporting Clinical Practice

Dynamed is an evidence-based, clinical reference tool providing you with the most up-to-date information on a wide range of diseases and conditions.

It has a simple and easy to use search box that helps you to find clinical summaries and guidelines as well as the latest practice-changing research.

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More Resources covering Sepsis

World Sepsis Day has taken place on 13 September 2017. Here are a number of resources to support learning on sepsis recognition and management.

HEE sepsis scoping report
The HEE report 'Getting it right - the current state of sepsis education and training for healthcare staff across England, highlights numerous examples of good practice in relation to sepsis education and training.

Interactive sepsis film ‘project transform’
HEE have supported the development of an interactive film, Project Transform which helps all healthcare professionals understand the common factors that may delay or hinder the diagnosis and treatment of sepsis, and therefore spot and treat sepsis earlier.

Sepsis e-learning programmes
Think Sepsis addresses the high risk areas for the early identification and management of sepsis. The introductory overview first session is aimed at all clinical staff that work in primary care. It is available on the e-Learning for Healthcare Hub.

Sepsis clinical toolkit
This toolkit has been designed to help GPs and other healthcare professionals in primary care tackle this challenge with a series of educational materials, up-to-date guidance and training resources. This also includes 10 Top Tips for GPs & Primary Healthcare Clinicians to support a sepsis aware consultation.

The UK Sepsis Trust
Website for the UK Sepsis Trust which aims to raise awareness of Sepsis, provide education for healthcare professionals and support those affected by Sepsis. You can find educational and clinical tools to support the diagnosis and treatment of sepsis.

What NICE Says
NICE campaign for World Sepsis Day, including the NICE guideline Sepsis: recognition, diagnosis and early management.

Monday, September 11, 2017

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

The Latest Research to Support #amilliondecisions

NHS staff in the community can sign up for bulletins. Recent journal articles and reports, news, updated guidelines, and systematic reviews are included in the bulletins we produce. They are designed to give you a concise overview of some of the newly available literature in a range of practice areas.

Clinical Effectiveness Bulletin (Monthly)
Produced for staff working in the primary care in North Staffordshire. This aims to draw attention to key documents, guidance and evidence-based reviews on clinical effectiveness. Sources used include:
NHS Evidence ** Department of Health ** Cochrane Library ** King's Fund

Health Inequalities Bulletin (Bi-Monthly)
Produced for staff working in the primary care in North Staffordshire. This aims to draw attention to key documents, guidance and evidence-based reviews on health inequalities. Sources used include:
NHS Evidence ** Department of Health ** Cochrane Library ** King's Fund

Mental Health & Social Care Current Awareness Bulletin (Monthly)
Produced by the Essex Public Health Resource Unit Library on behalf of the East of England Health Libraries Group (EoEHLG). This highlights the latest evidence published in the following specialist areas:
social work ** anxiety ** dementia ** depression ** dual diagnosis ** eating disorders ** learning disabilities ** O/C disorders ** occupational therapy ** post-traumatic stress ** psychology ** schizophrenia
The bulletin also includes highlights of new publications, forthcoming conferences and useful websites.

Please email or for more information. 

Monday, September 04, 2017

Document supply: supporting you to make #amilliondecisions

How can we help support you to make decisions?

To base your decisions on the available evidence, invariably some sort of search for the current evidence or literature is needed.

You get your list of results and what happens – there may be some items that you are unable to access in full text from the NHS electronic resources.

Our document supply service can help you get access to this crucial information:

Inter-library loans
If it is an item that the library does not hold at all in electronic or print format, we can search for the item in other libraries which we have an inter-lending arrangement with.

We can then request a copy to be sent to us and forward it on to you or make available for collection from the library.

To request an article or book via inter-library loan the request forms can easily be found on the Health library website in the Find a Form section. There is a charge per item for this service.

Copies from stock

The item may be available in print in the library. Complete a Copies from Stock request form and the library staff can copy the item for you and have it ready for collection or to send to you. There is a charge per page for this service.

Organ Donation Awareness Week 4th - 10th September 2017

This year, NHS Blood and Transplant, hospitals, charities and supporters of organ donation will be encouraging people across the UK to talk about organ donation with their families.
This is because although most people personally support organ donation, the family's support is also needed to in order for the organ donation to go ahead. Therefore this year's campaign is all about reminding people that their family won’t know how they feel about organ donation, unless they tell them.

For more information regarding Organ Donation, please visit the Organ Donation website:
For anyone studying the importance of improving knowledge of and supporting those who decide to choose Organ Donation, the Health Library offers numerous resources related to the subject. In the lists below you’ll find a variety of items as well as information on materials recently added to our collection and available periodicals. To locate these items, simply go to our online catalogue or ask at the counter.
·       Brain Death /by Eelco F. M. Wijdicks, 3rd edition, 2017, New York, NY: Oxford University Press.
·       The Social Construction of Death: interdisciplinary perspectives / by Leen Van Brussel and Nico Carpentier, 2014, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
·       Matching Organs with Donors: legality and kinship in organ transplants / by Marie-Andrée Jacob, 2012, Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press.
·       Care of the Dying and Deceased Patient /by Philip Jevon, 2010, Chichester: Blackwell Pub.
·       Medical Law /by Jonathan Herring, 2nd edition, 2009, New York: Pearson Longman.
·       Organ and Tissue Donation: an evidence base for practice /by Margaret Rose Geddes Sque and Sheila Payne, 2007, Maidenhead: Open University Press.
·       Supporting the Child and the Family in Paediatric Palliative Care /by Erica Brown and Brian Warr, 2007, London: Jessica Kingsley.
·       Transplantation at a Glance / by Menna Clatworthy et al, 2012, Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell. Also available as an e-book.
·       Twice Dead; organ transplants and the reinvention of death / by Margaret M. Lock, 2002, Berkeley: University of California Press
  • Journal of transplantation, New York: Hindawi Publishing Corporation. [Available as a Keele & NHS ejournal 2009 onwards].
  • Transplantation proceedings, New York: Elsevier Science. [Available as a Keele ejournal 1997 onwards & NHS ejournal 2007 onwards].
  • Transplantation research, London: Biomed Central. [Available as a Keele & NHS ejournal 2011 onwards].
  • Pediatric transplantation, Malden, MA: Wiley. [Available as a Keele ejournal 1999 onwards & NHS ejournal 1999 with a 1 year embargo].
  • Clinical Transplantation, Copenhagen; Malden, Mass.: Munksgaard. [Available as a Keele ejournal 1999 onwards & NHS ejournal 1999 with a 1 year embargo].
  • Transplantation Direct, Philadelphia, Pa.: Wolters Kluwer. [Available as a Keele & NHS ejournal 2015 onwards].
Journals Access more journals via our Journals webpage:

  • Israni, A. K. ; Zaun, D. ; Bolch, C. ; Rosendale, J. D. ; Snyder, J. J. ; Kasiske, B. L., “ Deceased Organ Donation”, American Journal of Transplantation, 2016, Vol.16(S2), pp.195-215. [Available via Keele & NHS ejournals]
  • Yazici Sayin, Yazile, “Turkish validity and reliability of Organ Donation Attitude Scale”, Journal of Clinical Nursing, 2016. Vol.25(5-6), pp.642-655. [Available via Keele ejournals]
  • Joseph, Bellal ; Khalil, Mazhar ; Pandit, Viraj ; Orouji Jokar, Tahereh et al; “Increasing organ donation after cardiac death in trauma patients”, The American Journal of Surgery, 2015, Vol.210(3), pp.468-472. [Available via Keele & NHS ejournals]
  • Bail, Christopher, “Cultural carrying capacity: Organ donation advocacy, discursive framing, and social media engagement”, Social Science & Medicine, 2016, Vol.165, p.280. [Available via Keele ejournals]
  • Camut, Stéphanie; Baumann, Antoine; Dubois, Véronique; Ducrocq, Xavier; Audibert, Gérard, “Non-therapeutic intensive care for organ donation”, Nursing Ethics, 2016. Vol.23(2), pp.191-202. [Available via Keele ejournals]
  • Siegel, Jason T. ; Navarro, Mario A. ; Tan, Cara N. ; Hyde, Melissa K. Kazak, Anne E., “Attitude–Behavior Consistency, the Principle of Compatibility, and Organ Donation: A Classic Innovation”, Health Psychology,  2014. Vol.33(9), pp.1084-1091. [Available via Keele & NHS ejournals]
  • Opdam, Helen, “Intensive Care Solely to Facilitate Organ Donation—New Challenges”, Transplantation, 2017, Vol.101(8), pp. 1746–1747. [Available via Keele & NHS ejournals]
  • Christie, Bryan, “Scotland plans to move to opt-out system for organ donation”, BMJ, 2017; Vol.358:j3298, published 06 July 2017. [Available via Keele & NHS ejournals]

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Organ donation for transplantation - NHS Evidence search with ‘Information for the Public’ filter

Friday, September 01, 2017

Providing Access to the Evidence: supporting #amilliondecisions

Healthcare workers make over a million decisions every day, impacting on patients’ lives.

How can we help?
Health decisions are based on a number of factors including the available research evidence.
The 4 factors to consider in evidence-based practice

The Health Library purchases a range of good quality online resources and provides you with access to those resources to support your decision-making.

Get Access:
Register for an NHS Athens username / password so that you can access our databases and full-text resources. We manage Athens access locally and help you to maintain your username.

Find the Evidence
You can access bibliographic databases, clinical search engines, point of care tools, full-text ejournals and ebooks to help you to identify the best evidence. You’ll find a full list of resources on our healthcare resources page.

NHS staff - Have you registered for an NHS Athens account yet?

Still not sure if you should register for an NHS Athens username? Don’t miss out on access to online resources such as journals, databases and ebooks.

Our etutorial “NHS Athens Registration” shows you how to register – it’s really easy. Over 3,000 NHS staff across North Staffordshire have already done so.

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Need to brush up your skills? Book on one of our training courses

Want to find information quickly? Need to brush up on your literature searching skills?

Health Library training courses are presented by qualified librarians, usually to small groups and offer you plenty of time for hands-on practice.

Our courses include opportunities to:

·                  Get help finding the right information via the Internet
·                  Learn how to conduct a literature search and use our databases to get information quickly
·                  Find high-level good quality systematic reviews and evidence summaries using the Cochrane Library and similar resources
·                  Start to develop your critical appraisal skills
·                  Get to grips with Refworks

Book yourself on a session by getting in touch with our Training Team or book online.