Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Encountered an unusual medical case? Don't forget that you can share your findings in BMJ Case Reports

Want to share an unusual clinical case, complication or diagnosis? Then you can submit your own BMJ Case Report.

BMJ Case Reports are available to UHNM staff. The Health Library subscription includes the opportunity not only for you to access full-text of published content but also for you to submit your own cases.

You can find more information on our BMJ Case Reports support page.

Monday, November 13, 2017

Students on Placement or Electives (Nursing & Midwifery) - no change to library loan rules

If you are embarking on a placement or elective in November / December / January:
You are welcome to continue to loan items from the library, but please be aware that normal loan periods will still apply.
Items may be requested by another user and recalled. Late return of requested items will still incur fines.

Automatic renewals will run as normal, but if you wish to try to avoid having an item potentially due for return at a time when you really cannot come in, you can attempt to renew your books early via your account on Library Search.

Friday, November 10, 2017

Foodbank Collection at the Health Library

We are holding a Foodbank Collection appeal at the Health Library, between November and Christmas. If you would like to make a donation, there is a display and a basket in the Health Library to deposit your item(s).

Deposit items at the display in the library

The items collected will be donated to the Newcastle-Staffs Foodbank, which is a part of the Trussell Trust. The Foodbank does amazing work, providing 3 days’ nutritionally balanced emergency food and support to local people who are referred to them in crisis. To learn more about their work, visit newcastlestaffs.foodbank.org.uk.

Any donation would be a huge help, although the Foodbank has particular shortages of:
  • Long Life Juice
  • Long Life Milk
  • Tinned Rice Pudding
  • Tinned Fruit
  • Tinned/Packet Custard
  • Tinned/Packet Potatoes
  • Tinned Meat - ham/corned beeef/etc
  • Jam
  • Biscuits
  • Chocolates
  • Toiletries - shampoo/shower gel/toothpaste/deodorants)
Your help will be greatly appreciated by the Foodbank. Thank you

Wednesday, November 08, 2017

Library Essentials for Students - End

So that’s the end of our series of blogs about Library Essentials for Students. If you think there is something we missed then do let us know.

Meanwhile stay in touch with this blog and our sister blog Information Skills for Health to learn in more depth about the services and resources that you can use, and the skills you can develop, to help you on your course.

Library Essentials for Students – Information Skills for Health Blog

What is it?

The Information Skills for Health blog is an online blog created by the Health Library. It aims to help all or any of our users to develop skills to support evidence-based practice, continuous professional development (CPD), revalidation and ultimately patient care.

We post items to the blog such as:

  • Information about our resources
  • Tips and Tricks for finding the best information
  • Latest news about healthcare resources
  • Step-by-step instructions on how to use our popular resources
  • Tips on how to literature search effectively
  • Micro-learning opportunities to develop your skills

How can it help you?

You can sign-up to receive new blog items in your inbox. This blogs aims to help you to develop your skills and find the best quality information to support your work and studies.

How do you access it?

The Information Skills for Health blog is freely available online.

Tuesday, November 07, 2017

COPD Awareness Month November 2017

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is the name for a group of lung conditions that cause breathing difficulties. It includes: emphysema – damage to the air sacs in the lungs and chronic bronchitis – long-term inflammation of the airways.
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is the 3rd leading cause of death in the United States. The disease kills more than 120,000 Americans each year—that’s 1 death every 4 minutes—and causes serious, long-term disability. The number of people with COPD is increasing. More than 12 million people are diagnosed with COPD and an additional 12 million likely have the disease and don’t even know it.

Therefore this November, the title of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute’s national awareness and education campaign is COPD Learn More Breathe Better.

For anyone studying the importance of improving knowledge of and supporting those who suffer from COPD, 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.
·      COPD in primary care / by Anita Sharma David Pitchforth, 2010, Oxford: Radcliffe Pub. Also available as an e-book.
·      ABC of COPD / by Graeme P Currie, 2nd edition, 2011, Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell. Also available as an e-book.
·       Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in primary care : all you need to know to manage COPD in your practice / by David Bellamy Rachel Booker, 3rd edition, 2004, London : Class.
·       Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease / by Graeme P. Currie, 2009, Oxford: Oxford University Press.
·       Managing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease / by Laura Blackler; Christine Jones RN.; Caroline Mooney, 2007, Chichester, England ; Hoboken, NJ : Wiley. Also available as an e-book.
·       Fast Facts: chronic obstructive pulmonary disease / by William MacNee M. Bradley Drummond, 3rd edition, 2016, Oxford : Health Press Limited.
·       Managing COPD / by Richard E. K. Russell Peter, J Barnes; Paul A Ford, 2012, London: Springer.
·      Respiratory medicine: COPD update, Amsterdam: Elsevier. [Available in print 2014- 2008. Also available as a Keele ejournal 2005 – 2009 & as an NHS ejournal 2005 – 2008.]
·      COPDPhiladelphia, PA : Taylor & Francis [Available as a Keele ejournal 2004 onwards].
·       International journal of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, Auckland, N.Z. : DOVE Medical Press. [Available as a Keele & NHS ejournal 2006 onwards.]
·       European clinical respiratory journal, Järfälla : Co-Action Publishing. [Available as a Keele ejournal 2015 onwards & as a NHS ejournal 2014 onwards.]
·      COPD Research and Practice, BioMed central. [Available as a NHS ejournal 2015 onwards.]
Access more journals via our Journals webpage https://www.keele.ac.uk/healthlibrary/find/journals/
·      Donohue, James F. ; Ganapathy, Vaidyanathan ; Bollu, Vamsi ; Stensland, Michael D. ; Nelson, Lauren M., “Health Status of Patients with Moderate to Severe COPD after Treatment with Nebulized Arformoterol Tartrate or Placebo for 1 Year”, Clinical Therapeutics, 2017, Vol.39 (1), pp.66-74. [Available via Keele & NHS ejournals]
·      Görgens, Sophia Valesca, “COPD”, Chest, 2017, Vol.152 (3), pp.673-673. [Available via Keele ejournals]
·      Ledger, Liz, “COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: Report)” Nursing Standard, 2015, Vol.29 (31), p.61. [Available via Keele ejournals]
·         Pauwels, Romain, “COPD: The Scope of the Problem in Europe”, Chest, 2000, Vol. 117 (5), pp.332-335. Available via Keele ejournals]
·      Wilbanks, Sandy, “COPD”, The Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 2015, Vol. 11 (4), pp.485-485. [Available via Keele & NHS ejournals]
·       Lindvig, Katrine P. ; Brøchner, Anne C.; Lassen, Annmarie T.; Mikkelsan, Søren; “Prehospital prognosis is difficult in patients with acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease”, Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine, 2017, 2 November, Vol. 25 (106). [Available via Keele & NHS ejournals]
·       Nissen, Lene; Lindhardt, Tove; “A qualitative study of COPD-patients’ experience of a telemedicine intervention”, International Journal of Medical Informatics, 2017, Vol. 107, pp. 11-17. [Available via Keele & NHS ejournals].
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease - NHS Evidence search with ‘Information for the Public’ filter: https://www.evidence.nhs.uk/Search?om=[{%22ety%22:[%22Information%20for%20the%20Public%22]}]&q=Chronic+obstructive+pulmonary+disease

Monday, November 06, 2017

Library Essentials for Students – Health Library eTutorials

What are they?
The Health Library etutorials are online learning opportunities to help you to develop your skills and use our resources. There are 2 strands:

  • Getting Started etutorials – to help you to get to grips with our major resources
  • Information Skills etutorials – to help you to develop your information searching skills

Our etutorials include:

  • Interactive elements
  • Quizzes
  • Multi-media such as audio and videos
  • Mobile-friendly, adaptable interface
  • Availability 24/7

Most of our etutorials include a reflection document that you can complete and save. Whilst some allow you to print or save action plans / feedback.

How can they help you?
Our etutorials offer you alternative learning opportunities to help you to develop your skills or learn how to use our resources. They also help you to consolidate skills developed in our training sessions.

How do you access them?
The Health Library etutorials are freely available on the Internet, via the Health Library website.

Keele Library Latest: New books added to stock on October

Keele Library Latest: New books added to stock on October: The Library continues to add new books to stock all year round. Lists of the new books for October are below: Campus Library Health Lib...