Essential guide to acute care. 2nd ed
Featured on our website home page is a photograph of our new member of staff, Steve Collman. To give him his full title, Steve is our Community Outreach Librarian who started on 7 August and is looking forward to meeting people based as you might expect, in the community! More about Steve and how he’ll be able to assist you … coming shortly.
In the meantime if you need to contact him he can be reached on 0162566 1547 or email email@example.com
For your leisure reading pleasure – here is a sample of the new books in stock.
Allende, Isabel: Daughter of Fortune
Barr, E: The Sisterhood
Benoit, Michel: The Thirteenth Apostle
Bryson, B: The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid
Cabot, Meg: Size Doesn’t Matter
Clancy, T: Red Rabbit
Cornwell, Patricia: Unnatural Exposure
Diaz, Junot: The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
Faulks, Sebastien: On Green Dolphine Street
Follet, Ken: Paper Money
Gregory, P: The Other Boleyn Girl
Haigh, Jennifer: Mrs Kimble
Mankell, Henning: Faceless Killers
Muir, Kate: West Coast
Thomas, S: The End of Mr Y
The topic for September 6th, is ‘Memory matters’ – focus on dementia. Presented by Christine Davison in the Lecture Theatre, Education and Training Centre, Macclesfield Hospital. From 7.00pm – 8.00pm.
The Staff Library is open during this time to answer general queries or advise visitors where to find additional material on this important topic.
Extract from The Kings Fund library:
This report highlights the key issues and trends identified by Monitor in plans submitted by individual foundation trusts. The plans reveal that foundation trusts are facing their most challenging period with an increase in pressure across the sector. Particular challenges come from the need to deliver significant savings year on year while improving the quality of care, and the need to integrate successfully large numbers of community services transactions.
Local preferences and place of death in regions within England 2010
This report compares people’s preferences for place of death with actual place of death as recorded by Office for National Statistics mortality data. A population based telephone survey was used to explore people’s preferences. It aims to provide better information to direct service improvements, enabling more people to die in their place of choice.
It is a pleasure to introduce this month’s guest writer, Margaret Perry, Clinical Effectiveness, Research and Development Manager. Known to many as an avid reader, whatever the publication medium – online, traditional or modern (Kindle), Margaret has waited patiently for 9 years for her chosen book to be updated. Our grateful thanks to her for finalising her choice and taking the time to contribute to this series.
“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest”.
The above quotation reflects perfectly what my chosen information resources provide, not just for me, but for those who also wish to gain a fuller understanding or expertise, in a very important process we use to improve quality of care and health outcomes – clinical audit.
The Book: We have had to wait 9 years for the 2nd edition of the classic text on clinical audit “NEW Principles of Best Practice in Clinical Audit”, far too long, in my opinion considering the importance of audit in improving the effectiveness and efficiency of healthcare. This book makes extensive use of work led by the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP) who have been given responsibility for reinvigorating clinical audit inEngland. It provides an excellent manual of best practice on how to undertake audit, and is not meant to be read from cover to cover, but should be “dipped” into as a source of guidance when audits are planned/undertaken, and is of value to those both new, or experienced, in undertaking this process.
Some useful links:
Online websites can complement books and add to the wealth of knowledge now available to us, at www.hqip.org.uk there are a number of recently published guides to help clinicians carry out high quality clinical audits, including:
Take a look yourself at the above, you will be impressed!!
For more information on the above, or “face to face” audit advice, please contact: Margaret Perry
Clinical Effectiveness, Research & Development Manager
firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 01625661974
Apologies for the late posting of this article which is available on request via inter-library loan.
Non-union of Weber B distal fibula fractures: a case series
Abstract: Non-union of distal fractures of the fibula type Weber B is rare. Undisplaced and minimally displaced isolated lateral malleolar fractures (Weber B) usually unite without operative intervention. We present three cases of lateral malleolus non-union in healthy individuals. Two were treated with internal fixation plus bone grafting. The third patient remained asymptomatic and therefore did not undergo surgery for the fracture.
Journal of Foot & Ankle Surgery,
September 2010, vol./is. 16/3(e63-7), 1268-7731;1460-9584
Apologies for the late posting of this article.
Effects of tranexamic acid on blood loss during total hip arthroplasty
Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery, December 2010,
vol./is. 18/3(282-6), 1022-5536;1022-5536
The latest edition of the Arthritis Research UK features Hands On, Synovium and Topical Reviews.
Gout: presentation and management in primary care
Download the latest Hands On (PDF 583KB)
A newsletter by primary care practitioners
Download the latest Synovium (PDF 303KB)
Ultrasound in rheumatology. A Taggart, C Benson, D Kane
Download the latest Topical Reviews (PDF 6.93MB)
- Translate which allows users to translate the search results and subsequent links into one of six languages (Spanish, German, French, Italian, Portuguese and Welsh).
- DOI (Digital object identifier) is displayed, this is to facilitate the identification of full-text articles.
- Clinical trials are now highlighted via a link to clinicaltrials.gov.
- Clinical calculators related to the search terms are now displayed.
- The ability to restrict the results to new research only.
- Incorporating new content including medical education, and patient decision aids as well as enhanced content from social media and videos (now over 6,100)
The Blood Doctor (Fiction)
Review by Jenny Heathcote
New books for July include:
RCN: The RCN’s UK position on Health Visiting in the Early Years
RCN: Transferring Children to and from Theatre
These are just a sample – over 80 new books were added to stock in July.
Downing, PJ: Emergenices in Adult Nursing
Castledine, G: Oxford Handbook of Nursing
Fook, J: Practicing Clinical Reflection
Marquis, Bessie L:
Leadership Roles and Management Functions in Nursing, 2012
Miles, J (Dr): MIMS for Nurses – special supplement, severe allergic asthma
NICE: Quick Reference Guide – preventing type 2 diabetes
Sellman, D: What makes a good nurse
RCN: Route to success – the key contribution of nursing to end of life care.
In the self-help category of the Leisure section we have a range of books which all use cognitive behavioural techniques.
Overcoming Chronic Fatigue: Burgess, Mary, 2009
Overcoming Anger and Irritability: Davies, William, 2009
Overcoming Low Self-esteem: Fennell, M, 2009
Overcoming Depression: Gilbert, Paul, 2009
Overcoming Anxiety: Kennerley, Helen, 2009
Overcoming Childhood Trauma: Kennerly, Helen 2009
Volume 3 Issue 6 of the Immunisation Horizon Scanning Bulletin has now been published – please click here for the full bulletin.
An article entitled “Day case: 23 hour breast surgical pathway – a retrospective audit in a district hospital” was published in the European Journal of Surgical Oncology, (EJSO), May 2011, Vol 37, Iss 5, pS23
Background: Currently majority of mastectomy and large number of wide local excisions are being carried out as in-patient procedure and NHS improvement plan has suggested to carry out majority of breast operations including mastectomy as a day case surgery with a maximum of overnight stay. We carried out this retrospective audit in our district hospital to find out our trend.
An article entitled “Grisotti flap reconstruction for central breast tumours” was published in the European Journal of Surgical Oncology, November 2010, vol/iss. 36/11 (1123)