Evidence based Geriatric Nursing Protocols for Best Practice – 4th edn
Clinical decision making that is grounded in the best available evidence is essential to promote patient safety and quality health eg: guidelines for falls prevention recommend developing a protocol for toileting elderly, sedated, or confused patients …
The Health Foundation has launched a new online self management support resource centre. “It is full of information and practical resources that can be adopted and adapted locally to help services and health professionals to develop their own self management support programmes.”
Click the picture here to view the Trust’s latest available training courses:
The Staff Library will be open in support of the next ‘Health Matters’ public lecture. This will take place on Tuesday 6 December and will be presented by
Dr Robert Stead, Medical Director at East Cheshire NHS Trust.
Entitled ‘A voyage of discovery – patient information on the internet’ the session aims to highlight the benefits and pitfalls of seeking health information on the internet.
The Internet has the largest medical library in the world. With over 100 million visits to the NHS Choices website last year, a recent report by the Department of Health (2010) highlights more patients than ever before are going online to find reliable health information and to self-diagnose.
Read the full story on the trust news page http://www.eastcheshire.nhs.uk/News-Events/Local-News/Local-News.html
Student midwives employment survey
A survey of 803 students and newly qualified midwives by the RCM found that more than a half (52%) of students “strongly agreed” that they were finding it difficult to get a job as a midwife. Nearly three-quarters (74%) said that there were not enough vacancies for the number of midwives seeking jobs and 64% said that they were finding it difficult to get a job in the location that they wanted. Of the respondents, 32% who have started looking for jobs had not secured a midwifery post. Sixty-two percent of students who had not secured a post said they were not optimistic about finding a job as a midwife. More than a third (38%) said they strongly disagreed that there were enough midwifery vacancies for the number of midwives seeking employment.
Extract from The Royal College of Midwives
Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP)
Guide to using quality improvement tools to drive clinical audits
This guidance aims to help implement improvements to health services through quality improvement tools that can be applied to the clinical audit process.
NHS Technology Adoption Centre
Generic Adoption Process (GAP)
This online tool has been designed to enable proven medical technology to be more efficiently adopted into the NHS. GAP provides a clear and detailed roadmap, along with the required tools to enable proven medical technologies to be adopted.
The UK influenza preparedness strategy 2011
This strategy describes the Government’s approach for responding to an influenza pandemic. It updates and replaces the previous guidance ‘Pandemic flu: a national framework for responding to an influenza pandemic 2007’.
National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE)
Prevention and control of healthcare-associated infections (HCAIs) quality improvement guide
The guide offers advice on management or organisational actions to prevent and control HCAIs in secondary care settings. It is aimed at board members working in (or with) secondary care. It may also be of use to senior managers, those working elsewhere in the NHS, as well as those working in local authorities and the wider public, private, voluntary and community sectors.
Since the activation of the Trust’s Iron Port security software, we are experiencing some difficulties in gaining access to some trusted sites from our website. If you should encounter any problems reaching sites usually reached from links on the Library web portal, please let me know by emailing email@example.com with details of the resource and the page it is located on.
For all other blocked sites please contact Information Governance.
In amongst the various care pathways available from NICE on NHS Evidence, it is interesting to see that this resource includes a presenter’s slideset. This makes an ideal starting point for anyone wanting to update colleagues on the key messages of Dementia.
Follow the link to the presenter’s slides by using this link:
Prevention of Falls Network Earth or ProFaNE as it is usually referred to, is a useful online resource looking at falls prevention, exercise, research and good practice. See the site at http://profane.co
Calling all staff with hidden artistic talent!!
There is to be a 2nd Staff Library Art Exhibition on December 13th. If you would like to submit a piece for inclusion – a photograph, collage, watercolour or sketch, then please contact either Carole Keeling (ext 1547) or Angela Donnelly (ext 1362) for further information.
Members of staff, their friends and family who would like to submit works of art or photographs for display are invited to bring them to the library between Tuesday 22 November and Wednesday 7 December 2011. Accepted pieces must be framed and ready for hanging.
If you are visiting the Education and Training Centre today, be sure to visit the poster presentations supporting the Practice Education Facilitators’ event between 9:00 – 4:00pm.
Occult breast carcinoma presenting with axillary lymphadenopathy
This poster was included in the Royal College of Radiologists Breast Cancer Annual Scientific Meeting held in Glasgow 7-8 November 2011.
For the full text of this poster please click here. To view text from all the posters at the event – see below.
Breast Cancer Research: 2011, Vol 13, Suppl 1,
Progress report from the Department of Health on the four year plan to improve training for health visitors.
Care Quality Commission will be inspecting a further 50 NHS hospitals and 500 adult social care services as part of its work on dignity and nutrition.
This report focuses on three Health Professions Council regulated professions – chiropodists / podiatrists, occupational therapists, and paramedics – and explores their understanding of what professionalism means and how it develops. Read more »