BMJ Learning looks at Immunisation

How knowledgeable are you about the current immunisation schedule for children? What are the contraindications for vaccines? Can you reassure parents about immunisation myths? If not, then this module is for you. Childhood immunisation

Plus other popular modules in women’s health.

Urinary incontinence in women: in association with NICE

Heavy menstrual bleeding: in association with NICE

Suspected breast cancer: when you should refer – in association with NICE

Sexual health: contraception and unplanned pregnancy in young women

November 18: A date for your diary!

Staff Library Open event – Libraries are good for you

DSCF0548On November 18 it won’t be business as usual in the Staff Library because all sorts of activities will be taking place there. Demonstrations, a free prize draw, reflexology and other relaxing alternative therapy sessions plus the opportunity to meet a local Para-Olympian medalist, Matthew Walker.  The theme of the event is LIBRARIES ARE GOOD FOR YOU.  If you haven’t already found your way across to the 2nd floor of New Alderley House, then this is a great time to visit.  John Wilbraham will be there to officially open the Library at 12.30.

We look forward to seeing you so why not bring your lunch or bring a friend any time between 11.30 and 2.30pm? There are light refreshments available and you can purchase sandwiches from the lunchtime trolley.

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The Kings Fund: Acute oncology on the acute medical unit

This toolkit aims to improve the care of cancer patients admitted to hospital as an emergency with medical problems due to their cancer or their treatment. It stresses the importance of patients having access to cancer specialists as soon as possible, and suggests that NHS trusts set up acute oncology services, which can work with the team in the acute medical unit to help in the management of patients with acute oncology problems.

BMJ Learning: Halitosis

This week’s case study from BMJ Learning involves a 57 year old man who presents with a one year history of persistent halitosis. He is a heavy smoker and eats spiced foods only occasionally. He drinks one pint of beer per night. How would you advise him? And what would you do? To find out the answers, then click on the link to complete this module today.

Halitosis: a guide to diagnosis and management

And here are our most popular modules in respiratory medicine for you to complete.

Chronic cough: a guide to assessment and management

Anaphylaxis: an update on management

Occupational asthma: evidence based diagnosis and management

Chronic severe asthma: a guide to diagnosis and management

Childhood asthma: diagnosis and treatment

Eyes on Evidence – October 2013

 

 This month in Eyes on Evidence
A Cochrane review notes that training in patient-centred approaches for healthcare professionals may have positive effects on patients’ experiences of consultation processes.
A Danish case-control study finds that use of glucocorticoids is associated with an increased risk of venous thromboembolism.
A cohort study shows that women who gain large amounts of weight during pregnancy are at increased risk of needing operative delivery.
A prospective population study suggests that, compared with bag-valve-mask ventilation, advanced airway management is associated with lower rates of favourable neurological outcomes after out-of hospital cardiac arrest.
A study suggests that British Pakistani girls may be less active than British white girls during school break times.
We would like your examples of how health and social care staff are helping to improve quality and productivity.
NICE has recently published Evidence Updates on:
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder