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

Countdown to NHS graduate management training schemes

Extract from The Guardian 

“Competition for the 100 to 150 places on the four streams – general management, finance, HR and health informatics – is expected to be fierce and applications for the next cohort opened on 8 October. Last year, 12,500 graduates, who needed at least a 2:2, applied.”

If you are interested in a graduate career in the health service then you should visit the NHS Graduates website at http://www.nhsgraduates.co.uk/ where you can use the GMTS matching tool to see if this opportunity is for you.

The online application for The NHS Graduate Management Training Scheme will close at 11am on 9th December 2013.

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Read me quick!

College studentDon’t forget to borrow a book during this month to take part in a free prize draw – the prize will be a £10 book token.

This also ties in nicely with our growing collection of popular fiction by well known authors such as: Bill Bryson, David Baldacci, Lynda La Plante, Frank McCourt, Alan Titchmarsh, RW Hughes, Stephanie Meyer, Dean Koontz and Michael Connelly.   As well as novels, there are cookery and travel titles too.  Come along and see what you can find.

If you have any unwanted paperbacks, we’d be very pleased to give them a new home (provided they are in good clean condition).

COMING SOON: Libraries are good for you. 18 November 2013

Finding and Appraising Evidence

Searching for evidence is one thing but making sure what you find is accurate, up-to-date, and evidence based from a reputable source are all important factors which need to be considered.

Here is an excellent site which will guide you through the critical appraisal process of published research.

health_knowledgeFinding and Appraising the Evidence – by Amanda Burls and Anne Brice

Acute oncology on the acute medical unit

Royal College of Physicians (RCP)

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.

New One Liner for October

One Liners issue 98 – October 2013

Summary

This is a news sheet aimed at healthcare professionals, which highlights problems with the use of medical devices.

ALL medical devices can fail but an increasing number of incidents that result in significant morbidity or mortality arise out of user error or because of poor practices. This edition highlights common issues that have been encountered and provides guidance on preventing problems in the future.