Are you upgrading to MS Office 2010?

msoffice2010The Trust is upgrading some of its software, including MS Office to the 2010 version.  This looks and feels very different to what you are probably familiar with but never fear, help is at hand from the library!

We have a set of tutorials which enable you to watch, practice and assess yourself on the new version – whether your interest is in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access or Publisher. Working at your own pace, in the relative peace and quiet of the library, there is help at hand if you need it and you can even enjoy a complementary tea or coffee while you learn.

It’s free and pretty painless – there are no usernames or passwords to memorise.

Please contact us on Ext 1362 if you would like to know more or simply call in the Library and we’ll be happy to get you started.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NHS Networks News

Thanks to NHS Networks weekly news for the following items:

Patient safety alert on the risk of cutting in-line suction catheters

NHS England has issued a patient safety alert on the risk of inadvertently cutting in-line (closed) suction catheters.  Read more »

Phone app emergency alert for medically trained

A smartphone app has been developed that aims to help doctors improve patient survival rates during medical emergencies.  Read more »

CKD guidance updated to help improve diagnosis

NICE has updated its clinical guideline on chronic kidney disease (CKD) to include new recommendations on the diagnosis and classification of the condition, and on its relationship with acute kidney injury. Read more »

 

 

Keep calm and mind your Blood Pressure

relax_BPPlease join us in the Staff Library, 2nd floor of New Alderley House, on Monday 18 August when the importance of blood pressure (BP) is the theme of the day.  As well as BP checks and advice there will be the opportunity to experience 15 minute massage therapy taster sessions.  You can choose from:

Alexander Technique – Head or Neck Massage – Foot Massages

Don’t miss out – put the date in your diary: 18 August 10:00-2:00pm

 

 

AQuA Roundup: July

If you haven’t visited AQuA recently, here’s a sample of their latest content at https://www.aquanw.nhs.uk/content_items/8870

In this edition you will find:

  • New AQuA frailty Research and Development initiative gets underway
  • AQuA Advanced Improvement Practitioner Programme
  • Are you looking for that next development opportunity?
  • Introduction to Improvement Methodologies – onsite successes
  • AQuA Mortality Network Collaborative
  • 2014/15 Safety Programme Schedule
  • AQuA Safety Portfolio
  • Spotlight on AQuA Fellows
  • Training for Shared Decision Making
  • Funding available for innovations to improve health care
  • Integrated Care final external evaluation report published by OPM
  • HPE goes LIVE
  • HSJ announce shortlists for 2014 awards
  • Opening the door to better outcomes with Shared Decision Making
  • Twitter round up

Are you upgrading to MS Office 2010?

The Trust is upgrading some of its software, including MS Office to the 2010 version.  This looks and feels very different to what you are probably familiar with but never fear, help is at hand from the library!

We have a set of tutorials which enable you to watch, practice and assess yourself on the new version – whether your interest is in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access or Publisher.  Working at your own pace, in the relative peace and quiet of the library, there is help at hand if you need it and you can even enjoy a complementary tea or coffee while you learn.

It’s free and pretty painless – there are no usernames or passwords to memorise.

Please contact us on Ext 1362 if you would like to know more or simply call in the Library and we’ll be happy to get you started.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

eLearning: Easy does it in the Library

keyboard handIn case you weren’t aware, you can now use the Library computers to complete all your elearning topics.  The Safeguarding module has been widely used for the last couple of weeks and it’s pretty straight forward, providing you get some of the basics right.

  1. Help your self to a complementary cup of tea or coffee
  2. Choose one of the drop in computers and make yourself comfortable
  3. Don’t put yourself under pressure -give yourself plenty of time to complete it and don’t worry!
  4. Make sure you have your username eg: 209STEVENSJ01 and your password – remember that the password is case sensitive so make sure the CAPS LOCK key isn’t on.
  5. If you’re not sure how to reach the topic you need, ask a member of the Library staff to assist you.
  6. Make sure you read every page – if you miss any stages the program will be marked ‘incomplete’
  7. Print off your certificate or proof of completion if required

Mission accomplished!

 

 

One chance to get it right

Following the independent report  of the Liverpool Care Pathway comes the following important document – One Chance to Get It Right: how health and care organisations should care for people in the last days of their life.

Extract – 21 national health and care organisations comprise The Leadership Alliance for the Care of Dying People.  They have  published One Chance to Get it Right, the response to the recommendations set out in More Care, Less Pathway, the independent review of the Liverpool Care Pathway.

Extract from Staff Matters: From 14 July 2014, the newly developed ‘Care Plan for End of Life’ for use across East Cheshire NHS Trust community and acute care will be launched.

To support the launch of the care plan, The End of Life Partnership have developed a comprehensive training package which is being delivered throughout the trust; details of which can be found on the Cheshire EPAIGE.  The EPAIGE also provides you with a number of educational resources and guidance to support you in using the new care plan in your practice.  The care plan will also be covered on the Clinical Statutory and Mandatory Training.

Available for downloading as a PDF

 

 

 

 

Leadership for Evidence-Based Practice: Strategic and Functional Behaviors for Institutionalizing EBP

Authors: Cheryl B. Stetler RN, FAAN, PhDJudith A. Ritchie BN, MN, PhD,
Jo Rycroft-Malone BSc, MSc, RN, PhD, and Martin P. Charns MBA, DBA

Article first published online: 1 JUL 2014

Abstract:  Making evidence-based practice (EBP) a reality throughout an organization is a challenging goal in healthcare services. Leadership has been recognized as a critical element in that process. However, little is known about the exact role and function of various levels of leadership in the successful institutionalization of EBP within an organization.

Full text available

RCS article: Professional attributes of surgeons

The professional attributes of surgeons

C Marx, R Tomlinson
Extract from the  Bulletin of The Royal College of Surgeons of England, Vol.96, Number 7, p220-223, 2014

An interesting article from The Royal College of Surgeons – hailed by RCS as a landmark publication of individual surgeons outcome data.

Click here to read the full text article

 

BMJ Learning: Vitamin D and children

BMJ Learning are looking at how vitamin D deficiency presents in children. Do you know what investigations to carry out when you suspect it? And lastly do you know how to manage vitamin D deficiency once it is diagnosed?

Quick tips: vitamin D and children

And here are our most popular modules on ophthalmology:

Glaucoma – chronic open angle glaucoma and ocular hypertension – in association with NICE

The sticky eye: diagnostic picture tests

Sticky eye: diagnostic picture tests – part 2

The red eye: diagnostic picture tests

The red eye: an update

Eyelid disorders: diagnosis and management

NHS Networks: News update

NHS England publishes staffing data

The NHS has published nurse, midwife and care staffing data down to ward level for the first time.  Read more »

NHS Foundation Trust bulletin June 2014

This monthly newsletter contains information for NHS foundation trust chairs, chief executives, finance, medical and nursing directors, board secretaries and other leaders.             Read more »

NHS Networks: News updates – children

Children and young people’s health report The first annual report by the Children and Young People’s Health Outcomes Forum has praised progress but also highlighted areas where more needs to be done.    Read more »

New resources for keeping children safe Public Health England has launched two new resources for local authorities on preventing accidents to children and young people in the home and on the road.   Read more »

Number of pregnant mums smoking falls to record low New figures show that only 12 percent of mothers said they were smokers at the time they gave birth, the lowest percentage in eight years of data collection.   Read more »

Antibiotics for early-onset neonatal infection A summary of selected new evidence relevant to NICE clinical guideline 149 ‘Antibiotics for early-onset neonatal infection: antibiotics for the prevention and treatment of early-onset neonatal infection’ (2012).  Read more »