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Older patients with diabetes whose treatment had resulted in very low blood pressure or haemoglobin A1c levels rarely had their medicines reduced or withdrawn, a US study published in JAMA Internal Medicine has found.
The authors said that this represents a lost opportunity to reduce overtreatment among older people that can put them at risk of serious adverse events.
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A patient safety alert has been issued by NHS England to support providers of NHS funded care to minimise the risk of distress and death caused by inappropriate doses of naloxone.
The new ‘Stage 2: Resource’ alert highlights a number of resources now available to help providers ensure their local protocols and training related to naloxone reflect best practice.
The administration site is now working once again, so please feel free to contact the Library and Knowledge Service for any Athens queries you may have. Thank you for your patience in this matter!
There is currently a problem with logging into OpenAthens Administration accounts, which means that we are temporarily unable to help people if they have Athens queries or are having problems with their personal accounts.
This is a national problem that is being looked into as a matter of urgency and we will update people as soon as more information is available. Thank you for your patience.
If you’re planning or undertaking research, why not check out our research portal? There are links to different resources such as databases, grey literature, and referencing, as well as tools for referencing and contact details for any help you might need. Click here to access the portal!
The issue that was affecting the BNF app on Apple devices has now been sorted, and the app should be working normally. Android and other operating systems were unaffected.
For more information, please contact the Library and Knowledge Service
If you are using CINAHL- Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature through NICE healthcare databases search interface, there is a problem with displaying the citation fields on the records found.
NICE services have posted the following message “We are currently experiencing an issue with citation fields in CINAHL and our developer team are investigating as a high priority. Please accept our apologies for the inconvenience caused during this time.”
We are hoping that the problem will be resolved quickly. Please contact Library and Knowledge Services if you need any advise or assistance.
There is a known issue with the BNF app for Apple devices, which NICE are currently investigating. Android devices and the desktop version are unaffected.
The Library and Knowledge service website is continually updated with information. There is now a dedicated knowledge management page containing information about what knowledge management is, the types of knowledge, information videos, links to further resources and news feeds. Have a look, and find out what you could learn about knowledge management and how we can help you!
The latest edition of the Critical Care Bulletin is available here
September’s Breast Surgery Bulletin has now been published. Latest articles can be found here
We now have a section aimed directly at GPs on the library website, currently containing information about resources available, news and useful contact details. We always welcome feedback on content, layout and anything else – if you’d like something added, just let us know using the feedback page!
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NHS England has highlighted 3 models as examples of how to care for people with Dementia. You can read the NHS England news report here.
The models come from schemes running in Gnosall, Northumberland, and Rotherham and Doncaster and are highlighted in a report – Models of Dementia Assessment and Diagnosis: Indicative Cost Review