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Here’s why we need evidence

evidently-cochrane-logoEveryday nursing requires the appropriate use of evidence and this website  from Evidently Cochrane provides useful insights. The article about pressure ulcers illustrates why evidence is needed for everyday practice.

Evidence can be found from a variety of sources and with busy workloads and winter pressures coming, you may find it is hard to find time to search for reliable evidence.

Don’t worry – we can help you!

Your Library and Knowledge Service has skilled  outreach specialists who can help you, either by running an evidence  search or training you to do it effectively. So get ahead and get in touch with us if you are based at East Cheshire NHS Trust.

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BMJ Infographics

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BMJ INFOGRAPHICS

These are great visual summaries of a variety of conditions, their management and treatments, and visual overviews of article recommendations. They are found attached to a variety of articles and editorials, and some of the key infographics are found on the infographics page. For example, the infographic of the NICE sepsis guidance or a visual guide to recognising past congenital heart surgery in adults.

New eBooks

The Library has recently purchased 13 new eBooks from the ‘Crash Course‘ series:

Visit http://ectlks.weebly.com/dawsonera.html to access all the eBooks from the DawsonEra collection or search our complete eBooks collection.

All the eBooks can be accessed with an NHS Athens username and password.

For more information please get in touch!

ecn-tr.stafflibrary@nhs.net

01625 661362

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New books

NewBooksThe Library & Knowledge Service purchased a large number of new books last month ~ view a selection of the new titles here.

All members of East Cheshire NHS Trust staff, students on placement and volunteers are able to borrow books from the Library.

Contact the Library for more information: ecn-tr.stafflibrary@nhs.net / 01625 66 1362.

 

New books

NewBooks

The Library & Knowledge Service purchased a large number of new books last month ~ view a selection of the new titles here.

All members of East Cheshire NHS Trust staff, students on placement and volunteers are able to borrow books from the Library.

Contact the Library for more information: ecn-tr.stafflibrary@nhs.net / 01625 66 1362.

 

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The library currently has a free trial to the internurse and MAHcomplete e-journal collections.

Internurse is the UK’s largest collection of peer-reviewed nursing content, and home of the British Journal of Nursing. Internurse covers primary and secondary care settings as well as the whole spectrum of specialist nursing practice including cardiology, neuroscience, mental health, palliative care and wound care.

Access the collection with your East Cheshire NHS Athens account: Login to Athens. Select ‘MAG Online Library’ from the list of resources.

Internurse guide

If you would like to find out more or have any questions please phone us on 01625 661362 or send us an email.

Did you know you have online access to the Oxford Textbook of Medicine, Oxford Handbooks and Specialist Handbooks?

Oxford handbooks

We have access to titles in all the clinical specialties such as obstetrics, gynaecology, pediatrics, pain management, oncology, palliative care, surgery, critical care and many more!

You can log in to your OpenAthens account to access the Oxford titles available listed in your resources section.

You can also find the list of  titles available by going to the Oxford Medicine website and then logging in with your OpenAthens account.

Have you tried Oxford Medicine Online?

This online book collection contains well known and highly regarded titles from Oxford University Press covering medical specialties, nursing topics, and community work.

Titles includes the Oxford Textbook of Medicine, the Oxford Medical Handbooks and Oxford Specialist Handbooks, all in online formats.

The collection is available to all trust staff and students.

E books provide the convenience of being able to use them wherever you are working, onsite or off site. You can log in online here using your personal East Cheshire NHS Trust Athens account. More details can be found on the library e resources web page

NICE: This month in Eyes on Evidence

nice_nhs_evidenceIssue 69
January 2015

 

Pharmacy-based screening for cardiovascular risk
A systematic review suggests that pharmacy-based screening for cardiovascular risk factors may be possible. However, many people do not act on the advice to visit their GP, and the effect of screening on new diagnoses has not been robustly shown.

Self-management of hypertension in people at high risk of cardiovascular events
An open-label randomised controlled trial finds that people with hypertension who self-monitor their blood pressure and up-titrate their antihypertensive medication experience a greater reduction in systolic blood pressure than people who manage hypertension with usual care.

Mental health after stopping smoking
A meta-analysis finds that stopping smoking is associated with reductions in anxiety, depression and stress, and improvements in quality of life and mood.

Alpha-blockers for expulsion of ureteral stones
A Cochrane review reports that alpha-blockers are more effective at expelling ureteral stones less than 10 mm in diameter than standard therapy or calcium channel blockers.

Haemoglobin thresholds for blood transfusion
Two meta-analyses report that restricting transfusion of red blood cells to people with a haemoglobin level of either less than 7.0 g/dl or 6.4 g/dl to 9.7 g/dl reduces mortality and serious infection, but does not significantly affect the overall risk of infection.

Evidence Updates
NICE has recently published Evidence Updates on:

  • Spasticity in children and young people with non-progressive brain disorders
  • Ectopic pregnancy and miscarriage
  • Hyperphosphataemia in chronic kidney disease

BMJ Table of Contents: Dec 30 2014

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NHS Five Year Forward View

Recommended reading for all staff

The NHS Five Year Forward View was published on 23 October 2014 and sets out a vision for the future of the NHS. It has been developed by the partner organisations including NHS England, Public Health England, Monitor, Health Education England, the Care Quality Commission, the NHS Trust Development Authority, patient groups, clinicians and independent experts.

5yearforward_logoIt is a collective view of how the health service needs to change over the next five years if it is to close the widening gaps in the health of the population, quality of care and the funding of services.

Follow the conversation around this important topic on Twitter using #futurenhs.

 

New look BMJ Clinical Evidence for mobiles

The BMJ Clinical Evidence website at http://clinicalevidence.bmj.com/ has recently been updated and is fully optimised to fit your mobile, tablet or laptop. To see for yourself you can view a sample systematic review by following this link – Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

Take a look for yourself and see what else might be useful.

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Latest topics from BMJ Best Practice

In this monthly alert from BMJ Best Practice there are 2 new topics.

Follow the BMJ link above and log-in to see all of the available evidence-based content.

  • Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia
  • Sepsis in children

New ejournals available

Resource Reminder

Until March 2015 staff and students at East Cheshire Trust can access the NATURE NHS FINCH COLLECTION which includes the following subject areas:

  • Chemistry
  • Clinical Practice and Research
  • Earth and Environment
  • Life Sciences: Includes British Journal of Cancer, British Dental Journal, American Journal of Gastroenterology, Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, International Journal of Obesity,Eye and many more.

You will need an Athens account before going to:

  • Login at http://www.nature.com/
  • Select Login via Athens
  • From the top of the Home page browse either by publication or by
    subject

Click here now to view the collection

East Cheshire Grand Round topic for September

For staff and students of EAST CHESHIRE NHS TRUST

chairOn 24th September a talk entitled “Go With The Flow” (Legionella) by Dr Rajesh Rajendran will be delivered in the Lecture Theatre at MDGH.  The meeting is sponsored by Ashfields and the presentation begins at 1:00pm.

 

Last chance

Today is the last date you can take part in our 2014 Library Survey.

Please give your opinions and suggestions to inform future library services.

The link is: http://ectsl.weebly.com/library-survey.html

Our survey still needs you

For staff and students of East Cheshire Trust

questIF you haven’t already completed our quick and easy survey, please can you do so.  We only need a few more respondents to achieve the necessary quota and it really doesn’t take up much of your time.

Please follow (or copy and paste into your browser) this link to our website at: http://ectsl.weebly.com/library-survey.html

 

eTOC Service in development

BMJ_sample_etocWe are currently developing a new strand to our current awareness service.  As well as offering a monthly bulletin service covering Breast Surgery, Critical Care and Falls Awareness; subscription service to a wide variety of healthcare newsfeeds eg: Child Health, Dementia, Diabetes and Orthopaedics to name just a few, you may also sign up to receive an electronic table of content (eTOC) from some of the leading journals.

The first of these is now available from the British Medical Journal.

What would I receive?  You would receive one email per month listing all the key content – news, letters, editorial, research, clinical reviews etc, and each with direct links to the content you are interested in.

How do I proceed?  If you or a number of colleagues in your department would like to receive the BMJ eTOC, please contact janread@nhs.net  or ecn-tr@stafflibrary.nhs.net, quoting your name and email address.  Simples!

 

BMJ: table of contents May 27 2014

Here is the table of contents for the BMJ (27 May). Use the links to access the articles and have your Athens account details to hand to read the full-text.


Editor’s choice
Navjoyt Ladher
Editorials
Mark D Huffman
James Raftery and Christopher Newdick
Karl Michaëlsson
Ruth Cairns, Matthew Hotopf, and Gareth S Owen
Letters
Mark Porter and David Richmond
News
Ingrid Torjesen

Continue reading ‘BMJ: table of contents May 27 2014’

AquA topics for May

Just some of the topics in the latest AQuA Bulletin available online from the AQuA portal: click here to log on and download

  • Innovation   Funding available to scale up health care improvement
  • Productivity   Right Care casebooks link value for money
  • Reducing Mortality  Helping people live well for longer
  • Patient Experience   Better care for people with two or more long term conditions
  • Reducing Mortality Acute heart failure treatment improvement by specialist teams

News from NICE: Renewed vigilance of handwashing

infectionNHS must renew hygiene efforts to tackle ‘unacceptable and avoidable’ infection rates

Healthcare professionals should wash their hands before and after seeing every patient to help prevent the spread of infections such as MRSA and C difficile in the NHS. One in 16 people being treated on the NHS picks up an infection. As a result, more NHS resources are consumed and the affected patients are at increased risk.

See the latest NICE quality standard which contains six statements designed to reduce infection rates, including a statement recommending that patients should be looked after by healthcare workers who always clean their hands thoroughly, both immediately before and immediately after contact or care.

 

Latest AQuA Bulletin – 25 April 2014

Issue 81 of the fortnightly AQuA Bulletin is now available for you to download
25 April 2014

15 Minute Massage in the Library

Week beginning 12 May is ‘Mental Health Awareness Week’ and the library is supporting this by providing therapies to support staff wellbeing. These will include head/foot massage, reflexology and others. These free taster sessions with qualified therapists will take place in the library on Monday 12 May, from 10am-2pm. Everyone welcome to come along to the library and be de-stressed!  Refreshments also available along with quick guides to help you cope with anxiety, depression and related issues.

Please contact the Staff Library for further details on Ext: 1362 (01625 661362).

Book Amnesty

Don’t let your overdues get between you and the Library. Book amnesty 

Throughout April we are having a BOOK AMNESTY. Bring your overdue books back or drop them in the Book Return box (opposite WRVS in the MDGH) with no charges to pay, no questions asked!

Please note that Library charges will be revised from 1 May 2014

 

 

 

 


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