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DSCF0486Great to see so many people doing their e-learning in the library today

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Interruption to ICT services Wed/Thur, 16/17 November between 2200 and 1000

Please note, due to essential maintenance work on the trust’s IT systems, library computers will be unavailable at these times. See the message below for further details.

‘In order to progress the server 2003 replacement project, Midlands and Lancashire Commissioning Support Unit IT Services will be carrying out essential maintenance work overnight on Wednesday 16th November from 22:00 until 10:00 on Thursday 17th November.

This will mean that between 10pm on Wednesday 16th November and 10am on Thursday 17th November, ALL of the trust’s IT systems will not be available and you will not have access to any IT systems during this time.  This will affect ALL clinical and administrative applications including Extramed Cris, Pathology, Radiology, PAS and shared drives.’

Please contact Lynda Cotterill, Library Services Manager, on 01625 663923 if you have any questions about library computers.

Working with substance use: online resources

The Working with Substance Use online resources are for health and social care professionals. The main aim of these resources is to provide you with a basic understanding of a number of substance-related topics to inform and develop your practice.

They include presentations, film clips from experts (both service users and professionals), animations, individual and group exercises, and practice scenarios to help apply your learning. They also offer suggestions for future study and personal development.

You can find them at https://workingwithsubstanceuse.wordpress.com/

Library and Knowledge Service unstaffed for Bank Holiday

liblogo2015Please note that the Library and Knowledge Service will not be staffed over this Bank Holiday weekend. You are still welcome to use the books, computers, self-service machine and other resources Saturday to Monday, using your staff badge to swipe into the building out of hours, but there will be no members of staff available for enquiries.

We will be available once again from 8.30am on Tuesday 1st September. We hope you have a good Bank Holiday!

Welcome to new inductees – including international nurses

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We’d like to welcome 25 new people to East Cheshire who attended Corporate Induction yesterday, many of whom registered with the library. This included 5 new international nurses.

The Library and Knowledge Service is free and available to all of you to use: you can borrow books, use computers, ask for help with finding information for work, do e-learning, ask for training, or just come up and talk to us over a cup of coffee! If you haven’t already registered with us, you can do so any time you’re free!

Learning at Work Week: 18-25th May 2015

The Library and Knowledge Service is taking part in Learning at Work week next month, with a variety of free training available!

  • All through May at lunchtime you can request training on basic computer skills from Amanda Gardner, our E-Resources Librarian
  • You can learn how to register for an NHS Athens account and how to perform basic searches with Carole Keeling, our Outreach Librarian
  • You can learn how to use social media such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and others with Steve Collman, our Community Outreach Librarian, on 15th and 18th May, 12-1pm.

Why not ask us for more information in any of these and other areas? Call 01625 661362 or email ecn-tr.stafflibrary@nhs.net today and find out what you could learn!

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New e-learning modules coming soon

The Staff Library’s E-resources librarian, Amanda Gardner, has been for training on how to use Lectora, the e-learning and authoring software. With this she will create new e-learning modules for East Cheshire staff members – keep an eye out for further information!

Welcome to new East Cheshire starters

 

The library would like to welcome all new starters from the corporate induction this morning. We hope to see some of you here soon, to take advantage of our many resources.

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We have computers for emailing, e-learning and training, books on a wide variety of specialities as well as the fiction collection.

We also have our team members who can answer any questions you might have and are available to explain procedures and give training on how to use resources.

Or you could just drop in for a cup of tea or coffee!coffee

 

Welcome to our new E-Resources Librarian!

AmandaA very warm welcome to Amanda Gardner, who joined us last week. She replaces Jan Read as electronic resources librarian as well as doing work on e-learning modules. Amanda is very happy to answer any queries you may have about Athens accounts, electronic resources and general library information.

New computers in the library!

DSCF0580[1]Last week, all of the public computers in the library were replaced with new ones, containing Windows 7 and the most up to date version of Microsoft Office. Come in and try the new machines today! Feel free to ask for help from any member of library staff if you’re having any problems.

Outreach Librarian will be at Eagle Bridge this Thursday!

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If you work at Eagle Bridge Health and Wellbeing Centre in Crewe and you need help finding information for research, patient care or just to keep up to date, why not drop into the library on the second floor? Steve Collman, Community Outreach Librarian, will be available on the 12th of February all day to give you help and advice.

Students doing Sharepoint training in the library!

 

DSCF0478Welcome to the group of students in the library today, who were learning how to use Sharepoint and databases. The session was run by Elisa Dowey and Abe Ginourie of Chester University. Hopefully we’ll see some of you back soon for further library help and support!

World Alzheimer’s Month 2014

World Alzheimer’s Month 2014

September 2014 sees the third international campaign to raise awareness through World Alzheimer’s Month.  This year the theme is ‘Dementia: Can we reduce the risk?’ and looks at how we can adopt healthier brain lifestyles.

Some useful websites andopendementia elearning resources.

BMJ 10 minute video modules

Take a look at BMJ’s new 10 minute video TopTips.  Try one by clicking on the link.

FREE elearning module: Introduction to the CQC

PCC_commissioning_logoLearn more about the CQC in this FREE e-learning course from Primary Care Commisioning (PCC).

The course covers:

• The role of CQC
• The essential standards
• The importance of being compliant
• The benefit to patients.

Follow this link to the website for further details: http://www.pcc-cic.org.uk/introduction-cqc-free

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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!

 

 

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

eLearning in Surgery

E Learning in Surgery

KR Aryal, J Pereira – Indian Journal of Surgery, 2014

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New academy web portal for NHS staff

Extract from The Guardian – Healthcare Professionals Network

A new organisation that aims to improve training for NHS staff is to be launched on Thursday. The employer-led National Skills Academy for Health (NSA Health) will support NHS trusts and organisations in providing training across a wide range of job fields.

One of its key goals will be to tackle the skills gap in the health service. Although not providing education itself, the academy will direct trusts and other employers to education providers in their own areas and offer some opportunities for e-learning.

Candace Miller, its director, said: “We were hearing real concerns from employers about the availability of good training and educational support for healthcare assistants and other groups in their areas. The creation of the NSA Health will attempt to address this gap.”

BMJ Best Practice modules: Focus on Labyrinthitis

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A reminder to check out this excellent resource from BMJ Best Practice.  In this module looking at Labyrinthitis which if you weren’t aware is an:

  • Inflammatory condition affecting the labyrinth in the cochlea and vestibular system of the inner ear.
  • Viral infections are the most common cause of labyrinthitis. Bacterial labyrinthitis is a complication of otitis media or meningitis.
  • Typical presentation includes vertigo, imbalance, and hearing loss.
  • Diagnosis is supported by history, physical examination, and audiometry.
  • Treatment is typically symptomatic and primarily involves the use of vestibular suppressants and anti-emetics.

Best Practice is very helpful and provides further information on basics, diagnosis, treatments, follow up and recommended resources. Remember to register for an Athens account in order to gain full access to all the BMJ sites.

Latest modules from BMJ Learning: communication skills

Extract from BMJ Learning

Many symptoms of cancer are non-specific, which makes diagnosis difficult. Cancers in childhood are rare and there are also potential barriers to communication during consultations. These are just some of the problems in this field – this module will help you overcome them. It highlights the potential difficulties with diagnosing children and young people with osteosarcomas and brain tumours, outlines red flag symptoms, and suggests approaches to addressing potential barriers to communication. See the link below.

bmj learningDiagnosing osteosarcomas and brain tumours in children: communication skills – in association with the Department of Health

Also in this week’s edition are some modules on ENT disorders. They give an important update on a range of common dilemmas.

Ear discharge: diagnosis and treatment

Hoarseness: diagnostic picture tests

Nasal symptoms: diagnostic picture tests

The tympanic membrane: diagnostic picture tests

Neck lumps: diagnostic picture tests

Look in the Library

If you haven’t visited us recently, call in and see the changes to the library layout.  There’s lots to see – books, journals, drop-in computer and study space and remember it’s a great place to complete your Stat and Mand elearning.

Don’t forget that Steve and Carole, our Outreach Librarians – happy to help staff in the community and the Trust with their research techniques.  Contact us for more details on extension 3162 or at ecn-tr.stafflibrary@nhs.net

Is your PC ready for elearning?

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If you’re about to start your Statutory and Mandatory elearning make sure you check your computer has all the necessary software installed before you attempt the course.  

By going to PC Checker at http://www.esrsupport.co.uk/nlms/pccheck.html you will be able to verify your computer’s fitness to support the ESR elearning packages. If there are programmes missing or software that needs updating you will be able to contact the IT Service desk and have them installed. 

Don’t forget you can always complete your elearning in the comfort of the Staff Library where there are staff on hand to help you get started.


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