Thursday, December 14, 2017

Thanks for your donations to the Foodbank Collection

Thank you to everyone who kindly donated items which will make such a difference to people in crisis this Christmas. Here is Health Library staff member Janet Ford pictured surrounded by some of the donations to the Food Bank appeal.
Janet with foodbank donations
It is still not too late to donate to the appeal which has been extended until after Christmas, any non-perishable food and toiletries will be much appreciated.

If you work at UHNM and are unable to bring the donations to the library please contact Rachael Lewis on 01782 679563 or rachael.lewis@uhnm.nhs.uk who can arrange collection from your department.

Develop Your Skills in Quick Time

Are you struggling to find the information you need? Are you worrying about using databases? Fear not.

You can try our online etutorials to help you to develop your information searching skills and get started using some of our fab-u-lous resources. Our etutorials include:

  • Short bite-size learning
  • Interactive elements (like characters, quizzes and click and see)
  • Multimedia (such as video and audio)
  • Downloadable plans
  • Downloadable reflection document for your portfolio
Learn more about our resources from the Getting Starting etutorials. If you need to develop your literature searching skill then try the Information Skills etutorials. Not sure where to start? Then Check Your Skills to see where the gaps are in your knowledge.

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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Clinical Effectiveness Bulletin

The Clinical Effectiveness Bulletin, produced by the NHS Outreach Team is now available via the Health Library website. Issues are added to the website as they become available, so you can always find them online.

The bulletin aims to draw attention to key documents, guidance and evidence-based reviews on clinical effectiveness. It is published on a monthly basis. For more information contact the Outreach Team.

Thursday, December 07, 2017

Keele Library Latest: New books added in November

Keele Library Latest: New books added in November: In November we added over a thousand new items to library stock. Lists of them, subdivided by Library and in shelfmark order, are available ...

Bowel Cancer Awareness Month December 2017

Bowel cancer is the second biggest cancer killer in the UK, with most people being diagnosed over the age of 60. However it shouldn’t be. It’s treatable and curable especially if diagnosed early.
This December, Bowel Cancer UK have brought back their annual campaign DECEMBEARD. This campaign encourages men cross the country men to put away the razors and growing beards for December to raise awareness and money to support our vital research and lifesaving work to stop bowel cancer.  Whether you’re new to facial fuzz or an experienced beard grower it’s easy to join in; just clean shave on 30th November and watch your beard blossom. Already bearded? Ditch or dye your beard for December and get sponsored to sport a new look for the month.
For more information surrounding Bowel Cancer   please visit the NHS Choices and Bowel Cancer UK websites: http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Cancer-of-the-colon-rectum-or-bowel/Pages/Introduction.aspx https://www.bowelcanceruk.org.uk/
RELATED LIBRARY RESOURCES  
For anyone studying the importance of improving both the awareness and knowledge of and supporting those who suffer from Bowel Cancer, the Health Libraries both at the Royal Stoke and County Hospitals offer numerous resources related to the subject. In the lists below you’ll find a variety of items as well as information on materials recently added to our collection and available periodicals. To locate these items, simply go to our online catalogue or ask at the counter.
BOOKS
·      Bowel cancer : foundations for practice / by Barbara Borwell, 2005 [London: Whurr Publishers Ltd].
·      Principles and practice of palliative care and supportive oncology /by Ann M Berger; John L Shuster; Jamie H Von Roenn, 4th edition, 2013 [Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer Health].
·      Living with cancer : a step-by-step guide for coping medically and emotionally with a serious diagnosis /by Vicki A. Jackson David P. Ryan 1966- author; Michelle D. Seaton, 2017 [Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press].
·      Colorectal surgery /by Robin K. S Phillips; Sue Clark, 5th edition, 2014 [Edinburgh: Saunders/Elsevier].
·      Fast facts; colorectal cancer / by Irving Taylor Julio Garcia-Aguilar; Robyn Ward, 3rd edition, 2010 [Abingdon: Health Press]. Available as an e-book.
·      ABC of colorectal cancer / by Annie M Young; Richard Hobbs; David J Kerr, 2nd edition, 2011 [Oxford: Wiley-Blackwel] Also available as an e-book
·      Treatment of cancer / by Pat Price; Karol Sikora, 6th edition, 2015 [Boca Raton: CRC Press].
·      Multidisciplinary treatment of colorectal cancer : staging, treatment, pathology, palliation / by, Gunnar Baatrup, 2014 [Berlin : Springer].
JOURNALS
·      Clinical colorectal cancer, Dallas, Tex. : CIG Media Group.  [Available as a Keele ejournal 2001 onwards & as an NHS ejournal 2007 onwards].
·      Colorectal Disease, Oxford, England : Blackwell Science  [Available as a Keele ejournal 1999 onwards].
·       BMC Cancer, London : BioMed Central [Available as a Keele & NHS ejournal 2001 onwards & as an NHS ejournal 2007 onwards].
·       Surgical Oncology, Oxford : Blackwell Scientific Pub. [Available as a Keele & NHS ejournal 1995 onwards].
·       International Journal of Colorectal Disease, Oxford, England : Blackwell Science  [Available as a Keele ejournal 1997 onward & as an NHS ejournal 2000 onwards with 1 year embargo].
·       European Journal of Surgical Oncology, Oxford : Elsevier Ltd. [Available in print 1994 - 2010. Also available as a Keele ejournal 1995 onwars & as an NHS ejournal 2007 onwards].
·      Cancer Medcine, Malden, MA : John Wiley & Sons Ltd. [Available as a Keele & NHS ejournal 2012 onwards].
·      Current medical literature Colorectal cancer, London : Current Medical Literature. [Available as a Keele ejournal 2003 - 2011& as an NHS ejournal 2010 - 2011].
Access more journals via our Journals webpage https://www.keele.ac.uk/healthlibrary/find/journals/
JOURNAL ARTICLES
·       Brenner, Hermann; Kloor, Matthias and Christian Peter Pox, ‘Colorectal cancer’, The Lancet, 2014, Vol.383 (9927), pp.1490-1502. [Available in print, and via Keele & NHS ejournals].
·      Banerjee, Kacoli ; Banerjee, Shubhadeep and Mahitosh Mandal, ‘Enhanced chemotherapeutic efficacy of apigenin liposomes in colorectal cancer based on flavone-membrane interactions’, Journal of Colloid And Interface Science, 2017, Vol.491, pp.98-110. [Available via Keele ejournals].
·      Naguib, N., Lewis, M., Iredale, R., Pugh, R., and Haray, P.N., ‘An innovative solution to raise public awareness using a mobile colorectal clinic - The 'bowel bus'.’, International Journal of Surgery, 2017, Vol. 39 (March), pp.188-191. [Available via Keele & NHS ejournals].
·      O'Carroll, Ronan E. et al.,  ‘Anticipated regret to increase uptake of colorectal cancer screening (ARTICS): A randomised controlled trial’, Social Science & Medicine, 2015, Vol.142, p.118. [Available in print, and via Keele ejournals].
·      Rodriguez, Juan L. et al.,  ‘Factors Associated with Health-Related Quality of Life Among Colorectal Cancer Survivors’ , American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 2015. Vol.49(6), pp. 518-527. [Available via Keele & NHS ejournals].
·      Han, Paul K.J. et al.,  ‘Effects of personalized colorectal cancer risk information on laypersons’ interest in colorectal cancer screening: The importance of individual differences’, Patient Education and Counseling, 2015. Vol.98(10), pp.1280-1286. [Available via Keele & NHS ejournals].
·      Niksic M, Rachet B, Duffy SW, Quaresma M, Møller H, Forbes LJ., ‘Is cancer survival associated with cancer symptom awareness and barriers to seeking medical help in England? An ecological study.’, British Journal of Cancer, 2016, Vol.115 (7), pp.876-886. [Available via Keele & NHS ejournals].
PAITENT INFORMATION / PAITENT ADVICE
·      Bowel cancer - NHS Evidence search with ‘Information for the Public’ & ‘Patient Decision Aids’ filters: https://www.evidence.nhs.uk/Search?om=[{%22ety%22:[%22Information%20for%20the%20Public%22]},{%22ety%22:[%22Patient%20Decision%20Aids%22]}]&q=bowel+cancer&sp=on
·      Cancer - NHS Evidence search with ‘Information for the Public’ & ‘Paitent Decision aids’ filters: https://www.evidence.nhs.uk/Search?om=[{%22ety%22:[%22Information%20for%20the%20Public%22]}]&q=cancer&sp=on
·      Patients support tab in the Health Library Cancer subject links page: https://www.keele.ac.uk/healthlibrary/find/subjectlinks/cancer/#tabs-3
·      NHS Choices – Bowel Cancer: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/bowel-cancer/
CURRENT AWARENESS

Tuesday, December 05, 2017

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Monday, November 27, 2017

Need help with Nursing Revalidation?

The Health Library is here to support nurses completing their revalidation – whether it’s a quiet spot to gather your thoughts or help finding online articles, there is lots that we can do for you.

You can find help on our support page. We are also promoting help that we find elsewhere on our Information Skills for Health blog.

Try our new etutorial – Supporting NHS Staff – to learn about all the different ways the library can help you.

Keele Library Latest: Virtual bookshelf

Keele Library Latest: Virtual bookshelf

Friday, November 24, 2017

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Royal Marsden Manual Online available for SSoTP and UHNM staff

Both SSoTP and UHNM staff can access the Royal Marsden Manual Online via their Athens username / password.

Here you will find:

  • Procedures & Guidelines
  • Images & Illustrations
  • Searchable content
  • Support for evidence-based practice

For step-by-step instructions on how to log on read our Information Skills for Health blog entry.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Encountered an unusual medical case? Don't forget that you can share your findings in BMJ Case Reports

Want to share an unusual clinical case, complication or diagnosis? Then you can submit your own BMJ Case Report.

BMJ Case Reports are available to UHNM staff. The Health Library subscription includes the opportunity not only for you to access full-text of published content but also for you to submit your own cases.

You can find more information on our BMJ Case Reports support page.

Monday, November 13, 2017

Students on Placement or Electives (Nursing & Midwifery) - no change to library loan rules

If you are embarking on a placement or elective in November / December / January:
You are welcome to continue to loan items from the library, but please be aware that normal loan periods will still apply.
Items may be requested by another user and recalled. Late return of requested items will still incur fines.

Automatic renewals will run as normal, but if you wish to try to avoid having an item potentially due for return at a time when you really cannot come in, you can attempt to renew your books early via your account on Library Search.

Friday, November 10, 2017

Foodbank Collection at the Health Library

We are holding a Foodbank Collection appeal at the Health Library, between November and Christmas. If you would like to make a donation, there is a display and a basket in the Health Library to deposit your item(s).

Deposit items at the display in the library


The items collected will be donated to the Newcastle-Staffs Foodbank, which is a part of the Trussell Trust. The Foodbank does amazing work, providing 3 days’ nutritionally balanced emergency food and support to local people who are referred to them in crisis. To learn more about their work, visit newcastlestaffs.foodbank.org.uk.

Any donation would be a huge help, although the Foodbank has particular shortages of:
  • Long Life Juice
  • Long Life Milk
  • Tinned Rice Pudding
  • Tinned Fruit
  • Tinned/Packet Custard
  • Tinned/Packet Potatoes
  • Tinned Meat - ham/corned beeef/etc
  • Jam
  • Biscuits
  • Chocolates
  • Toiletries - shampoo/shower gel/toothpaste/deodorants)
Your help will be greatly appreciated by the Foodbank. Thank you

Wednesday, November 08, 2017

Library Essentials for Students - End

So that’s the end of our series of blogs about Library Essentials for Students. If you think there is something we missed then do let us know.

Meanwhile stay in touch with this blog and our sister blog Information Skills for Health to learn in more depth about the services and resources that you can use, and the skills you can develop, to help you on your course.

Library Essentials for Students – Information Skills for Health Blog

What is it?

The Information Skills for Health blog is an online blog created by the Health Library. It aims to help all or any of our users to develop skills to support evidence-based practice, continuous professional development (CPD), revalidation and ultimately patient care.

We post items to the blog such as:

  • Information about our resources
  • Tips and Tricks for finding the best information
  • Latest news about healthcare resources
  • Step-by-step instructions on how to use our popular resources
  • Tips on how to literature search effectively
  • Micro-learning opportunities to develop your skills

How can it help you?

You can sign-up to receive new blog items in your inbox. This blogs aims to help you to develop your skills and find the best quality information to support your work and studies.

How do you access it?

The Information Skills for Health blog is freely available online.

Tuesday, November 07, 2017

COPD Awareness Month November 2017

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is the name for a group of lung conditions that cause breathing difficulties. It includes: emphysema – damage to the air sacs in the lungs and chronic bronchitis – long-term inflammation of the airways.
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is the 3rd leading cause of death in the United States. The disease kills more than 120,000 Americans each year—that’s 1 death every 4 minutes—and causes serious, long-term disability. The number of people with COPD is increasing. More than 12 million people are diagnosed with COPD and an additional 12 million likely have the disease and don’t even know it.

Therefore this November, the title of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute’s national awareness and education campaign is COPD Learn More Breathe Better.

RELATED HEALTH LIBRARY RESOURCES  
For anyone studying the importance of improving knowledge of and supporting those who suffer from COPD, the Health Library offers numerous resources related to the subject. In the lists below you’ll find a variety of  items as well as information on materials recently added to our collection and available periodicals. To locate these items, simply go to our online catalogue or ask at the counter.
BOOKS
·      COPD in primary care / by Anita Sharma David Pitchforth, 2010, Oxford: Radcliffe Pub. Also available as an e-book.
·      ABC of COPD / by Graeme P Currie, 2nd edition, 2011, Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell. Also available as an e-book.
·       Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in primary care : all you need to know to manage COPD in your practice / by David Bellamy Rachel Booker, 3rd edition, 2004, London : Class.
·       Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease / by Graeme P. Currie, 2009, Oxford: Oxford University Press.
·       Managing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease / by Laura Blackler; Christine Jones RN.; Caroline Mooney, 2007, Chichester, England ; Hoboken, NJ : Wiley. Also available as an e-book.
·       Fast Facts: chronic obstructive pulmonary disease / by William MacNee M. Bradley Drummond, 3rd edition, 2016, Oxford : Health Press Limited.
·       Managing COPD / by Richard E. K. Russell Peter, J Barnes; Paul A Ford, 2012, London: Springer.
JOURNALS
·      Respiratory medicine: COPD update, Amsterdam: Elsevier. [Available in print 2014- 2008. Also available as a Keele ejournal 2005 – 2009 & as an NHS ejournal 2005 – 2008.]
·      COPDPhiladelphia, PA : Taylor & Francis [Available as a Keele ejournal 2004 onwards].
·       International journal of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, Auckland, N.Z. : DOVE Medical Press. [Available as a Keele & NHS ejournal 2006 onwards.]
·       European clinical respiratory journal, Järfälla : Co-Action Publishing. [Available as a Keele ejournal 2015 onwards & as a NHS ejournal 2014 onwards.]
·      COPD Research and Practice, BioMed central. [Available as a NHS ejournal 2015 onwards.]
Access more journals via our Journals webpage https://www.keele.ac.uk/healthlibrary/find/journals/
JOURNAL ARTICLES
·      Donohue, James F. ; Ganapathy, Vaidyanathan ; Bollu, Vamsi ; Stensland, Michael D. ; Nelson, Lauren M., “Health Status of Patients with Moderate to Severe COPD after Treatment with Nebulized Arformoterol Tartrate or Placebo for 1 Year”, Clinical Therapeutics, 2017, Vol.39 (1), pp.66-74. [Available via Keele & NHS ejournals]
·      Görgens, Sophia Valesca, “COPD”, Chest, 2017, Vol.152 (3), pp.673-673. [Available via Keele ejournals]
·      Ledger, Liz, “COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: Report)” Nursing Standard, 2015, Vol.29 (31), p.61. [Available via Keele ejournals]
·         Pauwels, Romain, “COPD: The Scope of the Problem in Europe”, Chest, 2000, Vol. 117 (5), pp.332-335. Available via Keele ejournals]
·      Wilbanks, Sandy, “COPD”, The Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 2015, Vol. 11 (4), pp.485-485. [Available via Keele & NHS ejournals]
·       Lindvig, Katrine P. ; Brøchner, Anne C.; Lassen, Annmarie T.; Mikkelsan, Søren; “Prehospital prognosis is difficult in patients with acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease”, Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine, 2017, 2 November, Vol. 25 (106). [Available via Keele & NHS ejournals]
·       Nissen, Lene; Lindhardt, Tove; “A qualitative study of COPD-patients’ experience of a telemedicine intervention”, International Journal of Medical Informatics, 2017, Vol. 107, pp. 11-17. [Available via Keele & NHS ejournals].
PAITENT INFORMATION / PAITENT ADVICE
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease - NHS Evidence search with ‘Information for the Public’ filter: https://www.evidence.nhs.uk/Search?om=[{%22ety%22:[%22Information%20for%20the%20Public%22]}]&q=Chronic+obstructive+pulmonary+disease
CURRENT AWARENESS

Monday, November 06, 2017

Library Essentials for Students – Health Library eTutorials

What are they?
The Health Library etutorials are online learning opportunities to help you to develop your skills and use our resources. There are 2 strands:

  • Getting Started etutorials – to help you to get to grips with our major resources
  • Information Skills etutorials – to help you to develop your information searching skills

Our etutorials include:

  • Interactive elements
  • Quizzes
  • Multi-media such as audio and videos
  • Mobile-friendly, adaptable interface
  • Availability 24/7

Most of our etutorials include a reflection document that you can complete and save. Whilst some allow you to print or save action plans / feedback.

How can they help you?
Our etutorials offer you alternative learning opportunities to help you to develop your skills or learn how to use our resources. They also help you to consolidate skills developed in our training sessions.

How do you access them?
The Health Library etutorials are freely available on the Internet, via the Health Library website.