Thursday, 31 January 2013

RMH Manual of Clinical Nursing Procedures Now Online

The Royal Marsden Hospital Manual of Clinical Nursing Procedures (Eighth Edition) 

The Regional Library is pleased to announce that this resource is now available online. To access this please login using your Athens account.

Thursday, 24 January 2013

The Hazards of Smoking

The Hazards of Smoking - results from the New England Journal of Medicine
21st-Century Hazards of Smoking and Benefits of Cessation in the United States 
P. Jha and Others | N Engl J Med 2013;368:341-350
Free Full Text  

M.J. Thun and Others | N Engl J Med 2013;368:351-364
Free Full Text  

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Embase & BNF available

Some new resources have been made available to HSE staff this year including EMBASE, BNF & BNF for children. Embase is a bibliographic database covering international biomedical literature from 1947 to the present day. It covers over 5 million records not available in MEDLINE. Embase is most commonly used:
  • To track drugs and devices in market, in order to file safety reports;
  • As a source for Evidence Based Medicine (EBM) and systematic reviews;
  • To search and filter relevant literature to support research and discovery;
To access EMBASE go to HSE Library and login with your ATHENS account, follow the OVID Embase link. BNF and BNF for children published jointly by the British Medical Association and the Royal Pharmaceutical Society. The BNF includes:
  • Guidance on the drug management of common conditions;
  • Details of medicines with special reference to their uses,cautions, contra-indications, side-effects, doses, and relative costs;
  • Guidance on prescribing, monitoring, dispensing, and administering medicines;
To access BNF you can login using your ATHENS account or there is no login if you are on a HSE networked computer. Use this link

Quality Improvement Current Awareness Bulletin

Please find a copy of the latest Current Awareness Bulletin below detailing Global Quality Improvement Inititatives in Healthcare. Members of the HSE can get full text copies of these articles

by contacting the Regional Library

Cochrane Library Online Training Available

Wiley have introduced a brand new learning video to support the new search interface for is now available and free to use. It supports the existing introduction to Cochrane video, both tutorials can be accessed by following the below links: The Cochrane Library – an introduction: The Cochrane Library - Advanced and MeSH Searching: