Focus on: resources for newly qualified Nurses

Last week we had the pleasure of attending the ‘MY Freshers’ event, which was organised by The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals Practice Learning Facilitators Team to prepare the intake of newly qualified Nurses to join the Trust as Staff Nurses over the next few months.

There was a lot of interest in library resources, both in print and online, so here’s some more information on useful resources for newly qualified Nurses:

Print Resources

Print resources for newly qualified nurses

The library holds a selection of books aimed specifically at newly qualified Nurses with titles including;

  • ‘Newly qualified nurse’s handbook: a survival guide’ by Siviter
  • ‘Becoming a nurse: a textbook for professional practice (2nd ed)’ by Sellman & Snelling
  • ‘The essential guide to becoming a staff nurse’ by Peate.

In our Nursing section you’ll also find a selection of books available on Nursing ethics, clinical skills, communication and compassion amongst a range of other topics. You can view our full library catalogue online here.

We also hold titles from the Oxford Handbooks in Nursing Collection, which includes titles such as:

  • ‘Oxford handbook of adult nursing’ by Castledine
  • ‘Oxford handbook of children’s and young people’s nursing’ by Glasper
  • ‘Oxford handbook of emergency nursing’ by Crouch
  • ‘Oxford handbook of primary care and community nursing (2nd ed) by Drennan

Most of our Oxford Handbooks in Nursing are also available as eBooks, with an NHS OpenAthens account. You can find our step-by-step guide to accessing Oxford eBooks here.

Online Resources

NHS OpenAthens

An NHS OpenAthens account is your key to lots of online resources, from journals to eBooks, to point of care tools.

  • If you need to register for an NHS OpenAthens account you can self-register online here.
  • Our registration help guide can be found on the library website (here) or a paper copy can be picked up from the library.
  • More information on NHS OpenAthens can be found in this blog post.

Resources for Nurses - online resources

eBooks

We have already touched on this in the paragraph above, but…

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Journals

More resources

  • The Royal Marsden Manual Online is a key Nursing resource which provides up-to-date, evidence-based guidelines for over 200 procedures, related to every aspect of a person’s care. This resource is also available in print from the Staff Library.
  • The British National Formulary (BNF) provides up-to-date guidance on prescribing and administering medicines. You can access it free via the internet or via an App.
  • The British National Formulary for Children (BNFC) provides practical up-to-date information to help healthcare professionals prescribe, monitor and administer medicines for childhood disorders. You can access it for free via the internet or via an app.
  • Social media can be a really useful tool for Nurses, it can help you stay up-to-date with all the latest news in healthcare and find helpful resources for revalidation and CPD. See our ‘Twitter for Nurses’ blog for more information.

If you’d like further information please do not hesitate to get in touch or pop in and see us (we’re based on the ground floor in Trust HQ).

Natasha on behalf of ‘The Library Team’

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Focus on: e-Learning for Healthcare

e-Learning for Healthcare (or e-LfH for short) is a Health Education England Programme working in partnership with the NHS and professional bodies to support patient care by providing e-learning to educate and train the health and social care workforce’ (http://www.e-lfh.org.uk/about/ accessed 30/05/17).

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The e-Lfh hub hosts a wide range of e-Learning programmes, from the Care Certificate to Management and Leadership skills. A full list of programmes can be found here.

Before you can access any of the programmes you will need to register/log in. You can do this by clicking the purple button in the top right hand corner of the e-Lfh page or by clicking this link to the e-Lfh portal.CaptureOnce the e-Lfh portal loads choose ‘sign in with OpenAthens’.

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You will then be prompted to sign in with your OpenAthens account details (if you’re not yet registered with OpenAthens you can register for free here).CaptureIf you’re accessing e-Lfh for the first time using your OpenAthens account the ‘linking your e-Lfh’ page should be displayed.

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If you already have an e-Lfh account enter your current log in details in the relevant boxes on the left, and click ‘find your account’ to link your OpenAthens account.

If you don’t have an e-Lfh account choose the ‘proceed to next step’ option on the right, you will then be prompted to enter your email address (as registered with OpenAthens). Once you’ve done this click ‘create account’. Your account should now be linked😀.

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Now you’re account is linked and you’re logged in you should see your personal dashboard displayed, which should look something like this ⬇️.

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The ‘My e-Learning’ tab shows the programmes which you have enrolled into. To enroll into other learning programmes click on the ‘view full catalogue’ option. This will then bring up a full list of learning programmes.

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To enroll in any of the training programmes listed, click on the programme name (you may need to do this twice) then press ‘enrol’ & ‘continue with enrolment’

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The new training programme should now show up in your account dashboard. You should now be able to play/access the assigned training programmes from here.

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If you’d like any further help accessing e-Learning for Healthcare please ask a member of library staff who will be happy to help with any queries you may have 😀

Focus On: Dementia Resources

The Alzheimer’s Society states that there are currently 850,000 people with dementia in the UK, with numbers set to rise to over 1 million by 2025 and 2 million by 2051! More facts and figures from The Alzheimer’s society can be found here.

With a growing number of people now suffering with dementia we have put together a  guide showing some of the dementia related resources which are available to those in health & social care professions.

Library Resources

The library has a range of dementia care resources available for loan to Trust staff & students on placement within the Trust. A small selection of our collection is shown below. You can also download our dementia resource guide by clicking here.

NICE Guidance

Dementia: Support in health and social care [QS1] – Evidence-based statements to deliver quality improvements in dementia support in health and social care.

Dementia: Independence and wellbeing [QS30] –Evidence-based statements to deliver quality improvements in care and support for people with dementia.

Dementia: Supporting people with dementia & their carers in health & social care [CG42]Evidence-based recommendations on supporting people with dementia and their carers in health and social care.

NICE Pathway: Dementia – This pathway covers supporting people with dementia and their carers in health and social care.

Toolkits

Dementia Diagnosis Resource Pack –This resource pack sets out key steps for Commissioners, and key steps for General Practices to improve the diagnosis of dementia, and the diagnosis pathway.

Helping to assess cognition: A practical toolkit for cliniciansA toolkit produced by Alzheimer’s Society and supported by Department of Health. Its aim is to help health professionals determine the most appropriate cognitive assessment tool for use with patients in their setting.  The toolkit is intended as a guide to assessment of cognitive function, not diagnosis.

Dementia Evidence Toolkit – A resource for commissioners, care providers, people working in health & social care and people with dementia and their families.

Demtalk Toolkit for Effective Communication – An online toolkit for effective communication with and for people living with dementia.

Online Training

E-Dementia –An interactive e-learning resource to support the training of health & social care staff in supporting people to live well with dementia

Increasing Dementia Awareness E-learning –An E-learning resource for practitioners.

(Information sourced 05/05/17)

Focus On: Trip Database

Today we wanted to shine the light on Trip Database – a tool which allows healthcare professionals to find the best available evidence to answer their clinical questions.

The database contains links to thousands of sites, offering the highest levels of evidence, such as systematic reviews and clinical guidelines. As well as providing research evidence  users are also able to search across other content types such as images,videos,educational courses,news and patient information leaflets.

These graphics better show the features of this resource & the benefits of using it as a healthcare professional:

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If your search highlights research studies that aren’t directly accessible in full-text never fear we are able to offer Trust staff a document supply service (contact us directly for more information).

If you want to find out more about using Trip Database these links are a good place to start:

How to use Trip

The benefits of using Trip

The Trip Database blog contains useful guides, tips & tricks. You can access it here.

Access to the premium version of the Trip database (Trip Pro) is freely available to everyone in the NHS in England (via Health Education England). It’s worth noting that Trip Pro is accessed via IP address (so you would need to access the database using an NHS computer).