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’

What’s New? August 2017

What’s New? is a monthly current awareness bulletin for staff working within clinical and non-clinical environments.

The bulletin brings together the latest guidelines/standards/appraisals, reports and reviews to keep staff up to date.

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You can download the latest bulletin, and all previous editions, directly to your desktop from the library website.

If you are a Trust employee and would like copies of What’s New? delivered to your inbox every month, please contact the library by e-mail library.pgh@midyorks.nhs.uk or by telephone (ext 53899).

Health Information Week

Health Information Week is a national initiative to promote good quality health resources for all.  This year it was held on July 3rd – 9th .   Campaigns took place which involved joint initiatives, which were often held outside of the usual library or department.

Mid Yorks NHS Staff Library was keen to join this programme to spread the word on what readable, reliable and valid information is out there for everyone to access (and how to utilise these sources in preference to more dubious ones).  We used this opportunity to showcase the Patient Information page on our website, which you can access here.  As our first stand was to be held in Wakefield’s main library, in the Wakefield One building, we were keen to promote materials that would be of value to the general public, and this seemed to be the perfect location!

We joined forces with Wakefield Public Libraries to promote resources that are available to the customers and public that we serve, and one of the many benefits of working with a different library was that we learned new things from each other, and came away with a host of ideas and useful information.  For example, did you know that Wakefield libraries have created reminiscence boxes which are used within the community to raise dementia awareness, and are used therapeutically to generate memories and conversations about times gone by?  The boxes are available for loan from the libraries and were a great source of interest at both events.  These are a really good resource for people who suffer from dementia, and the carers that support them.

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Terry in prime position at the entrance to Wakefield 1 Library

Working with a different client group in a public library was a new experience, and I was intrigued to know what types of health information we would be asked for.  Queries were varied – from how to register with a local GP to what is the ideal weight of a piece of fruit to make up your “5 a day”?

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Terry and Wendy then joined us in the Atrium at Pinderfields where our stands generated interest from visitors, patients and staff.  We answered queries about medical conditions, and interest was shown by parents and children who collected cards from  Wakefield libraries stand to participate in the  “Summer Reading Challenge”, which this year has a detective theme (contact your local library for details).

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(Left to right) Karen and Natasha – Mid Yorks Library, Terry and Wendy – Wakefield Public Libraries

We look forward to future collaborative working, so for more information watch this space….

 

New Online Resource: Wiley Medical & Nursing Collection

Trust staff & students on placement at the Trust are now able to access over 400 additional online journal titles, as part of our new online journal collection!

Titles in our new Wiley online journal collection include; Journal of Advanced Nursing, BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology,  Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology and British Journal of Dermatology to name a few. There are more titles to be discovered in our new promotional video (shown below), alternatively you’ll find a full list of our new Wiley titles here.

To access the new journal titles (and lots of other online resources) staff/students will need an NHS OpenAthens account. If you’re not yet registered, you can self-register for an NHS OpenAthens account here.

If you have any queries about the new collection or setting up an NHS OpenAthens account please get in touch with a member of The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust Staff Library staff who will be happy to help 😀

What’s New? July 2017

What’s New? is a monthly current awareness bulletin for staff working within clinical and non-clinical environments.

The bulletin brings together the latest guidelines/standards/appraisals, reports and reviews to keep staff up to date.

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You can download the latest bulletin, and all previous editions, directly to your desktop from the library website.

If you are a Trust employee and would like copies of What’s New? delivered to your inbox every month, please contact the library by e-mail library.pgh@midyorks.nhs.uk or by telephone (ext 53899).

What’s New? June 2017

What’s New? is a monthly current awareness bulletin, produced by the Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust Staff library service.

June’s edition of What’s New incorporates a new element! Along with the past months’ medical and clinical updates Junes’ publication includes a health management/policy section focusing on reviews, reports and guidance published in May 2017.

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You can download the latest bulletin, and all previous editions, directly to your desktop from the library website.

If you are a Trust employee and would like copies of What’s New? delivered to your inbox every month, please contact the library by e-mail library.pgh@midyorks.nhs.uk or by telephone (ext 53899).

 

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)