Online Resources

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UpToDate

How do I access it?

 

In the trust you can access without any login here 

Offsite you can access via Athens here (don't have athens? Or forgotten password/username then click here)

You can download the App for your phone - see instructions here:

 

What does it do?

 

UpToDate is a continuously-updated, evidence-based, online resource designed to inform clinical decision-making in the workplace. Access via your athens account allows clinicians to consult it at any time of the day or night.

 

Pennine Acute Library provides UpToDate Anywhere access to all medical staff. Now UpToDate clinical decision support is as close as your smartphone, tablet, or computer. The new remote and mobile access gives you evidence-based guidance when and where you need it.

 

In UpToDate you will find

  • Over 10.500 evidence-based topics with more than 9.600 graded treatment recommendations
  • 160 Medical Calculators
  • Graphic Search and export to PowerPoint function to enrich your presentations
  • A drug database and drug interaction tool
  • See for more functionalities: http://www.uptodate.com/home/expert-user-en

 

Here is what you get with UpToDate Anywhere:

  • Free UpToDate Mobile App
  • Remote access from any computer with internet connection
  • Free continuing education credits (CME/CE/CPD) when researching clinical questions

 

Help & Training

Want to learn more? Well book into a one-to-one training session or request a group session

There are lots of help videos produced by the company that makes UpToDate

http://www.uptodate.com/home/uptodate-lfw 

On the website you'll find even more.

https://www.youtube.com/user/UpToDateEBM 

 

ClinicalKey

How do I access it?

You can access ClinicalKey via Open Athens.  (don't have athens? Or forgotten password/username then click here)

It is available on desktop or as a mobile app.

What does it do?

 

ClinicalKey delivers all of Elsevier's medical and surgical content in one dynamic resource, giving physicians access to over 1,100  top books and over 600 top journals, thousands of videos and millions of images. 

You can access the journals and ebooks through this new interface and search across a range of resources. 

One tip is to personalise your account by selecting 'Activate personalisation' option at the top of the screen then you will get updates and saved searches facilities. 

There is a quick reference guide available here and a more comprehensive one also available here

 

Help and Training

Want to learn more? Well book into a one-to-one training session or request a group session

There are some useful information on how it all works here

MAH Complete

How do  I access it?

MAHComplete is accessed through Athens  (don't have athens? Or forgotten password/username then click here)

Click on this link then once you have entered your Athens username and password click on the MAH complete

 

 

What does it do?

Of particular interest to Nurses, Midwives and Health Care assistants this database allows you to search across a number of key UK Nursing and Midwifery Journals these include: British Journal of Nursing, Gastrointestinal nursing, International Paramedic Practice, Nurse Prescribing, British Journal of Midwifery and many more. 

You can carry out advanced search across all journals or search within a particular Journal.

Help and Training

Want to learn more? Well book into a one-to-one training session or request a group session

There is a user guide available here

 

 

Cinahl, Medline, Embase etc (HDAS/NICE ADVANCED SEARCH)

How do I access it?

 

You can access and search across a number of databases including CINAHL and MEDLINE through HDAS/NICE ADVANCED SEARCH. You need Athens in order to use the advance search capability. (don't have athens? Or forgotten password/username then click here)

 

 

What does it do?

HDAS/NICE ADVANCED SEARCH allows you to search across a number of databases. 

AMED - Allied and Complementary Medicine - 1985 to present: Allied health professions, complementary medicine

BNI - British Nursing Index - 1992 to present: Nursing, midwifery, health visitors

CINAHL - Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature - 1981 to present: Nursing, allied health professions

EMBASE - Excerpta Medica Database - 1974 to present: Drugs and pharmacology, other aspects of human medicine

HBE - Health Business Elite - 1922 to present: Healthcare administration, institution managment

HMIC - Health management information consortium - 1979 to present: Records from King's Fund and Department of Health

MEDLINE - 1946 to present: General medical database

PSYCINFO - 1806 to present: Psychology and allied fields

PUBMED - General medical database

Help and Training

Want to learn more? Well book into a one-to-one training session or request a group session

There is a user guide available here

Or watch the below video

 

Royal Marsden

How do I access it?

When you are on site in the trust you don't need a login just click on this link .  (don't have athens? Or forgotten password/username then click here)

Outside of the trust though you need to log in using your Athens username and password and access it here

 

What does it do?

Royal Marsden is the online version of the Nursing handbook - giving evidence based information on procedures and all aspects of nursing from supporting patients through diagnostic process to treatment. The handbook can be browsed or searched for specific information. It also includes numerous illustrations.

 

Help and Training

Want to learn more? Well book into a one-to-one training session or request a group session

There are some useful videos here on using the Royal Marsden

 

Oxford Medicine Online

How do I access it?

Oxford Medicine Online requires an Athens access  (don't have athens? Or forgotten password/username then click here)

Click on this link then enter NHS England as shown below

What does it do?

 

Oxford Medicine Online is home to Oxford University Press' prestigious medical publishing, bringing together authoritative texts by world-renowned authors. These highly-regarded titles include the Oxford Textbook of Medicine, the Oxford Handbook of Clinical Medicine and works from the Mayo Clinic Scientific Press, available online for the first time, plus a question and answer toolkit to help you prepare for the Board Exams.

 

Browse all titles in your subscription

 

Find out more about Oxford Medicine Online

 

Oxford medicine allows one to search across the handbooks from one search box.

Help and Training

Want to learn more? Well book into a one-to-one training session or request a group session

Searching help

Browsing help

BNF

How do I access it?

On site you just have to click on this link but off site you will need your Athens password  (don't have athens? Or forgotten password/username then click here)

Also you can download the BNF app to your device and access this through Athens

What does it do?

BNF contains important drug information, product updates, publications and Drug interactions

You can search across the handbook or browse its contents

Help and Training

Want to learn more? Well book into a one-to-one training session or request a group session  

PubMed

How do I access it?

In order to view the articles that Pennine Acute has access to you must go through this link

What does it do?

Pubmed provides an alternative version of the Medline database (which you can search through NICE advanced search). This link above gives you the ability to see which articles that Pennine has access to, you will need your athens account to access them from the links - you can see in the example below the link to Pennine resources displayed in the top right hand corner.

 

 

Help and Training

Want to learn more? Well book into a one-to-one training session or request a group session

There is a help manual available on the PubMed home page here

 

Cochrane Library

How do I access it?

Its freely available to all who live and work in England click here

 

What does it do?

 

 

What is a Cochrane Review?

 

Cochrane Reviews are systematic reviews of research in healthcare and health policy that are published in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. There are five types of Cochrane Review:

 

  1. Intervention reviews assess the benefits and harms of interventions used in healthcare and health policy.
  2. Diagnostic test accuracy reviews assess how well a diagnostic test performs in diagnosing and detecting a particular disease.

  3. Methodology reviews address issues relevant to how systematic reviews and clinical trials are conducted and reported.
  4. Qualitative reviews synthesize qualitative evidence to address questions on aspects other than effectiveness.
  5. Prognosis reviews address the probable course or future outcome(s) of people with a health problem. 

 

Cochrane Reviews base their findings on the results of studies that meet certain quality criteria, since the most reliable studies will provide the best evidence for making decisions about health care. Authors of Cochrane Reviews apply methods which reduce the impact of bias across different parts of the review process, including:

 

  1. Identification of relevant studies from a number of different sources (including unpublished sources);
  2. Selection of studies for inclusion and evaluation of their strengths and limitations on the basis of clear, predefined criteria;
  3. Systematic collection of data;
  4. Appropriate synthesis of data.

 

These methods are described in detail in the Cochrane Handbook for Systematic Reviews of Interventions and the Cochrane Handbook for Diagnostic Test Accuracy Reviews (in development).

 

Cochrane Reviews are updated to reflect the findings of new evidence when it becomes available because the results of new studies can change the conclusions of a review. Cochrane Reviews are therefore valuable sources of information for those receiving and providing care, as well as for decision-makers and researchers.

 

What is a meta-analysis?

 

If the results of the individual studies are combined to produce an overall statistic, this is usually called a meta-analysis. Many Cochrane Reviews measure benefits and harms by collecting data from more than one trial, and combining them to generate an average result. This aims to provide a more precise estimate of the effects of an intervention and to reduce uncertainty.

 

Not every review in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews contains a meta-analysis. This might not be appropriate if the designs of the studies are too different, if the outcomes measured are not sufficiently similar, or if there are concerns about the quality of the studies, for an average result across the studies to be meaningful.

 

What is a Summary of Findings table?

 

Summary of Findings tables present the main findings of a review in a transparent and simple tabular format. In particular, they provide key information concerning the quality of evidence, the magnitude of effect of the interventions examined, and the sum of available data on the main outcomes. Most reviews would be expected to have a single Summary of Findings table. Other reviews may include more than one, for example if the review addresses more than one major comparison, or substantially different populations.

 

To read more about the terms used in the tables, see Explanations for Cochrane Summary of Findings tables.

 

What is a protocol?

 

All research should be carried out according to a pre-defined plan. Cochrane researchers use the protocol to describe the proposed approach for a systematic review. It outlines the question that the review authors are addressing, detailing the criteria against which studies will be assessed for inclusion in the review, and describing how the authors will manage the review process. Protocols contain information that defines the health problem and the intervention under investigation, how benefits and harms will be measured, and the type of appropriate study design. The protocol also outlines the process for identifying, assessing, and summarizing studies in the review. By making this information available the protocol is a public record of how the review authors intend to answer their research question.

 

Help and Training

Want to learn more? Well book into a one-to-one training session or request a group session

Training resources are available here

Evidence Search

How do I access it?

It can be accessed directly here

What does it do?

Evidence Search is a quick and convenient way of finding accurate summaries of recent high-quality evidence, but it is not designed to help you find the original research on which these summaries are based. To find that original evidence you will need to use other databases whose links are in this section.

 

Evidence Search focuses on the reliability and credibility of its sources and ranks search results according to relevance and quality, awarding an Accreditation Mark to organisations who meet high quality standards in developing health information. 

 

Make better, quicker evidence based decisions.

 

Evidence search provides access to selected and authoritative evidence in health, social care and public health.

 

  • combines evidence on health, drugs and technologies, public health, social care, and healthcare management and commissioning in one place
  • brings together high quality consolidated and synthesised evidence from hundreds of trusted sources.
  • includes guidance, systematic reviews, evidence summaries and patient information.
  • freely available, without needing to log in.
  • content is refreshed regularly and up to date.
  • full text of the search results can be freely obtained in most cases.
  • offers filters to manage search results, allowing access to relevant information more quickly.

 

Sources include: British National Formulary, Clinical Knowledge Summaries, SIGN, the Cochrane Library and Royal Colleges, Social Care Online and GOV.UK.

 

 

Help and Training

Want to learn more? Well book into a one-to-one training session or request a group session

Information on searching the site is available here

Trip

How do I access it?

You can access Trip for free when onsite only here

What does it do?

 

Trip is a clinical search engine designed to allow users to quickly and easily find and use high-quality research evidence to support their practice and/or care.

 

Trip has been online since 1997 and in that time has developed into the internet’s premier source of evidence-based content. Our motto is ‘Find evidence fast’ and this is something we aim to deliver for every single search.

 

As well as research evidence we also allow clinicians to search across other content types including images, videos, patient information leaflets, educational courses and news.

 

Help and Training

Want to learn more? Well book into a one-to-one training session or request a group session

Information and help is available here

 

ClinicalSkills.net

How do I access it?

You can access it onsite with no login or offsite can access it via Open athens here  (don't have athens? Or forgotten password/username then click here)

 

What does it do?

 

clinicalskills.net—helping NHS staff and students put best practice into practice since 2004.

 

Over 90 NHS trusts and universities are already using clinicalskills.net to support clinical skills teaching—and so could you. It'll quickly become your go-to resource for the most up-to-date information on clinical skills, saving you time and helping you promote best practice.

 

clinicalskills.net is the best online educational resource in the UK to support training and best practice in clinical skills! It’s currently used in around 100 NHS trusts, UK universities, councils, care homes, private healthcare providers and training organisations.
 
When you subscribe to clinicalskills.net, you get access to more than 250 fully illustrated step-by-step guidelines on clinical skills. More than that, our content stays very up to date, with a rolling programme of reviewing and updating. (For more information, click on the link, Why choose clinicalskills.net, above.)
 
Our range of content is enormous! The number of skills is growing all the time, often in response to requests from our clients. Our procedures cover:
 
• Adult Nursing

 

• Children’s Nursing

 

• Primary Care

 

• Moving and Handling
 
clinicalskills.net is evidence based (where evidence exists) and double-blind peer reviewed.
 
Plus, it’s full of links to allow you to read around the subject or lay your hands on vital national guidance when you need it.
 
New in 2016 is the option to additionally subscribe to our online assessments which now span our portfolio of procedures, and clients can develop their own tests by selecting preferred questions from our question banks and can merge with questions they have developed themselves.
 
Users can access clinicalskills.net either by a link on your organisation’s intranet, or via Open/Athens (compatible with Shibboleth). clinicalskills.net is now mobile-friendly, so you can access it on a range of devices including smart phones and iPads.

 

 

 

Help and Training

 

Want to learn more? Well book into a one-to-one training session or request a group session