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Wirral University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Nursing Staff

Below we have compiled a selection of key resources for nurses. If you would like to suggest additions to this selection, please contact us.

Healthcare databases
NICE Evidence databases: CINAHL and British Nursing Index (NHS Athens account required)

UpToDate  (available to WUTH staff only) provides evidence based summaries of clinical topics covering more than 20 specialties, as well as nearly 1,500 patient information topics, and more than 27,000 graphics, tables and videos available to download into presentations.  Use UpToDate as a starting point to gain a comprehensive overview of your topic.

Use UpToDate as a starting point to gain a comprehensive overview of your topic.
UpToDate user guide 

Please note that UpToDate is an American resource. This is particularly important when using information on licensed indications, doses and treatment pathways. For UK advice please refer to the Medicines Formulary, the BNF or contact Medicines Information. OpenAthens details are required to access the BNF. Please contact library staff for details if you need any help in creating or using your OpenAthens account.

The Cochrane Library: Highest quality evidence including ‘gold standard’ systematic reviews 

ProQuest Hospital Collection 
Offers an extensive range of health and social care publications and evidence-based resources.

PsycARTICLES
Search full-text articles from leading psychology journals.

Guidelines
NICE guidelines 
NICE Evidence

Journals
Browse nursing journals 
More ejournals are available via NICE Evidence (Athens account required)
All staff and students have access to a new collection of nursing and midwifery journals, which includes key titles such as the British Journal of Nursing, British Journal of Community Nursing, Nurse Prescribing, Journal of Wound Care and British Journal of Midwifery.
This new bundle, in addition to, our existing nursing and midwifery resources, will help to keep you up to date with practice, support your continuing professional development, and help you to gather evidence for your Revalidation portfolio. 
To access this journal bundle you need an OpenAthens account, which will allow you to log in to the MAG online website from work or from home. 

Books
Browse our catalogue  

To search for nursing books and journals please visit our library catalogue

Royal Marsden Manual of Clinical Nursing Procedures - 10th edition (online)

(available to WUTH staff)
If you are on the WUTH network, select the link above.  Otherwise, OpenAthens details are required to access this resource . Please contact library staff for details if you need any help in creating or using your OpenAthens account.” http://www.rmmonline.co.uk/

Training
Further details about Finding the Evidence and Introduction to Critical Appraisal training.

Services
Literature searching service 
Document and book supply 
Our Specialist Services
Journal Club support service

Useful websites
NICE Evidence: latest published research including guidelines, reports and care pathways 
CASP critical appraisal checklists: checklists to enable you to appraise research studies in a systematic and straightforward way.
Discern: A valid and reliable tool for assessing the quality of written information on treatment choices for a health problem. 
Internet for Nursing: online tutorial to help you develop internet research skills. 
Nursing Times: the latest news, practice and resources for student nurses
Anatomy.TV:  (available to WUTH staff) A 3D anatomy resource.  
MedicinesComplete

Examples of library impact
The library service has been involved in the following projects alongside nurses.
Literature searches on various topics including recent searches on:
• Community discharge planning for patients 
• Teaching and assessing nursing students in a ward environment 
• Lung cancer patients experience of radiotherapy 
• Therapeutic cooling in cardiac arrest patients
Supporting nurses undertaking further study to develop a search strategy and locate relevant journal articles on their topic.
Working alongside Practice Development Units to provide evidence input and support staff development.


Please contact us to find out more.

Revalidation support

Library & Knowledge Service 

Nursing and Midwifery Revalidation

How the Library can help you with revalidation

The components of revalidation are to:

  • Practise a minimum of 450 hours over the three years prior to the renewal of registration
  • Undertake 35 hours of continuing professional development (CPD)
  • Obtain five pieces of practice‐related feedback
  • Record a minimum of five written reflections on the Code, CPD and practice related feedback
  • Provide a health and character declaration
  • Declare appropriate cover under an indemnity arrangement
  • Gain confirmation, from a third party, that revalidation requirements have been met

The Library & Knowledge Service can help you find the necessary evidence of best practice, so you in turn can demonstrate your fitness to practice.

To help you find and demonstrate the evidence, we offer the following services & training:

  • We provide dedicated print and electronic evidence resources to help you keep up-to-date
    • Many of the electronic resources require an NHS Athens password.
  • We provide training in information search skills so you can develop the skills to find the evidence for yourself and reflect on it.
    • Request First Steps in Searching or Finding the Evidence session for you and/or your colleagues
    • Request a Reflective Writing session for you and/or your colleagues
  • We provide training in Critical Appraisal skills so you can develop the skills to assess how robust and reliable original research is using appropriate tools
  • We offer to do information searches with you on your chosen subjects
  • We obtain journal articles & publications for you, which you might need to read to stay abreast of developments in your field of expertise
  • We provide an Evidence Alerts service which alerts you to new innovations, improvements, best practice, news and evidence in your chosen areas of interest 
  • We support Journal Club activity which enables groups to present and critique original research of interest and relevant to their specialty and in itself is great evidence
  • Access to the library and its facilities, study space, computers and printers.

The NMC guide to revalidation can be viewed here

 

Nursing Staff

Nursing Staff

Below we have compiled a selection of key resources for nurses. If you would like to suggest additions to this selection, please contact us.

Healthcare databases
NICE Evidence databases: CINAHL and British Nursing Index (NHS Athens account required)

UpToDate  (available to WUTH staff only) provides evidence based summaries of clinical topics covering more than 20 specialties, as well as nearly 1,500 patient information topics, and more than 27,000 graphics, tables and videos available to download into presentations.  Use UpToDate as a starting point to gain a comprehensive overview of your topic.

Use UpToDate as a starting point to gain a comprehensive overview of your topic.
UpToDate user guide 

Please note that UpToDate is an American resource. This is particularly important when using information on licensed indications, doses and treatment pathways. For UK advice please refer to the Medicines Formulary, the BNF or contact Medicines Information. OpenAthens details are required to access the BNF. Please contact library staff for details if you need any help in creating or using your OpenAthens account.

The Cochrane Library: Highest quality evidence including ‘gold standard’ systematic reviews 

ProQuest Hospital Collection 
Offers an extensive range of health and social care publications and evidence-based resources.

PsycARTICLES
Search full-text articles from leading psychology journals.

Guidelines
NICE guidelines 
NICE Evidence

Journals
Browse nursing journals 
More ejournals are available via NICE Evidence (Athens account required)
All staff and students have access to a new collection of nursing and midwifery journals, which includes key titles such as the British Journal of Nursing, British Journal of Community Nursing, Nurse Prescribing, Journal of Wound Care and British Journal of Midwifery.
This new bundle, in addition to, our existing nursing and midwifery resources, will help to keep you up to date with practice, support your continuing professional development, and help you to gather evidence for your Revalidation portfolio. 
To access this journal bundle you need an OpenAthens account, which will allow you to log in to the MAG online website from work or from home. 

Books
Browse our catalogue  

To search for nursing books and journals please visit our library catalogue

Royal Marsden Manual of Clinical Nursing Procedures - 10th edition (online)

(available to WUTH staff)
If you are on the WUTH network, select the link above.  Otherwise, OpenAthens details are required to access this resource . Please contact library staff for details if you need any help in creating or using your OpenAthens account.” http://www.rmmonline.co.uk/

Training
Further details about Finding the Evidence and Introduction to Critical Appraisal training.

Services
Literature searching service 
Document and book supply 
Our Specialist Services
Journal Club support service

Useful websites
NICE Evidence: latest published research including guidelines, reports and care pathways 
CASP critical appraisal checklists: checklists to enable you to appraise research studies in a systematic and straightforward way.
Discern: A valid and reliable tool for assessing the quality of written information on treatment choices for a health problem. 
Internet for Nursing: online tutorial to help you develop internet research skills. 
Nursing Times: the latest news, practice and resources for student nurses
Anatomy.TV:  (available to WUTH staff) A 3D anatomy resource.  
MedicinesComplete

Examples of library impact
The library service has been involved in the following projects alongside nurses.
Literature searches on various topics including recent searches on:
• Community discharge planning for patients 
• Teaching and assessing nursing students in a ward environment 
• Lung cancer patients experience of radiotherapy 
• Therapeutic cooling in cardiac arrest patients
Supporting nurses undertaking further study to develop a search strategy and locate relevant journal articles on their topic.
Working alongside Practice Development Units to provide evidence input and support staff development.


Please contact us to find out more.

Revalidation support

Library & Knowledge Service 

Nursing and Midwifery Revalidation

How the Library can help you with revalidation

The components of revalidation are to:

  • Practise a minimum of 450 hours over the three years prior to the renewal of registration
  • Undertake 35 hours of continuing professional development (CPD)
  • Obtain five pieces of practice‐related feedback
  • Record a minimum of five written reflections on the Code, CPD and practice related feedback
  • Provide a health and character declaration
  • Declare appropriate cover under an indemnity arrangement
  • Gain confirmation, from a third party, that revalidation requirements have been met

The Library & Knowledge Service can help you find the necessary evidence of best practice, so you in turn can demonstrate your fitness to practice.

To help you find and demonstrate the evidence, we offer the following services & training:

  • We provide dedicated print and electronic evidence resources to help you keep up-to-date
    • Many of the electronic resources require an NHS Athens password.
  • We provide training in information search skills so you can develop the skills to find the evidence for yourself and reflect on it.
    • Request First Steps in Searching or Finding the Evidence session for you and/or your colleagues
    • Request a Reflective Writing session for you and/or your colleagues
  • We provide training in Critical Appraisal skills so you can develop the skills to assess how robust and reliable original research is using appropriate tools
  • We offer to do information searches with you on your chosen subjects
  • We obtain journal articles & publications for you, which you might need to read to stay abreast of developments in your field of expertise
  • We provide an Evidence Alerts service which alerts you to new innovations, improvements, best practice, news and evidence in your chosen areas of interest 
  • We support Journal Club activity which enables groups to present and critique original research of interest and relevant to their specialty and in itself is great evidence
  • Access to the library and its facilities, study space, computers and printers.

The NMC guide to revalidation can be viewed here