Thursday, 12 May 2016

Happy International Nurses Day from Knowledge and Library Services

Happy International Nurses Day to our wonderful nursing staff at Barts Health NHS Trust from your dedicated Knowledge and Library Services team.

We have a great relationship with the nurses within the Trust, over 700 of whom are current members of the library - to join them, fill in a membership registration form here: http://www.bartshealth.nhs.uk/education/knowledge-and-library-services/joining-the-library/

We know how important the work you do is, and we want to provide you with every support you need, providing you with resources and services that give you the right information to support evidence-based practice, as well as to support you in your studies and Continued Professional Development.

See below for some of the great resources and services we offer especially for nursing staff - all of these services and resources are absolutely free. If you would like any further information, please visit our website www.bartshealth.nhs.uk/library orcontact us at library.enquiry@bartshealth.nhs.uk.

Current Awareness Service
When you have a heavy workload, it can be hard to stay on top of all the new evidence and research coming out from a huge number of sources within your field.

Let us know your professional interests (you can be as specific or as broad as you like) and we will produce an individually tailored current awareness report which will be emailed to you every two weeks, providing a summary of key new evidence relevant to your interests.  If you want to find out more about any of the items in the summary, simply email a response and your dedicated librarian will respond to you personally.  To tell us about your interests, fill in the form here: http://www.bartshealth.nhs.uk/education/knowledge-and-library-services/keeping-up-to-date/

Barts Evidence Enquiry Service (BEES)
Need evidence in a hurry to support your decision-making? Knowledge and Library Services can help with BEES.  Simply tell us your information needs, and one of our professional librarians will buzz off and conduct a literature search to find the most relevant, up-to-date information on the subject, delivering it to you in a report with links to the full text where available. To request a literature search from BEES, fill in the form here: http://www.bartshealth.nhs.uk/education/knowledge-and-library-services/request-a-literature-search/
  
Books and Journals
We have a wide collection of books and e-books aimed specifically at nurses - see the catalogue for the full list: http://bartshealth.nhslibraries.com/HeritageScripts/Hapi.dll/search2?searchterm0=nurs*&I2.x=0&I2.y=0 

Most of our journal collection is electronic, so you can access information any time, anywhere and on any device (as long as you have an internet connection).  You will need just one OpenAthens username and password to access the majority of our electronic content - to register for your OpenAthens account, please fill in the form here: https://openathens.nice.org.uk/
 
Once you have an OpenAthens account, you can use it to log in to search a huge range of journals, including those aimed specifically at nurses e.g. Nursing Times, Nursing Standard, British Journal of Nursing and more: http://www.library.nhs.uk/login.aspx?postloginpage=/booksandjournals/journals/

Other resources
We provide a number of other free resources especially for nurses:

Royal Marsden Manual Online: Log in with OpenAthens to access this key nursing text online, with over 350 illustrated procedures covering every aspect of care.

Dynamed Plus point-of-care tool: Log in with OpenAthens to access clinical summaries for over 3200 topics, updated regularly from over 500 medical journals and systematic review databases. This can also be accessed offline via an app  on your phone - contact library.enquiry@bartshealth.nhs.uk for details.

ClinicalSkills.net: Log in with OpenAthens to access this information packageof illustrated clinical skills guidelines, with over 160 procedures covered in an accessible, visual format.

MedHand for Nurses: This mobile app gives you access to top-quality e-books on the go. Access 5 core titles as standard, then choose an additional two books from a collection of over 150 titles completely free.  To register for a MedHand account and learn how to install the app and choose your optional titles, email library.enquiry@bartshealth.nhs.uk


Monday, 25 April 2016

May Day Bank Holiday

Barts Health - Knowledge and Library Services will be closed for the May Day Bank Holiday on Monday, May 2 2016. Visit the Library catalogue to renew books online or email any enquiries to us and we will respond as soon as possible when the libraries reopen on Tuesday, May 3 2016.

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Whipps Cross Library
Books can be returned into the book return bin near the entrance to the Medical Education Centre.

Newham Library
The Library remains closed for refurbishment due to reopen on Monday, May 23 2016. Books can be returned into the Red and White book return bins on the main corridor by the first floor entrance to Alan Naftalin Education Centre. The Knowledge Hub remains available 24/7.

Monday, 4 April 2016

Hidden gems find a new home

Many changes have been made in preparation for the refurbishment of the Library at Newham University Hospital. The computers within the Library have been removed but users will continue to have 24/7 access to the Knowledge Hub.

The Library stock has been weeded to create room for more study space and new library materials. In the process of clearing the office, some hidden gems were discovered dating as far back as 1893. Alas, limited space demands that we part with these gems but rest assured they have been found a good home with the Royal London Hospital Archives where they will be available to researchers.




















Among them is a copy of A Complete System of Nursing by Millicent Ashdown published in 1925 as well as a copy of Queen Mary's Hospital Cookery Book from 1924. The collection also includes the 1970 Memorandum providing guidance on Library Services in Hospitals, the 1938-55 Tuberculosis statistics for England and Wales, the 1895 Maternity Charity and District Nurses' Home Annual Report and some hand written Matron's reports and Nurse's reports.   

Thursday, 31 March 2016

Newham Library Refurbishment – how to access library resources and services during the closure




The Library at Newham University Hospital will be closed from 13th April - 23rd May for refurbishment. The new design of the space will give library users more study space and improved access to staff and resources, as well as a more modern, comfortable environment in which to work.

We apologise for any inconvenience this closure will cause you.  Below is information on how you can continue to access library resources and services during the closure:

COMPUTER FACILITIES
The 24 Hour Knowledge Hub at Newham will remain accessible throughout the closure.  A printer will be moved to the Knowledge Hub to allow Black and White printing only.  Please continue to observe the Library’s Fair Use policy and only print up to 10 pages per visit – larger jobs should be printed within your department. 

ACCESS TO BOOKS AND JOURNALS
Members can continue to access our wide range of electronic resources remotely via OpenAthens.  If you do not already have an OpenAthens account or are not sure how to access e-books and e-journals, contact library.enquiry@bartshealth.nhs.uk for more details.

During the closure, the majority of Newham’s book stock will be held in off-site storage and will be inaccessible.  However, members can continue to access a small collection of the 100 most popular books at Newham, and any books in our Whipps Cross book collection, by reserving the items and collecting them from the Reception of the Alan Naftalin Education Centre at Newham.

To request a print book to collect from Reception of the Alan Naftalin Education Centre at Newham:

Either call 020 8535 6973 or email  library.enquiry@bartshealth.nhs.uk and request that the book be sent for you to collect at Alan Naftalin Education Centre Reception, or to request online:

  1. 1Find the book you want by searching the Library Catalogue at http://bartshealth.nhslibraries.com/, then click on the book
  2. Click on Reserve button under the cover image or icon. 
  3.  Log in with your Reader ID number and your P.I.N (which is your home postcode).  If you do not know your Reader ID or P.I.N, or have trouble logging in, please contact library.enquiry@bartshealth.nhs.uk or call 020 8535 6973
  4. Select a Collection Site: Newham Library
  5. The item will be sent to the Reception at Alan Naftalin Education Centre and you will be contacted when it is ready for you to collect
  6. You will be asked to sign for the item to confirm you have received it

To return a book:

The book return bins will remain in the first floor corridor at Zone 2, outside the entrance to the Alan Naftalin Education Centre at Newham University Hospital.  These will be regularly emptied by library staff.
Alternatively, you can return the book to Knowledge and Library Services, Whipps Cross University Hospital, Medical Education Centre, Willow Lodge, Junction 11, Leytonstone, London, E11 1NR.

LIBRARY SUPPORT AND INFORMATION SKILLS TRAINING
You can contact library staff at library.enquiry@bartshealth.nhs.uk, or call 020 8535 6973, to seek guidance, renew books, or request articles. 

Abi Alayo, Clinical Support Librarian, will be based at the Alan Naftalin Education Centre at Newham for the duration of the closure, and can deliver training and support on site. Contact her at Abimbola.alayo@bartshealth.nhs.uk to request an appointment.

We look forward to welcoming you to our new Library at Newham in May. 

If you have any questions, please contact library.enquiry@bartshealth.nhs.uk

Monday, 21 March 2016

KLS closed for the Easter Holidays

Knowledge and Library Services at Whipps Cross and Newham will be closed for the Easter Holidays on Friday March 25 2016 and Monday March 28 2016. Visit the Library catalogue to renew books online or email any enquiries to us and we will respond as soon as possible when the libraries reopen on Tuesday March 29 2016.

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Newham Library
Books can be returned into the Red and White book return bins on the main corridor by the first floor entrance to Alan Naftalin Education Centre. The Knowledge Hub remains available 24/7.

Whipps Cross Library
Books can be returned into the book return bin near the entrance to the Medical Education Centre.

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!

Wednesday, 16 March 2016

Newham Library closing for refurbishment April/May 2016

The library space at Newham University Hospital will be refurbished next month. The new design of the space will give library users more study space and improved access to staff and resources, as well as a more modern, comfortable environment in which to work. This project has been funded with charitable funds from the Waltham Forest Medical Education and Research Trust.  
The Library at Newham will be closed from 13th April - 23rd May.
The 24 Hour Knowledge Hub at Newham will remain accessible throughout the closure.
Further details of how to access library resources and services during the closure will be circulated in due course.
If you have any questions, please contact the Library Manager by emailing merinne.whitton@bartshealth.nhs.uk

Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Information resources on the Zika virus






Knowledge and Library Services have produced the following guide to key sources of information on the Zika virus.  If you would like to receive current awareness updates about Zika, please contact library.enquiry@bartshealth.nhs.uk.




 

ZIKA VIRUS

GUIDANCE 


Public Health England. Zika virus infection: guidance for primary care. Published online 04 February 2016.  
o   This guidance summarises key advice for those working in primary care, since they may be consulted by patients, including pregnant women, who are travelling to or returning from countries that are part of this outbreak (ie those countries with active Zika transmission).

Public Health England. Zika virus: interim algorithm for assessing pregnant women with a history of travel. Updated 1February 2016.
o   Flowchart for assessing pregnant women with a history of travel during pregnancy to areas with active Zika virus transmission.
https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/496817/Interim_Zika_testing_algorithm_for_assessing_pregnant_women_with_a_history_of_travel_v2_010216_Gateway.pdf 

Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. Interim clinical guidelines on Zika virus infection and pregnancy. Published online 29 January 2016.

CURRENT CLINICAL EVIDENCE 


DynaMed Plus. (2016). Ipswich, MA: EBSCO Information Services. Zika virus. [updated 2016 Feb 04]; Available from
Full Text:
http://www.dynamed.com/topics/dmp~AN~T909469/Zika-virus-infection

UpToDate. (2016). Zika Virus Infection (free resource).
Full Text: http://www.uptodate.com/contents/106169


World Health Organisation. (2016). Free WHO Zika app available on iOS and Android.
iOS version: https://itunes.apple.com/en/app/who-zika-app/id1090088404?mt=8
Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.universaldoctor.zika 
  

PATIENT INFORMATION  

 

NHS Choices. Zika Virus: Your questions answered. Published online 29 January 2016.
http://www.nhs.uk/news/2016/01January/Pages/Zika-virus-your-questions-answered.aspx 

Patient Info. Behind the news headlines: Zika virus. Published online 25 January 2016.

RECENTLY PUBLISHED LITERATURE 


Attar, N. (2016). ZIKA virus circulates in new regions. Nature Reviews Microbiology. 14 (62), Published online 11 January 2016 doi:10.1038/nrmicro.2015.28 

Bogoch, I. I., Brady, O. J., Kraemer, M. U., German, M., Creatore, M. I., Kulkarni, M. A., & Watts, A. (2016). Anticipating the international spread of Zika virus from Brazil. The Lancet.

Enfissi, A., Codrington, J., Roosblad, J., Kazanji, M., & Rousset, D. (2016). Zika virus genome from the Americas. The Lancet, 387(10015), 227-228.
Full Text:
Available from The Lancet in Lancet, The 

Enserink, M. (2015). An obscure mosquito-borne disease goes global.Science, 350(6264), 1012-1013.
http://www.cvmbs.colostate.edu/mip/newsletter/images/Science-2015-Enserink-1012-3%20(1).pdf 

Fauci, A. S., & Morens, D. M. (2016). Zika Virus in the Americas—Yet Another Arbovirus Threat. New England Journal of Medicine.

Gatherer, D., & Kohl, A. (2015). Zika virus: a previously slow pandemic spreads rapidly through the Americas. Journal of General Virology.
http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/77455/1/jgv.0.000381.pdf 

Gourinat, A. C., O’Connor, O., Calvez, E., Goarant, C., & Dupont-Rouzeyrol, M. (2015). Detection of Zika virus in urine. Emerg Infect Dis, 21(1), 84-6.
http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/eid/article/21/1/pdfs/14-0894.pdf 

Higgs, S. (2016). Zika Virus: Emergence and Emergency. Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases. http://online.liebertpub.com/doi/pdfplus/10.1089/vbz.2016.29001.hig 

Lancet, The. (2016). Zika virus: a new global threat for 2016. The Lancet,387(10014), 96.

Full Text:
Available from The Lancet in Lancet, The 

Lucey DR, Gostin LO. The Emerging Zika Pandemic: Enhancing Preparedness. JAMA. Published online January 27, 2016. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.0904 
http://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=2485361 

Musso, D., Roche, C., Nhan, T. X., Robin, E., Teissier, A., & Cao-Lormeau, V. M. (2015). Detection of Zika virus in saliva. Journal of Clinical Virology,68, 53-55.
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Didier_Musso/publication/275410834_Detection_of_Zika_virus_in_saliva/links/55aaccb508aea3d086827c59.pdf 

Musso, D., Roche, C., Robin, E., Nhan, T., Teissier, A., & Cao-Lormeau, V. M. (2015). Potential sexual transmission of Zika virus. Emerging infectious diseases, 21(2), 359.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4313657/pdf/14-1363.pdf  

Musso, D., Cao-Lormeau, V. M., & Gubler, D. J. (2015). Zika virus: following the path of dengue and chikungunya?. The Lancet, 386(9990), 243-244.
http://insanemedicine.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/Zika-virus-following-the-path-of-dengue-and-chikungunya.pdf 

Oster, A. M., Brooks, J. T., Stryker, J. E., et al. (2016). Interim Guidelines for Prevention of Sexual Transmission of Zika Virus — United States. MMWR. Morbidity and mortality weekly report, 65:(Early Release):1–2. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15585/mmwr.mm6505e1er   

Patiño-Barbosa, A. M., Medina, I., Gil-Restrepo, A. F., & Rodriguez-Morales, A. J. (2015). Zika: another sexually transmitted infection?. Sexually transmitted infections, sextrans-2015.
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Alfonso_Rodriguez-Morales/publication/279180677_Zika_another_sexually_transmitted_infection/links/55afdba208ae11d31039a779.pdf 

Petersen, E. E. (2016). Interim guidelines for pregnant women during a Zika virus outbreak—United States. MMWR. Morbidity and mortality weekly report, 65:30-33. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15585/mmwr.mm6502e1 

Tappe D, Rissland J, Gabriel M, Emmerich P, Günther S, Held G, Smola S, Schmidt-Chanasit J. (2014). First case of laboratory-confirmed Zika virus infection imported into Europe, November 2013. Euro Surveill. 19(4): pii=20685. Available online: http://www.eurosurveillance.org/ViewArticle.aspx?ArticleId=20685 

World Health Organization. (2015). Zika virus outbreaks in the Americas.Weekly Epidemiological Record, 90(45), 609-610.
Full Text:
Available from EBSCOhost in Weekly Epidemiological Record
Available from ProQuest in Weekly Epidemiological Record 

Zammarchi, L., Stella, G., Mantella, A., Bartolozzi, D., Tappe, D., Günther, S., ... & Schmidt-Chanasit, J. (2015). Zika virus infections imported to Italy: clinical, immunological and virological findings, and public health implications. Journal of Clinical Virology, 63, 32-35.
http://www.journalofclinicalvirology.com/article/S1386-6532(14)00467-3/pdf 

Zammarchi L, Tappe D, Fortuna C, Remoli ME, Günther S, Venturi G, Bartoloni A, Schmidt-Chanasit J. (2015). Zika virus infection in a traveller returning to Europe from Brazil, March 2015. Euro Surveill. 20(23): pii=21153. Available online: http://www.eurosurveillance.org/ViewArticle.aspx?ArticleId=21153  

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