The library welcomes you to its Wellbeing Corner, dedicated to providing NHS staff with space and resources to keep them mentally healthy. Our Reading Well for Mental Health Book Collection is situated in this corner; the books are all endorsed by health experts, as well as people living with the conditions covered and their relatives and carers. Also on display is a jigsaw puzzle – come and add some pieces when you’re next in the library! We’ve also provided mindfulness colouring sheets and pencils, should you need some “colouring in” therapy. Our fiction section can also be found in this area.
Drop in to the Children’s Centre Seminar Room on Friday 6th Novemberbetween 10.30am and 12.30pm, where the Library Team will be demonstrating a range of information resources such as Clinical Key. All NHS staff are eligible for an OpenAthens password, which facilitates literature searching and gives access to full-text documents, ebooks and much more, ensuring that you’re never more than a click away from vital, up-to-date information.
BMJ Learning offers over 600 short e-learning modules on clinical topics including revalidation for nurses. You’ll need an NHS Athens account, so if you have not got one, register at https://openathens.nice.org.uk/
To access modules go to http://learning.bmj.com/ and click Sign In. Click “Open Athens users sign in here”. You will then be prompted to register for a BMJ Learning account (a one-off process).
An individual record of your learning plan will be available in your BMJ Portfolio.
The Royal Marsden Manual Online, 8th Edition is easy to access from the Trust intranet. SImply click the button on the front page and you’re in! Trust staff can also access the Manual from any internet connection via NHS Open Athens.
The Manual includes over 350 evidence-based clinical procedures related to every aspect of care, from handwashing to cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Browse or search to find the procedure you are interested in.
Browsing for books at DCH Library is easy with the “SWIMS” catalogue. You can search for words in the title/author/words anywhere fields. Use the “Just in these libraries” field to narrow your results to Dorchester. Items in other libraries may be available on inter-library loan – just ask library staff.
Have you had a look at this fantastic collection of medical and surgical electronic books, journals, monographs, images, procedures and videos yet? More resources are being added all the time and the content is constantly reviewed and updated.
Great as a teaching aid, keeping up to date and linking to the latest research in over 619 peer reviewed high quality journals. Additionally, a smart search engine provides quick access to reliable information.
Available from any internet connection – on your desk-top or mobile device using an NHS OpenAthensusername and password.
Get familiar with byClinicalKeyby turning up on a Wednesday from 12.00-1.00pm for an introductory session in the Library, contacting us for a one to one session any other time (don’t forget we can come to you if that is easier), or booking to join our regulartutorial sessionin the IT training room on the last Wednesday of each month 1.00-2.00pm.