BASE E-Learning is a free platform for Trust staff and students that teaches a range of core skills helping you to search for and appraise evidence-based information.
Simply request a BASE E-Learning account at your library enquiry counter. Access the e-learning material on www.base-elearning.nhs.uk
Trip Database – 15 minutes
Effectively search for evidence using this alternative database, use PICO, understand evidence types, save and export results. iPad compatible
Introduction to NICE Evidence – 15 minutes
Identify which e-resources are available, understand the range of specialist collections and how to use them,
NHS Athens Account Management – 20 minutes
Register for an Open Athens account, reset your password and update your Athens details when moving to another trust.
Basic and Advanced Database Searching – 15 minutes
Formulate a PICO search strategy, understand bibliographic databases, use search, limit, links to fulltext, basic/advanced features and operators.
Cochrane Library – 1 hour
Guidance on finding systematic reviews in the Cochrane library using the “browse” tool, and “searching” using the basic, advanced, mesh headings. Plus saving and e-mailing results.
Critical Appraisal – 1 hour plus reading time
Introduction to evidence-based practice and critical appraisal of research, appraisal of a Randomised Controlled Trial using the CASP evaluation toolkit.
Base-Library Catalogue - 15 minutes
How to use the Base Library Catalogue. account management, searching, renewing and reserving items, and more.
Publishing, Copyright and Referencing – 1 hour
An introduction to getting your research published, copyright and plagiarism within the NHS and the basic principles of referencing.
Measured Learning Outcomes are mapped to:
- NHS Knowledge and Skills Framework
- Royal College of Nursing Competences
- SCONUL 7 Pillars of Information Literacy: Core Model for Higher Education
- Suitable for Revalidation, Appraisal and CPD