Critical Care (ITU/HDU)

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Electronic Resources

The NHS subscribes to key healthcare databases, full text journals, e-books and more for its staff. To access these you need to have an Athens username and password. You can obtain one by self-registering at: www.evidence.nhs.uk

An Athens Self-Registration leaflet is available from the Education Centre Libraries at Good Hope, Heartlands, Solihull and Queen Elizabeth hospital

E-Books Collection


(Require Athens Registration)

E-Journals

Staff can access the following Critical Care (ITU/HDU) full text electronic journals through their Athens account from the ASK Discovery Tool

 

 

Useful Websites

This section lists some useful websites, organisations, professional bodies, and Patient information sites useful for Critical Care (ITU/HDU) professionals.

Advanced Life Support Group: ALSG

https://www.alsg.org/home/

Provides training in life support techniques to public and health professionals

 

American Association of Critical Care Nurses

http://www.aacn.org/ 

The ethics and Practice Alerts and Protocols for Practice under ‘Clinical Practice-Evidence Based Resources’ are freely available.

 

American Thoracic Society - Critical Care

www.thoracic.org/

 The site includes descriptions of common illnesses, equipment and end of life decisions.

 

ASK – Discovery Tool

http://tinyurl.com/z795c8c

This is a “Google” type tool enabling a “one search” for guidelines, eBooks, eJournals and full text articles. Access via Athens

 

BMJ Best Practice

https://bestpractice.bmj.com/

Point of care, clinical decision making tool. Access via Athens.

 

British Association of Critical Care Nurses

http://baccn.org/

Site includes information about the association’s activities.

 

Clinical Key

www.clinicalkey.com/

Clinical Key enables searching from a single platform across eBooks, eJournals, procedural videos, drug information, patient information and images. Access via Athens.

     

The Cochrane Library

www.thecochranelibrary.com/

Full-text access to high-quality evidence such as systematic reviews and randomised controlled trials (RCTs). to inform healthcare decision making.

 

Dynamed

www.dynamed.com/

Provides current, evidence-based information to support decision making at the point of care. Access via Athens.

 

European Society of Intensive Care Medicine

www.esicm.org

Research activities of the society include the genetics of sepsis, a registry of ICUs in Europe and research into therapeutic hypothermia.

 

Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine 

www.ficm.ac.uk/

Current curriculum for CCT in Intensive Care Medicine and guidance on ICM standards.

 

Intensive Care National Audit and Research Centre (ICNARC)                              

www.icnarc.org/Default.aspx 

Highlights the research projects that the Centre is currently involved with a list of journal articles that its research staff have contributed.

 

ICU Novices

www.aic.cuhk.edu.hk/web8/novices.htm

Information for junior medical trainees, from the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

 

Intensive Care Society

www.ics.ac.uk
Standards and guidelines, material for trainees, patients and relatives plus information on how an ICU operates.

 

KnowledgeShare

www.uhblibrary.co.uk

A targeted “current awareness” service for high impact documents in your area.

 

NHS Evidence

www.evidence.nhs.uk

24/7 portal available to all NHS staff and students to access nationally procured resources.

 

Society of Critical Care Medicine 

https://www.sccm.org/Home

Site includes publications and professional  development materials.