Infection Control

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 Infection Control 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 Infection Control professionals.

Anatomy TV

http://www.anatomy.tv/

Access to 3D models of human anatomy. The anatomical models can be rotated and layers of anatomical details stripped away and added as required. Access via Athens

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.

BMJ Case Reports

www.casereports.bmj.com/

Clinically important common or rare conditions. Browse recent cases by specialty, or locate videos and images. Access via Athens.

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.

Clinical Skills.net

www.clinicalskills.net/

More than 160 clinical skills procedures, all in a user-friendly illustrated format and regularly updated. Access via Athens.

Cochrane Clinical Answers

https://www.cochranelibrary.com/cca

Practical evidence for healthcare decision making.

The Cochrane Library

www.cochranelibrary.com/

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

Department of Health

www.gov.uk/

Provides health and social care policy, guidance and publications for NHS and social care professionals.

European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control

https://www.ecdc.europa.eu/en/home

Identifying, assessing and communicating current and emerging threats to health.

KnowledgeShare

www.uhblibrary.co.uk

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

NICE Guidance

http://www.nice.org.uk/

Promoting good health and preventing and treating ill health

NHS Evidence

www.evidence.nhs.uk/

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

Public Health England

www.gov.uk/government/organisations/

Aim is to protect and improve the nation’s health and to address inequalities.

Royal College of Nursing

http://www.rcn.org.uk/

Promotes excellence in practice and shapes health policies.

TRIP Pro

www.tripdatabase.com/

TRIP is a smart, fast tool for you to find high-quality clinical research evidence. Provided by Health Education England.