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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:

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)


Staff can access the following Resuscitation full text electronic journals through their Athens account from the ASK Discovery Tool

  • Aging and Disease

  • American Heart Journal

  •  American Journal of Cardiology, The

  • Annals of Emergency Medicine

  • Chest

  • Clinical Pediatric Emergency Medicine

  • Critical Care and Resuscitation

  • Emergency Medicine Journal

  • Heart Rhythm

  • Heart, Lung and Circulation

  • Journal of Emergencies, Trauma and Shock

  • Journal of Emergency Medicine

  • Journal of Advanced Nursing

  • Lancet Respiratory Medicine, The

  • Resuscitation

  • Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine

  • Skeletal Muscle

Useful Websites

This section lists some useful websites, organisations, professional bodies, and Patient information sites useful for Resuscitation professionals.

Advanced Life Support Group

Provides training in life support techniques to public and health professionals.

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 –UHB Discovery Tool

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

Best Bets

Rapid evidence-based answers to real-life clinical questions, using a systematic approach to reviewing the literature.

BMJ Case Reports

Access full text and submit your own case report. Access via Athens

Clinical Key

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

Clinical Skills

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

Cochrane Clinical Answers


Practical evidence for healthcare decision making.

The Cochrane Library   

Contains high-quality evidence to inform healthcare decision making.

HEFT EMCAST (Acute Medicine)

CPD approved podcasts.


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

National Patient Safety Agency

Co-ordinates incident reporting and initiates preventative measures to ensure patient safety in hospitals and across the health service.

Resuscitation Service


Access via HEFT Intranet A-Z

NHS Evidence

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


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