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
eBook titles are listed on the library catalogue www.base-library.nhs.uk. New eBooks are constantly being added, simply log on with your Athens account.
Choose your own eBooks by simply logging on with your Athens account at www.ebookcentral.proquest.com/
(Require Athens Registration)
Staff can access the following Theatres full text electronic journals through their Athens account from the ASK Discovery Tool
AORN Journal: Association of Operating Room Nurses
Operating Theatre Journal
ORNAC Journal (formerly Canadian Operating Room Nursing Journal)
Evidence Based Nursing
Journal of Perioperative Practice (formerly British Journal of Perioperative Nursing)
This section lists some useful websites, organisations, professional bodies, and Patient information sites useful for Theatres professionals.
Association of Perioperative Registered Nurses - Position Statements
The website highlights standards, toolkits, safety resources and including position statements on certain Perioperative nursing-related topics.
Behaviours and rituals in Operating Theatre
Paper from Hospital Infection Society exploring issues that reoccur in the perioperative environment.
Clinical Key enables searching from a single platform across eBooks, eJournals, procedural videos, drug information, patient information and images. Access via Athens.
Coding for success: simple technology for safer patient care (2007)
College of the Operating Department Practitioners
Professional body of ODP’s in UK.
Health and Safety Executive-Health services
Sector of HSE website covering issues for healthcare workers.
A targeted “current awareness” service for high impact documents in your area.
Latex Allergy –occupational aspects of management
Provides an evidence-based guideline on management of latex allergy.
Management and decontamination of surgical instruments used in acute care
Medical Device Safety Reports (MDSR) Database
A repository of medical device incident, hazard information and lessons learned over the past three decades.
National electronic Library of Infection
Highlights quality-tagged resources on investigation, treatment, prevention and control of infectious disease.
NHS Decontamination E-learning Programme
www.decontamination.nhs.uk/lms/nhs_splash/nhs_splash.asp (Licence required)
24/7 website for accessing recent guidelines, Cochrane Systematic Reviews and primary literature from healthcare databases.
Theatre Efficiency: safety, quality of care and optimum use of resources
Guidance addressing those elements which create efficient use of operating theatres.
World Wide Wounds
Provides peer-reviewed articles covering a broad range of subjects in wound management