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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 Theatres full text electronic journals through their Athens account from the ASK Discovery Tool

  • AORN Journal: Association of Operating Room Nurses

  • BMC Surgery

  • Operating Theatre Journal

  • ORNAC Journal (formerly Canadian Operating Room Nursing Journal)

  • Evidence Based Nursing

  • Journal of Perioperative Practice (formerly British Journal of Perioperative Nursing)

  • Perioperative Medicine

  • Same-Day Surgery

  • Surgery

     

Useful Websites

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

Association of Perioperative Registered Nurses  - Position Statements

https://www.aorn.org/guidelines/clinical-resources/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

https://www.his.org.uk/files/2313/7338/2940/Theatre_rituals..pdf

Paper from Hospital Infection Society exploring issues that reoccur in the perioperative environment.

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.

Coding for success: simple technology for safer patient care (2007)

www.bipsolutions.com/docstore/pdf/15955.pdf

College of the Operating Department Practitioners

www.codp.org.uk/ 

Professional body of ODP’s in UK.

Health and Safety Executive-Health services

www.hse.gov.uk/healthservices/

Sector of HSE website covering issues for healthcare workers.

KnowledgeShare

www.uhblibrary.co.uk/

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

Latex Allergy –occupational aspects of management

https://www.rcplondon.ac.uk/guidelines-policy/latex-allergy-occupational-aspects-management-2008

Provides an evidence-based guideline on management of latex allergy.

Management and decontamination of surgical instruments used in acute care

http://bit.ly/100vNPh

Medical Device Safety Reports (MDSR) Database

www.mdsr.ecri.org/default.aspx?v=1

A repository of medical device incident, hazard information and lessons learned over the past three decades.

National electronic Library of Infection

www.neli.org.uk

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)

NHS Evidence

www.evidence.nhs.uk        

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

http://www.aagbi.org/publications/guidelines/theatre-efficiency 

Guidance addressing those elements which create efficient use of operating theatres. 

World Wide Wounds

www.worldwidewounds.com  

Provides peer-reviewed articles covering a broad range of subjects in wound management