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 Thoracic Surgery full text electronic journals through their Athens account from the ASK Discovery Tool
· American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Annals of American Thoracic Society
Annals of Thoracic Medicine
European Heart Journal
Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Operative Techniques in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Seminars in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anaesthesia
Thoracic Surgery Clinics
This section lists some useful websites, organisations, professional bodies, and Patient information sites useful for Thoracic Surgery professionals.
British Thoracic Society
The site highlights the guidelines, audit tools and useful clinical information on various conditions.
Cardiothoracic Surgery Network
Source of educational and scientific research information for cardiothoracic surgeons.
Cardiothoracic Surgery Videos
Free videos on various topics are available such as Thoracoscopy, VAT’s, aortic valve replacement and more.
Clinical Key enables searching from a single platform across eBooks, eJournals, procedural videos, drug information and images
Cochrane Lung Cancer Group
Produces systematic reviews of evidence for primary prevention, treatment, and other therapies for lung cancer and intra-thoracic tumours.
A targeted “current awareness” service for high impact documents in your area.
A complete list of all NICE guidelines- published or in development– available here.
MedlinePlus – Lungs and Breathing
Produced by National Library of Medicine, this site is useful to find information on a drug or supplement, view medical videos or illustrations.
24/7 website for accessing recent guidelines, Cochrane Systematic Reviews and primary literature from healthcare databases.
Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery in Great Britain and Ireland
Access to the professionals area requires login
STS Risk Calculator
Calculates a patient’s risk of mortality and other morbidities. However this calculator has not been validated with European patient data.
Database of images, articles, case presentations and includes a section on Thoracic Trauma
Contains description of operative techniques with video clips of live procedures