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Introduction


The Library and Knowledge Service has a number of ways to keep busy health care staff up to date with the steady flow of evidence. Below is a selected list of resources and services available for your use. For all resources visit the Library and Knowledge Service website

To access most of the online resources listed you will need an *OpenAthens account. Register for your account at OpenAthens.

*Note: access may be limited to specific organisations; contact us for advice.


Journals



Books


  • Stewart T. Stammering resources for adults and teenagers: integrating new evidence into clinical practice. Routledge, 2021  Available in print. See the library catalogue for the book details.
  • Duncan E A S. Foundations for practice in occupational therapy. 6th ed. Edinburgh, 2020. Available in print. See the library catalogue for the book details.
  • Webster-Gandy J. Oxford handbook of nutrition and dietetics. 3rd ed. Oxford University Press, 2020. Available in print. See the library catalogue for the book details.
  • Chu K K. Orthotics and prosthetics in rehabilitation. 4th ed. Elsevier Saunders, 2020. View the online book.

See the full collection of books at the library’s catalogue.


Clinical Images


  • Anatomy.tv  Anatomy and physiology online, including interactive 3D models and narrated animations.

Evidence-Based Clinical Summaries

  • BMJ Best Practice  This combines the latest research evidence, guidelines and expert opinion. Regularly updated, it draws on the latest evidence based research to offer step-by-step guidance on diagnosis, prognosis, treatment and prevention. Link to the App
  • Cochrane Clinical Answers – clinically focussed research from Cochrane Reviews. Each CCA contains a clinical Q&A with data on outcomes relevant to healthcare professionals and links to graphics.
  • UpToDate Anywhere  An evidence-based clinical decision support resource to support decisions at the point of care. Register for a personal account via BSUH Intranet. Link to the App.

Exam Preparation and Clinical Skills


We provide access to various online exam resources, including BMJ OnExamination and PassMedicine.
Full details are on our website at Study for Exams

You can also access evidence-based nursing procedures at Clinicalskills.net or The Royal Marsden Manual of Clinical Nursing Procedures


Evidence Searching


We provide evidence to answer questions about patient care, service improvement, research and clinical teaching. Recent searches for Allied Health Professions include:

  • Physiotherapy intervention in developmental coordination disorder in children
  • Developing training and learning for Allied Health Professions
  • The best evidence relating to nutrition interventions and management in cancer care
  • Encouraging GP practices to recruit Allied Health Professions

To request a search, please fill in the request an evidence search form.


Information Skills Teaching


We offer a wide range of skills sessions to support evidence based healthcare. For more information, see the teaching section on our website  or email: uhsussex.library@nhs.net


KnowledgeShare


Save yourself time and ensure you are up-to-date on the latest developments with KnowledgeShare, our
award-winning current awareness service. It also links you with colleagues in other trusts to enable sharing of research and best practice on Allied Health Professions. You can log into  KnowledgeShare with your NHS OpenAthens account or email us on uhsussex.library@nhs.net for more information.

See information on all our resources at the Library and Knowledge Service website.

Publication Date: June 2021

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