Measles outbreak resources from BMJ Best Practice and BMJ Learning

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Following the recent outbreak of Measles in the UK, you may want to find out more about the disease.  One way of finding up to date information and evidence regarding the treatment and prevention of the disease is by logging on to BMJ Best Practice.

To login offsite:
NHS Staff should use their NHS Athens username and password
University Staff and students should use their institutional (Shibboleth) username and password.
(BMJ Best Practice mobile app is also available to University staff and students click here for further details.)

Below is the Best Practice summary of the disease, covering treatment and prevention details to help keep you up to date. If you want to read more on this please click here.

Best Practice Measles summary

Measles is an epidemic disease prevalent worldwide whose incidence has been curtailed markedly in countries where immunisation is widespread. It is characterised by cough, coryza…

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May 10, 2013 at 3:00 pm Leave a comment

New Evidence Update from NICE

 We are pleased to inform you that an Evidence Update on Autism diagnosis in children and young people has been published.

This and other recent updates can be accessed on NICE Evidence Updates pages

April 29, 2013 at 1:08 pm Leave a comment

St. George’s Library NHS Open Day- Wednesday 22nd May

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Staff are warmly invited to attend the university library’s first NHS Open Day on Wednesday 22nd May from 10.00-15.00.
 
Come along to our open house for hospital and community staff to:

  • learn more about NICE resources during free lunch time talks by Jane Moore, NICE Implementation Manager for London: 12pm & 1pm, 22nd May, Library Computer Rooms, 1st Floor Hunter Wing
  • meet the suppliers of NHS e-resources supporting evidence-based practice, lifelong learning and research;
  • enter a prize draw
  • meet library staff supporting all your health information needs
 
Where:
St. George’s Library
1st Floor Hunter Wing
 
When: Wednesday 22nd May, 10.00-15.00
 
For more information or to register your interest in Jane Moore’s lunch-time talks please email
kjohn@sgul.ac.uk

April 25, 2013 at 9:32 am 1 comment

Trial access to Dynamed for St George’s NHS Trust

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As part of a free trial from St George’s Library all members of St George’s NHS Trust now have access to DynaMed via EbscoHost.

What is DynaMed?

DynaMed is a medical information database designed to give you evidence-based information at the point of care…

Updated daily DynaMed  gives doctors, clinicians and medical students easy access to nearly 3,200 evidence-based clinical summaries covering:

  • Causes and Risk Factors
  • Complications and Associated Conditions
  • History
  • Physical Symptoms and Characteristics
  • Diagnosis
  • Prognosis
  • Treatment
  • Drug Information
  • Prevention and Screening
  • References (including Reviews and Guidelines)

 

How do I access DynaMed?

 

Need more help?

Our Pop Up Library will be at Atkinson Morley Reception on Wednesday 17th April between 12 and 2pm.  Our staff will be able to demonstrate and answer questions on DynaMed and other resources available from St George’s Library.

Alternatively email Karen John-Pierre kjohn@sgul.ac.uk for further information.

April 16, 2013 at 1:24 pm Leave a comment

The Cochrane Library unavailable from 9 pm this Saturday the 13th April.

The Cochrane Library website will be unavailable for up to 12 hours from 9 pm this Saturday the 13th April. This is due to essential maintenance of the site.

April 12, 2013 at 8:36 am Leave a comment

Pop Up Library Wednesday 17th April

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Wednesday 17th April 12-2pm Atkinson Morley Wing reception 

Library staff will be popping up in Atkinson Morley Wing between 12 and 2pm next Wednesday (17th April) ready to answer any questions you might have about registering for the Library or using our Library services.  Do come along and see us for help and advice on searching for and accessing health information.

If you have any questions about this or future events please contact Karen John-Pierre (kjohn@sgul.ac.uk)

April 10, 2013 at 8:45 am Leave a comment

New Evidence Updates from NICE

The latest Evidence Updates from NICE have been published. New topics are:
Multiple pregnancy
,
Self-harm longer term management,
School based interventions to prevent the uptake of smoking among children and young,

These are available on the NICE Evidence Update page where you can browse all updates by specialty or by date

April 9, 2013 at 2:42 pm Leave a comment

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