Library resources & services for Intensive Care

New search tools added 26/01/2022-library.mailbox@nhs.net if you need assistance.


How to literature search for ARTICLES ON A SUBJECT (Databases)

How to search for EVIDENCE and BEST PRACTICE on a topic (Evidence Summaries)

How to find FULLTEXT OF A SPECIFIC ARTICLE

How to find PRINT + ELECTRONIC BOOKS (SWIMS Catalogue)


This site is maintained and hosted by Discovery Library, Derriford Hospital
and gives details of selected content available in
Intensive and Critical Care
for staff/students on placement
across the Plymouth, SWASFT & SCAS health community.


Click here to visit our main library website.
You may also wish to access our ANAESTHETICS page

If you have problems or comments/suggestions about resources
please email library.mailbox@nhs.net.


NEW CONTENT 

New ebook content added 16/06/2022
Mechanical Ventilation from Pathophysiology to Clinical Evidence
Note
 you will need a local NHS Athens account to access (register here)

New ebook content added 09/06/2022
Oxford Handbook of Anaesthesia
Note you will need a local NHS Athens account to access (register here)


New ebook content added 11/05/2022
Ultrasound in the Critically Ill : A Practical Guide
Note you will need a local NHS Athens account to access (register here)


How to literature search for ARTICLES ON A SUBJECT (Databases)

If you need an search assistance or training on the use of resources please 
contact Discovery Library.


AMED (via Ovid)– allied and complementary medicine including palliative care
BNI (via Proquest)– nursing, midwifery and community healthcare
CINAHL (via Ebsco)– nursing and allied health
Embase (via Ovid) – biomedical and pharmaceutical literature
Emcare (via Ovid) – nursing and allied health
HMIC (via Ovid) – healthcare management
Medline (via Ovid or via EBSCO)- biomedical, life sciences, allied health and pre-clinical sciences literature
PsycINFO (via Proquest) – psychological, social, behavioral sciences.
Social Policy and Practice (via Ovid)- health and social care

To access the NHS subscribed databases you will need an NHS Athens account.


  • Search Cochrane Library
    Collection of databases incl:

    -Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
    -Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL)

    Cochrane Clinical Answers

    that can be searched simultaneously and contain different types of high-quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making


  • Search NHS Library and Knowledge Hub
    Whilst it is advisable to search the databases above for more detailed and systematic searches, the NHS Knowledge and Library Hub can be used for more simple searches to find a couple of papers on a simple topic.

    To access content on the Library and Knowledge Hub databases you will need an NHS Athens account.

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How to search for EVIDENCE and BEST PRACTICE on a topic

A range of evidence-based and other resources available to help inform patient care or support your study including:

BMJ Best Practice-
Evidence-based research, guidelines and expert opinion offering step-by-step guidance on diagnosis, prognosis, treatment and prevention.

On 1st access you’ll be asked to create personal account to download free App**
***Note you will need a local NHS Athens account (register here).


ClinicalKey
Clinical insight search tool which also gives access to over 1100 electronic books and 500 journals and other fulltext resources
Note you will need a local NHS Athens account (register here)


Clinical Knowledge Summaries (provided by NICE)-
Summaries of the current evidence base & practical guidance on best practice for >300 primary care presentations and regular updates to all topics


Trip database-
clinical search tool designed to allow health professionals to rapidly identify the highest quality clinical evidence for clinical practice.


UpToDate
‘an evidence-based clinical decision support resource authored by physicians to help healthcare practitioners make the best decisions at the point of care’. 

Note you will need a UHP Athens account (UHP staff/students register here). 
(purchased outside library funds and available to University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust only).

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How to find FULLTEXT OF A SPECIFIC ARTICLE

To access articles you will need a NHS Athens account.

TO SEARCH FOR AVAILABILITY OF ARTICLES USE THE FOLLOWING OPTIONS:


  • The DIGITAL OBJECT IDENTIFIER (DOI) or PUBMED ID (PMID) via LibKey



  • BROWSER EXTENSION to check all scholarly pages for local access via Nomad


Enter Plymouth (includes UHP, Livewell and GP options), South Western Ambulance or South Central Ambulance as organisation when asked.

Please note: On University Hospitals Plymouth and Livewell SW networked machines IT have already made Nomad automatically available via Microsoft Edge.
You will need to manually download to any other browsers you use on NHS Personal Device

Selected Intensive Care journals below

If we don’t hold your required article you can consider making an article request via the library.

JournalCoverageNotes
American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine2003- 
Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine2007 – 
Anaesthesia, Critical Care & Pain Medicine2015 – 
BMJ1840- 
BMJ Case Reports2008-You can also submit cases for consideration for publication in BMJ Case Reports, without having to individually pay the fellowship fee (Please email to obtain our fellowship number)
Please see the guidelines for writing & publishing an interesting case report , instructions for authors and instructions as to how to submit a BMJ Case Report
Critical Care1997- 
Critical Care Clinics2007- 
Critical Care Medicine1995- 
Intensive Care Medicine2011- 
Journal of Critical Care2007- 
Journal of Intensive Care2013- 
Lancet (1)1992- 2 months ago 
Lancet (2)2007- 
New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM)1990- 
Nursing in Critical Care2003- 
Resuscitation 2007- 
Trends in Anaesthesia and Critical Care2007 – 

 

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How to find PRINT + ELECTRONIC BOOKS

SWIMS Library Catalogue

This is a regional NHS catalogue, so in location select
‘Plymouth, Derriford Hospital, PLY’
to limit your search to print books held at Discovery Library, Derriford.
The shelfmark will correspond with shelf in library collection.

If you are unable to visit the library in person please email library.mailbox@nhs.net to request postal delivery of required book(s)

Ebooks select your location based on your organisation :

Plymouth, Derriford Hospital, PLY (for UHP, Livewell and GP staff)
-South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust SWASFT
South Central Ambulance Service SCAS
You will need an NHS Athens login to to access ebooks.

You can also log in and renew your books here (if you have not already made a pin number for your library account follow the instructions on screen).

If we don’t have the book you require you can consider making a book request
(Service for registered borrowers, undertaking NHS work. Registration forms are available here).

Selected Intensive Care ebooks below. Click title to login with Athens account.

TitleYearEditionFirst Author
ABC of intensive care20112ndNimmo
ABC of transfer and retrieval medicine2015 Low
Acute and critical care nursing at a glance2018 Dutton
The acutely ill patient (Medical student survival skills)2020 Jevon
Advanced paediatric life support : a practical approach to emergencies20166thALSG
Airway Management2014 Khan
Anaesthesia, intensive care and perioperative medicine A-Z: an encyclopaedia of principles & practice20196thYentis
Artificial Ventilation : A Basic Clinical Guide
20202ndBaker
The beginner’s guide to intensive care : a handbook for junior doctors and allied professionals20182ndArora
Cardiac intensive care20193rdBrown
Care of the Acutely Ill Adult20202ndCreed
Challenging Concepts in Critical Care : Cases with Expert Commentary2020 Gough
Clinical examination skills in the adult critically ill patient2018 Dunser
Clinical practice manual for pulmonary and critical care medicine2018 Landsberg
Core knowledge in critical care medicine2014 Kruger
Critical care manual of clinical procedures and competencies2013 Mallett
Critical care medicine at a glance20143rdLeach
Critical care medicine: principles of diagnosis and management in the adult.20195thParrillo
Critical care nephrology20193rdRonco
Critical care nursing: learning from practice2011 Bench
Critical care secrets20196thParsons
Critical care ultrasound2015 Lumb
Critical care ultrasound manual2012 McLean
Current therapy of trauma and surgical critical care20162ndAsensio
Decision Making in Emergency Critical Care : an Evidence-Based Handbook2015 Arbo
The Difficult Airway : A Practical Guide2013 Hagberg
Drugs in anaesthesia and intensive care20165thScarth
Duty of Care
2020 Pimenta
Emergencies in Critical Care20132ndBeed
Emergency Department Critical Care2013 Yealy
The ERS handbook of invasive mechanical ventilation2019 Heunks
Essentials of Delirium : Everything You Really Need to Know for Working in Delirium Care2020 Rahman
Essentials of equipment in anaesthesia, critical care, and peri-operative medicine20195thAl-Shaikh
Evidence-based practice of critical care20203rdDeutschman
Fuhrman and Zimmerman’s Pediatric Critical Care  20226thZimmerman
Hagberg and Benumof’s airway management20184thHagberg
Handbook of Critical and Intensive Care Medicine 20214thVaron
ICU Quick Drug Guide2021 Lee
Improving Critical Care Survivorship : A Guide to Prevention, Recovery, and Reintegration2021Haines
The intensive care unit manual20142ndLanken
Mechanical Ventilation from Pathophysiology to Clinical Evidence2022Bellani
Monitoring in neurocritical care2013 le Roux
Monitoring the critically ill patient20123rdJevon
Neonatal, adult and paediatric safe transfer and retrieval: a practical approach to transfers2019 ALSG
Oh’s intensive care manual20198thBersten
OSCEs for Intensive Care Medicine2020 Hersey
Oxford Handbook of Anaesthesia
(Download for up to 3 months at a time)
20215thFreedman
Oxford Handbook of Critical Care Nursing
(Download for up to 3 months at a time)
20162ndBaid
Oxford Handbook of Rehabilitation Medicine20193rdSivan
Passport to Successful ICU Discharge2020 Boulanger
Revision notes in intensive care medicine2016 Gillon
Textbook of critical care20177thVincent
Trauma and combat critical care in clinical practice2016 Hutchings
Trauma intensive care2013 Tisherman
Ultrasound in the Critically Ill : A Practical Guide2022Walden
Visual Diagnosis in Emergency and Critical Care Medicine2011 Holstege

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