To mark this year’s Nurses Day, we have compiled a brief guide to some of the resources that can help to guide and support the amazing work that nurses do each and every day.
A wide range of print and electronic books are available from the library at St George’s. Below are some lists of available titles on a selection of nursing specialties or nursing-related topics:
To access any of the e-books included in the above lists, you will need an NHS OpenAthens account. If you don’t already have one, you can easily register online. This also provides access to most of the journals, databases and other useful resources noted below.
Websites and online resources
The Royal Marsden Manual of Clinical and Cancer Nursing Procedures, is available online with your OpenAthens account.
A series of training videos on a range of topics including how to carry out different assessments and procedures is available through the ProQuest Hospital Collection.
Clinical guidelines, resources to support professional and career development, and other helpful information can be found on the Royal College of Nursing website, while information relating to registration and nursing standards is available from the Nursing and Midwifery Council.
NICE provide a searchable A-Z of all journals available through OpenAthens, which can be found here: https://journals.nice.org.uk/
Available journals include: Nursing Standard, Nursing Management, and the British Journal of Nursing.
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In addition to Cinahl and Emcare the larger, and international databases which provide coverage relevant to all nursing specialties and professionals, there are also some smaller UK specific databases with a focus on nursing: the British Nursing Index, and Internurse.
The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, which you can find at the Cochrane Library also includes material relevant to nursing, as do more general medical databases such as Medline (and it’s free equivalent PubMed) and Embase.
The library team at St George’s offers training on where and how to find the best quality information to support clinical practice, research, and quality improvement. You can find details on the sessions available here.
We also provide a evidence search service, CARES, which provides aims to provide recent, reliable and relevant evidence on your topic or question. Search requests can be submitted for patient care queries, service development, teaching or research projects, or for any other professional need.
St George’s library has a team dedicated to providing support for all of the nurses (and other NHS staff) at St George’s trust. If you have any questions, need advice on anything related to finding, or managing information, or if there’s anything that we might be able to help with, you can get in touch at: firstname.lastname@example.org