Resources for theatres and ODPs

On this page you can find information about resources for theatres and ODPs. The page is split up into the following sections:

Databases

Guidelines, policy and publications

Journals

Books

Evidence alerts

Training

Services

Useful websites

Examples of impact

Staff publications

 

Databases

NICE Evidence databases: Medline and EMBASE for medical searches, British Nursing Index (BNI), Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL) -  (NHS ATHENS account required) 

 

Cochrane Library: Highest quality evidence including 'gold standard' systematic reviews (no login required)

 

TRIP: Turning Research Into Practice - clinical search engine. Sign up to the site and follow this guide to enable the discovery of full-text links to resources held by Francis Costello Library. Click here for a list of short videos designed to help you get the most out of the TRIP database. (NB the video clips cannot be accessed via a Trust networked device). Please note that users gain enhanced accessed to Trip Pro  when on NHS Trust networked devices.

 

BNF and BNF for children (NHS ATHENS required)

 

PubMed: search engine style version of Medline, for quick search of biomedical literature

 

NICE 'do not do' recommendations database

 
Guidelines, policy and publications

NHS Improving Quality (previously NHS Improvement)
 

King's Fund
 

Professional Standards Authority (oversees the 9 health and social care regulators)
 

NICE guidelines (links to further sources of guidelines including Scottish, USA and international can be found on our Healthcare Databases page)
 

Department of Health,  NHS policies, announcements and publications
 


Perioperative standards and guidance from the AfPP
 


Royal College of Anaesthetists clinical standards
 


World Health Organization guidelines for safe surgery

 

NICE Evidence search (then filter results by information type)

 

Journals

The following journals are available either in print or electronically via the Francis Costello Library and are of particular relevance to theatre staff;

  • Anesthesia and Analgesia
  • Anesthesiology
  • Annals of Surgery
  • British Journal of Surgery
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Current Opinion in Anesthesiology
  • Journal of Perioperative Practice
  • Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery

For further information about journals see Search for a journal

 

Books

Browse our online library catalogue https://wv-shelib.olib.oclc.org/webview/

 

Search our catalogue for:

 We welcome your suggestions for purchase - please provide details via this online form

Need to buy a book? Ask library staff for suppliers.

 

Evidence alerts

Further sources of alerts and current awareness can be found on the Keep up-to-date page

 

Training

NHS Leadership Academy  

Online training via Continuing Education in Anaesthesia, Critical Care and Pain (only for members of the Royal College of Anaesthetists)

BMJ Learning - resources for BMA members including hundreds of accredited, peer-reviewed learning sessions in text, video and audio formats

Learn My Way - free online courses in English, Maths, computer skills and more.

Move On - free online courses for those wishing to improve their English and/or Maths skills in order to progress in their career.

 UK Sepsis Trust Clinical Toolkit

The Francis Costello Library has a range of information skills training available which can be tailored to your needs, including critical appraisal. See our Request information skills training page for details. You can also find information about Trust training from this page, by viewing the Trust training prospectus. 

 

Services

Request a literature search - an experienced, chartered library professional will undertake an exhaustive search of the relevant literature and provide you with the summarised results.

Request a journal article or book

Send us an enquiry [onliine form]

Arrange information skills training

Speak to us about your current awareness needs

Provide us with feedback [online form]

 

Useful websites
 

College of Operating Department Practitioners (professional body for ODPs) http://www.codp.org.uk/

 

Assocation for Perioperative Practice http://www.afpp.org.uk/home

 

Academy of Medical Royal Colleges http://www.aomrc.org.uk/

 

Nuffield Trust - an authoratative and independent source of evidence-based research and policy analysis for improving health care in the UK http://www.nuffieldtrust.org.uk/  

 

Royal College of Anaesthetists http://www.rcoa.ac.uk including their exhaustive links page

 

CASP critical appraisal checklists, which help you to find and interpret the best available evidence from health research, are available to download from our Journal club support page.

 

DISCERN - a checklist for authors and producers of written health care information http://www.discern.org.uk/index.php

 

Examples of impact

The library service has recently conducted literature searches on:

  • Infection control in relation to theatre attire and floor markings
  • Value of patient information leaflets
  • Effects of anaesthesia on patients with dementia
  • Support for dementia patients within the theatre/recovery environment

In our impact assessment survey over three quarters of respondents said that the literature search results received had influenced patient care or treatment

 

100% of our literature searches are supplied within 3 days, or to a timescale agreed with the user
100% of completed searches were rated as ‘completely or mostly relevant’ to the search request according to survey respondents
When asked aboutthe impact of a literature search alert one user commented "mainly it is ensuring that what we do is still what we should be doing"

 

Staff publications

See the latest staff publications list

We welcome your feedback. If you have any suggestions for further useful resources or links you would like adding to this page, please contact us.