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"Be ready and welcome it when it is your turn to experience change.  For there is nothing like it to heighten your sensibilities and elevate your mind."
Marcus Aurelius


Using Library resources when outside of Austin Health

Using Library resources when away from Austin Health is easy.  Go directly to the Library external site, sign in with your Library card number and PIN when prompted, and then all resources (except for UpToDate) will be available in the same way as they are onsite.

Don't have a Library card or PIN?  Then stop by the Library (Lance Townsend Building, Level 4) or if you are at Royal Talbot Rehabilitation Centre or Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital use the online registration form.

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National consensus statement on end-of-life care in acute hospitals

Draft national consensus statement : essential elements for safe and high-quality end-of-life care in acute hospitals. Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care, 2014.

The ACSQHC is seeking feedback on this draft national consensus statement.  The purpose of the consensus statement is to set out the expected standard of care and agreed practice for recognising and responding to people in need of end-of-life care in acute hospitals.  The consultation process on this draft document is open until 31 March 2014. 

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Finding the evidence

The Library has recently rebuilt our Evidence-based practice part of our website and it is looking good.  We hope that it will make EBP finding tools relevant to your particular area much easier to locate.  We are happy to take feedback and always grateful for ideas of other resources to add too! 

In addition to the resources now listed on our website, also check out what the Canadian National Collaborating Centre for Methods and Tools has to offer.  This site provides you with information about the steps involved in finding evidence - how to develop your question, which resources are the most likely to be helpful, and then how to appraise and synthesise the information that you find. Learning modules supplement the information on the site (simple free registration required).

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New books on display @ Austin

Australasian anaesthesia 2013 : invited papers and selected continuing education lectures / edited by Richard Riley Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists, 2014.

The clinical practice of neurological and neurosurgical nursing / Joanne V. Hickey.  7th ed.  Wolters Kluwer/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2014.

Frontotemporal dementia / Bruce L. Miller.  Oxford University Press, 2014.  (Contemporary neurology series)

Grabb and Smith's plastic surgery / editor-in-chief:  Charles H. Thorne.  7th ed.  Wolters Kluwer/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2014.

Books on display may be reserved - call 9496 5636.

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Print journals received and currently on display

American heart journal.  Vol. 167, no. 2, February 2014

American journal of infection control.  Vol. 42, no. 2, February 2014

Annals of thoracic surgery.  Vol. 97, no. 2, February 2014

Australian and New Zealand journal of obstetrics and gynaecology.  Vol. 54, no. 1, February 2014

BMJ.  Vol. 348, no. 7942, 25 January 2014

Clinical and experimental obstetrics & gynecology.  Vol. 31, no. 1, 2014

Clinical governance.  Vol. 19, no. 1, 2014

International journal of therapy and rehabilitation.  Vol. 21, no. 2, February 2014

Journal of hepatology.  Vol. 60, no. 3, March 2014

Journal of hospital infection.  Vol. 86, no. 2, February 2014

Journal of pastoral care & counseling.  Vol. 67, no. 3-4, September/December 2013

Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry.  Vol. 53, no. 2, February 2014

Lancet.  Vol. 383, no. 9918, 22 February 2014

Nature.  Vol. 506, no. 7488, 20 February 2014

Nature medicine.  Vol. 20, no. 2, February 2014

Respiratory care.  Vol. 59, no. 2, February 2014


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