Location: Ground Floor Ko Awatea Building, Middlemore Hospital (adjacent to the new tiered lecture theatre) Open Monday - Friday10:00AM- 4:00 PM *CM Health staff can access the computer suite in the library from 7am - 5pm using their staff swipe cards ** 24/7 access to the new location will soon be available via application
IMPORTANT NOTE: PLEASE USE GOOGLE CHROME BROWSERS TO ACCESS THE DISCOVERY PORTAL AND LIBRARY RESOURCES. INTERNET EXPLORER and FIREFOX AT CM HEALTH ARE OUT OF DATE AND DO NOT WORK ON MANY WEBSITES.
If you are accessing the library resources off site, when prompted for a user name and password to access any of our online resources, please enter your staff employee number and first name. New staff members can request a temporary password from the library if your employee number is not being recognised.
Health Professionals working in the Counties Manukau region are also able to register for online access to a selection of databases and resources and are invited to register using the online form and send to firstname.lastname@example.org with the words 'elibrary registration' in the subject line. Your access includes the Proquest Database, Journal and eBook Collections, Nursing Reference Centre Plus, and Clinicalkey and Clinicalkey for Nursing. ClinicalKey includes access to 600 journals, 1,500 ebooks and an excellent point of care tool: First Consult.
Evidence Based Care Sheets via CINAHL Complete Evidence-Based Care Sheets (EBCS) are summaries on specific key topics, which are focused on nursing practice. Each evidence-based care sheet incorporates the latest evidence, statistics, research and references on a given topic. The references are ranked, using a coding matrix, according to the type of literature they represent (systematic reviews, meta-analysis, etc).
Quick Lessons are clinically organized nursing overviews, with information mapped to the nursing workflow (i.e. description/etiology, signs and symptoms, assessment, treatment goals, red flags, what to tell the patient/patient’s family)
Video clips on assessment, procedure, care management, anatomy, prevention, and other nursing topics. Videos are broken down into clips averaging 2-5 minutes.
ProQuest Practical Nursing Study Paths Study Paths is an easy-to-access, browsable selection of recommended articles and targeted searches that support the curriculum of Practical Nursing and Registered Nursing programs in the United States
- Health promotion and maintenance - Management of care environment - Management of therapies and treatments - Nursing sciences - Nursing specialties
Registered Nurses Association Ontario (RNAO) BPGs are recognised as a world leader in best practice guideline development, dissemination, implementation and evaluation.
Incorporate Nursing Order Sets (NOS)
Include tools for monitoring the outcome of care that inform continual practice improvement
Are reviewed on a 3-5 year cycle and as necessary to ensure currency and alignment of practice with the latest research and theory.
The implementation of RNAO BPGs in nursing/midwifery environments to date is proven to have led to significant improvements in client care including reductions in falls, pressure ulcers, amputations, length of stay and the incidence of urinary incontinence, as well as an increase in the number of new mothers who breast feed for longer periods.
Currently there are more than 60 best practice guidelines for patient care. Resources also include toolkits and webinars to support implementation.
Ko Awatea LEARN is an interprofessional educational community that gives healthcare professionals the skills they need to become change agents in health care improvement.
"We’re talking about skills like quality improvement, patient safety, communication, leadership, and patient-centered care. Leaders are looking for these skills, and patients expect providers to have them"
This course will provide a foundational overview of evidence-based practice (EBP) in nursing and health sciences, including the seven steps of the EBP process as well as research supported strategies for implementing EBP in real world settings. The course will be taught by internationally renowned experts in EBP who will share their knowledge and skills gained through decades of work with hundreds of healthcare organizations across the nation and the globe. The course will include lectures, readings, and skill building activities.
Topics covered include:
Module 1: Making the Case for Evidence-Based Practice
Module 2: Spirit of Inquiry and Formulating a PICOT Question
Module 3: Basic Searching for Evidence
Module 4: Critical Appraisal vs. Critique
Module 5: Integrating Evidence into Decision Making and Measuring Outcomes
Module 6: Making EBP Happen in Real World Clinical Settings
The course is open access but requires registration (free). The course takes approx. 20 hrs to complete.
Midwifery Research Review This Review features key medical articles from global midwifery journals with commentary from Nimisha Waller. The Review covers topics such as home birth, gestational health, foetal complications, preeclampsia, gestational hypertension, gestational diabetes, caesarean section, and parental postnatal education/counselling
Free registration for CM Health staff to access a global collection of resources to improve our practice. Resources include : Research and insights; Tools and Analytics; Webconferences - live and archived.
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The Global Centre for Nursing Executives helps nursing executives and their staff elevate nursing performance and patient care, with an emphasis on creating a high-performing nursing culture, elevating frontline nurse critical thinking, and improving nursing productivity.