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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


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CM Health Library on HealthPoint (remote access)

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 library@middlemore.co.nz 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.


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Nursing and Midwifery Virtual Reference & Professional Development Library

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Library Print Resources: search the catalogue








ClinicalKey for Nursing 

- Practice Guidelines

- Clinical Overviews

- Clinical Skills

- Mosby's Evidence-Based Nursing Monographs

- Nurse Educator Topics: Preventing Readmissions; Patient Satisfaction ; Staff Development


 see ClinicalKey video tutorials



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 via CINAHL Complete 

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)


ProQuest Nursing Video training Programmes

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



Royal College of Nursing Subject Guides






The CM Health Library has worked closely with our colleagues at HR to curate the resources below to support your professional journey:


CM Health Library Core Organisational Capabilities and Development guide


CM Health Library Leadership and Management guide.







New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) Practice Guidelines
Documents directly related to the broad scope of nursing and midwifery practice. This includes all documents that describe and provide direction on nursing or midwifery practice issues.



Nursing Best Practice Guidelines (RNAO: Ontario, Canada)

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.



see also


Te Rākau o te Uru Kahikatea - Public Health Nursing Knowledge and Skills Framework 2017


NZNO  - Medicines: Guidelines and Information


New Zealand Wound Care Society Guidelines and Protocols

Australian and New Zealand Committee on Resuscitation Guidelines


New Zealand Primary Care Handbook 2012
Includes guidance and updates for CVD risk assessment, management and diabetes screening advice.



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"





Foundations of Evidence-based Practice in Healthcare

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.



Databases and Point of Care Tools   


ClinicalKey for Nursing 


Lippincott Nursing Centre: COVID-19 Resources - NEW


CINAHL Complete




Google Scholar


Medline (on Ovid) 


Proquest Health Research Premium Collection

The Cochrane Library 


Litt's Drug Eruption and Reaction Database (see Koha record for username and password)

Medications and Mothers Milk 

New Zealand Midwifery Research Database




Browse all Nursing Journals

Browse all Midwifery Journals


Kai Tiaki Nursing New Zealand


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

Nursing Review

Nursing Standard

Nursing Times (*see Koha record for username and password)

New Zealand Medical Journal

NZMJ Digest

Patient Experience Journal





Nursing books (print) in the CM Health Library

Proquest Nursing ebook collection
Ebsco Nursing ebook Collection

ClinicalKey for Nursing ebook collection

Oxford Nursing Handbooks

Midwifery book collection


Selected eBook Titles 


ACORN Standards for Perioperative Nursing. 16th ed.

AORN perioperative standards and recommended practices

Lippincott Nursing Procedures - new edition (2019)


Manual of simulation in healthcare

The Royal Marsden Manual of Clinical Nursing Procedures


Evidence-based Practice in Nursing


Dictionaries and encyclopedias

Dictionary of Nursing Theory and Research, 4rd. ed.
The Encyclopedia of Elder Care, 2nd. ed.
Encyclopedia of Nursing Research, 2nd. ed. 
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary


Drugs and medications

Davis's Comprehensive Handbook of Laboratory & Diagnostic Tests with Nursing Implications

Davis's Drug Guide for Nurses


Practice guidelines and evidence based care 


Mosby's Evidence-based Nursing Monographs


A Handbook of Ophthalmic Nursing Standards and Procedures
Acute Medicine : a Handbook for Nurse Practitioners 
Adult-Gerontology Practice Guidelines

Advanced Clinical Skills for GU Nurses 

Advanced Practice Nursing, 3rd. ed.

Advanced Practice Nursing with Older Adults : Clinical Guidelines

Assess Notes: Nursing Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning

Differential Diagnosis for the Advanced Practice Nurse

Diseases and Disorders: A Nursing Therapeutics Manual
Essential Procedures for Emergency, Urgent, and Primary Care Settings, Second Edition : A Clinical Companion

An Evidence Base for Ophthalmic Nursing Practice 

Evidence - Based Geriatric Nursing Protocols for Best Practice, 5th. ed. 

Evidence - Based Practice in Nursing 
Family Practice Guidelines

Guidelines for Nurse Practitioners in Gynecologic Settings

Long Term Caring, 4th ed.
Minor Surgical Procedures for Nurses and Allied Healthcare Professionals
Neonatal nursing in Australia and New Zealand

A Nurse's Guide to Caring for Cardiac Intervention Patients 

Nursing Care Plans: Guidelines for Individualising Client Care Across the Life Span

Nursing Diagnosis Manual: Planning, Individualising and Documenting Client Care

Nursing Medical Emergency Patients 
Oxford Handbook of Clinical Skills for Children's and Young People's Nursing
Oxford Handbook of Renal Nursing

Palliative Care Nursing

Person and Family Centred Care
The Role of the Preceptor

'Fast Facts' series:


Fast Facts About EKGs
Fast Facts for the Cardiac Surgery Nurse: caring for cardiac surgery patients
Fast Facts for the Classroom Nursing Instructor
Fast Facts for the Critical Care Nurse
Fast Facts for the ER Nurse
Fast Facts for the Gerontology Nurse
Fast Facts for the Medical- Surgical Nurse
Fast Facts for the Nurse Preceptor : Keys to Providing a Successful Preceptorship
Fast Facts for the School Nurse
Fast Facts for the Student Nurse
Fast Facts for Wound Care Nursing
Fast Facts on Adolescent Health for Nursing and Health Professionals

 'Incredibly Easy' series:


ACLS Review Made Incredibly Easy
Cardiovascular Care Made Incredibly Easy
Critical Care Nursing Made Incredibly Easy!
Dosage Calculations Made Incredibly Easy!
ECG Interpretation Made Incredibly Easy!
Fluids & Electrolytes Made Incredibly Easy!
Maternal-Neonatal Nursing Made Incredibly Easy!
Nursing Pharmacology Made Incredibly Easy
Wound Care Made Incredibly Easy




Additional Resources



Advisory Board

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.


*Click on the 'Log in now' tab to register

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.



Medicines Information Service (Counties Manukau Health)

NZ Formulary for Adults
NZ Formulary for Children




Inner Body
Anatomy Zone (Videos)
Netter's Atlas of Human Anatomy
The Biodigital Human
Zygote Body Anatomy
Healthline Body Maps
Virtual Human Body Map


Patient Education


see also

Health Navigator
HealthInfo [curated by Canterbury DHB]
CM Health Patient and Whaanau Learning Centre