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DidYouKnow? - Library News

 New nursing resources - Lippincott Procedures contains online step-by-step guides to over 1700 procedures and skills across many nursing specialties including allied health. The procedures are evidence-based and designed to standardise the delivery of nursing care, improve patient outcomes and cultivate clinical excellence. Connected to Procedures is Nursing Advisor - a collection of evidence-based clinical decision content for nurses covering diseases, diagnostic tests, treatments, signs and symptoms, cultural perspectives, hospital-acquired conditions, drug information, nursing care plans and more. Before using either product (or UpToDate) you should consult PROMPT to ensure Barwon Health policies and procedures are followed.

TRIP Pro now available Access TRIP Pro from the Library Fast Finder or the Browse Individual Databases link. Use it to search for high quality clinical research evidence. Create a TRIP Pro account to create alerts, save searches, & CME.

2018 Academic Skills Program launched - Barwon Health staff ,students and affiliates are invited to attend a research training program developed by the Research Directorate, the Library and Centre for Quality and Patient Safety Research. The Academic Skills Program offers ten sessions focused on topics identified through staff feedback and survey responses. Participants can attend any or all of the fortnightly, one hour, lunchtime sessions

Where are the Barwon Health Libraries?  Instructions and maps for the two Barwon Health libraries

New NSQHS Standards The 2017 2nd edition of the National Safety and Quality Healthcare Standards are available 

Confused by Copyright?  Check out the library's information on Copyright rules, and what you can do and cannot do here

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Point of Care Tools (Check PROMPT for Barwon Health Procedures)

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In the Literature

Elements - Keep up to date with all of the Cochrane news from around Australia and beyond with the Cochrane Australia Quarterly Newsletter

Thyroid function testing in an inpatient mental health unit.

Garnier KA, Ismail KA, Moylan S, Harvey R. Australas Psychiatry. 2016 Jun;24(3):256-60. doi: 10.1177/1039856215618522. Epub 2015 Dec 3

Expression levels of interferon-ɣ and type 2 deiodinase in patients diagnosed with recurrent depressive disorders.

Gałecka E, Talarowska M, Maes M, Su KP, Górski P, Kumor-Kisielewska A, Szemraj J. Pharmacol Rep. 2018 Jan 20;70(1):133-138. doi: 10.1016/j.pharep.2017.08.009. [Epub ahead of print] 

Severe Rhabdomyolysis Associated With RSV.

Bender J, Chew R, Lin BB, Athan E. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2017 Dec 22;5(1):ofx273. doi: 10.1093/ofid/ofx273. eCollection 2018 Jan. 

An update on adjunctive treatment options for bipolar disorder.

Dean OM, Gliddon E, Van Rheenen TE, Giorlando F, Davidson SK, Kaur M, Ngo TT, Williams LJ. Bipolar Disord. 2018 Jan 25. doi: 10.1111/bdi.12601. [Epub ahead of print] Review.