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Evidence based practice resource for Occupational Therapists

“OTseeker is a database that contains abstracts of thousands of systematic reviews, randomised controlled trials and other resources relevant to occupational therapy interventions. It is designed to help occupational therapists use research evidence about occupational therapy interventions to inform their practice by quickly locating it.” Search the dtabase at: http://www.otseeker.com/Search/AdvancedSearch.aspx Continue reading

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Questions to ask when a medicine is required in care pathway

“The NHS spends around £13bn on medicines each year. This document will guide you through the four key questions that should be asked each time medicines are required in a care pathway and why these questions matter. This document will guide you through the four key questions that should be asked each time medicines are … Continue reading

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Eyes on Evidence September 2013

This month’s Eyes on Evidence includes the following. Effects of human papillomavirus vaccination Drug treatments for restless legs syndrome  Effects of loneliness and social isolation on mortality in older people Thromboembolism during pregnancy after in vitro fertilisation  Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs: new information and warnings about cardiovascular risk Acupuncture for seasonal allergic rhinitis  Case study from … Continue reading

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Outreach Tips by Rosalind McNally

Originally posted on LIHNN Clinical Librarians :
Understand the culture of your organisation and the NHS Where does your work sit in the story of that organisation and the community? Take time to listen to people and sit down face-to-face. Over time this can be a good way to build reputation alongside proactive publicity. If you…

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44 new topics added to Clinical Knowledge Summaries

Originally posted on Trust Library Services – here for you:
The Clinical Knowledge Summaries (CKS) service is a point of care resource providing summaries for primary care.  It’s now available for tablets and smartphones. CKS is included in the Evidence Update page and there’s more detail about the new topics here.