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Nurse Revalidation - how the Library can help
A key part of the new revalidation process is ensuring that you keep up with professional reading, activities and developments through CPD and participatory learning. You are also required to write reflective accounts of some of this work, to be utilized in a reflective discussion.
A wide variety of sources can be read to keep up to date with the most recent and appropriate information to help you deliver best quality care. Sometimes though, finding, selecting and evaluating what you read can be difficult and time consuming, as there is so much out there, not all of it good and not all of it relevant. The Basildon Healthcare Library team offer you support and various tools to help find useful articles, guidelines and evidence which underpin current nursing practice.
- Our website is the first port of call and provides links to all our resources including the library catalogue and the NHS online resources including NICE Evidence, databases, and e-journals and e-books. The Royal Marsden Manual Online is also available. The website is available on PCs and mobile devices.
Our online catalogue ELMS, has details of the stock of all NHS libraries in the East of England. If you are a library member you can take books out from us and request books from other libraries to be sent here for you. To join the Library click here.
This link takes you to a list of useful books on reflection/reflective practice which can be found in our library.
NHS electronic resources include many key nursing journals which are available ONLINE. You will need an NHS OpenAthens account, username and password to access them. Click here to register for an account.
- InfoSkills: A section of our website dedicated to helping you discover how to find, select and evaluate and use all types of information from different sources. There are tools such as videos, presentations and “how to” leaflets to help access books, journals, e-resources and the information you need, when you need it. InfoSkills is also available on ULearn for BTUH staff.
Searching for information on a specific subject can be easier using healthcare databases such as CINAHL, which index the contents of thousands of professional journals. Many, though not all, articles are fully available online. CINAHL The Cumulative Index of Nursing and Allied Health Literature is the key database for nurses to use. (You will need an NHS OpenAthens account to log in) This short leaflet provides a quick introduction to searching.
Useful information can also be found on The Little Library Book of Nursing Revalidation. In this Little Book there are suggestions for books, websites and other resources which
offer information on Nursing Revalidation and tips on how to search for relevant evidence.