HEAR

New issue of HEAR – Delirium

The purpose of HEAR is to provide specialised information to health professionals, patients and the public about key health topics. Each issue is the result of the collaborative effort of librarians from health organisations across Ireland.

This month, the focus is on Delirium. Delirium is a brain disorder that causes people to be confused. People with delirium often have:HEAR Delirium

  • Trouble paying attention, or switching attention from one thing to another
  • Memory, language, or other thinking problems
  • Trouble knowing where they are, when it is, or who the people around them are.

http://www.lenus.ie/hse/handle/10147/622507

HINT · News

HINT – EAHIL special issue

eahil 2017

Click here  to view the latest issue of HINT. In this bumper issue we have a number of reports from our bursary winners on the recent ICML/EAHIL conference that took place in June in Dublin Castle. We have a very interesting report from Grace Hillis on her visit to the National Library as part of the LAI’s Library Ireland Week Library Staff Exchange Scheme and information on how to get involved with the #EvidenceInformedHealthcare campaign. This issue also includes regular features such as our fantastic ‘Handy Hints’ column brought to you by Niamh O’Sullivan and information on upcoming library related conferences and training events. On behalf of the HSLG committee team we hope you enjoy our latest issue of HINT.

HINT 15(2) Summer 2017

Marie and Mary, Communication Officers, HSLG.

Evidence-Informed-Healthcare

Evidence informed healthcare charter

The HSE’s National Health Library and Knowledge Service is leading a national communications campaign aimed at highlighting the increasingly prominent role of librarians and library services in enabling evidence informed healthcare.  The campaign is being run in partnership with the Department of Health, National Patient Safety Office, Health Science Libraries Group, with input from Patient Focus and health librarians in Ireland.

National Health Library and Knowledge Service logo       EIH_logocropped-hslglogo-banner11.jpg

The key message for the campaign is that “Libraries and library staff enable evidence informed healthcare.” 

On 31st July, 2017 an Evidence Informed Healthcare Charter was launched.  The charter sets out the principles of evidence informed healthcare and the role of patients, providers, policy makers and librarians in enabling evidence in practice.

Who is the charter for?

The charter is for people in receipt of healthcare (patients and clients), people who provide care (healthcare professionals), people who manage health policy (civil and public sector) and people who enable evidence informed healthcare (health librarians).

Why should I sign it?

You are encouraged to sign the charter for the following reasons:
1) to help promote awareness of the importance of evidence informed healthcare in Ireland among patients, healthcare practitioners and health policy makers.
2) to raise the profile of health librarians in enabling evidence informed healthcare.

How can I sign it?

Please sign the charter using this online form.  Alternatively, please download the Word version of the charter here, sign it and return to: National Health Service Librarian, HSE, Rm. 2.58, Dr. Steevens’ Hospital, Dublin 8.

What happens next?

If you use Twitter, please tweet a link to your signed charter or simply Tweet “I signed the #evidenceinformedhealthcare charter @hselibrary”.  If you are not using Twitter, we will capture signatures and make them available on these webpages.

Who has signed the Charter?

Please search Twitter using #EvidenceInformedHealthcare to see who has already signed the Charter.  A full list of names will be made available at the end of 2017.  Please see signatures from the Department of Health and the National Health Service Librarian.

I have more questions, who can I contact?

If you need further information please contact hselibrary

Health librarians and libraries acquire, organise and make accessible best available evidence to answer the 100,000 healthcare questions that arise annually in the HSE as part of the delivery of modern standards of patient care. Whether at ward or departmental level, or in supporting National Clinical Programmes such as the National Clinical Effectiveness Committee, National Patient Safety Office or the National Cancer Control Programme, the expertise of librarians in sourcing best evidence is making a key contribution to the wider quality and safety agenda.

The Twitter hashtag for the campaign is #EvidenceInformedHealthcare.

Annual general reports

HSLG AGM

The HSLG took place on Wednesday 14th June in the beautiful surrounds of Dublin Castle. Click here to view the minutes from this meeting. The committee team would like to thank all members who were able to attend the AGM this year, your contributions are very much appreciated.

HSLG AGM 2017
From left to right: Michael Doheny, Marie Carrigan, Maura Flynn, Mary Dunne, Louise Farragher and Bennery Rickard.
CPD · Events · Systematic Reviews

Systematic Reviews for Beginners

Date & Time: Fri 18 Aug 2017, 10am – 1pm

Location: systematic reviewHealth Sciences Library, UCD- Room D111

This is a half day hands on workshop targeted to MLIS students and recent graduates who want to obtain an overview of the subject of Systematic Reviews. The workshop is led by 3 experienced librarians in this area; Jane Burns, UCD/RCSI, Anne Madden, UCD/St. Vincent’s and Diarmuid Stokes, UCD Liaison Librarian. There are PCs available in the training room so no need to bring your own. The broad topics covered are:

1. Defining Systematic Reviews and what they are about (Jane Burns)

Types and how to decide what to use Tools and Resources (Instruments, etc. )Searching Tips

2. Resources- how and what to use (Diarmuid Stokes)

Databases EndNote (just an overview)

3. Practice Exercises (Anne Madden)

4. What’s in for you as a Librarian? Workshop Wrap up (Jane Burns)

Eventbrite link: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/systematic-reviews-for-beginners-tickets-35561133307

 

HEAR

New issue of HEAR- Health Literacy

health literacyThe latest issue of HEAR (Health Evidence Awareness Report) has finally arrived. This issue focuses on Health Literacy and is jam packed with useful links to help you improve your understanding of health information. This issue is also very relevant to healthcare professionals, offering links to resources e.g. guidelines, books, videos and blogs etc that will help you communicate health information to patients more effectively.

http://www.lenus.ie/hse/handle/10147/621397

HEAR is brought to you by members of the Health Science Library Group.

Evidence-Informed-Healthcare

Submit your evidence of value and impact

As part of #Evidenceinformedhealthcare, we would like librarians and information staff to collect and share incidents of their value and impact.  Our colleagues in Knowledge for Healthcare are kindly allowing us to use their evidence-based tools to capture this valuable information in the Irish context. (For more information about the KfH value and impact toolkit, see their website)   EIH_logo

Tools to download:

Guidance document:

Please send all completed forms to contacthslg@gmail.com, so we can share the value of librarians and information staff with our key stakeholders.

Note, we are particularly interested in capturing the value and impact of librarians, rather than simple user satisfaction. The following definitions may be useful.

Methods and procedures for assessing the impact of libraries ISO 16439:2014.

IMPACT – The influence of libraries and their services on individuals and/or on society. The difference or change in an individual or group resulting from the contact with library services;

VALUE – The importance that stakeholders (funding institutions, politicians, the public, users, staff) attach to libraries and which is related to the perception of actual or potential benefit. The input is converted into output by means of processes. The output can have direct, pre-defined effects (outcomes). Output and outcomes can lead to impact and finally to value.”