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Acute Medicine/Critical Care

These are a selection of the resources which are available to you.
You may also find some useful information in the Emergency Medicine and Anaesthetics
Resource Hubs.
If you would like to suggest any additional resources or improvements, please contact us.

Books E-books Journals Databases
Evidence-based practice CPD Research Apps

Download the latest Acute Medicine & Critical Care resource list here(PDF):

Books
To look for specific books, please search the Library Catalogue.

Here is a list of some of the newest additions to stock in this subject area:
(Click on the title to check availability on the Library Catalogue)

To browse a fuller list of books available on this topic on the catalogue, please click here: browse Acute Medicine/Critical Care books.

E-books
All e-books are catalogued and accessible via the Library Catalogue.
An NHS OpenAthens login is required to access most e-books.

Here are some relevant titles which are available as an e-book (click title to access and log in with NHS OpenAthens login if prompted):

Title Year Author
Oxford handbook of critical care nursing. 2nd ed. 2016 Creed
Critical care nursing made incredibly easy.  2010 Cutler
Oxford handbook of critical care. 3rd ed. 2009 Singer

Journals

You can search our journal subscriptions on our A-Z Journals page.
An NHS OpenAthens login may be required to access some of the online journals.

If you can’t find what you’re looking for, we can obtain articles from other libraries for you via our Document Supply Service.

Here is a selection of some of the journals available for this specialty:

Journal Coverage Access note
American Journal of Critical Care 2002- NHS OpenAthens
Annals of Intensive Care 2011- Freely available
Case Reports in Critical Care 2014- NHS OpenAthens
Critical Care: official journal of the Critical Care Forum 1997- Freely available
Critical Care Nurse 2002- NHS OpenAthens
Critical Care: Research & Practice 2010- Freely available
Intensive and Critical Care Nursing 2003- (2 month delay) NHS OpenAthens
Intensive Care Medicine 1997- (1 year delay) NHS OpenAthens
Journal of Critical Care 2003- (2 month delay) NHS OpenAthens
Journal of Intensive Care 2013- Freely available
Nursing in Critical Care 2003- (1 year embargo) NHS OpenAthens

Databases
NHS Healthcare databases (HDAS) – (NHS OpenAthens login required)
Search across a set of databases including:
AMED – Allied & Complimentary Medicine – allied health professionals, complementary medicine
BNI – British Nursing Index –  nursing, midwifery and health visitors
CINAHL – Cumulative Index to Nursing & Allied Health Literature –  nursing & allied health professionals
EMBASE – Drugs and pharmacology
Healthcare Business Elite – Healthcare administration, institutional management
HMIC – Healthcare Management Consortium
Medline – general medicine database
PsycINFO – Psychology & allied fields.
ProQuest Hospital Premium Collection – (NHS OpenAthens login required)
PubMed – (no login required)

Evidence-based practice
For more information on these resources, full visit our full Evidence-based practice page.

BMJ Case Reports – NHS OpenAthens login required. Contact us for Fellowship Code to submit case reports.
Clinical Knowledge Summaries – no login required
Cochrane Library – no login required
NICE Evidence search – no login required. See also NICE Guidance, NICE Pathways & Standards & Indicators.
TRiP database – no login required. TRiP PRO is available from NHS networked PCs.
UpToDate – access via Hub (Non-Clinical Systems) on RD&E site, or via NHS OpenAthens off site.

CPD
BMJ Learning – NHS OpenAthens login & personal registration required
e-Learning for Healthcare – NHS OpenAthens login. Including access to the ACUMEN (Acute Medicine Network) e-learning programme.
British Association of Critical Care Nurses
Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine
Society for Acute Medicine

Research

Here are some of the latest research publications written by RD&E authors in this specialty:
(added to the RD&E Research Repository):

If you’ve written an article, book or book chapter and you’d like the details added to the RD&E Research Repository, please contact us: rde-tr.ResearchRepository@nhs.net.

For more information on how the library can support your research, please visit the Research Hub.

Apps

NICE apps:

Click here for instructions and links to download the official NICE apps for:
BNF
BNF for Children
NICE Guidance

To use the NICE BNF and NICE BNFC apps for the first time and to activate any content updates, users will need to enter their NHS OpenAthens user name and password. For further advice, visit the NICE apps support page.

 

 

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