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Library Knowledge Update: Knowledge Update August 19 2019

Knowledge Update is a weekly bulletin including feature articles across a wide range of clinical and non-clinical topics

Knowledge Update

Library Services' Knowledge Update is a weekly bulletin which includes feature articles across a wide range of topics, new physical and e-books in the Library, and websites of interest.

Access to full text articles is available both on and offsite using a St Vincent's login.

St. Vincent's Hospital staff wishing to be notified when a new issue has been published can join the notification list by contacting 

Feature Articles

Is WHO’s surgical safety checklist being hyped?
BMJ:2019;366:l4700 Full text

Pressure injury prevalence and predictors among older adults in the first 36 hours of hospitalisation. AUS
Journal of Clinical Nursing:2019: June 12 Full text

Understanding innovation in homeless service provision: a study of frontline providers’ values-readiness for change.
Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research:2019:46(5):649-59 Full text

Effects on resident work hours, sleep duration, and work experience in a randomized order safety trial evaluating resident-physician schedules (ROSTERS).
Sleep:2019:42(8): zsz110 Full text

What matters? The valued life activities of older adults undergoing elective surgery.
Journal of the American Geriatrics Society:2019: August 10 Full text

Surgical aortic valve replacement in Australia, 2002–2015: temporal changes in clinical practice, patient profiles and outcomes.
ANZ Journal of Surgery:2019: August 14 Full text

Risk of cardiac arrhythmias after electrical accident: a single-center study of 480 patients.
Clinical Research in Cardiology:2019:108(8):901-08 Full text

Benefits and harms of oral anticoagulant therapy in chronic kidney disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis. AUS
Annals of Internal Medicine:2019:171(3):181-189 Full text

An anti-CD3 antibody, teplizumab, in relatives at risk for type 1 diabetes.
New England Journal of Medicine:2019: 381:603-613 Full text

Self-management of epilepsy: a systematic review.
Annals of Internal Medicine:2019:171(2):117-26 Full text

Computerised speech and language therapy in post-stroke aphasia.
Lancet Neurology:2019:18(9):806-07 Full text

Research waste in surgical randomized controlled trials.
British Journal of Surgery:2019: August 8 Full text

Site Spotlight - NSQHS Standards - Live Literature Searches

NSQHS Standards - Live Literature Searches

These PubMed live searches have been developed, tested and endorsed as part of the Health Libraries for the National Standards Research Project (HeLiNS).

The searches provide updated results for topics aligned to the Australian National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standards.

It is hoped that additional topics will be added in the next 12 months.

The searches target information on the 11 topics,  of relevance to best practice in Australian hospital settings. They aim to provide high specificity (relevance) so that results returned will be of immediate use. The base search for each topic focuses on a hospital setting and is limited to the last 5 years. Subsets are provided for each topic, including:

Australian only
Last 12 months only
Quality improvement

The 11 topics are:

Advance Care Planning
​Blood Management
Clinical Handover
Deteriorating Patient
Falls Prevention
Infection Prevention
Medication Safety
Partnering With Consumers
Pressure Injuries
Wound Management