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Library Knowledge Update: Knowledge Update May 27 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

The times are changing: workforce planning, new health-care models and the need for interprofessional education in Australia. AUS
Journal of Interprofessional Education:2019: May 19 Full text

The Golden Ticket Project for peer recognition.
Clinical Teacher:2019:16(3):203-08 Full text

Handover training in the workplace: having a CHAT.
Clinical Teacher:2019:16(3):248-52 Full text

ABCs of hospitalized patients: a simple before-after study of a communication tool to improve quality of inpatient care.
Journal of Patient Safety:2019:15(2):161-65 Full text

Experiential learning to increase palliative care competence among the Indigenous workforce: an Australian experience.
BMJ Supportive and Palliative Care:2019:9(2):158-63 Full text

Characteristics and outcomes of Rapid Response Team activations for hypotension in orthopaedic patients. AUS
Internal Medicine Journal:2019: May 20 Full text

Podiatry interventions to prevent falls in older people: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Age and Ageing:2019:48(3):327-36 Full text

Time is of the essence: evaluation of emergency department triage and time performance in the preoperative management of acute abdomen. AUS
ANZ Journal of Surgery:2019: May 21 Full text

Age of patients undergoing surgery.
British Journal of Surgery:2019: May 22 Full text

Are carbohydrate drinks more effective than preoperative fasting: a systematic review of randomised controlled trials.
Journal of Clinical Nursing:2019: May 21 Full text

Analysis of a standardized perioperative pain management order set in highly opioid-tolerant patients.
Journal of Patient Safety:2019:15(2):105-10 Full text

Determinants of the decline in mortality from acute stroke in England: linked national database study of 795 869 adults.
BMJ: 2019;365:l1778 Full text

The effect of vitamin C on clinical outcome in critically ill patients: a systematic review with meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.
Critical Care Medicine:2019:47(6):774-783 Full text

The capacity to consent to sex in mental health inpatient units. AUS
Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry:2019: May 22 Full text

The clinical utility of structural neuroimaging in first-episode psychosis: a systematic review
Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry:2019: May 22 Full text

A biopsychosocial proposal to progress the field of anorexia nervosa. STV
Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry:2019: May 17 Full text

Is legislative reform translating into recovery-orientated practice and better protection of rights? AUS
Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry:2019:53(5):382-383 Full text

Change in renal function associated with drug treatment in heart failure: national guidance.
Heart:2019:105(12):904-10 Full text

Longitudinal changes in depression symptoms and glycemia in adults with type 1 diabetes.
Diabetes Care: May; dc182441 Full text

Relationship between poor olfaction and mortality among community-dwelling older adults: a cohort study.
Annals of Internal Medicine:2019: 170(10):673-81 Full text

Should we provide outreach rehabilitation to very old people living in nursing care facilities after a hip fracture? A randomised controlled trial. AUS
Age and Ageing:2019:48(3):373-80 Full text

Covidence - a New Tool for Systematic Literature Reviews

We are very pleased to announce that the library now has an institutional licence to Covidence for staff of St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne.

Covidence is an online software program that simplifies the process of systematic and scoping reviews for publication. It is most useful where two or more people are screening records for relevance, making the process much more efficient and saving an enormous amount of time. Using Covidence you can:

  • access the software on or offsite, including on your mobile phone
  • upload search results from Endnote
  • choose how many people need to screen results (such as any two of a group of researchers)
  • list inclusion and exclusion criteria
  • screen titles and abstracts quickly by voting yes, no or maybe
  • upload PDFs for full text screening
  • automatically record the process in a PRISMA flowchart
  • export results
  • access risk of bias and extraction tools with a Cochrane focus

For more information please contact the library on 9231 2541 or

Survey on Book Reading

Many of us read books online or in e-format, but we also like to read print books.

Many health libraries, including this one, have introduced online books for our clients.

We hope that you will use them as they are current, widely accessible, and you don't have to lug the physical boom around.

But usage of online books we have provided has been less than we would have hoped.

We'd like to find out why. As a user of our Library, we're asking you to take a very short survey on your reading preferences.

The results will help us deliver the services you want.

Click here to do the short survey VHLC Book Reading Survey