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    Journal Article
    Physiotherapy-led restorative care enabling improved frailty measures in adults after starting dialysis in Northern Territory of Australia: The ‘Frailty-to-Fit’ pilot study
    (2024-05-29)
    Richard Modderman
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    Sara Zabeen
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    Anne-Marie Eades
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    Kirsty Annesley
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    Matthias Jing
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    Tolbert Dharromanba Gaykamangu
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    Wayne Alum
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    Edna May Wittkopp
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    Anne-Marie Puruntatameri
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    Purpose: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ culture is integral to health and wellbeing; this includes access to traditional Country, maintenance of kinship relationships, to speak traditional language and participate in cultural practices. Most clients commencing dialysis in remote Australia, including the Northern Australia region, identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples. Aboriginal people who need kidney replacement therapy and are physically fit to access home dialysis report additional health and cultural benefits beyond achieved dialysis adequacy. This study aimed, within the setting of local COVID-19 pandemic preparations and response phases, to design and pilot a physical frailty assessment tool to inform the support needs of physically frail adults in the Northern Territory of Australia after starting haemodialysis
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    Journal Article
    An investigation into health professionals’ use of medication information resources: results of a health library survey
    Introduction: Accurate and timely medication information is crucial for health professionals working in a hospital environment. This article focuses on the findings of a medication information resources survey undertaken in a northern Australian health service. Objectives: To examine health professionals’ usage and satisfaction of medication information resources available to them. Methods: An online survey of staff was undertaken in May 2021. Results: There were 206 responses to the survey. Eighty-eight percent of respondents were either nurses, pharmacists or doctors. The four most popular resources were: Australian Medicines Handbook, Therapeutic Guidelines, MIMS Online and Australian Injectable Drugs Handbook. Fifty-three percent of respondents use the resources daily or more than once per day. Doctors are more likely to use the app version and the Health Library’s website is where the majority access the resource from. Eighty-one percent felt that it was extremely or moderately easy to access resources. Discussion: Responses from the open-ended question indicate that there is a lack of awareness of a number of resources which supports the need for strategic promotion and education. Conclusion: The results of this study have shown that health libraries subscribing to key medication information resources supports patient care and best practice.
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    Journal Article
    Workplace Education Program Fosters a New Generation of Health Librarians
    (2023-03-29)
    Anderson, Alice
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    Ang, Eunice
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    Wong, Nga Man
    This article depicts a current approach implemented in a health service in Melbourne, Australia. It outlines a Library Cadetship that has been designed for graduates as an entry level paid position coupled with a workplace training program. Reflections from the employer and incumbent Cadets point to the success of the program. This example provides evidence for new entry level positions, enriched by workplace training in health sciences libraries.
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    Journal Article
    A paediatric nurses' journal club : developing the critical appraisal skills to turn research into practice.
    (Australian Nursing Federation, 2017-06) ; ;
    Skinner, Virgina
    The aim this study was to determine if implementation of a regular journal club improves critical appraisal confidence and facilitates integrating research literature into nursing practice
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    Journal Article
    Findings from a training needs analysis survey to support health professionals across the research lifecycle.
    (2020-04-06)
    Undertaking a training needs analysis (TNA) in a health library context can be a useful tool for gathering evidence that supports service redesign. This article focuses on the findings of a TNA survey undertaken at a health library in northern Australia. The aim of this study was to discover the information and training needs of health department staff who work across six hospitals and numerous rural and remote clinics, with a focus on research project support. An online survey was undertaken in August 2018 to gather data from departmental staff. There were 131 responses to the survey. Results indicated that a number of staff are either currently involved with or are intending to undertake a research project in the next year. The majority felt their searching skills were average or above average, but there are still those who struggle. Advanced Search Strategies was the most requested workshop to add to the current training programme and both in-person and virtual delivery are desirable. The results of this survey have been used to implement a number of changes to the library's educational services and the library's website has been updated.
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    Journal Article
    Globalisation and its Impact on the Journal Collections of Research Libraries in Australia: A Health Library’s Perspective
    (2018-02-07)
    Globalisation has a direct impact on the collection development budgets of Australian research libraries. Electronic journal subscriptions make up a significant proportion of these budgets and are influenced by factors such as: the value of the Australian dollar, the domination of multinational publishing companies and available library funding. Open access publishing has developed in response to the escalating costs and restricted access of subscription journals. This paper focuses on these issues from the perspective of the Northern Territory Department of Health Library. Research libraries require sustained financial support from federal, state and territory governments to maintain the electronic resources their clients need.
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    Journal Article
    Extending high quality health information to non-government organisations across the Northern Territory: experiences of NT Health Library Services
    (Health Libraries Australia, 2023-12-21) ;
    This paper discusses NT Health Library Services’ initiative to provide resources and services to health professionals who work for non-government organisations across the Territory. In 2009, Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) were established. Since then a website has been created specifically for these MOU members and a recent renewal and upgrade project ensured the agreements were updated and the website security standards were being met. With vendor permission the library currently offers access to the following: eight research databases, two clinical decision support tools, one medication database and five electronic book and journal collections. Marketing has begun to increase awareness among these external clients.
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    Journal Article
    Innovative Library Driven Project Improves Clinical Governance
    (2010-06-01)
    Trudi Maly reports on the establishment and ongoing work of the Clinical Practice Guidelines Quality Improvement Program, for which she won the inaugural HLA/HCN Health Informatics Innovation Award. The purpose of the Guidelines Program is to improve clinical governance, and ultimately patient outcomes, by developing evidence-based clinical guidelines, standardised across the five Northern Territory Department of Health and Families hospitals.
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    Journal Article
    Supporting the development of information literacy skills and knowledge in undergraduate nursing students: An integrative review
    (Elsevier Ltd, 2020-12-01) ;
    Royal, Bernadette
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    Warton, Lyndall
    This article was a collaborative project, written by Health and Academic Librarians in Northern Territory who provide support for undergraduate nursing students to develop essential literacy skills and knowledge through library instruction, delivery and support.
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