Paramedicine HLT2IEP


Published on

Published in: Education
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Total views
On SlideShare
From Embeds
Number of Embeds
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide
  • Outline ILL registration etc
  • Paramedicine HLT2IEP

    1. 1. Integrating Evidence into Practice Paramedics Annette O’Brien 5444 7452/7451 Paramedics La Trobe University Library Phone
    2. 2. At the end of this session… • Able to identify useful library resources for conducting research and know how to access them • Acquire techniques for efficiently using these resources • Recognize the importance of a well developed research question • Develop a PICO template.
    3. 3. Databases Accessing Health Sciences’ Databases • On Campus – – Library Web Page • A-Z Databases/Journals – Health Sciences » Paramedics • Off Campus – authentication as a LaTrobe university student required: University username and password
    4. 4. Evidence-Based Practice in Health Sciences Library Guide
    5. 5. Locate a journal article • Boyle, M., Koritsas, S., Coles, J., & Stanley, J. (2007). A pilot study of workplace violence towards paramedics. Emergency Medicine Journal, 24(11), 760-763. doi: 10.1136/emj.2007.046789
    6. 6. Journal not held at La Trobe? • If the article is important for your research, and you have time to wait for it to come – register for, and submit an Document Delivery request via the library home page.
    7. 7. Why can’t I just google? • Lib guide • Youtube
    8. 8. PICO • Before you begin your search, you will need to develop a clear search strategy. PICO will help you to create a concept map to base your search on in your selected databases. • Population; Intervention; Comparative Intervention (optional); Outcomes •
    9. 9. Sample PICO Question “Does out of hospital defibrillation improve the survival rate of heart attack victims?”
    10. 10. PICO Example of question P Heart attack Or cardiac arrest I Out of hospital defibrillation Ventricular fibrillation OHCA C No defibrillation O Greater chance of survival ROSC
    11. 11. Library Webpage
    12. 12. ProQuest Central ProQuest Central is the largest aggregated fulltext database in the market today totaling more than 13970 titles - with over 10910 titles in full-text.
    13. 13. CINAHL CINAHL®, the Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature, is the most comprehensive resource for nursing and allied health literature. Includes nursing and allied health articles from worldwide, scientific literature presented for the needs of health professionals.
    14. 14. Medline (OVID) Medline is the U.S. National Library of Medicine's bibliographic database that contains over 18 million references to journal articles in life sciences focussing on biomedicine. A useful feature of Medline is that the records are indexed with medical subject headings making it a great database to use for complex research questions.
    15. 15. Clinical Evidence Clinical Evidence is a continually updated international source of available evidence on the effects of common clinical interventions. It summarises the current state of knowledge and uncertainty about the prevention and treatment of clinical conditions, based on searches and the appraisal of literature.
    16. 16. The Cochrane Library National access to the Cochrane Library is funded by the Australian Government. The Cochrane Library brings together research which looks at the effectiveness of different health care treatments and interventions.
    17. 17. Google Scholar • Save preferences.
    18. 18. Increasing and decreasing your results For less hits: For more hits: • Broaden your question • Find more search terms e.g.. Feet and diabetes • Search longer time span • • • • Narrow your question Use specific terms Use database “limits” Search shorter time span
    19. 19. Questions?
    20. 20. Thank you and Good Luck! Annette O’Brien (Nettie) For any research questions you can contact me directly on or 5444 7452 or 5444 7451 OR Come and see us at the library research desk OR • Chat hours are 11:00am to 5:00pm, Monday to Friday during semester - Chat online with a librarian to answer any of your research questions. You can still ask a Librarian a question outside of these hours. You will receive a response via email.