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Critical Care Minimum Data Set (CCMDS) March 2018 The Critical Care Minimum Data Set (CCMDS) web page groups together all the approved CCMDS documentation and support material. These should be the principal reference source for users and will be... Read More →
Simple aspiration versus intercostal tube drainage for primary spontaneous pneumothorax in adults March 2018 When air collects between the lung and the chest wall (the pleural space) this is described as a pneumothorax. This may be caused by trauma or lung disease, but sometimes it happens spontaneously... Read More →
Substance dependence a treatable brain disorder March 2018 Substance dependence is as much a disorder of the brain as any other neurological or psychiatric illness, according to a comprehensive and authoritative report on substance use and dependence... Read More →
ASH March 2018 The ASH website is a comprehensive resource for information on all aspects of tobacco control policies both in the UK and at European and international level. The site provides telephone numbers for... Read More →
Essence of Care February 2018 Essence of Care has been refreshed and now contains 12 benchmarks, following a consultation exercise late in 2009. It aims to support localised quality improvement, by providing a set of established... Read More →
End of life care strategy: First annual report resource February 2018 In July 2008 the Department of Health published the End of life care strategy - promoting high quality care for all adults at the end of life. This report sets out progress over the first... Read More →
Preventing Falls in The Elderly February 2018 Falls remain a major public health problem, despite strong growth in the research evidence of effective single and multifactorial interventions, particularly in the community setting. In a BMC... Read More →
Ambulance guidelines for reducing infection February 2018 In the pre-hospital environment, there are three key high-risk areas for the transfer of infection:

? Direct transfer through the hands of clinical practitioners
? Invasive devices... Read More →
Academic Emergency Medicine Journal email alert February 2018 Academic Emergency Medicine (AEM) is the official journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine. This section of the journal's website gives information about a free email alert service.... Read More →
CBRN incidents: chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear February 2018 This guide to clinical management and health protection in major incidents, including chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) incidents, has been written primarily for front line... Read More →

Resources

WISER application for first responders October 2018 WISER is an application designed to assist first responders in hazardous material incidents. It provides a wide range of...
Research on treating bacterial meningitis October 2018 Bacterial meningitis in children is a devastating condition, which if left untreated can lead to deafness, seizures,...
National Hip Fracture Database September 2018 It is estimated that there are 70,000 hip fractures a year in the UK[1] and this is only set to increase as the population...
Medicines for Children: practical and reliable information for parents and carers September 2018 The vision of Medicines for Children is that any parent, wherever they are, have information on their child’s medicines...
Guidance for Health Staff on Identifying and Supporting Victims of Human Trafficking September 2018 Guidance has been published which provides guidance and sets out actions for healthcare staff who suspect that their...
Guidance: Know What To Do About Flu September 2018 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) part of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has released...
Anticoagulation Manager June 2018 The Anticoagulation Manager is a mobile application developed through the collaborative efforts of the CDC and the Georgia...
Learning From Serious Failings In Care June 2018 Senior doctors have called for action on systemic failures in the NHS.

A report published by the Academy of Medical...
NHS Information Centre Indicator Portal June 2018 One thousand indicators covering a wide range of population health topics have been brought together in the NHS Information...
The science behind drug abuse June 2018 Knowledge is power, and a NIDA educational product empowers teens to make healthy decisions about drugs. "NIDA for Teens:...
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