Learn @ Lunch

Library training sessions

Delivered over lunchtime, our Learn @ Lunch sessions offer bite-sized training to help you access the information you need. To book on any of the sessions, please click on the links provided below, or email library.rph@lthtr.nhs.uk.

If you would like any of these sessions delivered to teams or larger groups of staff then we can arrange a session at a time and a place to suit you. 
Want training on something that isn’t listed below? Get in touch with us and we’ll see how we can help.
 

Library induction 

Preparing for study

Clinical-point-of-care- tools: DynaMed and BMJ Best Practice

Finding evidence

Understanding Health Literacy 

Bite sized critical appraisal

Library induction

Course content:

  • Join the library
  • Tour of the library
  • Accessing library services from work and home, including information on OpenAthens and how to sign up for an Athens username
  • An overview of available resources
  • Using the library catalogue to find, reserve and renew books
  • How to access full-text journal articles and use your OpenAthens account

Attend if:

  • You are new to Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • You are embarking on a course of study, are writing an assignment, are returning to study or are researching a CPD topic
  • You need information on the resources available to you to support patient care or service improvement

Previous experience required: None

Duration: 20 minutes

Format: Presentation with demonstrations of the library catalogue and relevant online resources

Dates and Times
Site Date Day Time Room Book
Health Academy 1, Chorley 06/01/2020 Monday 12-1pm Library Sign up
Health Academy 1, Preston 10/01/2020 Friday 12-1pm Library Sign up
Health Academy 1, Preston 13/01/2020 Monday 1-2pm Library Sign up
Health Academy 1, Chorley 17/01/2020 Friday 1-2pm Library Sign up
Health Academy 1, Chorley 21/01/2020 Tuesday 12-1pm Library Sign up
Health Academy 1, Preston 21/02/2020 Friday 1-2pm Library Sign up
Health Academy 1, Chorley 04/03/2020 Wednesday 12-1pm Library Sign up
Health Academy 1, Preston 09/03/2020 Monday 12-1pm Library  Sign up
Health Academy 1, Preston 11/03/2020 Wednesday 1-2pm Library  Sign up
Health Academy 1, Chorley 12/03/2020 Thursday 1-2pm Library Sign up
Health Academy 1, Preston 17/03/2020 Tuesday 1-2pm Library  Sign up
Health Academy 1, Preston 26/03/2020 Thursday 11-12pm Library  Sign up

 Preparing for study – essentials to help you stay organised

Course content:

  • Managing your library account – how to find and reserve books.
  • Getting hold of full text – finding that elusive journal article
  • Time management – how to make the most of what you’ve got
  • Managing references -  simple online systems to help keep control of what you’ve read

Attend if:

  • You are about to start or have recently started a course
  • You are about to start writing an assignment

Previous experience required: None required. This session is suitable for anyone undertaking academic study, especially if it’s been a while since you were a student.

Duration: 1 hour

Format: Online demonstrations and hands on practice, plus a package of support resources to take away with you

Dates and Times
Health Academy 1, Preston 23/01/2020 Thursday 1-2pm Library IT Training Room Sign up
Health Academy 1, Chorley 29/01/2020 Wednesday 11-12pm Library IT Training Room Sign up

Clinical-point-of-care- tools: DynaMed and BMJ Best Practice

Introduction

Clinical point-of-care tools are intended to help the busy medical professional deal with information overload.  It is estimated that PubMed alone adds 500,000 articles to its database each year.  Not only is the busy nurse, doctor or allied-health professional expected to keep up-to-date with the latest research, they are expected to appraise this research in order to answer clinical questions.  Clinical point-of-care tools are designed to help you save time by summarising and rating the available evidence on a wide range of clinical topics. All staff and students at Lancashire Teaching Hospital have access to two clinical-points-of-care tools: DynaMed and BMJ Best Practice.  This course is intended to provide an introduction to both DynaMed and BMJ Best Practice.

Course contents

  • DynaMed and BMJ Best Practice editorial process
  • How do DynaMed and BMJ Best Practice rate evidence
  • How often are BMJ Best Practice and DynaMed updated
  • Similarities and differences between DynaMed and BMJ Best Practice
  • How you can access DynaMed and BMJ Best Practice
    • At home, work and on your mobile devices
  • A tour of DynaMed and BMJ Best Practice

Attend if:

You are a nurse, doctor, allied-health professional, nursing student, or medical student looking to find out how BMJ Best Practice and DynaMed can support you in making clinical decisions. 

Previous experience required: None

Duration: 1 hour

Format: Presentation and discussion

Dates and Times
Site Date Day Time Room Book
Health Academy 1, Preston 16/01/2020 Thursday 1-2pm Library IT Training Room Sign up
Health Academy 1, Preston 19/02/2020 Wednesday 12-1pm Library IT Training Room Sign up
Health Academy 1, Preston 05/03/2020 Thursday 1-2pm Library IT Training Room Sign up
Health Academy 3, Chorley 16/03/2019 Monday 12-1pm Library IT Training Room Sign up

Finding evidence

Course content:

  • Formulate an appropriate search question
  • Identifying and understanding the different types of evidence
  • Using search engines and evidence tools such as Evidence Search, The Cochrane Library, Medline and Cinahl to find good quality health care information
  • Downloading and saving references

Attend if:

  • You need to find the best evidence to support patient care or service improvement
  • You need to search the primary literature for your research project or dissertation, or for the purposes of audit
  • You are required to do any form of literature review, including systematic reviews
  • You are embarking on a course of study, are writing an assignment, are returning to study or are researching a CPD topic.

Previous experience required: Some experience of using the Internet is required. A familiarity with journal literature would also be useful.

Duration: 1 hour

Format: Presentation with worked examples and hands on practice

Site Date Day Time Room Book
Health Academy 1, Preston 07/01/2020 Tuesday 1-2pm Library IT Training Room Sign up
Health Academy 1, Preston 22/01/2020 Wednesday 12-1pm Library IT Training Room Sign up
Health Academy 1, Preston 12/02/2020 Wednesday 12-1pm Library IT Training Room Sign up
Health Academy 3, Chorley 24/02/2020 Monday 1-2pm Library IT Training Room Sign up
Health Academy 1, Preston 03/03/2020 Tuesday 11-12pm Library IT Training Room Sign up
Health Academy 3, Chorley 27/03/2020 Friday 11-12pm Library IT Training Room Sign up

Understanding health literacy

Course content:

  • What is health literacy and why is it important?
  • What does low health literacy look and feel like?
  • How does having low health literacy impact an individuals’ health?
  • What impact does low health literacy have on the NHS?
  • Tools and techniques that can help you support people with low health literacy

Attend if:

  • You want to know what Health Literacy is and why it is important for staff in healthcare
  • You want to gain an understanding of how low health literacy can impact patients, public and the NHS
  • You want to learn tools and techniques to allow you to support people with low health literacy in your day to day work

Previous experience required: None

Duration: 1 hour

Format: Presentation with activities

Site Date Day Time Room Book
Health Academy 1, Preston 27/01/2020 Monday 12-1pm Library IT Training Room Sign up
Health Academy 3, Chorley 17/02/2020 Monday 12-1pm Library IT Training Room Sign up
Health Academy 1, Preston 24/02/2020 Monday 12-1pm Library IT Training Room Sign up
Health Academy 1, Preston 23/03/2020 Monday 11-12pm Library IT Training Room Sign up

Bite sized critical appraisal

Course content:

Each month we’ll be looking at a different type of research (RCT, cohort study, case control study etc.) You can come to one session or all of them – each time you’ll gain critical appraisal experience!

  • Identify different types of research and their key characteristics
  • Work in small groups to critically appraise a journal article
  • Use a checklist to help identify key information

Attend if:

  • You need to be able to judge the quality of published health care research in order to make decisions about patient care or service development
  • You are carrying out a literature review or systematic review
  • You are presenting at a journal club
  • You are on a course that requires you to read and appraise articles

Previous experience required: None

Duration: 1 hour

Format: Presentation and group activities

Site Date Day Time Room Book
Health Academy 1, Preston 31/01/2020 Friday 1-2pm Library IT Training Room Sign up
Health Academy 1, Preston 28/02/2020 Friday 1-2pm Library IT Training Room Sign up
Health Academy 1, Preston 20/03/2020 Friday 1-2pm Library IT Training Room Sign up