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Apr
8
Wed
Finding the Evidence: Introduction to Searching Healthcare Databases (HDAS) @ eLearning Room
Apr 8 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

This session will equip learners with the skills to formulate an effective database search strategy and to search for evidence using the NHS healthcare databases (HDAS).  The training is delivered using a mixture of facilitator presentation, live search demonstrations and a hands-on practice session.

This session covers the following:

  • Overview of Healthcare Databases Advanced Search (HDAS)
  • Planning a database search strategy
  • Combining search terms
  • Searching using thesaurus terms
  • Applying limits to a search
  • Accessing subscription eJournals
  • Saving searches/creating email alerts

 

Apr
17
Fri
Reflective Reading for Nurses & Midwives @ eLearning Room
Apr 17 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

This session is aimed at nurses and midwives undertaking NMC revalidation by providing attendees with 2.5 hours of valuable CPD!

It will give nurses and midwives the opportunity to read, discuss and to critically reflect upon a published paper using a set of guided questions led by a library facilitator. Participants are required to read a pre-set paper and to make notes using a checklist prior to attending the session (1.5 hours CPD).

The session is not intended to be an appraisal of the quality of the paper, but rather a reflective discussion with colleagues on the issues and topics presented and how they relate to practice (1 hour of CPD). Attendees will receive a certificate of participation and attendance upon completion. Please note that a minimum number of three participants are required for the session to proceed.

Although this session is primarily aimed at individuals undertaking NMC revalidation, it is open to any nurse or midwife who might wish to participate.

Apr
24
Fri
Appraising Research Papers for Beginners – Quantitative @ eLearning Room
Apr 24 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

This course is for Trust staff only.

Not all published research is reliable! If you want to be confident reading and utilising published research you need to understand its content and be able to objectively assess its quality.

Run as two separate training sessions (either quantitative or qualitative), the appraising research papers for beginners sessions will equip learners with the basic theory and knowledge of how to appraise quantitative (randomised controlled trial) or qualitative research papers using a mixture of presentations and practical group work.

Learners are required to read a prescribed research paper in advance of attending the session. A copy of the Critical Appraisal Skills Programme (CASP) checklist will be supplied.  No prior knowledge of critical appraisal or statistical concepts is required.

The session covers the following:

  • Overview of the critical appraisal process
  • Key features of qualitative/quantitative research
  • Interpreting statistics (for quantitative research)
  • Using the CASP checklists to appraise research papers
May
7
Thu
Reflective Reading for Nurses & Midwives @ eLearning Room
May 7 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

This session is aimed at nurses and midwives undertaking NMC revalidation by providing attendees with 2.5 hours of valuable CPD!

It will give nurses and midwives the opportunity to read, discuss and to critically reflect upon a published paper using a set of guided questions led by a library facilitator. Participants are required to read a pre-set paper and to make notes using a checklist prior to attending the session (1.5 hours CPD).

The session is not intended to be an appraisal of the quality of the paper, but rather a reflective discussion with colleagues on the issues and topics presented and how they relate to practice (1 hour of CPD). Attendees will receive a certificate of participation and attendance upon completion. Please note that a minimum number of three participants are required for the session to proceed.

Although this session is primarily aimed at individuals undertaking NMC revalidation, it is open to any nurse or midwife who might wish to participate.

May
11
Mon
Finding the Evidence: Introduction to Searching Healthcare Databases (HDAS) @ eLearning Room
May 11 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

This session will equip learners with the skills to formulate an effective database search strategy and to search for evidence using the NHS healthcare databases (HDAS).  The training is delivered using a mixture of facilitator presentation, live search demonstrations and a hands-on practice session.

This session covers the following:

  • Overview of Healthcare Databases Advanced Search (HDAS)
  • Planning a database search strategy
  • Combining search terms
  • Searching using thesaurus terms
  • Applying limits to a search
  • Accessing subscription eJournals
  • Saving searches/creating email alerts

 

May
14
Thu
Appraising Research Papers for Beginners – Quantitative @ eLearning Room
May 14 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

This course is for Trust staff only.

Not all published research is reliable! If you want to be confident reading and utilising published research you need to understand its content and be able to objectively assess its quality.

Run as two separate training sessions (either quantitative or qualitative), the appraising research papers for beginners sessions will equip learners with the basic theory and knowledge of how to appraise quantitative (randomised controlled trial) or qualitative research papers using a mixture of presentations and practical group work.

Learners are required to read a prescribed research paper in advance of attending the session. A copy of the Critical Appraisal Skills Programme (CASP) checklist will be supplied.  No prior knowledge of critical appraisal or statistical concepts is required.

The session covers the following:

  • Overview of the critical appraisal process
  • Key features of qualitative/quantitative research
  • Interpreting statistics (for quantitative research)
  • Using the CASP checklists to appraise research papers
May
22
Fri
Appraising Research for beginners( Qualitative) @ Library, Education Centre
May 22 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Learners are required to read a prescribed research paper in advance of attending the session. A
copy of the Critical Appraisal Skills Programme (CASP) checklist will be supplied. No prior knowledge of critical appraisal or statistical concepts is required.
The session covers the following:
 Overview of the critical appraisal process
 Key features of qualitative/quantitative research
 Interpreting statistics (for quantitative research)
 Using the CASP checklists to appraise research papers.

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