Could you spot sepsis before it kills?

Wednesday 13th September is the sixth annual World Sepsis Day.

“Sepsis is the final common pathway to death from most infectious diseases worldwide.”[1]

Sepsis kills around 44,000 people each year in the UK – more than breast, bowel and prostate cancer combined. It is caused by an immune reaction to infection.[2]

Try this fun game by Focus Educational games to test your knowledge of this often deadly condition.

Want to do more to raise awareness and influence governments in the fight against sepsis? Sign the World Sepsis Declaration, launched by the Global Sepsis Alliance to put sepsis on the agendas of governments worldwide and develop an international standard for dealing with cases.

World sepsis declaration
World Sepsis Declaration

From the Library Subject Team

References

[1] Global Sepsis Alliance (2017) About World Sepsis Day. Available at: https://www.world-sepsis-day.org/about/ [Accessed 8 September 2017].

[2] National Institute for Health and Care Excellence. (2016) Sepsis: recognition, diagnosis and early management. (NICE Guideline NG51). London: NICE.

The Lady with the Lamp visits Magee College

A new exhibition has been unveiled in Magee to mark the 150th anniversary of a visit by the world’s most famous nurse, Florence Nightingale.

Known widely throughout her lifetime as a proponent of nursing care reform and an outspoken promoter of the value of women to the healthcare community, Florence was also an accomplished statistician. Her innovative use of graphical data to show the scale of hospital-borne infection in the Crimean war was the principal influence on government reform of primary health care, in particular the design and administration of hospitals.

Diagram of the causes of mortality in the army reproduced under licence by Wellcome Images (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) https://www.flickr.com/photos/wellcomeimages/12795089054/in/photostream/
Diagram of the causes of mortality in the army reproduced under licence by Wellcome Images (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) https://www.flickr.com/photos/wellcomeimages/12795089054/in/photostream/

Florence Nightingale’s signature in Magee College Visitor’s Book is testament to Magee’s position at the heart of 19th Century society. The book is on special loan from PRONI and can be viewed in the Main Entrance Reception area (Block MD) until Thursday 1st June.

This exhibition is curated by the Library.

Internurse is moving

internurse logo

From Monday 28th July 2014, Internurse will be available on the MAG Online Library platform.  The main internurse.com web address will automatically redirect to internurse on the new site, as will links to the individual journals.

If you are experiencing any difficulty accesing material, please contact your Subject Team.

Best Wishes,

The Library Subject Team

Trials of three new full text databases for Life and Health Sciences staff and students

The database provider EBSCO has given us access to three full text databases, on a trial basis until 30th June 2012.  They are:

CINAHL Plus with Full Text – providing full text access to more than 770 nursing and allied health journals.

Medline with Full Text – providing full text access to more than 1470 medical and biomedical journals.

Health Source: Nursing/Academic edition – providing access to 550 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines.

You can access these trial databases from the Library’s listing of databases on the Learning Resources tab on the Portal, from the databases link on the Library Service Point within BlackBoard Learn and from the Library’s databases web page.

We would welcome your feedback on these trials.  A link to the feedback form is provided in the database’s “Special Instructions” column on our listing of databases.