ALL library books and audiovisual items (Cds/ Dvds) can now be borrowed for a TWO WEEK LOAN period with TWO RENEWALS allowed, providing no one has a reservation/ hold on the item(s).
Standard borrowing terms and conditions apply.

Due to NH Library eliminating the Reserve status (Two Day Loan period), clients are now encouraged to place a reservation if the book you are wanting is currently out on loan via our book catalogue.

If you are not sure how to reserve an item, please see the library staff on the desk.


To return library books on weeknights and weekends please use our

'Out of Hours Returns Box'.

It is located just outside the door of the Junior Doctors Lounge (on the way to the Psychiatry Units).

Oct 22, 2014

New Library Book - Nursing

Essential clinical skills for enrolled /division 2 nurses / Joanne Tollefson, Toni Bishop, Eugenie Jelly, Gayle Watson, Karen Tambree.  2nd ed. South Melbourne, Victoria : Cengage Learning, 2012

This clinical skills workbook has been specifically designed for enrolled/division 2 nurses. It contains essential skills that map to the relevant competencies as set out by the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Council in the ANMC National Competency Standards for the Enrolled Nurse (2002). The skills in the workbook cover general care, documentation, assessment, medication, asepsis, acute care and intravenous care. Each skill is carefully explained and students can use the accompanying competency tables to assess their knowledge.

To reserve this book please select the 'Place Reservation' tab in the catalogue.

New Library Book - Psychiatric Nursing

Psychiatric and mental health nursing / edited by Ruth Elder, Katie Evans, Debra Nizette. 3rd ed. Chatswood, N.S.W. : Mosby, c2013.
This new edition provides nurses and nursing students with the latest information on psychiatric and mental health nursing. All chapters have been updated and there is a new chapter on forensic mental health nursing. The text has a strong a strong focus on recovery and preventative mental health strategies and interventions, with up-to-date research integrated throughout.  Also included are case studies, critical thinking challenges and nurses' stories to assist with student learning.

To reserve this book please select the 'Place Reservation' tab in the catalogue.

New Library Book - Nursing

Alexander's care of the patient in surgery / edited by Jane Rothrock, Donna McEwen. 15th ed. St. Louis, Missouri : Elsevier/Mosby, [2015] 

This comprehensive text covers all aspects of nursing care for the surgical patient. It has been thoroughly updated to reflect the key concepts in perioperative nursing practice and the increased complexity of surgical procedures. This new edition highlights current techniques and innovations in surgery, patient centered care and patient centered communication. It also includes enhanced resources for clinical educators and instructors. Over one thousand illustrations help familiarise the reader with current techniques and equipment. Each chapter includes a summary, key points and critical thinking question. Nurses and nursing students alike will find this book an invaluable resource.

To reserve this book please select the 'Place Reservation' tab in the catalogue.

New Library Book - Psychology

The tipping point : how little things can make a big difference / Malcolm Gladwell. New York : Back Bay Books, 2013.

This thought provoking book explores the Tipping Point - the moment in time when an idea, trend or social behaviour starts to spread like wildfire. Just as a sick child in a crowded store can start an epidemic of the flu, so too can a small push start a fashion trend. Gladwell shows how minor changes to an idea or product can make them more attractive to others and how easy it is to change group behaviour and thinking. 

To reserve this book please select the 'Place Reservation' tab in the catalogue.

New Library Book - Premature Infants

Just a moment too soon : what to expect when you have a premature baby / Judi Venten. Heathmont, Victoria : Judi Venten, 2013.

This easy-to-read book provides information on what to expect when you have a preterm baby or sick full term baby  in the NICU. Written with parents in mind, the text covers the basics of ventilation, bonding, sleep, lactation, oral aversion, and motor and speech development. There are chapters on developmental delay and disability, your options if your baby dies, and the common challenges faced by both preterm and full term babies in the NICU.

To reserve this book, please select the 'Place Reservation' tab in the catalogue.

New Library Book - Oncology

Harrison's manual of oncology / edited by Bruce A. Chabner, Dan L. Longo. 2nd ed. New York : McGraw-Hill Education Medical, 2014

This title has been extensively revised and updated to reflect the latest advancements in cancer treatment. The first section of the book deals with the classes of drugs used to treat cancer and reviews their pharmacology and mechanisms of action. Following sections deal with symptom management and the incidence, prognostic factors and management  of particular tumour types.

To reserve this title please select the 'Place Reservation' tab in the catalogue.

New Library Book - Psychiatry

Essentials of psychiatric diagnosis : responding to the challenges of DSM-5 / Allen Frances. Rev. ed. New York, N.Y. : Guilford Press, 2013.

This easy to read handbook will assist clinicians in finding the right diagnosis for disorders encountered in their clinical practice. It provides screening questions, case prototypes, ICD-9-CM codes (and ICD-10-CM codes where feasible), diagnostic tips, and discussions of disorders. An index of disorders by presenting symptoms is also included.

To place a reservation on this title, please select the 'Place Reservation' tab in the catalogue.

New Library Book - Anesthesia

Handbook of clinical anesthesia / [edited by] Paul G. Barash ... [et al.]. 7th ed. Philadelphia, PA : Lippincott Williams & Wilkins/Wolters Kluwer, 2013.

This new edition contains the latest information on clinical anesthesia. The text has been extensively revised and updated and a new chapter on anesthesia for laparoscopic and robotic surgeries has been added. Step-by-step instructions on administering anesthesia for cardiac surgery, obstetric surgery, minimally invasive procedures and chronic pain management are included. Two new appendices, 'Atlas of Electrocardiograpy' and 'Pacemaker and Implantable Cardiac Defibrillator Protocols' have also been added. 

To place a reservation on this title, please select the 'Place Reservation' tab in the catalogue. 

Latest Print Journals

BMJ, v.349(7971), 16 August, 2014
BMJ, v.349(7972), 30 August, 2014
BMJ, v.349(7973), 6 September, 2014
JAMA, v.312(12), 24 September, 2014
JAMA, v.312(13), 1 October, 2014
Lancet, v.384(9949), 27 September- 3 October, 2014
Lancet, v.384(9950), 4-10 October, 2014
Lancet, v.384(9951), 11-17 October, 2014
Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology, v.2(8), August 2014
Lancet Respiratory Medicine, v.2(8), August 2014
MJA, v.201(5), 1 September, 2014
MJA, v.201(8), 20 October, 2014
Pediatrics v.134(2), August 2014