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 31, 2014

New Library Book - Diagnostic & Laboratory Tests

Mosby's diagnostic and laboratory test reference / Kathleen Deska Pagana, Timothy James Pagana. 11th ed. St Louis, Missouri : Elsevier/Mosby, 2013
This handbook provides access to the latest diagnostic and laboratory tests and procedures. Test entries are arranged alphabetically and include information on abbreviated test names; type of test; normal and abnormal findings; critical values; contraindications; potential complications; interfering factors; and patient care before, during and after the test. Also included are illustrations showing each diagnostic procedure or physiological process.

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

New Library Book - Clinical Medicine

100 cases in clinical medicine / P. John Rees, James Pattison, Christopher Kosky. 3rd ed. Boca Raton : Taylor & Francis, 2014.
This popular book contains 100 of the most common cases seen by medical students and junior doctors in the emergency or outpatient department. Each case includes the patient history, examination and initial investigations, photographs, and questions & answers on the diagnosis and management of the case.

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

New Library Book - Neurological Rehabilitation

Bobath concept : theory and clinical practice in neurological rehabilitation / edited by Sue Raine, Linzi Meadows, Mary Lynch-Ellerington. Chichester, West Sussex ; Ames, Iowa : Wiley-Blackwell, 2009.
Authored by members of the British Bobath Tutors Association, this book explores the theoretical basis and clinical interventions of the Bobath Concept. It presents a holistic, 24 hour approach to functional recovery and focuses on movement and motor learning to increase function. There are eight chapters that provide information on  functional movement, assessment and clinical reasoning, practice evaluation, moving between sitting and standing, control of locomotion, recovery of upper limb function, and partnerships in rehabilitation setting. Each chapter includes key learning points and images of the movement and function being discussed.

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

New Library Book - Communication

Critical conversations for patient safety: an essential guide for health professionals / Levett-Jones, Tracy.  Frenchs Forest, A : Pearson Education Australia, 2013.
This book examines the link between communication and patient safety. It will help clinicians develop the conversation and team communication skills necessary for safe, patient-centred clinical practice. Topics covered include clinical handover, interprofessional collaboration, discharge planning, communicating with patients from a diverse range of ages and backgrounds, end of life care, and creating safe healthcare organisations. Each chapter includes patient stories, critical thinking activities and guided reflection questions.

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

New Library Book - Nursing Communication

Communication for nurses : talking with patients / Lisa Kennedy Sheldon, Janice B. Foust. 3rd ed. Burlington, Massachusetts : Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2014
Developing good communication skills is vital to nursing, as it ensures patient safety and the high quality care of patients. This new edition examines cultural awareness, team communication, effective communication strategies, and communication around difficult issues such as sexual health and life-threatening illness. It also includes a new chapter on communication challenges during transitions in care. Each chapter contains evidence based articles, role-plays and simulations to help nurses and students practice good communication skills for a range of situations.

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

Oct 27, 2014

New Library Book - Intensive Care Medicine

Irwin and Rippe's intensive care medicine / editors, Richard S. Irwin, James M. Rippe. 7th ed. Philadelphia : Wolters Kluwer/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Health, c2012.

This new and authoritative edition provides clinicians with the latest information on intensive care medicine. Comprising over 200 chapters this book provides information on every aspect of intensive care including coronary care, minimally invasive monitoring, rheumatologic diseases, depression & anxiety, transplantation, nutritional therapy, neurological issues, shock & trauma, surgery, poisoning, hyperglycemia, gastrointestinal diseases, and disorders of hemostasis. There are two new sections on 'Nursing issues in the ICU' and 'Critical Care Consequences of Weapons of Mass Destruction'. The book includes chapter summaries and numerous colour images and pictures.

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

New Library Book - Neuroanatomy

Clinical neuroanatomy / Stephen G. Waxman. 27th edition. New York : McGraw-Hill Medical, 2013
This new edition will help students and clinicians interpret and remember essential neuroanatomical concepts in terms of function and clinical application. The text covers the basic structure and function of the brain and spinal cord and discusses the common pathological entities that affect the nervous system. It contains clinical correlations and case studies and numerous computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance images (MRIs) to assist with learning.

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

New Library Book - Fetal Heart Ultrasound

Fetal heart ultrasound : how, why, and when--3 steps and 10 key points / Catherine Fredouille, Jean-Eric Develay-Morice, Claudio Lombardi. Second edition. Edinburgh : Elsevier, 2014.

This new edition provides the latest information on fetal heart ultrasound. Chapters cover ultrasound and its application to fetal cardiopathies; principles of ultrasound and doppler and their application to the examination of the fetal heart; anatomic ultrasound correlations; ultrasound examination and its pitfalls; first trimester cardiac scan and study; critical cardiac pathologies; and fetal morphological examination.
The book includes over 400 ultrasound diagrams and images to assist learning.

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

Latest Print Journals

BMJ, v.349(7974), 13 September, 2014
BMJ, v.349(7975), 20 September, 2014
BMJ, v.349(7976), 27 September, 2014
JAMA, v.312(13), 1 October, 2014
JAMA, v.312(14), 8 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(10), October 2014
MJA, v.201(5), 1 September, 2014
MJA, v.201(8), 20 October, 2014
Pediatrics v.134(2), August 2014