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Library News: April 2024












April 2024

Professional development - expand your knowledge, keep your skills sharp
Gaining new skills through continuing education and career training after entering the workforce can expand your knowledge in your chosen field. Library Services can support your ongoing professional development with access to evidence-based resources and services.

How we can support you:



Refreshed subject guide: Clinical Education

The guide offers quick links to popular and recently acquired resources to help you find the latest information.

Learn more about mentoring and clinical supervision, browse the latest published literature on Simulation and Medical Education, or listen to a podcast.



Learn & upskill at your own pace

The Library's Tutorials page provides links and videos for NT Health staff to connect to help guides, fact sheets and videos to assist with using the Library Databases.
Improve your information literacy skills by taking one of our 5 minute tutorials on Finding eJournals and articles or Searching for scholarly literature using Google Scholar.



Earn CME points while you learn

Did you know that Continuing Medical Education (CME) credit/time can be earned and claimed when you use Library resources such as UpToDate or ClinicalKey to search for clinical information? Simply register for an account with ClinicalKey or UpToDate and start earning. 

Check the UpToDate CME/CE/CPD Accreditations page to see if your professional body is listed or check the Ahpra registrations standards for your profession to see how you can earn points.



Upcoming training: ClinicalKey for Nursing

This short 30 minute workshop will demonstrate how to effectively search the ClinicalKey for Nursing database, explore the different types of content available and to showcase the various tools available to make your nursing research easier.


Delivered via MS Teams
Wednesday 15th May 2024, 2pm-2.30pm



Upcoming training: Finding health statistics

An introductory session designed for health professionals who need help with finding statistics data for clinical work, research or study.

Guest Speakers 

Alyson Wright from Health Statistics and Informatics, Peter Dinham from NT Health Analytics.


Delivered via MS Teams
Tuesday 21st May 2024, 10-11am



Antibiotics to eradicate Streptococcus pyogenes pharyngeal carriage in asymptomatic children and adults: a systematic review

This systematic review assesses the efficacy of different antibiotic regimens used for eradication of S. pyogenes from the pharynx in asymptomatic individuals.

Hung, TY et al. J Infect. 2024.2024 Mar;88(3):1061



Testing the intrinsic mechanisms driving the dynamics of Ross River Virus across Australia

Findings of this paper enhance understanding of RRV transmission mechanisms, provide disease parameter estimates which can be used to guide future research into public health improvements and offer a basis to evaluate mitigation practices.

Koolhof IS et al. PLoS Pathog. 2024. Feb 15;20(2):e1011944



Of Microbes and mud - Febrile podcast, episode 94

This episode's learning case transports listeners to Northern Territory, Australia. Featuring Drs. Genevieve Martin, Catherine Marshall, and Bart Currie from the Royal Darwin Hospital who share their approach to Melioidosis (Burkholderia pseudomallei).

Martin, G., Marshall, C., Currie, B., Dong, S. Febrile Podcast, Episode 94, 4th March 2024



Sexual Assault Awareness Month
April 2024 marks the 23rd anniversary of Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). This year's SAAM theme is “Building Connected Communities" to help reduce the likelihood of sexual abuse, assault, and harassment in our communities. 

In support of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, the Library has put together a list of resources on sexual assault and sexual violence.



Northern Territory Child Deaths Review and Prevention Committee annual report 2022-2023

The Annual Report is based on information provided to the Committee on the 37 deaths of children whose usual place of residence is the Northern Territory (“NT”) and of 45 stillbirths that occurred during the calendar year 2022.  The report also provides summary information on 209 child and infant deaths that occurred in the five year period 2018-2022.

Office of the Children's Commissioner Northern Territory, 01 March 2024



Australia's National Digital Health Strategy 2023-2028

The National Digital Health Strategy places people at the centre of a modern, connected and digitally enabled healthcare system. It's inclusive of all who live and receive healthcare in Australia, from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders to people newly arrived on our shores. It works to increase data and digital progress, access and inclusion and also takes into consideration the aims and activities of other plans and strategies, both across governments and the broader digital health ecosystem. see also the accompanying Strategy Delivery Roadmap.

Australian Digital Health Agency, 2023



Transforming for value-based health care: lessons from NHS Wales

The sustainability of healthcare systems around the world are under threat - with the way we design and deliver care in need of reform. The international movement of value-based health care (VBHC) presents a structured, whole of system approach to bring all parts of the system together to drive transformational reform that addresses the complex interplay of the issues undermining sustainability.

Deeble Institute, Australian Healthcare and Hospital Association, 07 March 2024 



Check out the range of new books this month 
Read new eBooks from any device using your NTG LAN login.
New books can be sent to you via internal mail or you can pick them up from your nearest library.




From the desktop or on the go via your device, access full-text chapters of these two most popular ebooks. Click and read!


I love the friendly staff at Darwin library. Specifically the mobile resources - easy to access and fantastically helpful!! "



NT Health Library Services acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout the Northern Territory and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respects to Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.



Find out more about what we achieved together in 2023.

View our infographic

2023 Updates