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Library News: July 2024












July 2024

Allied Health Resources 

NT Health has over 600 Allied Health professionals working across acute care, primary health care, trauma management, disaster response, rehabilitation, health promotion, clinical planning, research and policy. Library services provide support to our Allied Health teams with the best available evidence-based resources and services, informing decisions, procedures and processes across the Territory. Take a look at some of the top Allied Health resources below.   





Katherine Library Refresh
The Katherine Library has recently been given a fresh new look.
Library staff from Darwin visited Katherine Hospital to give the space some TLC and we think you will enjoy using the library resources, space, Wi-Fi even more than ever! 
Request a Teams meeting with one of our Darwin librarians, we can assist you with finding clinical evidence, the latest research, or articles to support your postgraduate study.

We would like to thank the wonderful KDH staff for their amazing assistance in helping us achieve this - Doug Leckie and his team from Engineering Services, the KDH Business Unit, and the Housekeeping staff.




2024 Library training schedule
The Library's 2024 training schedule is packed with all your favourite sessions, plus new training covering referencing tools and getting the most out of the library's resources and services.
Look below at our upcoming library training for the second half of the year:



Pop-up library@RDH

Library staff will be at RDH first floor cafe on Friday 12th July from 9.30-11.30am.  Come and talk to us!

  • Get fast clinical information
  • Learn how to access medicines and point-of-care apps
  • Complete our Library Experience Survey
  • Sample of latest books from our collection

NAIDOC Week 7-14 July 2024 : Aboriginal Health resources at Your library

The Aboriginal Health subject guide is a
library webpage created to highlight Aboriginal Health resources available to NT Health staff. Check out the journal collection, databases, Apps, books and websites to support your work, research or study. 
Resources include:



New content in CINAHL
New content within the Quick Lessons, Evidence-Based Care Sheets and Continuing Education Modules now available via the Library's CINAHL Complete database. To view the complete list of content in each category, please click the links below. 





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 (book chapters, procedure videos, drug information, clinical overviews) and to showcase the various tools available to make your nursing research easier.

Delivered via MS Teams
Thursday 18th July 2024, 2pm



Upcoming training: Finding research for postgraduate study

This session focuses on the EBSCO research databases - Medline and CINAHL, to find research information for assignments.

Delivered via MS Teams
Tuesday 23rd July 2024, 10am





Physiotherapy-led restorative care enabling improved measures in adults after starting dialysis in Northern Territory of Australia: The 'Frailty-to-Fit' pilot study

This study aimed to design and pilot a physical frailty assessment tool to inform the support needs of physically frail adults in the Northern Territory of Australia after starting haemodialysis..

Modderman, R.,  Paolucci, O., Zabeen, S. et al. First Nations Health and Wellbeing-The Lowitja Journal. 2024 May 29; 2:874 



Chest computed tomography findings among adult Aboriginal Australians with bronchiectasis in the Top End Northern Territory of Australia

This retrospective study evaluates the radiological characteristics of bronchiectasis in Aboriginal Australians residing in the Top End, Northern Territory of Australia;  results may be an avenue to develop CT bronchiectasis severity scale in the future.

Heraganahally, S., Howarth, T., Gibbs, C. et al. J Med Imaging Radiat Oncol. 2023 Jun 12



A retrospective cohort study comparing outcomes following hip fractures in Australian indigenous patients with non-Australian indigenous patients

This retrospective cohort study compares outcomes following hip fracture in AI and non- AI patients presenting to a single regional trauma centre.

Cheok T., Bastick, K., George, D. et al. ANZ J Surg. 2024 Jun 7



Integrating oral health into primary healthcare for improved access to oral health care for rural and remote populations

This Brief explores the barriers to accessing oral healthcare for Australians in rural and remote areas and proposes a strategy to integrate oral health into primary healthcare.

Deeble Institute for Health Policy Research. no.56, 20 June 2024



A summary of the 2023 Society of Obstetric Medicine of Australia and New Zealand (SOMANZ) hypertension in pregnancy guideline
This guideline presents a total of 39 recommendations on screening, preventing, diagnosing and managing HDP, especially preeclampsia. Recommendations are given as evidence based recommendations or practice points based on the expertise of the SOMANZ working group. 

Shanmugalingam, R., Barrett, H., Beech, A. Medical Journal of Australia 03 June 2024



Ethics in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health research: Discussion paper

This paper aims to develop practical recommendations to strengthen research processes, the research workforce and facilitate an improvement in health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. 

Lowitja Institute, Michelle Kennedy and Jamie Bryant, May 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.





Discover how easy it is to navigate our resources and services via our mobile platform.
Need help? Try the chat service - a library staff member is ready to provide you with the answer you need right now! 


I stopped using library services years ago....I could never remember my library pin and I found the process difficult. It was suggested from PGC I use this service and I am blown is now so easy to log a request, I had my request back in days and it was so thorough- it answered everything I needed for an indepth case review for creating/considering recommendations- I will definitely be a frequent user from now on.....gone of the days of hours on google scholar!! You've saved me hours of work!!!! Thankyou!  "



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