Utilising international good practice: Why you should take that trip Sarah Sutton Clinical Librarian University Hospitals Leicester
What I am going to talk about Vision Where should you go? Finding your niche Benefits
Have a vision Know what you want to do Think about what may help you get it Keep an open mind Share your idea – others may find solution
Choose Excellence You could choose a great conference? The next CL conference will be at ICML 2009 EAHIL will also be taking part Lots of other world leading medical librarians
Choose excellence Or a study tour of cutting edge institutions RCH Guidelines pages superb Good quality guidelines Well presented – interactive and printable Attended guidelines meeting with ED clinicians Did presentation, toured library, met library staff
Monash Institute of Health Services Research Leaders in evidence based medicine Visited hospital library Training sessions for medical students All in one day
Get a niche PDAs not popularly used in UK when we started – so cutting edge May get free resources to trial Be in right place and grab that opportunity Lots of work but does open doors Clinicians see you as expert
Clinical Librarianship – another excellent niche Again not a lot of CLs around when the UHL project started Get a high profile Maintain it!
Agree to do presentations Get yourself out there and seen as an expert If you present on subject you are an expert Go on training to improve your skills if you need to
Do some research Cochrane Systematic Review – originally done in 2002, updated 2006 Written by theatre nurses originally – one now a Professor at DMU Got funding from Cochrane to do research into something they wanted to know about – real interest Travels the world to speak to conferences and as expert witness!
Benefits There should be benefits to both sides for a study tour We all gained from mine – Anne and Catherine, who I met at Monash are leading workshops at this conference Cathy now attends guidelines meeting – got access when she said I was visiting and interested in guidelines RCH considering CL pilot CL appointed at RMH IP Medline on OVID Investigated electronic signatures for ILL
Use your findings Special link to Children’s Guidelines List of all guidelines not needle in haystack – DMS I have had web training and am setting up a patient information page for children’s
Thank you for coming and hope to see you in Brisbane!