Do you have an educating, teaching or facilitating role at BSUH? Read on…..

The Library & Knowledge Service Learning Technologists have created a series of workshops to help you enhance your teaching with the use of technology.

Each session is stand-alone but would be complemented by the other sessions in the ‘Learning Technologies’ series.

Sessions are taught in our Library training rooms at RSCH and PRH

Numbers are limited so reserve your place at

Learning Technologies: Flipped classroom

  • introduces and identifies advantages and challenges to this approach.

 Tuesday 1 May 2018 – 11.00am – 12.30pm, PRH

Tuesday 5 June 2018 – 12.00pm – 1.30pm, RSCH

Learning Technologies: Active learning

  • identifies strategies for engaging learners and how to apply them to your teaching.

Tuesday 17 April 2018 – 12.00pm – 1.30pm, RSCH

Tuesday 15 May 2018 – 11.00am – 12.30pm, PRH

Tuesday 19 June 2018 – 12.00pm – 1.30pm, RSCH

Learning Technologies: Podcasting

  • investigates health education podcasts and shows how to utilise tools and techniques to create your own short video.

Tuesday 10 April 2018 – 12.00pm – 1.30pm, RSCH

Tuesday 8 May 2018 – 1.00pm – 2.30pm, PRH

Tuesday 12 June 2018 – 12.00pm – 1.30pm, RSCH

Learning Technologies: Video

  • introduces the fundamentals of video creation for educational use and develops your confidence to begin to create and host your own video

Tuesday 24 April 2018 – 12.00pm – 1.30pm, RSCH

Tuesday 22 May 2018 – 11.30am – 1.00pm, PRH

Tuesday 26 June 2018 – 12.00pm – 1.30pm, RSCH


Spring at last – time to blossom!

It’s been a long old winter but spring is finally here. What better time to learn something new or fine-tune your existing skills?

May Bank Holidays or Spring 3

Whether you’re preparing for academic courses, presenting at a journal club or researching patient care, the Library and Knowledge Service provides a range of teaching sessions that will help you:



We offer expert instruction and guidance in our dedicated teaching rooms at our libraries at Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton and at the Princess Royal Hospital, Haywards Heath.

Book onto one of our scheduled courses at the Royal Sussex County Hospital or Princess Royal Hospital, or to arrange teaching at Mill View Hospital:

NEW: If you have an educational, teaching or facilitating role at BSUH, look out for our new learning technology courses – log into and browse under “Learning Technologies” in the course search function.



EndNote: the quicker way to manage your references

Whether you’re writing course assignments, embarking on research or keeping track of your professional reading, help is at hand with your library and EndNote referencing software.endnote logo

Why should I use EndNote?

Inserting in-text references and compiling bibliographies to your report, research paper or assignment can take hours. Referencing software, such as EndNote, speeds up the process by compiling a database of any references you use, letting you add selected references into your work at the touch of a button.

And if you need to switch styles from Vancouver to Harvard, EndNote makes the changes for you automatically in a matter of seconds. You can also allow team access to one reference library for effective collaboration.

How do I access EndNote?

endnote online


EndNote Online (or basic) is the free version of EndNote and has everything you need for successful referencing:


  • Create an online account to search, save and use your research sources
  • Use built-in connections to search the most popular databases
  • Save and organize the references you find (up to 50,000)
  • Integrate with Microsoft® Word to properly cite and format your paper
  • Choose from the most popular bibliography formats, including Harvard, Vancouver and APA style

Once you have registered for an account, you can access EndNote from anywhere. EndNote is also available as an iPad app via the iTunes:

endnote desktop


*EndNote desktop version is more complex than the web version and has additional tools:


  • Unlimited storage capacity
  • Create and save advanced searches
  • Customise views and displays
  • Edit reference import  filters & output styles
  • Cite tables, figures, & equations
  • Use term lists for auto-entry
  • Full library sharing—up to 100 users
  • Annotate and highlight PDFs
  • Create or customize your own bibliographic formatting styles
  • Create smart groups of references for instant sorting

*EndNote desktop is installed on a number of the PCs in our libraries so can only be used onsite.

Help in using EndNote

Teaching on using EndNote referencing software is available in all our libraries. We’ll take you step-by-step through the process, from creating your own account and importing references to creating your own bibliography. Reserve your space on our hour-long workshops here:

“EndNote training was excellent.” Public Health Information Specialist

Note: our scheduled teaching uses EndNote Online as this is available anywhere. Contact us if you would like training on the more advanced EndNote desktop version.

Acute Care medicine and nursing

Here’s just a selection of the rich resources to support anyone working or training in Acute Care. Explore our full range via our website:

NHS OpenAthens password required; register here:


intensive and crit care nursing

Intensive and Critical Care Nursing (BSUH OpenAthens password required)




jnl acute med

Journal of Acute Medicine (Kent, Surrey, Sussex NHS OpenAthens password required)




pediatric critical care

Pediatric Critical Care Medicine  (NHS OpenAthens password required)




pediatric emergency carePediatric Emergency Care  (NHS OpenAthens password required)





americanThe American Journal of Emergency Medicine  (Kent, Surrey, Sussex NHS OpenAthens password required)





acute medicine

Sprigings D. Acute medicine: a practical guide to the management of medical emergencies 5th ed  2018




acute medicine 2

O’Kane D.  Acute medicine.   2nd ed. 2017





Acute and critical care

Tait D.  Acute and critical care in adult nursing.  2nd ed   2016





oxford desk

Leach R. Oxford desk reference: acute medicine. 2016





nursing acutely ill

Woodrow P.  Nursing acutely ill adults. 2016





emergency and acute med

Meardon N.  Emergency and acute medicine on the move.  2016





doing researc

Wilson M P. Doing research in emergency and acute care: making order out of chaos. 2016




Evidence searches carried out on Acute Care

We provide evidence to inform patient care, service improvement, research and clinical teaching. Recent searches we’ve provided include:

Assessment of fluid responsiveness and cardiac output using trans-thoracic echocardiography in acute medicine or shocked patient

Clinical governance in emergency departments

Attitudes/behaviours of medical staff attending multiple cardiac arrests/medical emergencies in one shift

Prevalence of burnout in emergency physicians

Management of atrial fibrillation in the emergency department

The use of ECMO (extracorporeal membrane oxygenation) during cardiac arrest

Time and motion studies in acute medicine

Web and other resources

UpToDate – Emergency Medicine (Adults & Paediatrics)

Summaries & Synopses. (NHS OpenAthens BSUH only). UpToDate is also available via the BSUH Trust Intranet.

The Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine

The Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine is the professional body responsible for the training, assessment, practice and continuing professional development of Intensive Care Medicine doctors and practitioners in the UK.


There has been a considerable growth in recent years in openly accessible and crowd-sourced materials that can be used to supplement and enhance traditional educational methods. This page brings together a series of weblinks to FOAMed sites.  To note that this page is intended as a helpful resource and the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine does not endorse or monitor the content of any of these sites.