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PAH Library and Knowledge Centre: FAQ

Publications & Digital Resources

Subscription to SPSS is not currently available to all metro south library locations, however this is currently under review. Logan library has one PC with SPSS software. If staff need it for their work they should contact their work area as some units have licences, or students should contact their academic institution.

Metro South HHS staff have access to Doody's collection of OVID eBooks. You can find these eBooks by either searching the library catalogue or browsing this collection at this link. To access an eBook form work or home simply log-in using your library-login.

A link to UpToDate is available from your QH PC desktop for all MetroSouth Staff. For mobile or home use, first access up-to-date on your QH PC and register for a home-login. See this video for more info about putting UpToDate on your mobile device

Current PAH Prescribing Guidelines are produced by PAH Pharmacy, and are available via QHEPS Pharmacy page. These are internal guidelines; they are not for external physicians or students.

QLD Health Staff can download Endnote X9 onto their work PC from the 'Software Centre' , for home installation instructions Email the library for further information.

Students should contact their university or training institute library for Endnote instillation instructions and support.

Anyone can browse the Standards Australia Catalogue without using the licence. To get a copy of a standard, you need to contact your relevant contact officer. For Metro South staff, contact your hospital library for further access, if you do not have a unit contact officer.

The DSM is the diagnostic manual for mental health conditions. Go into CKN, in the middle of the home page under "Most Used Resources" heading click on the "eJournals & eBooks" button. You will find DSM - 5 online located there.

MKSAP (Medical Knowledge Self-Assessment Program) by the American College of physicians has 11 volumes on diffrent topics. Aussie medical officers MKSAP to prepare for RACP examinations (which are similar to ABIM/MRCP although topics such as choice of antibiotics in infectious diseases differ from American guidelines). Libraries are only allowed to purchase the set in print, the cost for medical officers to buy digital or print access for themselves individually is $600 each. Current version is 17, most QH libraries have the set.

Technology & ICT

Instructions are located on the sign next to the MFD, or ask at the Library Service Desk.

You can request to register your personal phone or PC for the BYOD service. Instructions are located on the, BYOD QHEPS page. Log-in to ICT service centre or phone ICT for help.

More information about videoconferencing & Telehealth can be found on the QHEPS StatewideTelehealth Services or the public website To use the Telehealth Portal for consults with non-QLD Health PCs you will first need to download the CISCO Jabber App from the QH App store and purchase a licence. For internal staff QH teleconferences you can just book a room with Telehealth.

You now have the ability to install your own printers on Windows 7 computers. To do this, please follow these instructions: • From your desktop open Internet Explorer. • Go to your favourites tab, and select “Queensland Health Printers”. ( ) • Hit ‘Ctrl and F’ keys to bring up a search engine. • Type in the asset number of the printer you would like to install for e.g. QH30550560 • It will then become highlighted, click on it and select ‘Yes” you wish to install • This will then install that printer onto the computer as required If you would like to make that the default printer; • Access your start menu. • Click on “Devices and Printers” • Right click on the desired printer and select “Set as default printer” • You can now close out of this window

Available via UQ, eduroam is a secure international roaming and remote networking service for users in Higher Education. PA does not currently manage access to this network. Contact UQ IT Services for further assistance with accessing eduroam. +61 7 336 56000 or 1300 738 082 (Australia wide)

Library WiFi is available ONLY for QLD Health staff and medical students, ask at the service desk for details or consult signage. QH-Free WiFi  for patients wi-fi is available in the Brain Injury Rehabilitation Unit and Spinal Injuries Unit, and recently has become available PAH wide. Check the  WiFi Map for other locations.

For QH staff Table provides links to a range of eLearning Guides and User guides designed to support you and help you become more accustomed to the new Win 10 operating environment..

Research & Study

Centres for Health Research can provide statistics advice to Princess Alexandra Hospital researchers. A resident biostatistician is available for consultations four mornings a week (Tuesday to Friday) and one afternoon a week (Thursday), and can provide advice. Bookings and enquiries can be made directly on QFAB’s website. For assistance with audit methodology/survey design contact the Clinical Services Excellence Team (CSET).

QFAB has provided the following sheet and advice about biostatistical methods and software

If your hospital of employment has a QHLN library you may borrow from the PAH Library collection. If you are a visiting from a hospital that does not have a QHLN Library, you may use the library in person but may not borrow. Research services, article requests, document-delivery, inter-library loans services or postal delivery are available through the library located at your hospital of employment or your university library, and paid for by your health district or institution. PAH Library is not available to the public.

If you are an enrolled student with a university you will have access to the full-text databases provided by the universities’ library. Upon graduation, some universities offer Academic Titles to particular professionals allowing them to continue accessing full-text databases/library resources.

UQ recognises health professionals who contribute significantly to its teaching, research and/or engagement programs by awarding academic titles. This will get you full access to UQ full-text library databases. If you have graduated from UQ find more information about the application process here.

Academic titles are available to health and medical professionals who make a significant and sustained contribution to Griffith's teaching, research and/or service activities. This will get you full access to Griffith full-text library databases. Find more information here.

QLD Health employees without Academic Titles should explore the wide range of database available to them via CKN , articles not in CKN may be sourced via the hospital library document delivery service.

Queensland Health maintains an active subscription to BMJ Case Reports. When submitting a case report, please specify your institution as Queensland Health, not a specific health service or hospital. Please discuss submissions of case reports with any appropriate advisors or supervisor. The BMJ Case Report code for submissions is available on the CKN FAQs page , accessible when you are logged-in to CKN or at work. Please contact the CKN Help Desk if additional guidance is required to complete your submission.

HREC acts in a consultative and advisory capacity with researchers to ensure that all clinical, research and management practices are conducted in an ethical and scientifically robust manner. Metro South Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC) Terms of Reference

The Health Innovation, Investment and Research Office (HIIRO) is responsible for consultation, development and review of State-wide research ethics and research governance policies.

If you are doing nursing research at PAH the Nursing Practice Development Unit (Research) site is essential reading.

If you are doing nursing research at QLD Health Health Innovation, Investment and Research Office is essential reading.

PAH Facilities & Other

Volunteer Justice of the Peace is available at the following times in the Main Foyer, near the welcome desk: Wednesday @ 2pm - 4:30pm and Saturday @ 10am - 12pm

PAH Staff check this page for a list of Justice of the Peace and Commissioner for Declarations services available at PAH.

If you have an access card or staff card that allows you to access staff areas of the hospital you may already have access. You can test your access on the swipe card reader next to the library door, if the light goes green after tapping then you have access, if it goes red then your card has not been activated for this access. Speak to your line manager or supervisor to arrange 24hr card access, or speak to the security office to obtain the correct approvals/forms for arranging access.

Library group rooms have large screen that can be linked-up to laptops for use with videoconferencing. Assistance with videoconferencing or Telehealth is provided by the Telehealth Support Unit. More information about videoconferencing & Telehealth can be found on the QHEPS StatewideTelehealth Services or the public website To use the Telehealth Portal for consults with non-QLD Health PCs you will first need to download the CISCO Jabber App from the QH App store and purchase a licence. For internal staff QH teleconferences you can just book a room with Telehealth.

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IELTS is available in two test versions: Academic - for people applying for higher education or professional registration, and General Training for those migrating to Australia, Canada and the UK, or applying for secondary education, training programmes and work experience in an English-speaking environment. Both versions provide a valid and accurate assessment of the four language skills: listening, reading, writing and speaking.More Info

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