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The Counties Manukau Health Library is located in the Ko Awatea Building at Middlemore Hospital. The library is open from 10-4 Monday - Friday. Counties Manukau Health staff can access the library 24/7 using their staff swipe cards.
The Counties Manukau Health Library is dedicated to supporting the information needs of Counties Manukau Health, its partners and community to achieve better health outcomes for the people of Counties Manukau. The Counties Manukau Health Library is affiliated with Ko Awatea, the Centre for Health System Innovation and Improvement. Staff of Counties Manukau Health have access to a comprehensive collection of digital resources available both from the library pages on the Staff Intranet and remotely via the Library Discovery Portal
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If you are a current staff member of Counties Manukau Health accessing the library resources off site, when prompted for a user name and password to access any of our online resources, please enter your staff employee number and first name. New staff members can request a temporary password from the library if your employee number is not being recognised.
GPs, nurses and health professionals working in the Counties Manukau region but not directly employed by Counties Manukau Health are also able to register for online access to a selection of databases and resources including:
Full text of over 1,300 Elsevier medical and surgical reference books, 600 journals, 2,800 drug monographs, 2,000 practice guidelines, 15,000 patient education handouts, 13,000 medical and surgical videos, and 5 million images. Includes a mobile app.
ClinicalKey also includes a point of care tool: First Consult
ClinicalKey for Nursing
Full text of hundreds of nursing ebooks and journals. Practice guidelines and Mosby's Evidence-base Nursing monographs. Includes a mobile app.
First Consult is an authoritative evidence-based and continuously updated clinical information resource for healthcare professionals. Designed for use at the point-of-care, it provides instant, user-friendly access to the latest information on evaluation, diagnosis, clinical management, prognosis, and prevention. Sections in First Consult include:Medical Topics comprise clinically compiled information on patient evaluation, diagnosis, treatment, tests, prevention, and much more.
Differential Diagnoses present an evaluation of a patient's complaint with interactive access to potential diagnoses by age and prevalence.
Procedures provide clear systematic guidance, including videos and medical animations, of procedures to the practice of medicine.
ProQuest ebooks collection (13,000 ebooks across all disciplines)
Proquest Health Research Premium Collection:
Health Professionals working in the Counties Manukau region who are not currently Counties Manukau Health employees are invited to register for access via the online form
The Counties Manukau Health Library also curates 'The Patient and Whaanau Learning Centre' - an online collection of resources that provide access to easy to read consumer health information on medical conditions and treatments for patients and whaanau.