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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Guide

Cross-Skilling and Critical Care Resources

Hosted on Health Education England's e-Learning for Healthcare platform, The LTLC Critical Care programme is aimed at supporting the cross-skilling of the London NHS workforce to manage existing critical care demand; potential future spikes in critical care demand as a result of Covid-19; andlonger-term permanent expansion of critical care capacity. This programme supports London’s recovery plan by ensuring that system-level training infrastructure sustains readiness for future surge and increased critical care capacity; well-being is integrated for all staff; and opportunities to enable workforce and training innovations are maximised and continually adapted.

Requires an NHS OpenAthens username and password to access. Sign-up for one here or contact the library.



The Royal College of Nursing's Introducing Critical Care programme

This online programme will provide the participant with resources to support an introduction to critical care for the nursing and midwifery workforce... It also addresses the identification of the use of self-care mechanisms for the nursing and midwifery workforce, introducing coping strategies to promote self-health... The programme will introduce you to a set of resources, which provide flexible and accessible learning. These may be revisited at any time and accessed for your learning and development... This is a developing resource and more learning will become available over time...

This resource is free for everyone to access, however, if you are not an RCN member, you will first have to sign up for a free 'contact' account here. RCN members should login using their existing details.




The online version of Royal Marsden Manual of Clinical Nursing Procedures includes over 350 evidence-based clinical procedures related to every aspect of care.

To access please log in using your NHS OpenAthens credentials. contains digestible step-by-step breakdowns of common clinical procedures, with easy-to-follow text accompanied by illustrations.

To access the COVID-19 topics, please log in using your NHS OpenAthens credentials, and on the dashboard select "Procedures", then "Adults".

Recently added topics include Administration of the Pfizer BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine (BNT162b2) by intramuscular injection and Diluting the Pfizer BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine (BNT162b2) ready for administration

Critical Care eBooks

Clinical Decision Support Tools

BMJ Best Practice is a clinical decision support tool, uniquely structured around the patient consultation, with advice on symptom evaluation, tests to order and treatment approach. Access to BMJ Best Practice is provided by Health Education England to all NHS staff in England. Click here for more info.

DynaMed provides clinically-organised summaries for over 3,000 disease and condition topics, incorporating over 1,000 drug topics. DynaMed editors monitor the content of over 500 medical journals, using a rigorous seven-step methodology for selecting and critically appraising each selected article. Click here to learn more.

UpToDate is a time saving, evidence-based, clinical decision at point of care, support tool. It contains all of the internal medicine sub-specialties (at a level that meets the needs of the sub specialist), primary care, internal medicine, ob/gyn,paediatrics, general surgery, and more – all in one resource. Discover more here

Resource Collections