Critical Thinking Journal Club

Next topic – Trachy Safety

Next topic for journal club – Displaced trachy’s and Trachy safety We’ll be doing this for the November session – 12.30 on Tuesday 28th November. Promise to have the paper out with more notice this time!! Thanx, Lisa

Any ideas for future topics?

I’ve just added a post to the articles stream under Discussion to say that our next topic will be Organ Donation. We’ll be covering that in September’s journal club. Any ideas for the next session after that…? Got a burning issue? Something not making sense to you? Want to discuss something close to your heart? Let us know… Thanks, Lisa

Next topic – Early mobilization in the ICU

Hey there everybody, Our next session is on Tuesday 29th November 2016 at 12.30pm and will be led by our lovely physiotherapist, Nicola. The chosen paper is a systematic review: Adler, J., & Malone, D. (2012). Early Mobilization in the Intensive Care Unit: A Systematic Review. Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy Journal, 23(1), 5–13. It can be found freely online at: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3286494/ We’ll be using the CASP systematic reviews checklist as our appraisal tool. This can also be found online at: http://www.casp-uk.net/casp-tools-checklists […]

Critical Care Reviews

A link to this really useful critical care website is now available on our Knowledge page. A great place to find details of lots of up-to-date research papers, reviews and guidance. Free to register and you can get a useful newsletter to save you time! Lisa

Analgesia and Sedation

Following on from the RASS paper – Is it worth discussing another one around use of analgesia and sedation? Lisa

What else is new on Critical Thinking?

We’re busy little chaps today . . . We’ve also updated the training dates for critical appraisal – You can find those on our Library CPD Opportunities – Training Sessions page Lisa

What’s new on Critical Thinking?

Hey there, There’s a great new resource listed on our Useful Resources for Critical Appraisal page – Why not check it out?! Lisa


Well, have just done a brief appraisal of the proning paper from NEJM… some interesting discussion… Good definitions, plenty of information… intention to treat analysis, discussion of results – We thought it was a good paper… What does everyone else think?

Welcome to Critical Thinking Journal Club

Welcome to the new and exciting Critical Thinking Journal Club. This club is designed to be available to everybody and encourages reading, critiquing and learning of new articles and practice. The goal is to encourage and empower you to read and understand evidence and research and then question it, with the support of a clinical librarian. Expanding our knowledge helps us to grow as Health care professionals and facilitates professional development.