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Critical Care Nursing: Home

This Guide outlines clinically relevant resources for staff working in Critical Care, Intensive Care and High Dependency Units

Critical Care Nursing Guide Introduction

Midland Regional Hospital, Tullamore This Guide aims to bring together clinically relevant resources and information for HSE Critical Care Nursing staff. 

While it is primarily created for Critical Care, Intensive Care and High Dependency Unit HSE staff in the midlands, all HSE staff are welcome to use this Guide to support their clinical practice, research and continuing professional development. 

This Guide is a collaboration between Laura Recks, Clinical Skills Facilitator for Critical Care and Maura Flynn, Executive Librarian, both of whom are based in Midland Regional Hospital Tullamore, Co. Offaly.

Although this Guide features services and resources which are in place for staff in the midlands the majority of our resources are provided nationally and Health Library Ireland has branches nationwide from Letterkenny to Kerry, so please contact your local Library for support. 

Comments and content suggestions on this Guide are welcome. 

Training Recordings - Navigating the Evidence : A National Overview of eHealth Library Resources for Nursing and Midwifery Research and Practice


This webinar featured vendor led training on a number of our core electronic resources tailored specifically for Nursing and Midwifery staff.

This webinar was recorded to promote awareness of the variety of electronic databases and tools that HLI provides and help users develop their literature searching skills. 

Access the webinar recordings or register for a HLI Library training session to attend a live training session.   

Getting started using Library Resources

Library resources, facilities and services are provided for all HSE staff and authorised users as outlined in Access Policy

This Guide features dedicated tabs outlining how to access Library resources and facilities to support your clinical practice and your continuing professional development.

Getting started is easy. Register for an OpenAthens account to use our electronic resources (including databases, full text journals and drug information) on our website. Your OpenAthens account will enable you to access our broad range of electronic resources 24/7 both on and off the HSE network. 

Health Library Ireland has branches around the country, visit your local Library to learn more about our services and resources.  


Critical Care Conference

National Critical Care Conference - The Future of Critical Care in Ireland

The National Clinical Programme for Critical Care hosted its second  National Critical Care Conference ‘The Future of Critical Care in Ireland’ on Friday 21st January 2022 livestreamed from the Printworks in Dublin Castle.

More information about the Conference, including the recording of the event, is available on the HSE website.

Health Library Ireland, Health Service Executive. Dr. Steevens' Hospital, Dublin 8. Tel: 01-6352555/8. Email: