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Apr
22

New eBook added to CKN: Advanced Paediatric Life Support : a practical approach to emergencies, 2016 6th Edition

Advanced Paediatric Life Support is the internationally renowned manual on emergency paediatric care, written to support the course run by the Advanced Life Support Group. Using their structured approach, a tried and tested practical method of treating children during the crucial first few hours of a life threatening illness or injury, Advanced Paediatric Life Support is used by doctors, nurses and allied health professionals dealing with emergencies in children. Its clear layout and straightforward style make it a highly practical tool both for training and in the event of an emergency.

The sixth edition includes major new features bringing it right up to date, including:

Apr
20

New Resource: Nursing Reference Centre Plus

CKN has added a new resource specifically for nurses - Nursing Reference Center Plus. This is a comprehensive reference tool designed to provide relevant, evidence-based clinical resources to nurses, directly at the point-of-care. It offers the best available and most recent clinical information from thousands of full-text documents.

Apr
20

Paediatric Injectable Guidelines are now available on CKN

Clinicians treating paediatric patients now have access to authoritative injectable drugs guidelines. The Paediatric Injectable Guidelines (PIG) is a decision support tool compiled by pharmacists at The Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne to assist in the safe and effective administration of injectable medicines in children. The guidelines have been developed to provide concise and consistent, practical information for clinicians on medicines administration.

Mar
22

What’s new in Therapeutic Guidelines: Cardiovascular version 7?

The March 2018 release of eTG complete includes a comprehensive update of the Cardiovascular guidelines. They emphasise individualised, patient-centred therapy to optimise the treatment and prevention of common cardiovascular conditions. 

Mar
2

Find clinical guidelines when searching CKN

When running a search on CKN you will now be offered links to relevant clinical guidelines.

Clinical guidelines are sets of non-mandatory rules, principles or recommendations for procedures or practices in a particular field. Guidelines provide evidence-based information to help health professionals achieve best practice, assist in the clinical decision making process, and include recommendations to help optimise patient care. They are developed by panels of multidisciplinary experts, informed by a systematic review of evidence, and an assessment of the benefits and harms of alternative care options.

Feb
21

Decommissioning the Medication Dosing Calculators (for adults)

Medication Services Queensland issued a Patient Safety Communique on January 5th announcing that the Medication Dosing Calculators (for adults) will be decommissioned, and replaced by calculators provided through a number of resources on CKN.

The calculators were originally released by Medication Services Queensland in February 2010 to provide decision support for clinicians in performing calculations for:

Feb
1

Clinical Guideline Added - Recommendations for Clinical Care Guidelines on the Management of Otitis Media in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Populations

Recommendations for Clinical Care Guidelines on the Management of Otitis Media in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Populations has been added to the Guidelines list on CKN. This is the current version of the Guidelines, last updated on the 1st April 2010.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health staff working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families are likely to have the greatest impact on severe otitis media (OM). Otitis media refers to inflammation and infection of the middle ear space. It is a complex condition associated with both illness and hearing loss.

Jan
11

Access changes to ClinicalKey and ClinicalKey for Nursing

From January 1, 2018, Elsevier will be enforcing their access policy to curb excessive downloading and piracy of content from ClinicalKey and ClinicalKey for Nursing.

CKN users will need to register for a personal account (instructions below) in order to download full-text book chapter PDFs; use the Presentation Maker; access Search History, Saved Searches and Saved Content; access ClinicalKey remotely and use the Mobile App. PDFs will be watermarked with the user’s registered email address. 

Viewing and printing book chapter content in HTML is not affected and will continue to be available through CKN without having to create or log into a personal account. 

Jan
3

Upcoming Content for ClinicalKey

ClinicalKey has some new additions for January. There are some new eBooks, an update on removals and recommended alternatives. Find the full list here

Nov
28

ClinicalKey New Content

ClinicalKey has upcoming new content. There are 21 new eBook editions in this update. The list of December 2017 releases is available here. Also find other eBooks on ClinicalKey and CKN here.

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