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Oct
31

Severe Perineal Tears Clinical Care Standard - consultation now open

Of all women who gave birth vaginally in Australia in 2014, 3% had a third or fourth degree perineal tear. Severe perineal trauma, if not recognised and repaired at the time, can have serious long-term consequences for women. The ACSQHC is now inviting comments on the draft Severe (Third and Fourth Degree) Perineal Tears Clinical Care Standard.

Oct
25

Try Micromedex’s new natural language Q&A tool “Ask Watson”, and join the mobile trial

Micromedex has recently added the new "Ask Watson" feature to help answer your drug information questions. Ask Watson uses the IBM Watson question-answering AI computer system, able to respond to questions written in natural language. Queensland Health clinicians are now invited to trial the pre-release mobile version.

Oct
10

eTG Complete app tokens are now available

Tokens for the eTG complete app from Therapeutic Guidelines are available for CKN users. The app provides access to the full collection of evidence-based recommendations for patient management from Therapeutic Guidelines.

Oct
9

Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Medicines Guide (PBMG) updates for September 2019

The Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Medicines Guide (PBMG) provides clinicians with the latest evidence-based information to ensure pregnant and breastfeeding women receive the information they need to make an informed decision about their health. Following are the latest PBMG updates.

Oct
8

Call for participants to help review the "Neonatal Respiratory Distress and CPAP Clinical Guideline"

Queensland Clinical Guidelines (QCG) is seeking expressions of interest from clinicians interested in participating in the working party for the review of the "Neonatal respiratory distress and CPAP clinical guideline", supplement and parent information brochure.

Aug
21

The DynaMed clinical decision support tool has been fully-updated with a new look and functionality

The clinical decision support tool, DynaMed has been fully-revised and is now available on CKN. This major, next-generation update replaces the previous version, DynaMed Plus, with an all-new user interface, personalisation features and a reengineered app, to give Queensland clinicians fast and efficient access the highest quality evidence-based information.

Jun
7

Applications for the July 2019 intake of the CKN Clinical Champions program are now open

Most Queensland Health clinicians use CKN, but even the most frequent users will sometimes need help understanding CKN’s potential. We know that many people are barely scratching the surface. The CKN Clinical Champions Program is helping building awareness and capacity among clinical staff to make the best use of the information resources available to them. This is your chance to get involved.

May
21

Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Medicines Guide (PBMG) updates for May 2019

The Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Medicines Guide (PBMG) provides clinicians with the latest evidence-based information to ensure pregnant and breastfeeding women receive the information they need to make an informed decision about their health. Following are the latest PBMG updates.

Apr
2

Revised Queensland Clinical Guideline: Primary postpartum haemorrhage (PPH)

Queensland Clinical Guidelines has released the amended Primary postpartum haemorrhage (PPH) statewide clinical guideline (Guideline Number: MN18.1-V8-R23). Following is a summary of the changes.

Mar
29

Qld Health is seeking your input into the future of CKN

CKN is Queensland Health’s online clinical knowledge service and functions as the agency’s only state-wide medical, nursing, pharmacy and allied health sciences library.

CKN has operated continuously within Queensland Health since March 2001; initially as an internally managed program before being transitioned in early 2014 to a program provided by an external vendor. CKN is managed by the Statistical Services Branch (SSB) within the Strategy, Policy and Planning Division (SPPD). 

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