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October, Australia’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October, Australia’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Juliet Marconi: - October is Breast Cancer awareness month.

See the Cairns Hospital Library & Knowledge Centre Oncology specialty guide for library, CKN and other online resources related to oncology and cancer care. Consumer health information page available.


Introducing the new face of the CKN

The CKN is a proudly QLD resource, and in changing the look and feel we wanted to make it as local as possible. We even thought about using a Maroon colour scheme. Keeping it local and relevant extends to using real QLD clinicians in the images and artwork featured on the site. In fact the new “face of CKN” belongs to Associate Professor Ann Rudden from Robina Hospital, originally from the USA, but now an 18-year Queenslander. We asked Ann to provide a bit of background about herself.


New Medicines Resource: Medications and Mothers’ Milk

Medications and Mothers' Milk is a comprehensive reference of medications and breastfeeding, providing up-to-date information on each drug and its relative safety in breastfeeding mothers and their infants.

This reference contains all the current science known about medications in this field and provides the reader with exact data on the degree of transfer of medications into human milk, the effect on mother and infant if known, the relative risks to the infant if any, and the adult pharmacokinetics of the medication.

Medications and Mothers' Milk provides explanations of how drugs enter milk, their problems if any, the amount that enters milk, the relative safety of their use in breastfeeding mothers, the relative infant dose.


New Resource: The Renal Drug Database

Providing access to over 800 drug monographs, The Renal Drug Database is a key source of prescribing information for clinical and medicines information pharmacists. This comprehensive resource benefits from regular content reviews and updates to ensure it continues to provide trusted and timely information.

Note: This resource requires verification for access. If you are on-site please sign in using your CKN Account (Athens), or register for a CKN Account.


CKN's PEMSoft helps Queensland Australian doctor diagnose rare pediatric condition

By Dr. Chris May, Director of Emergency Medicine, Redland Hospital

PEMSoft is a great product, always has been. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it. It covers all pediatric conditions from minor to major, and it is an intuitive and logical tool for accessing information, in particular medication, e.g. intranasal versus intraveneous (IV). Recently, we found it particularly useful when an eight-year-old presented with a history of being unwell for two to three days with an upper respiratory tract infection.


Welcome to the new CKN

The Clinical Knowledge Network (CKN), Queensland Health’s state-wide online clinical information service, has undergone a major update. Queensland Health and it's CKN partner, EBSCO, are delighted to welcome you to the newly re-launched portal. This update represents a long term investment in an innovative, stable CKN platform for the next five years.