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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.


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.


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.


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.


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). 


Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Medicines Guide Updates

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.


Draft for comment: Neonatal Hypoglycaemia Clinical Guideline under review

Queensland Clinical Guidelines are seeking comment on the Neonatal Hypoglycaemia (v0.05) clinical guideline, currently under review. This will be the first revision of the document since 2015, and the updated version is due for publication this June.


Therapeutic Guidelines updates for January 2019

Therapeutic Guidelines has released new eTG complete updates for January 2019, including the release of new Diabetes guidelines, as well as updated topics in the Ulcer and Wound Management guidelines. 

New Diabetes guidelines: The new Diabetes guidelines have information on hospital and community care, including the management of drug-induced hyperglycaemia, and a new comparative drug table designed to help with treatment selection in patients with type 2 diabetes. Suggested protocols for intravenous insulin infusions for patients undergoing a procedure or during labour are provided. Newer technology such as continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion pumps and interstitial fluid glucose monitors are discussed. For more information see the summary of changes.


BMJ Best Practice Updates

Content update notifications

BMJ Best Practice content is updated daily. To know which updates are the most relevant for your work, BMJ’s new Behavioural Driven Interactions notification will notify you when an Important Update has been made to a topic you have looked at in the last 6 months. This will give you the opportunity to quickly update your knowledge on important changes to a topic of interest to you.


New safety and quality standards have been released

The new National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standards have been approved and come into effect from January 2019. This second edition of the national standards addresses gaps identified in the first edition, including mental health and cognitive impairment, health literacy, end-of-life care, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health. It also updates the evidence for actions, consolidates and streamlines standards and actions to make them clearer and easier to implement, and reduces duplication.