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New resource: Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Medicines Guide

It is not always possible to avoid taking medicines during pregnancy. Some women have conditions which need ongoing treatment, while others may develop or experience a new condition which may require medicine management. To help support clinical decision making CKN has now added one of the most highly requested resources in this field, the Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Medicines Guide (PBMG).


CKN now has access to more content through Clinical Key for Nursing

CKN has recently upgraded its ClinicalKey for Nursing subscription to give Queensland clinicians access to significantly more content, including 218 more books and four more journals, along with AMH Drug Monographs, Clinical Overviews, Procedures Consult and other helpful tools.


DynaMed Plus now includes the clinical practice KICA guideline for dementia amongst Indigenous Australians

The Kimberley Indigenous Cognitive Assessment (KICA) tool has now been added as a guidelines in the CKN decision support tool, DynaMed Plus.

KICA was developed in response to the need for a cognitive screening tool for older Indigenous Australians (45 years plus) living in rural and remote areas. The needs of older adults with dementia are complex. An extra degree of complexity is added for remote or rurally located Indigenous people with dementia owing to their location and cultural context.


Updates to BMJ Best Practice

BMJ Best Practice has recently been updated to include drug content from Martindale, Micromedex and BNF for Children, and to integrate medical calculators from EBMcalc.


The revised edition of Don’t Rush to Crush is now available in MIMS Online

The Don’t Rush to Crush guide to safely administering oral medicines to people with enteral feeding tubes or swallowing difficulties has been comprehensively revised and is now live in MIMS Online.

This third edition of Don’t Rush to Crush contains a total of 570 oral medicines, including 50 additions, while some monographs have been combined to assist with efficiently referencing medicines.


3D-animated procedural videos now available in BMJ Best Practice

CKN users can now access a range of 3D-animated procedural videos in BMJ Best Practice. These short guides show you how to perform common medical and surgical techniques, and include supporting information such as equipment needed, contraindications, indications, possible complications and aftercare advice.


PEMSoft to be incorporated into DynaMed Plus

Key paediatric content and interactive tools from PEMSoft are to be incorporated into DynaMed Plus, creating an inclusive tool that spans the full patient experience from newborn to adult.

DynaMed Plus is an evidence-based, clinical reference tool for use at the point-of-care. The addition of PEMSoft’s content to its already extensive topics and treatment recommendations will provide Queensland Health clinicians with a uniquely convenient and comprehensive decision support tool.


Applications for the 4th 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.


Time-based CME logging now available on ClinicalKey and ClinicalKey for Nursing

ClinicalKey and ClinicalKey for Nursing now offer users the ability to log time spent for self-directed, structured, online learning. This can be used toward the acquisition of time-based CME credits from various professional associations throughout Australia.


New Point of Care Resource: Option Grid™ Decision Aids

Option Grid™ decision aids, published by EBSCO Health, are interactive, flexible and easy-to-read tools to help patients and clinicians compare treatment options based on the best available evidence.

The decision aids focus on the questions patients most frequently ask, helping to make preference-sensitive decisions and increasing patient knowledge. The decision aids help patients share what matters most to them, enhancing communication and empowering shared decision making. Option Grid decision aids have been co-developed with patients to ensure the patient voice is heard.