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Oct
5

ClinicalKey App

The ClinicalKey App is now avilable to CKN users.

Leverage insights for better patient outcomes anytime, anywhere with the ClinicalKey mobile app – available for both Apple® and Android™ devices. ClinicalKey helps clinicians rapidly access evidence-based, peer reviewed information to improve speed to accurate diagnosis and treatment.

Download the app for IOS and Android.

Sep
19

New on CKN: RBO Visual Library

CKN now provides access to The Red Book Online (RBO) Visual Library.

The library includes more than 2,700 images related to infectious diseases for use in diagnosis and presentations, including clinical manifestations, disease vectors, and etiology. The images can also be downloaded as PowerPoint slides to include in your presentations.

Sep
12

Easy Linking to CKN Resources Pages

With CKN’s latest technical update you can now link directly to the Medicines, Point of Care, Research Databases and other resources pages in the side menu, using the page URL, e.g. https://www.ckn.org.au/decision-support/medicines. This is helpful if you want to include direct links to them when creating internal documents and guides, newsletters or emails. CKN users will have direct access to these pages while on site at their hospital, or they can simply access them by logging in with their CKN Account details if working at home or remotely.

 

Sep
5

Sepsis Awareness Month – Suspect sepsis. Save lives.

September is Sepsis Awareness Month.

Marijke Vroomen Durning, Director of Content at Sepsis Alliance, authored the following blog post for BioMed Central about Sepsis and the importance of raising awareness.

http://blogs.biomedcentral.com/on-medicine/2017/09/04/sepsis-awareness-month-suspect-sepsis-save-lives/

Aug
28

Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Medicines Guide - August Update

Two new medicine fact sheets, clozapine and imipramine have been added to the resource.

A ginger CAM monograph has been added online to provide evidence-based pregnancy and breastfeeding safety information.

All 65 psychotropic medicine profiles have been reviewed and updated to provide the latest information and recommendations for use in pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Two new medicine monographs, ingenol mebutate and secukinumab have been added online.

Jul
25

New Dictionary: A Dictionary of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy

CKN now provides access to Oxford's A Dictionary of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy.

This dictionary provides up-to-date definitions of the terms used in the related fields of occupational science and occupational therapy. Entries cover a broad range of topics from activities of daily living and autonomy to task-oriented approach and work–life balance and have a clear occupational focus. They provide an overview of the complex nature of human occupation and the impact of illness, injury, social exclusion, marginalization, or transition, for example, on occupation and well-being. Descriptions and analysis are backed up by key theories from related areas such as anthropology, sociology, and medicine.

Jul
24

MedCalc 3000 is now EBMcalc

MedCalc 3000 is now EBMcalc! EBMcalc is a unique computerized medical reference and tool set. EBMcalc encompasses a wide array of pertinent medical formulae, clinical criteria sets and decision tree analysis tools used everyday by clinicians, medical educators, nurses and health care students of all types. To practice, teach and learn medicine based on solid, literature based data, practitioners are easily overwhelmed by the breadth of information that they must master. EBMcalc helps simplify this task by assembling easy to use, interactive tools used to learn Evidence Based Medicine.
Jul
24

Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Medicines Guide - July Update

  • A new therapeutic group: Complementary and alternative medicines (CAM) used in pregnancy and breastfeeding has been added to the website. This aims to provide general advice on the use of CAM in pregnancy and breastfeeding.
  • A St John’s wort CAM monograph has been added online to provide evidence-based pregnancy and breastfeeding safety information.
  • All 51 gastrointestinal medicine profiles have been reviewed and updated to provide the latest information and recommendations for use in pregnancy and breastfeeding.
  • An apremilast medicine monograph, a medicine used for the treatment of active psoriatic arthritis has been added online.
Jul
20

Therapeutic Guidelines eTG Complete - July 2017 Update

The July 2017 release of eTG Complete is now available and includes updated Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) information. If a drug is available on the PBS, there is an icon beside the dosing information in the blue dose panels. Click on the icon to check for information on PBS restrictions, brand names, pack sizes, number of repeats, and links to product information (PI) and consumer medicines information (CMI).

eTG PBS Icon

Jul
3

MIMS Ingredient Name Changes

MIMS are updating medicine ingredient names as part of a push to support the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) project to harmonise with names used internationally. 

MIMS will begin referring to these ingredients by their International Non-proprietary Names (INNs), however, users may continue to search by the old Australian Approved Names (AANs) if preferred.

A cumulative list of the changes can be found here: http://mims.com.au/index.php/news/ingredient-name-changes 

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