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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.


New eBook added to CKN: Advanced Paediatric Life Support : a practical approach to emergencies, 2016 6th Edition

Advanced Paediatric Life Support is the internationally renowned manual on emergency paediatric care, written to support the course run by the Advanced Life Support Group. Using their structured approach, a tried and tested practical method of treating children during the crucial first few hours of a life threatening illness or injury, Advanced Paediatric Life Support is used by doctors, nurses and allied health professionals dealing with emergencies in children. Its clear layout and straightforward style make it a highly practical tool both for training and in the event of an emergency.

The sixth edition includes major new features bringing it right up to date, including:


New Resource: Nursing Reference Centre Plus

CKN has added a new resource specifically for nurses - Nursing Reference Center Plus. This is a comprehensive reference tool designed to provide relevant, evidence-based clinical resources to nurses, directly at the point-of-care. It offers the best available and most recent clinical information from thousands of full-text documents.


Paediatric Injectable Guidelines are now available on CKN

Clinicians treating paediatric patients now have access to authoritative injectable drugs guidelines. The Paediatric Injectable Guidelines (PIG) is a decision support tool compiled by pharmacists at The Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne to assist in the safe and effective administration of injectable medicines in children. The guidelines have been developed to provide concise and consistent, practical information for clinicians on medicines administration.


What’s new in Therapeutic Guidelines: Cardiovascular version 7?

The March 2018 release of eTG complete includes a comprehensive update of the Cardiovascular guidelines. They emphasise individualised, patient-centred therapy to optimise the treatment and prevention of common cardiovascular conditions.