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Pharmacovigilance Searching on Embase

Embase has nine search forms: Quick, PICO, PV Wizard, Advanced, Drug, Disease, Device, Article and Authors. Earlier this year Embase introduced a new PV Wizard search form on their platform. The PV search form enables Embase users to build structured, comprehensive pharmacovigilance and literature monitoring search queries in an easy and fast manner. 

PV Wizard search form includes 5 key elements: drug name, alternative drug names, adverse drug reactions, special conditions and human limits. For more information about the PV Wizard search form, please click the following links:


Prescribing during pregnancy - Drugs During Pregnancy and Lactation: Treatment Options and Risk Assessment (Third Edition, 2015)

There are valuable resources available under eBooks’ on drug safety and prescribing during pregnancy. "Drugs During Pregnancy and Lactation: Treatment Options and Risk Assessment" is a ‘fast look up’ and ‘accessible’ text to provide advice on prescribing during pregnancy. Find this text under eBooks’ You can also find it here.


New 8th edition of Talley & O'Connor's Clinical Examination now available

The new 8th edition of Talley & O'Connor's Clinical Examination is now available on ClinicalKey.

The book has been renamed from ‘Clinical Examination: A Systematic Guide to Physical Diagnosis’ to 'Talley & O'Connor's Clinical Examination’.

Find the new resource here


Call for Expressions of Interest – MIMS Honorary Advisory Board

This Call for Expressions of Interest will remain open for twenty-one (21) days and closes at 5:00 pm on Friday, 3 November 2017 (AEDT).

A call by MIMS for Expressions of Interest to serve on the MIMS Honorary Advisory Board is now being made. MIMS is the leading supplier of trusted, quality, independent medicines information to Australian and New Zealand healthcare professionals.

Find further information here


Pregnancy & Breastfeeding Medicines Guide (PBMG) no longer available

Pregnancy & Breastfeeding Medicines Guide (PBMG) is no longer available on CKN. Coverage of this topic can be found in these other related available resources:

Drugs and Lactation Database (LactMed)
Lactation & Drugs Database | Toxicology | Drug & Breastfeeding Compatibility | Adverse Effects | Therapeutic Alternatives | Chemical Safety | Environmental Health

Medications and Mothers’ Milk
Lactation & Drugs Database | Drug & Breastfeeding Compatibility | Adverse Effects | Relative Infant Risks | Adult Pharmacokinetics | Herbal & Alternative Substances |

Prescribing Medicines in Pregnancy Database
Pregnancy & Drugs Information


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.


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.


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. 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.



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.


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.