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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.


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.

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.

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


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: 


Medications and Mother's Milk

CKN is currently still in negotiations with Springer Publishing regarding continued access to Medications & Mothers' Milk.  The subscription expiry message currently posted on the product’s website does not relate to CKN and should be ignored.

Questions regarding the product should be directed to the CKN Help Desk not Springer.

Please contact CKN Support on 1300 308 174 or


Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Medicines Guide - Updates

Three new medicine profiles clobetasol, povidone iodine and wood tars have been added.

A new therapeutic group: Medicines for the treatment of head lice has been added to the website. This aims to provide general advice on the use of targeted agents in pregnancy and breastfeeding.

All twenty-nine obstetric and gynaecological medcine profiles and twenty-nine respiratory medicine profiles have been reviewed and updated to provide the latest information and recommendations for use in pregnancy and breastfeeding.


ISABEL Now Formats To Your Mobile Device

ISABEL has upgraded their platform to provide a better mobile access experience. The changes allow you access to a fully compatible system on your mobile devices, laptops, tablets, etc. In addition, the latest version provides access to more robust resources like Merck Manual Professional and Medscape on all devices. You can use new features like the Likelihood Indicator as well as take advantage of the Causative Drugs feature on all devices.

An app is no longer required for mobile access. Simply access ISABEL from the CKN website on your phone or tablet from the Point of Care page. You will not be required to enter any additional institutional login details.


New 7th Edition of Australian Injectable Drugs Handbook

The new 7th Edition of the Australian Injectable Drugs Handbook (AIDH) is now available online on CKN.

The most comprehensive resource of its kind, the AIDH provides up-to-date information on injectable medicines that has become a vital resource supporting the day to day practice of pharmacists, clinicians
and nurses throughout Australia.

New features of the AIDH 7th Edition:

  • 450 Injectable Medicines (all entries fully revised)
  • 65 Antineoplastic Medicines
  • 23 New Monographs
  • 5 Antivenoms
  • Increased focus on warnings and patient monitoring
  • Expanded content on extravasation, intravenous fluids and sample infusion-rate calculations
  • A new layout for monographs
  • Easily identifiable antineoplastic monographs, now listed alphabetically with other monographs
  • Indexed and searchable supporting material
  • Device responsive

New on CKN: PDQ (Physician Data Query) Cancer Information

Content from the National Cancer Institute's (NCI) comprehensive source of cancer information, PDQ (Physician Data Query), is now searchable on CKN.

PDQ contains cancer information summaries on a wide range of cancer topics; drug information summaries on many cancer-related drugs and drug combinations; and dictionaries of general cancer terms, drug terms, and genetics terms. More than 14,000 full-text records are now searchable on CKN.

NCI also has several unique cancer resources, such as the NCI Drug Dictionary and NCI Dictionary of Genetics Terms.