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BMJ Best Practice – New mobile app

The updated BMJ Best Practice app has a new user interface and an enhanced search available online and offline. It also takes up less space on devices. Access here. The new app is available to all Queensland Health clinicians. To download the app you will need to have a “personal account” with BMJ Best Practice. For more information, go to CKN’s Mobile Resources page.


DynaMed Plus outscored all point-of-care reference competitors, including UpToDate®, for overall product quality in KLAS 2016 CDS report. Again.

With any major purchase or investment in your life it’s important to do your homework. You gather information to educate and empower you to make the right purchasing decision for you, your family and your life. The common factor in these purchases? Quality. This same kind of thought process also happens inside the world of hospitals. Purchasing and investing in tools for doctors to find the right information to help treat and care for patients can be extremely overwhelming. Many of those individuals or teams that are responsible for buying these products follow the same course of action that we do as consumers when faced with a significant purchase.


Spotlight on JAMA Report Tutorials

The JAMA Report is a weekly video and audio new release highlighting stduies appearing in the JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association), the most widely circulated medical journal in the world. The JAMA Report uses interviews with researchers and patients to summarize important findings from new research and review articles. Broadcast-quality files are made available for download free of charge along with B-roll, scripts, and other images.

Access JAMA Report tutorials here -


Primary Clinical Care Manual 9th edition

Available now on CKN – Queensland Health’s Primary Clinical Care Manual 9th edition (PCCM) is the principal clinical reference and policy document for health professionals working in diverse and rural and remote health service settings and contains clinical guidelines and Health Management Protocols. The PCCM supports best practice in rural and remote health care.


Updates to the Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Medicines Guide

New medicine profiles added
Three new medicine profiles, aclidinium, indacaterol and umeclidinium with vilanterol have been added online.

Five new facts sheets uploaded
Agomelatine, aripiprazole, lorazepam, nortriptyline and zuclopenthixol medicine fact sheets have been added to the medicine profiles. All fact sheets aim to complement verbal counselling by health care professionals.

Anti-infective medicine profiles revised
All 128 anti-infective medicine profiles have been recently reviewed and updated to provide the latest information and recommendations for use in pregnancy and breastfeeding.


Updates to the Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Medicines Guide

New medicine profiles added

Three new medicine profiles dapoxetinemirabegron and tafluprost have been added online.

Eye, ear, nose and throat medicine profiles and genitourinary medicine profiles revised

All 43 eye, ear, nose and throat medicine profiles and 14 genitourinary medicine profiles have been recently reviewed and updated to provide the latest information and recommendations for use in pregnancy and breastfeeding.


BMJ Learning via CKN

BMJ Learning is moving to a new platform for integration into learning management systems. All existing trials to BMJ Learning including CKN have ceased and are being turned off.


CKN never takes a break …

So you can enjoy the festive season!

Summer in Queensland is a wonderful holiday time for most people.  It is also the season in which we typically experience severe storms, cyclones and floods.

CKN is designed to remain operational 24/7 through the worst conditions, as demonstrated during the 2011 Queensland floods.

Even if QHEPS is temporarily unavailable at your hospital, CKN can still be accessed via the internet using a QH PC, offsite PC, or personal mobile device.

Remember: whatever the weather is doing outside this summer, if you have the internet, you have CKN!

To access CKN via a mobile device or offsite PC, you will need to register for a CKN Account – something we recommend all clinicians do as soon as possible, particularly if you are likely to be working during the festive season.

Registering for a CKN account is easy and literally only takes a few minutes.


BMJ Case Reports

Queensland Health maintains an active subscription to BMJ Case Reports.

To submit a Case Report, the person(s) submitting must specify that they are from Queensland Health and not a specific health service or hospital.  The BMJ Case Report code for submissions is 200780.

Please contact the CKN HelpDesk if additional guidance is required to complete your submission.


eTG complete by Therapeutic Guidelines

For the November 2016 eTG complete release, the formats of tables and drug recommendations have been improved. In response to user feedback, the drug index has been expanded to include drugs and doses displayed in tables, and the drug index will continue to be expanded over the coming year.

To access the drug index, click on the black Browse drug index button underneath the main search box on the eTG complete home page. Type the generic name of the drug to see a drop-down list of indications for which the drug is recommended in eTG complete. Clicking on an entry will take you to the dose regimen for the indication.