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Zika virus evidence for CKN users on DynaMed Plus

In view of the global concern over the outbreak of the Zika virus, both EBSCO (DynaMed Plus) and Elsevier (The Lancet) have provided information and clinical evidence about the virus, which is of particular importance given the potential risks for Queensland.

EBSCO has made available free access to a comprehensive summary of the clinical evidence related to Zika virus in DynaMed Plus.


Zika Virus Information on Elsevier Connect - The Lancet

In view of the global concern over the outbreak of the Zika virus, both Elsevier and The Lancet have created a Zika Virus Resource Center on Elsevier Connect with the latest updates, research, reviews, editorials, correspondence and commentary to help healthcare professionals, medical researchers, policy makers, the media and members of the public better understand the outbreak.

The info center is advised by clinicians and professional editors and will be continually updated with the most current research and evidence-based information available.


New to CKN: BMJ Learning

BMJ Learning is a leading provider of online learning for clinicians. It features over 1,000 evidence-based, independent and peer-reviewed modules to help you keep up-to-date with the latest advancements in healthcare.

Modules are available in a range of interactive formats including video, audio and 3D animation, and take on average 30-45 minutes to complete. You can plan and record your activities in the free BMJ Portfolio, and download certificates as evidence of your learning.

To access BMJ Learning, go to from a computer within the Queensland Health network, or access remotely from the Point of Care section of


October, Australia’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October, Australia’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Juliet Marconi: - October is Breast Cancer awareness month.

See the Cairns Hospital Library & Knowledge Centre Oncology specialty guide for library, CKN and other online resources related to oncology and cancer care. Consumer health information page available.


Introducing the new face of the CKN

The CKN is a proudly QLD resource, and in changing the look and feel we wanted to make it as local as possible. We even thought about using a Maroon colour scheme. Keeping it local and relevant extends to using real QLD clinicians in the images and artwork featured on the site. In fact the new “face of CKN” belongs to Associate Professor Ann Rudden from Robina Hospital, originally from the USA, but now an 18-year Queenslander. We asked Ann to provide a bit of background about herself.