Clinical Information Access Portal (CIAP)

CIAP provides access to clinical information and resources to support evidence-based practice at the point of care.

CIAP is available to all staff working in the NSW public health system.

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For detailed information see the CIAP Learning Centre.

CIAP Newsletter

CIAP News November Edition Now Available

The November edition of the monthly CIAP Newsletter is now available.

The newsletter contains information about CIAP resources to try, tips and tricks in Gems on CIAP, information about CIAP education events and an Article in Focus for you to browse. To view the newsletter or to subscribe to receive it directly to your inbox each month, click on the CIAP Newsletter button from the right column on CIAP.

1st October 2015

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CIAP needs your comments

Following continuing requests from NSW Health clinicians, CIAP is investigating a statewide licence for UpToDate Anywhere.

Your feedback to assess the value of UpToDate in terms of content, authoritativeness and relevance to the NSW Health setting is sought through a short survey running in October.

Benefits of a statewide subscription to UpToDate include stability and equity of access from multiple locations and devices. Responses to the survey will remain confidential.

The survey will be available on the CIAP website until 30 October.

12th October 2015

User Guides

New Features in the Clinical Equipment User Manual Library

Recall/Alert feature specific to medical equipment now available.

The Clinical Equipment User Manual Library provides access to manufacturer-supplied product-specific user manuals, directions for use, operating instructions, quick-start guides and troubleshooting guides for a wide range of clinical equipment used in hospitals.

It has introduced a new Recall/Alert feature specific to medical equipment. To view any recalls or alerts that have been received by the User Manual Library, search for a device by selecting the brand name or manufacturer and then the device from the main menu. The Recalls/Alerts will be displayed on the right of the page.

If you have received a recall or alert for a piece of equipment you can contribute this information to the Clinical Equipment User Manual Library via email.

The Clinical Equipment User Manual Library is available through 'Tools' in the left menu on the CIAP homepage.

16th September 2015

CIAP Team at Expo

CIAP at HealthShare NSW & eHealth NSW Expo

On Friday 14 August, CIAP joined many other programs from HealthShare NSW and eHealth NSW exhibiting at the HealthShare NSW & eHealth NSW Expo.

The CIAP stand enjoyed a busy day, with visitors from across the Local Health Districts, Ministry of Health and NSW Ambulance stopping by to ask questions and pick up some information. Newly updated user guides were available in print along with the latest edition of the monthly CIAP newsletter, which focused on the wide range of rehabilitation resources available through CIAP. The Learning Centre was particularly popular, with many of the visitors to the stand interested in attending upcoming face to face workshops or utilising the eLearning modules, which focus on searching for evidence and evidence-based practice.

A highlight was the service awards presentation at the end of the day where the CIAP team was one of four finalists in the Creating Value category. “The team was honoured to be nominated amongst strong competition. Congratulations to the Food Service Improvement Program who took out the award,” said Manager, Marie Pryor.

28th August, 2015

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Mobile Resources

The CIAP website has a responsive design, making it easy to view on your smartphone or tablet.

You can browse the CIAP website on your mobile device if you have an internet connection. You will require a 'My CIAP Account' to access the resources when browsing this way, which you can create from a work computer by selecting 'My CIAP Account' from the top of the CIAP homepage.

Many of the CIAP resources are also available via downloadable apps for your mobile device. A new easy to navigate mobile help page lists all the apps available and provides detailed instructions for how to download, access, renew and manage a range of apps provided by CIAP resources and other NSW Health Agencies. Navigate to, and select 'Mobile' from the top menu bar to view.

A new detailed Apps Download user guide can be found in the Learning Centre located in the top menu bar on CIAP.

30th July, 2015

Continuing Professional Development


Information about how CIAP can contribute to your Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is now available.

CIAP provides a diverse range of learning activities to facilitate your CPD. Information about these activities, and methods of documentation can now be found by clicking the CIAP for CPD icon on the homepage.

7th April, 2015