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BMJ Best Practice App Renewal

Changes to BMJ Best Practice application.

CIAP have recently renewed their subscription to BMJ Best Practice application for CIAP users. As such, to continue your access to the BMJ Best Practice application, you will need to renew with BMJ Best Practice through CIAP. Download the instructions for renewal of the BMJ Best Practice App.

4th July, 2013

Can’t Access your iMIMS App?

CIAP have recently renewed their subscription to MIMS online and the iMIMS application for CIAP users.

As such, to continue your access to the iMIMS application, you will need to renew your iMIMS token through CIAP.

To renew click on the ‘Mobile Resources’ tab from the left menu while on your PC. Then select ‘iMIMS Validation’ and re-enter your email. Your token will be shown on the screen and also emailed to you. Please retain the email, so that you can manage your devices if required in the future.

4th Jul, 2013

CIAP Resource Changes

A number of changes to the resources available on CIAP have been made, which will be effective from 1 July 2013.

The following resources will not be available on CIAP from 1 July 2013:

  • Journal of the American Society of Nephrology
  • Oxford Textbook Collection
  • International Journal of Radiology Oncology Biology Physics
  • Micromedex - DISEASEDEX - Emergency Medicine
  • Medical Officers Handbook
  • Cancer Journal (including British Journal of Surgery)
  • BMJ Learning
  • Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry
  • Grays Anatomy
  • GUT

The following new resources will be included on CIAP from 1 July 2013:

  • Joanna Briggs Institute Evidence Summaries and Systematic Reviews via the Ovid platform
  • Don’t rush to crush module – included with MIMS Online
  • Blood

26th June, 2013

BMJ Learning

The CIAP subscription to BMJ Learning will not continue after June 30, 2013.

If you have a BMJ Portfolio you will still be able to use it. We recommend that you complete any outstanding learning modules by 30 June 2013. If you have any questions about this please contact the CIAP Helpdesk on 1800 824 279.

26th June, 2013

NEW Night-time CIAP Education

CIAP Overview Live Online Training sessions are now available at evening and overnight times.

Aiming to help users navigate the CIAP site and provide tips for accessing the resources and finding specific information, these Live Online sessions are now more accessible for NSW Health staff with sessions starting at 9pm, midnight and 3am over the next two months.

To register for these and a range of other useful Live Online Training sessions, click on Education from the top menu bar on the CIAP homepage, then select Live Online Training and click the registration button for your selected course date.

All CIAP Education is provided free to NSW Health staff.

11th June, 2013

New Apps available on CIAP Mobile

Mosby’s Nursing Consult and Lab Tests Online Australia are now offering downloadable apps to both Apple and Android users.

Both are available free from the Google Play store or the App store. Visit the CIAP Mobile site on your device at www.ciap.health.nsw.gov.au/mobile and tap on the Android or Apple icons to find these and other apps.

7th May, 2013

eTG complete goes mobile!

The Therapeutic Guidelines has announced the launch of a mobile-optimised version of eTG complete.

CIAP users can now connect to eTG Mobile through the CIAP Mobile website at www.ciap.health.nsw.gov.au/mobile.

On your smartphone or tablet, simply tap on eTG Mobile and enter your individual CIAP account username and password. If you do not have a CIAP individual account, you can create one on a PC within the NSW Health organisational network.

26th March, 2013

NEW! CIAP Online Education Modules 2 & 3

CIAP eLearning Modules 2 & 3: Locating Evidence and Searching for Evidence are now available on the CIAP Education page.

These education modules provide the essential foundation skills to support staff develop the expertise and knowledge they need to use the best available evidence in practice.

Locating Evidence is designed for the novice database searcher. This introductory module covers essentials such as selecting the most appropriate database and building a search strategy. Searching for Evidence is designed for database searchers who wish to refine their searching skills. The module features video clips and online tutorials that illustrate the use of both Basic and Advanced Search modes on the Ovid databases

28th February, 2013

Unable to Access MIMS / Online Journals on CIAP?

If you are unable to access MIMS or online journals on CIAP, please click here to access instructions on how to adjust your Internet Explorer settings.

February, 2013

BMJ Best Practice App

BMJ Best Practice have resolved the problem they were having with their iApp.

To regain access please delete the app from your iPhone/iPad and reinstall following these instructions.

18th January, 2013

MIMS on PDA

MIMS on PDA is no longer available or supported by MIMS.

Please note that the MIMS content residing on your PDA is out of date For further information visit MIMS on PDA

7th January, 2013

New CIAP Video Tours

CIAP has released 2 online video tours to help NSW Health staff navigate CIAP more effectively and learn about the resources available.

These video tours are especially useful for new CIAP users or those seeking basic information about CIAP resources.

CIAP Guided Tour, the first of the tours, introduces the homepage of CIAP and demonstrates how to register for home access, how to access the CIAP Specialty Guides and the CIAP Education resources. The video runs for approximately 8 minutes. It is available by clicking CIAP Guided Tour from the right hand side of the CIAP homepage.

Guide to CIAP Resources, the second tour, guides users through the left hand menu of CIAP, explaining what each of the resources can offer. The video runs for approximately 12 minutes. It is available by clicking Guide to CIAP Resources from the top of the left hand menu on the CIAP homepage.

4th December, 2012

New Search on CIAP

The basic search, available from the homepage of CIAP, provides a simple access point to search CIAP content.

The powerful advanced search allows uses to search using boolean operators and search fields. The results are relevancy ranked meaning more useful search results.

It is hoped that the new search features will better support clinicians to access the clinical information they require. For more information, please visit the user guide.

22nd November, 2012

CIAP Education Modules now on Moodle

Useful training tools to help clinical staff make the most of CIAP are now available through NSW Health’s Moodle. CIAP Education Modules are designed to help CIAP users navigate the CIAP site and manage database searches more effectively.

Module 2, Information Skills and Knowledge, and Module 3, Advanced Skills and Knowledge, are now available on the NSW Health Moodle Training site as well as on CIAP. On completion of each module and the accompanying quiz, a certificate can be created and printed. The modules can be completed as a self-directed CPD activity, which requires the number of hours spent on the activity to be documented.

To access the modules, visit the NSW Health Moodle Training site and create an account. Simply enter a username and password into the fields and click on ‘Login’.

The CIAP team is keen to receive your feedback on the modules. If you have already completed the modules, or if you do so in the future please tell CIAP about your experience by filling out the feedback form provided for each module.

24th February, 2012

BMJ Best Practice App now Available for iPhone, iPad and iTouch!

The Best Practice iApp is available to Australian iTunes subscribers and it is now free through CIAP for NSW Health staff

You will need to download and install the application on your iPhone, iPad or iTouch through the CIAP Mobile Site or the App Store.

Once this is done use your computer to access CIAP (from within your hospital / organisation or with your individual username and password) and click on BMJ Best Practice from the left hand menu. You then need to create a My Best Practice account on the right hand side of the page.

Once you have created an account, enter these details into the ‘Settings’ section of the App.

Please refer to BMJ Best Practice App Help for more information.

23rd February, 2012

New Textbook Editions Available on CIAP

Harrison’s Online 18th Edition

The 18th edition of Harrison's Online is now available on CIAP. This is a very powerful database of what is one of the medical profession's foremost text books. It is well laid out in a concise and clear manner.

Harrison’s Online also includes a PreTest Self-Assessment and Review has been designed to provide physicians with a comprehensive, relevant, and convenient instrument for self evaluation and review within the broad area of internal medicine.

Medical Officer’s Handbook (Westmead)

The 8th edition of the Medical Officer’s Handbook is a well-organized and thorough guide to selected topics in inpatient medicine. This handbook contains information about hospital diagnosis and treatment of diseases.

Topics: Cardiology, Communications, Drug & Alcohol, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Geriatrics, Haematology, Immunology, Infectious Diseases, Inotropes, Neurology, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Oncology & Palliative Care, Oral Medicine & Surgery, Psychiatry, Renal, Respiratory, Surgery, Toxicology, Vascular Risk Reduction.

30th November, 2011

The NEW ProQuest platform is now live on CIAP.

Including new search functionality and a My Research tool, users will have access to their own personal workspace to manage their research. Simply by creating a My Research profile you will be able to save and organise search strategies and references, create and save RSS feeds, manage email alerts, and create folders, tags and shared lists.

There has been problems experienced by some users depending on their browser settings. We have provided instructions to change the settings for Internet Explorer.

Training sessions and materials will be available soon on the CIAP Education Schedule or from the ProQuest migration support centre and support materials.

27th July, 2011

Welcome to the new CIAP website

CIAP launches a brand new visual identity aimed at improving the look, feel and usability of CIAP. This will make it easier for health professionals to navigate to the appropriate clinical information resources to meet their needs.

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30th May, 2011

New Textbook Editions Available on CIAP

Harrison’s Online 18th Edition

The 18th edition of Harrison's Online is now available on CIAP. This is a very powerful database of what is one of the medical profession's foremost text books. It is well laid out in a concise and clear manner.

Harrison’s Online also includes a PreTest Self-Assessment and Review has been designed to provide physicians with a comprehensive, relevant, and convenient instrument for self evaluation and review within the broad area of internal medicine.

Medical Officer’s Handbook (Westmead)

The 8th edition of the Medical Officer’s Handbook is a well-organized and thorough guide to selected topics in inpatient medicine. This handbook contains information about hospital diagnosis and treatment of diseases.

Topics: Cardiology, Communications, Drug & Alcohol, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Geriatrics, Haematology, Immunology, Infectious Diseases, Inotropes, Neurology, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Oncology & Palliative Care, Oral Medicine & Surgery, Psychiatry, Renal, Respiratory, Surgery, Toxicology, Vascular Risk Reduction.

The NEW ProQuest platform is now live on CIAP.

Including new search functionality and a My Research tool, users will have access to their own personal workspace to manage their research. Simply by creating a My Research profile you will be able to save and organise search strategies and references, create and save RSS feeds, manage email alerts, and create folders, tags and shared lists.

There has been problems experienced by some users depending on their browser settings. We have provided instructions to change the settings for Internet Explorer.

Training sessions and materials will be available soon on the CIAP Education Schedule or from the ProQuest migration support centre and support materials.

New resources on CIAP

We are pleased to announce the release of new resources on CIAP.

Informit Health Collection

Informit Health Collection provides full text access to authoritative Australian allied health and nursing content. You will find this under Nursing & Allied Health in the left menu.

TOXINZ

TOXINZ will replace Poisindex which was available via Micromedex. TOXINZ contains information regarding toxic compounds and the management of poisoned patients designed to meet Australasian requirements. You will find this under ‘Medicines Information’ in the left menu.

Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation (Briggs)

Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation provides an A-Z listing of drugs by generic name for pregnancy and lactation. Each monograph summarises the known and/or possible effects of the drug on the fetus and known/possible passage of the drug into the human breast milk. This title can be found in the ‘Full CIAP Book List’ in the left menu.

Grays Anatomy 40th Edition

Grays Anatomy provides to the user enhanced and updated artwork throughout the text's 2,000 images that utilise full colour and provide a consistent, coherent view of every anatomical detail. This title can be found under ‘Online Books’ in the left menu.

iMIMS is HERE!

iMIMS is an iApp available to Australian iTunes subscribers and it is available through CIAP now for NSW Health staff! You will need to download and install the application on your iPhone. Once this is done use your computer to access CIAP (from within your hospital / organisation or with your individual username and password) and click on Mobile Resources then the MIMS iPhone / PDA Validation Link from the left hand menu. You then need to complete the information on the left hand side of the page. Once you have completed the online form an automatic token is generated. This token is displayed on your screen with instructions on how to enter it in the iMIMS application on your iPhone. Please refer to Process for downloading iMIMS for CIAP iPhone users or iMIMS FAQs for further information.

18th April 2011

December 2010

New CIAP Mobile Resource

Micromedex is now available as a downloadable App for iPhones. If you are interested in acquiring this please access the CIAP mobile (www.ciap.health.nsw.gov.au/mobile) site by using your web enabled smart phone and click on ‘Micromedex Drug Information’

21st December 2010

AusDI Advanced

AusDI Advanced is a new drug database that has been included on the CIAP site. It is an Australian product endorsed by the Pharmacy Board of Australia as a listed reference for prescription products and drug interactions. You will find AusDI Advanced under ‘Medicines Information’ in the left hand menu on CIAP.

AusDI Advanced includes the following information:

  • Independent generic drug monographs including detailed information on active ingredient, off-label indications, and international adverse events
  • Full medicines product information (PIs)
  • Consumer Medicines Information (CMIs)
  • Fully searchable drug product images by colour, markings and shape
  • Potential drug interactions
  • Full-text, evidence-based drug, drug-class and complementary medicines monographs developed independently of pharmaceutical company influence
  • Patient counselling points
  • Patient monitoring recommendations
  • Laboratory value alterations
  • Precautions for geriatric patients

6th December 2010

September 2010

CIAP Smartphone Resources

CIAP has now provided internet-enabled mobile versions for smartphones to our most popular resources. To access these you will need to have an individual registration for CIAP.

All three drug resources also have downloads available for PDAs. To access all smartphone and PDA drug resources freely available for CIAP users please click on ‘Mobile Resources’ in the left hand menu. Micromedex will also require you to enter a customer number, username and password which you will find at the bottom of the mobileMicromedex page.

* To access BMJ Best Practice please navigate to the CIAP page, choose ‘Clinical Decision Support’ and then BMJ Best Practice. You will need to register yourself with the BMJ Best Practice website.

6th September 2010

July 2010

CIAP Learning Modules

CIAP is pleased to announce the release of Module 1 and 2 of the CIAP Learning Modules.

The CIAP Learning Modules have been developed to:

  • Ensure that a CIAP user has basic computer skills and knowledge competencies that enables them to access and use CIAP effectively.
  • Enable someone who has basic computer skills and knowledge to generate an effective search outcome from use of CIAP.

Modules 3 and 4 are currently being developed and will be released before the end of the year.

28th July 2010

New Resources on CIAP

CIAP is pleased to provide the following new resources:

Decision Support Tools

Medicines Information

  • BNF Children - British National Formulary, medicines information for children.

Nursing and Allied Health

Coming Soon

  • MIMS and AMH for web-enabled mobile phones.

If you require more information regarding these resources please contact ciap@hss.health.nsw.gov.au.

8th July 2010

June 2010

MIMS Online Interface has changed

MIMS Online is the web-based version of MIMS. It includes full and abbreviated product information (PI), consumer medical information (CMI), product images with advanced searching options and DrugAlert - our drug interaction checker.

The interface looks cleaner and there is more functionality available when searching for drug information.

For more information please go to the User Guides & Tutorials page and click on MIMS Basic Users Guide.

1st June 2010

April 2010

Individual Accounts - Home Access

CIAP has enabled individual accounts for home access for all CIAP users.

Your home access account must first be set up from a PC logged onto a NSW Health computer network at work, before you can use it from home. Please click on the ‘Register’ button at the top right hand side of the CIAP homepage, fill in the form and click ‘submit’. You will be sent an activation email to all email addresses that you have entered in the registration form. You will be required to click on the link located in one of the emails to activate your registration.

28th April 2010

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