Items marked with an * are recommended starting points.
For detailed advice on a specific patient it is highly recommended that you contact a specialised information service e.g. Mothersafe (02) 9382 6539 if calling from Sydney or 1800 647 848 if calling from country NSW.
General information on drugs plus nursing considerations
For more information contact your local hospital pharmacy department or the NSW Medicines Information Centre
Your local hospital Pharmacy Department may have information on SAS and trial drugs in use in your hospital, or contact the NSW Medicines Information Centre
Your local hospital Pharmacy Department can assist with information on medicines and may hold specialist texts and journals not available on CIAP.
The NSW Medicines Information Centre is a free service which provides information on all aspects of medication use. They may be contacted by phone or email.
The NSW Poisons Information Centre provides the latest poisons information to the public, and toxicology advice to health professions on the management of poisoned and envenomed patients. Telephone advice is available 24/7 on 131126 from anywhere in Australia.
The Hunter Drug Information Service provides medicines information and therapeutic advice to health professionals. Telephone advice is available on 02 4014 3695, Monday to Friday, 8.30am – 5pm or alternatively through email.
NOTE: Many of the books on CIAP contain useful information on drugs and their use. Use the subject index to locate books on particular specialties e.g. toxicology, cardiology etc
Developed by NSW Medicines Information Centre January 2009 Revised July 2014