Clinicians Health Channel Resources
The Clinicians Health Channel is an information portal providing free access to current, accurate and reliable sources of information for doctors, nurses and allied health professionals working in the Victorian public health sector. It’s a clinical information repository of up-to-date evidence-based material for point of care decision making, for research and ongoing education.
It has a strong clinical focus incorporating everything from best practice reviews, drug and medication databases to online electronic journal content.
Access Management Tools
- EBSCO A-to-Z® Resources List
A-to-Z® is a comprehensive list of links to all electronic resources available from the CHC. A-to-Z® provides access to Full-text databases, e-journals and e-journal packages, e-books, and open access resources. An Athens username and password is required to access content on this site.
For more information on Athens access to the CHC resources and how to register for Athens, please Click Here.
Full Text Resources
- BMJ British Medical Journal
- An international peer reviewed online medical journal, updated daily with the BMJ’s latest original research, education, news, and comment articles, as well as podcasts, videos, and blogs.
- CINAHL® Plus with Full Text (+ mobile version)
- The Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health, provides authoritative coverage of the literature related to allied health and nursing. It includes the full text for more than 770 journals and 270 books. plus legal cases, clinical innovations, critical paths, drug records, research instruments and clinical trials. There are also Evidence-Based Care Sheets and Quick Lessons available in full text.
- Clinical Skills Online
- The Clinical Skills Online (CSO) is a project aimed at providing online videos demonstrating core clinical skills common to a wide range of medical and health-based courses. This project has been funded by the Higher Education Academy Subject Centre for Medicine, Dentistry and Veterinary Medicine (UK). These videos are hosted via YouTube.
- Harrison's Online – 18th edition
- Featuring the complete contents of Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine, 18e, Harrison’s Online – 18th edition is an authoritative American textbook of internal medicine for all members of the medical profession, including internists, junior doctors and medical students. Harrison's Online – 18th edition is regularly updated to highlight and summarise newly published articles on significant medical findings and advances, and includes 25 new chapters and features more than 100 new authors.
- JAMA Network Journals
- Published by the American Medical Association, the JAMA Network Journals (formally known as JAMA® & Archives Journals) are amongst the most widely circulated, peer-reviewed, general medical journals in the world. The JAMA Network brings JAMA together with the nine JAMA specialty journals to offer enhanced access to the research, reviews, and perspectives shaping the future of medicine.
- Journal of Advanced Nursing
- The “Journal of Advanced Nursing” (JAN) is an international, peer-reviewed, scientific journal, focusing on evidence-based nursing, midwifery and healthcare. It publishes contemporary research for nursing practice, education, management and policy.
- Journal of Clinical Nursing
- An international, peer reviewed, scientific journal of nursing and midwifery practice. It publishes papers on issues related to clinical nursing, including ambulatory care, community care, family care, home, hospital, practice, primary and secondary, and public health.
- The Lancet
- One of the world's best known, oldest, and most respected peer-reviewed general medical journals. It publishes original research and review articles, editorials, book reviews, correspondence, as well as news features and case reports.
- The Medical Journal of Australia (eMJA)
- Australia's leading peer-reviewed journal of medical practice and clinical research. It’s the official journal of the Australian Medical Association, publishing editorials, original articles, case reports, and letters. The full text of every issue since January 2002 is available on their website.
- The New England Journal of Medicine
- NEJM is a peer-reviewed medical journal published by the Massachusetts Medical Society. It is the most widely read, cited, and influential general medical periodical in the world, bringing physicians the best research and key information on biomedical science and clinical best practice.
- STAT!Ref® Dental eBooks (+ mobile version)
- STAT!Ref® online is a searchable healthcare reference that integrates core titles with evidence-based resources and innovative tools in one site. It includes full-text, top-tier dental titles from reputable authors, publishers and societies.
Point Of Care Resources
- Best Practice
- Step-by-step decision-support information that’s structured around the patient consultation, covering diagnosis, treatment, management and prevention. It includes 10,000 diagnoses, over 3,000 diagnostic tests, and 4,000 diagnostic and treatment guidelines.
- DynaMed™ (+ mobile version)
- An evidence-based point of care clinical reference tool with clinically-organized summaries for more than 3,200 topics. It monitors the content of over 500 medical journals and systematic evidence review databases.
Bibliographic Research Databases
- Australian Indigenous ClinicalInfoNet (ClinicalInfoNet) is a web resource to assist doctors, nurses and Aboriginal Health Workers in their decision-making processes and inform options relating to chronic disease management for Indigenous people. Funded by the Department of Health and Ageing, ClinicalInfoNet covers the key chronic diseases contributing to the burden of disease in Indigenous people; including: cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, kidney disease, and cancer.
- The Cochrane Library
- A collection of evidence-based databases, including over 4,000 Cochrane reviews exploring the evidence for and against the effectiveness and appropriateness of treatments (medications, surgery, education, etc).
- Embase.com® delivers comprehensive, authoritative, reliable coverage of the most relevant biomedical literature, with over 23 million indexed records and more than 7,500 current, mostly peer-reviewed journals.
- MEDLINE® (Index) (+ mobile version)
- MEDLINE® is the US National Library of Medicine's premier bibliographic database of life sciences and biomedical information with over 18 million records from 5,000+ publications. It provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, pharmacy, dentistry, pre-clinical sciences, biology and biochemistry.
- PsycINFO® (+ mobile version)
- An abstract and citation database devoted to peer-reviewed professional and academic literature in behavioural science and mental health. Produced by the American Psychological Association its coverage is worldwide, and includes references and abstracts to over 1,300 journals.
- PubMed is a free medical database that comprises more than 22 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites.
- TRIP Database
- Turning Research into Practice (TRIP) Database is a clinical search engine established online in 1997, which is designed to allow users to quickly and easily find and use high-quality research evidence to support their practice and/or care. TRIP Database provides research evidence and also allows clinicians to search across other content types including images, videos, patient information leaflets, educational courses and news.
Drug Information Resources
- Australian Medicines Handbook (+ mobile)
- An independent medicines reference tool providing concise, practical, peer-reviewed, comparative drug information for medical practitioners, pharmacists, nurses and students.
- DRUGDEX® MICROMEDEX® 2.0
- A comprehensive source of referenced drug information for evidence-based practice and a recognised standard for drug utilization, review and screening.
- MIMS Online and Drug Alert (+ mobile and iMIMS)
- The web-based version of MIMS, including full and abbreviated product information (PI), consumer medical information (CMI), product images and the DrugAlert interaction checker.
- Paediatric Pharmacopoeia
- Paediatric Pharmacopoeia advises prescribers, pharmacists, nurses and other health care professionals on doses for paediatric patients. It is compiled and edited by pharmacists from the Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne, following extensive literature consultation and paediatric specialist review.
- POISINDEX® MICROMEDEX® 2.0
- An evidence-based resource to help clinicians quickly identify, manage and treat toxicological exposures. It includes ingredient information for commercial, pharmaceutical, and biological substances with treatment protocols (including information on 350,000 + commercial products, chemicals, drugs, toxic plants, and animals).
- Therapeutic Guidelines - eTG Complete (+ mobile)
- Therapeutic Guidelines are disease-oriented guidelines for prescribing and give clear, practical and succinct recommendations for therapy in an Australian context. eTG complete includes all Therapeutic Guidelines titles integrated in a single resource.
- NHMRC Clinical Guidelines Portal
- This Clinical Practice Guidelines Portal has been developed to help Australian clinicians and policy-makers access high quality, evidence-based clinical practice guidelines, produced for Australian practice, via a single entry point. Clinical practice guidelines are systematically developed statements to assist practitioner and patient decisions about appropriate health care for specific circumstances. Over 1500 documents have been assessed for inclusion on this Portal.
- Victorian State Burns Clinical Practice Guidelines
- The Victorian State Burns Clinical Practice Guidelines are a joint initiative between the Victorian state wide burns services at The Alfred hospital and Royal Children’s Hospital. The aim of these guidelines is to provide a more consistent standard of burns management, particularly in the early stages post injury, in order to improve outcomes for those who are injured. These guidelines can assist health care professionals caring for adults or children with burn injuries in the primary care setting; including emergency department staff, general practitioners, physicians, general surgeons, nurses and paramedics.