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AccessMedicine offers a wide range of educational resources, including key textbooks and quick reference guides, 3D anatomy modules, flashcards and review questions, infographics, case studies, and video patient interviews. Be sure to explore the 'Multimedia' and 'Study Tools' menus.

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BMJ Learning courses are designed to help you learn at every stage of your career. It is free for Monash Health employees and includes hundreds of interactive, peer reviewed learning modules, written by experts from BMJ. BMJ Learning is accredited by the Australian College of Nursing and the Royal Australasian College of Physicians. Earn CME credit for completing courses. 

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Access a range of 3D-animated procedural videos in BMJ Best Practice. These short guides show you how to perform common medical and surgical techniques, and include supporting information such as equipment needed, contraindications, indications, possible complications and aftercare advice. Videos are included on ascitic drainage, aspiration and injection, catheter insertion, insertion of intercostal drains, nasogastric tube insertion, ventilation, suturing techniques and tracheal intubation.

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Procedural videos via BMJ Best Practice - from Ascitic drainage to Nasogastric tube insertion ...and more!

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ClinicalKey for Nursing cover the topics of preventing re-admissions, never events, provider-preventable conditions, patient safety, medication safety, patient satisfaction, pain management, transition of care, discharge planning, staff development, nurse orientation, simulation, mentoring and evidence-based Nursing.

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Evidentia Learning offers free eLearning modules in the field of child maltreatment. These modules are developed in partnership with experts and includes topics such as trauma informed care, child sex trafficking, child abuse and neglect. 

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Nursing Australia

A news and education podcast for Australian Nurses, working together towards a healthier Australia. Proudly presented by APNA, the Australian Primary Health Care Nurses Association.

Straight A Nursing

Get useful tips, clinical wisdom, nursing inspiration and exploration of key topics from Straight A Nursing. Join Nurse Mo to learn about a wide range of topics ranging from the basics of nursing care to complicated cases seen in the ICU.

Australian Associations

  • CareSearch 
    • Provides trustworthy information about palliative care for patients, carers and families as well as for the health professionals providing their care. 
  • World Wide Wounds 
    • An Internet-only electronic wound care journal, published by the Surgical Materials Testing Laboratory. The premier online resource for dressing materials and practical wound management information.
  • Australian Nursing & Midwifery Federation 
    • (ANMF) offers nurses and midwives three separate professional development training rooms to assist you to meet your Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements for continued registration each year.
    • The ANMF regularly adds new training modules to each of its training rooms with the new topics being derived directly from the requests of nurses and midwives.
  • Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia 
    • Provides professional codes & guidelines for nursing and midwifery practice in Australia. 
  • Australian College of Nursing 
    • (ACN) offers flexible online education designed for nurses by nurses with a strong clinical focus and evidence based practice.
  • Australian College of Nurse Practitioners

International Associations

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Monash Health Library provides educational resources, group training, webinars and individual consultations on evidence based practice including guidance on literature searching, appraising and managing search results.

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