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Perioperative Nursing: Databases

Resources to suport Perioperative Nursing.


Recommended Databases

The following databases are accessible to registered Queensland Health employees via CKN:
  • Clinical Key Nursing
  • Cochrane Llibrary
  • Embase
  • Medline
  • Nursing Reference Center Plus
  • PubMed
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Australian Websites and Databases

Australia Image  Healthdirect Australia

Healthdirect is an Australian Federal Government health portal – links to information on a range of topics, organisations and resources for the Australian health consumer.

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Evidence Based Practice Databases

Using PubMed in Evidence-Based Practice (Training)
When conducting research, evidence-based practice is a method for framing clinical questions that will help yield optimal search results. is a free research tool from the National Library of Medicine®. This course will show you how to use evidence-based practice when searching clinical questions using PubMed®. This course includes:·Scenarios,Try-It Exercises, and Additional Training.

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Search Filters


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What are search filters? (Flinders University)

Topic search filters: a systematic scoping review. / Damarell RA, May N, Hammond S, Sladek RM, Tieman JJ. Health Info Libr J. 2018 Dec 21. doi: 10.1111/hir.12244.