Clinical guidelines on the safest and most effective use of vaccines. Includes guidance on vaccination for special risk groups including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, international travel, children and pregnant and breastfeeding women.
Australian Government provider
Print updated every few years
Website updated periodically as required E- alert for updates
Searchable drug database of peer-reviewed and fully referenced information on maternal and infant levels of drugs, possible effects on breastfed infants and on lactation, and alternate drugs to consider.
US Government provider
Website updated weekly if new information available
Evidence-based drug information to assist in answering clinical queries. It is composed of several databases that can be searched separately or through an integrated index. Database topics include drugs, alternative medicine, toxicological managements, reproductive risks, and acute/emergency care.
Concise referenced monographs for natural products, including effectiveness and safety ratings, adverse reactions, interactions and patient information plus clinical tools such as drug interaction checker, and effectiveness checker.
Comprehensive database with evidence-based monographs on dietary supplements and complementary therapies. Includes evidence-grading scales, drug-herb interaction checker and other tools to support decision-making.
Print ‘Herb and supplement guide’ and other books Online updated regularly
Handheld electronic devices updated annually
Practical information and recommendations on medicines use during pregnancy and breastfeeding including Australian Pregnancy risk category. Published by the Pharmacy Department Royal Women’s Hospital,Melbourne.
In the process of being updated to form a web-based resource containing complete and relevant information regarding the use of medicines in pregnancy. Information posted on the website presently (ie, as at June 2010) may not be reliable.
Some resources may be available free of charge or at a reduced premium via your employer or professional organisation.
The Practice Incentives Program (PIP) includes an incentive for practices to provide medical practitioners with access to key electronic clinical resources. This is one of the three requirements for the eHealth Incentive. For more information, see the eHealth Guidelines.