Hospitals & Services
Listed below are useful links for Professional Development.
Canterbury Medical Library provides a full range of library services to CDHB staff. This includes access to a wide range of online journals and databases. You will need to be accesssing from a CDHB computer.
A useful website for IV Link staff with information around their role and audit information and resources.
Clinical Update (NZ) Ltd holds training days to up-skill healthcare professionals in topics including Pharmacology, Standing Orders, Diabetes etc.
CPD4 Nurses assists nurses in achieving professional development requirements.
School of Nursing programme for the Graduate Certificate in Nursing Practice.
eCALDTM provides a range of online and face to face training courses for the New Zealand health workforce to develop CALD (Culturally and Linguistically Diverse) cultural competencies.
Diabetes Care Self Directed Learning Modules
Diabetes Care for Primary Health Nurses is an on-line programme that provides self-directed learning modules for primary care nurses.
This site is free and available for all health care professionals and is: Educational, Inspiring, Informative and Inclusive. The aim is to "Together challenge and positively change our own and others fears, ideas and attitudes towards disability and disabled children and young people".
You will need to login/create an account to access the resources.
The Goodfellow Unit assists health professionals gain new knowledge and skills to improve health outcomes. It contains a number of case studies to work through along with online learning programmes.
The HIIRC is your source of knowledge to improve New Zealand's health care system.
Information on the resources, programmes, courses and guidelines available from the Heart Foundation for Health Professionals.
This site has been designed to increase understanding of concepts and principles in Clinical Pharmacology.
Provides education to help maintain IV standards.
This website provides information on learning the basics of Radiology.
Lippincott America have provided procedures for
clinical staff for decades. The South Island Directors of
Nursing have approved the use of online Lippincott procedures across the South
Island Health System.
This site has a Foundational on-line Cultural Competency Course.
Medsafe is an on-line library of prescriber updates and data sheets.
This website provides drug and medication information.
Here you can find information about the work nurses are doing to develop and enhance health services in New Zealand.
The Transfusion Medicine Handbook is designed to assist health professionals in modern Transfusion Medicine Practice.
The NZF is a resource providing healthcare professionals with clinically validated medicines information and guidance on best practice.
Nurse Oncology Education Programme (NOEP) provides FREE evidence-based continuing education to nurses on cancer prevention, detection, treatment, and survivorship. Their goal is to educate all nurses to create changes in nursing practice. They partner with expert nurse clinicians and faculty from leading academic institutions to develop cutting edge programs, and conduct post-education evaluation and outcome measurement follow up to ensure those programs are effective. Programmes include: Breast cancer, Lung Cancer, Colorectal Cancer. Note this is an American site and some procedures may differ from care in New Zealand.
For enquiries regarding registration, competence requirements, scopes of practice etc.
The NetP Programme is designed to support newly qualified Registered Nurses in their first year of practice.
Nursing Times Learning offers on-line nurse training courses that are written and reviewed by experts.
The Centre is committed to providing relevant courses for nurses wanting to complete post graduate study.
This website contains all information on the processes for nurses applying for the Professional Development Recognition Programmes.
This learning resource is based on the Stroke
Core Competencies which were published in 2005. It focuses on a wide range of
core knowledge and skills required by all staff when delivering stroke care.
Free to register.
This is the Haematology departmental protocols and guidelines covering all aspects of the Haematology Department's activity.