ClinicalKey a Boon for Health Practitioners and Researchers
Patient care, research, teaching and learning are destined for radical improvement according to information shared during a ClincalKey demonstration by Elsevier – a leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services – at UKZN’s Medical campus.
The multidisciplinary audience learned that ClinicalKey gives its users access to, among others, over 1 200 books, 618 journals, millions of images and, thousands of videos, making it easier for academics to prepare stimulating lectures that will captivate today’s techno-savvy tertiary students.
Health practitioners registered with ClinicalKey are able to log in via their computers or using their smart phones and tablet devices to do a quick search on a particular medical condition, sourcing out relevant information including reader-friendly patient education material.
‘ClinicalKey is a clinical search engine that supports clinical decisions by making it easier to find and apply relevant knowledge. It acts like Google. It’s smart enough to give you what you need,’ said Mr Majed Sweis of Elsevier.
Sweis was invited by the Dean and Head of the School of Health Sciences, Professor Mahmoud Soliman, to address academics in the College of Health Sciences which is recognised as a Centre of Excellence in health professional education, research and community programmes.
Sweis announced that using the domains ukzn.ac.za and @stu.ukzn.ac.za all UKZN staff and students could register for their own remote access to ClinicalKey.
Also present was Mr Gregory Deysel, Sales Manager for EMEALA Health Clinical Solutions Africa, who said he was available to UKZN staff experiencing difficulty accessing the online resource.
The University was lauded for subscribing to resources of this nature which enhance and support a student’s educational experience. The uptake for ClinicalKey was also encouraged for saving on the carbon footprint.
Staff and students can register for their own remote access through the simple steps:
- Go to www.ClinicalKey.com and click Register in the top right corner.
- Using your UKZN email address (@ukzn.ac.za or @stu.ukzn.ac.za), fill in the required information on the registration page.
- Click Register when finished. ClinicalKey will display an activation message and send a confirmation email.
- You will receive an email shortly after registering. You will need to click the link within the email to officially start your remote access. This will grant 180 days of remote access. Prior to the end of the 180 days, you will need to log into your ClinicalKey personal account/user profile while on your institution’s IP. This will extend your access for another 180 days.