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AMC: Research shows cleanliness is a marker of quality in healthcare

12 September, 2014

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SonoSite Fujifilm: One look and the difference is clear

12 September, 2014

[hr]World leader in Point of Care (POC) Ultrasound FUJIFILM SonoSite has long recognised the very specific needs of physicians, and it offers products that are uniquely suited to provide full diagnostic capabilities at the bedside. Fast, high-quality imaging at the point of care saves lives, increases patient safety, and improves doctor efficiency.[hr]

Kimberly-Clark: Not all face masks are created equal

12 September, 2014

By Dr Wava Truscott, PhD. MBA. Director, Medical Sciences & Clinical Education: Kimberly-Clark Health Care

Electrolux: Biocontamination and the laundry process

12 September, 2014

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Medical Technologies: Hitachi redefines surgical ultrasound

12 September, 2014

Hitachi Aloka, the world’s longest serving manufacturer of diagnostic ultrasound systems, is also the innovator of some of the most important developments of ultrasound technology.

B. Braun: B. Braun Space Glucose Control

12 September, 2014

[hr]If you want peace of mind while controlling your patient’s blood glucose level in the ICU, here is your answer: B. Braun Space Glucose Control - simpler, safer and more intuitive glucose management in critically ill patients.[hr]

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18 June, 2014

We have gathered inspiration for this winter edition of Australian Hospital and Healthcare Bulletin from NAIDOC week, being held in the first week of July. Our cover titled Rockholes west of Kintore (Acrylic on linen, 181 x 271cm) is by Wentja Morgan Napaltjarri and is courtesy of the artist and Art Equity. NAIDOC celebrates the contributions Indigenous Australians make to our county and our society and in recognition of this we are proud to have Dr Tammy Kimpton, President of the Australian Indigenous Doctors’ Association, present this issue’s Foreword. To strengthen the theme, our ethics columnist, Professor Colin Thomson writes about ethics and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Patients, and Clinical Governance Advisor and clinical lead of the National Electronic Health Transition Authority Dr Trevor Lord also presents the reasons behind his view that Aboriginal Health in Australia is of the most successful areas of development in Health Informatics.

QUT : Early warning - Internet surveillance predicts disease outbreak

14 March, 2014

In a new study published in Lancet Infectious Diseases, internet-based surveillance has been found to detect infectious diseases such Dengue Fever and Influenza up to two weeks earlier than traditional surveillance methods.

Smith & Nephew : Preventing and managing pressure injuries

14 March, 2014

Pressure injuries are changes in the skin seen in people who are generally immobile (e.g. after CVA or spinal injury) or are unable to mobilise themselves in a normal manner (e.g. following surgery). Usually, when someone is sitting or lying in the same position for too long, pressure is relieved by changing position, or perhaps even getting up and going for walk. This takes away the discomfort, and also ensures that the blood supply to that part of the skin is returned to normal.

Telehealth : Telehealth education and support for nurses and midwives

14 March, 2014

In 2012-13, the Federal Government funded a major education and support initiative to develop the capability of nurses and midwives in Australia to deliver care using telehealth.

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