Aged & Allied Health

ED avoidance: 1 in 7 patients can be cared for outside

24 September, 2021

More accessible out-of-hospital services can help reduce the ongoing pressure on emergency departments (EDs).

WHO recommends antibody treatment for COVID-19 patients at high risk of hospital admission

24 September, 2021

A treatment combining two antibodies (casirivimab and imdevimab) is recommended for two specific groups of patients with COVID-19 by a WHO Guideline Development Group (GDG) panel of international experts and patients in The BMJ.

Dementia: rates set to double, leading cause of death in women

22 September, 2021

Dementia, an umbrella term for several conditions that gradually impair brain function, was the leading cause of death among women — around 9200 deaths in 2019.

Qld hospital begins remote consultation in COVID-19 wards

21 September, 2021 | Supplied by: Rauland Australia Pty Ltd

Gold Coast Health has implemented virtual care technology to support remote consultations in COVID-19 wards via a bedside terminal.

Why we need to support the hospital in the home services

20 September, 2021 by Jonathan Moody* | Supplied by: Physio Inq

The possibility of reducing hospital length of stay while offering quality care to patients in the comfort of their own home are the primary benefits that see hospital in the home as an emerging model to treat patients with illnesses or conditions that need close care and monitoring, but who are not likely to deteriorate rapidly.

Reducing hospitalisations for older Australians

14 September, 2021

One in five South Australians will experience an unplanned hospitalisation or emergency department presentation within 90 days of undertaking an aged-care assessment.

Doctor Care Anywhere acquires Tas telehealth company GP2U

10 September, 2021

Doctor Care Anywhere Group has entered the Australian telehealth market with the acquisition of Tasmanian-based GP2U Telehealth.

Digital resource to improve aged-care nutrition

01 September, 2021 | Supplied by: Nestle Professional

Nestlé Professional has launched a new digital resource designed to help aged-care providers improve the nutritional quality of meals.

Subsidised GP training to boost mental health access

01 September, 2021

The RACGP has welcomed a new subsidy for GPs to undertake Focussed Psychological Strategies Skills Training (FPS ST).

Foodservice: best practice in food safety

27 August, 2021 by Andrew Thomson, Think ST Solutions

Is your food safe by good luck or good management?

Reducing financial stress for healthcare workers, a guide

25 August, 2021

Financial stress can lead to poor mental health — a recent survey found that 52% of Australian healthcare workers are worried about their finances.

The frontline disability workforce — undervalued and underpaid

20 August, 2021 by Fran Connelley

The pressures on the disability workforce have led to unprecedented health and safety risks, anxiety and income insecurity.

Rising mental health concerns call for digital solutions

19 August, 2021

New data reveals that fewer than one in six people with psychological distress are seeking professional help.

Struggling to concentrate in lockdown?

16 August, 2021

Our everyday memory gets worse in lockdown because we are living through a type of groundhog day, making it harder to lay down and retrieve memories.

New treatment for dry eye disease now PBS listed

10 August, 2021

Australians with persistent dry eye disease can now access a new, preservative-free, hydrating and lubricating emulsion on the PBS.

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