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$8 million Lighthouse Hospital Project improves acute coronary care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders

14 February, 2017

The Minister for Indigenous Health, the Hon Ken Wyatt AM, MP recently announced $8 million to expand a project that is transforming hospital care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with acute coronary syndrome.

Inequality in Aboriginal child ICU admissions for invasive infections

01 February, 2017

Intensive care unit (ICU) admission rates for life-threatening infections in Indigenous children are several times higher than those of non-Indigenous children, and twice as many Indigenous children per population succumb to these severe infections despite life support.

$450,000 palliative care boost for Cape York communities

18 January, 2017

St Vincent's Health Australia (SVHA) has committed $450,000 to bring culturally appropriate palliative care services to five Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in the Northern Peninsula Area (NPA) of Cape York as part of an MOU with Northern Peninsula Area Family and Community Services (NPAFACS) and Apunipima Cape York Health Council (Apunipima).

Night-time heart attacks and survival in kids

08 November, 2016 by Corin Kelly

Do Nights, Weekends Affect Survival After Paediatric Cardiac Arrest in Hospital?

Promising drug for preventing pre-term births

08 November, 2016 by Corin Kelly

Researchers from the University of Adelaide have successfully tested a drug that is showing some early promise in efforts to prevent pre-term birth.

Putting patients at ease with smart and effective technology

02 November, 2016 by Corin Kelly

If you find yourself in the emergency room as a patient, things have probably not gone your way in recent times. Chances are you would prefer to be anywhere else and so when it comes time to be admitted, the more effortless that process is, the better. This is where the Brother TD-2000 series label printers can assist in patient care, by streamlining admissions - especially when it comes to Patient ID printing. In addition to speed, it also allows for higher reliability and can improve patient safety by utilising smarter and safer patient ID techniques and barcode medical administration system integration.

Airway management is different in kids

01 November, 2016 by Corin Kelly

For paediatric patients with serious head injuries, appropriate and timely airway management is critical for improved survival and outcomes. Yet managing a child's airway can be challenging in both the pre-hospital and hospital setting, in part because many providers lack experience with paediatric patients — only about 10 percent of emergency calls involve kids and of those, just 1 percent are serious injuries. A child's smaller size and the anatomical differences between children and adults also make managing the airway more difficult.

Harm Free Health Care at RACMA

31 October, 2016 by Corin Kelly

The Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators (RACMA) would like to thank colleagues, sponsors and exhibitors for being part of the 2016 conference that was held in Brisbane. Over 300 delegates – the highest number ever – came together to participate in an event that showcased a program full of high-calibre international and Australian speakers who focused on the theme Harm Free Health Care.

Reducing Healthcare Wastage with Data Analytics

28 October, 2016 by AHHB

Healthcare providers are unknowingly pouring funds down the drain – and that’s because they can’t keep track of all the spillage. That’s where analytics plugs the gaps.

Getting pressured to purchase?

25 October, 2016 by AHHB

In this article, Professor Nick Santamaria highlights the need for clinicians and managers to always base their decisions about pressure injury prevention strategies on sound scientific and clinical evidence.

Can the bacteria in our gut affect our mood and weight?

23 October, 2016 by Corin Kelly

Our gut does more than help us digest food; the bacteria that call our intestines home have been implicated in everything from our mental health and sleep, to weight gain and cravings for certain foods. This series examines how far the science has come and whether there’s anything we can do to improve the health of our gut. Margaret Morris, UNSW Australia and Jessica Beilharz, UNSW Australia

Did PSA testing save Ben Stiller?

19 October, 2016 by Corin Kelly

'While a PSA test is not dangerous in itself in any way, it is definitely not foolproof,' writes Ben Stiller in his blog published on Cancer Moonshot. 'The criticism of the test is that depending on how they interpret the data, doctors can send patients for further tests like the MRI and the more invasive biopsy, when not needed.'

Antibiotics boost C diff risk via beds

18 October, 2016 by Corin Kelly

The odds of getting a Clostridium difficile infection in hospital are higher if a patient is in a bed previously occupied by someone who received antibiotics, according to a US study examining more than 100,000 patients.

Hospital parking fees are taxing the sick

17 October, 2016 by Corin Kelly

HHA Launches New Hand Hygiene Module

12 October, 2016 by AHHB

The National Hand Hygiene Initiative (NHHI) is a culture change program to reduce the rate healthcare associated infections in Australia.

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