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Comedian goes into the lab to reduce suicide

06 October, 2016 by Corin Kelly

A lightbulb moment after a show on a cruise ship four years ago was a career turning point for comedian Mark McConville.

Patients on Poppers - can you spot them?

04 October, 2016 by Corin Kelly

Amyl nitrite is the most well known of a group of chemicals called alkyl nitrites, usually referred to as poppers. Product names include rush, TNT, thrust, jungle juice, ram and kix, according to Julaine Allan, from Charles Sturt University.

Breast density matters in cancer detection

04 October, 2016 by Corin Kelly

The warning from a new Australian alliance of breast cancer researchers is that almost 8% of women have extremely high breast density, which can make it harder for health professionals to detect breast cancer on a screening mammogram. These women are also more likely to develop breast cancer in the future.

Towards better, more efficient and safer patient care: Barcode scanning in healthcare

04 October, 2016 by Ryan Mccann

Barcodes are already widely used across the medical sector, particularly in warehouses and central pharmacies, though they’ve also made some inroads into clinical environments too – patient wristbands, bio-samples, test tubes and order sheets, just to name a few.

Register now for ACIPC 2016

04 October, 2016 by Ryan Mccann

20 – 23 November 2016, Melbourne Victoria.

We are just days away from Australia’s biggest age services event!

04 October, 2016 by Ryan Mccann

 LASA National Congress 2016  Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre, 9 – 12 October

Whitecoat - rating your doctor online

03 October, 2016 by Corin Kelly

Sue Dunlevy. First TripAdvisor, then Uber now there’s an online website to help you find the cheapest, best doctor. 28 July 2016.

Quiet please in the ICU!

26 September, 2016 by Corin Kelly

Noise levels in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) can go well above recommended levels, disturbing both patients and the medical teams that care for the, according to a study presented at Euroanaesthesia 2016. The study is by Dr Eveline Claes, Jessa Ziekenhuis Hospital, Hasselt, Belgium and colleagues.

Your patient's funeral. Do you attend?

26 September, 2016 by Corin Kelly

New research at the University of Adelaide has shed light on how many doctors are attending the funerals of their patients and the reasons behind their choice. The researchers say more needs to be done within the medical profession to openly discuss the issue.

Tristel Rinse Assure: Reducing TVCs down to zero at Neath & Port Talbot Hospital

21 September, 2016 by AHHB

The Endoscopy Outreach Department at Neath & Port Talbot Hospital uses four QED Washer Disinfectors (WDs) to disinfect medical devices including bronchoscopes, gastroscopes, colonoscopes, cystoscopes and duodenoscopes. The quality of the water going into the washers had been tested in accordance with HTM2030.

Healthy Solutions. Suited to all meal times, throughout the day

21 September, 2016 by AHHB

Nestle? Professional is the perfect partner to offer healthy food and beverage options, suited for all meal times throughout the day. With brands you can trust, our unrivalled expertise in foodservice is perfectly aligned to the demanding needs of hospitals and aged care.

Florabella Lounge Chair. Designed by Martin Linder for Herman Miller.

21 September, 2016 by AHHB

It would be safe to assume the majority of us would conscientiously avoid spending time in hospital waiting rooms. When designer Martin Linder was engaged to design a new line of healthcare furniture however, he spent six months in waiting rooms gathering information to discover exactly how he could improve what is rarely an inviting space for its users.

Slim JimTM Step-On an ef cient, hands free waste management system

21 September, 2016 by AHHB

Storage and disposal of refuse is a necessary process in the hospital and healthcare workplace. In an environment that is notoriously busy, staff shouldn’t have to worry about where waste must be stored, or about the safety risk of tripping over a large bulky bin. It is important that the process of storage and removal is streamlined to ensure a clean and efficient workplace.

BioClad® Antimicrobial Products offer Lifetime Armor in the War against Micro-Organisms

21 September, 2016 by AHHB

BioClad® is the world’s first proven antimicrobial PVC hygienic wall cladding. Antimicrobial silver ion is impregnated into the hygienic cladding panels at the time of manufacture. This helps stop the growth of bacteria and mould which works continuously for the lifetime of the panels, reducing levels of bacteria such as MRSA, E Coli, Legionella, Salmonella and mould (including Aspergillus Niger) by up to 99.99%.

Hakuna Matata Frittata – it means no worries for hospitals

21 September, 2016 by AHHB

Flinders Private Hospital Adelaide and Healthscope Campbelltown Private Hospital are among a host of Australian hospitals enjoying cracking success in the kitchen with reduced contamination risks, as well as reduced overhead costs in preparation and cooking time.

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