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.
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.
20 – 23 November 2016, Melbourne Victoria.
LASA National Congress 2016 Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre, 9 – 12 October
Sue Dunlevy. First TripAdvisor, then Uber now there’s an online website to help you find the cheapest, best doctor. 28 July 2016.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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® 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%.
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.
Health and medical students in Whyalla and parts of rural and regional areas of South Australia will receive greater opportunities to undertake their training, as a part of an Coalition Government initiative.
Aaron Fertjowski and Shawn Godwin of Base Craft Medical, share their views on why hospital design and build has never been more challenging.