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.
Professor Liz Ward has been a leading clinician and researcher in dysphagia management and head and neck cancer (HNC) care for over two decades. Professor Ward joins us to discuss the role of the speech pathologist in managing dysphagia in individuals with HNC.
EDUCATION Medicine’s Clever Dummies
You may think of first aid kits as being purely for the layperson. But nobody is immune to the possibility of unforeseen medical emergencies and for healthcare workers, a workplace first aid kit should always be available and kept up to date.
UNSW scientists have identified three new strains of highly contagious norovirus that are responsible for a major new epidemic of viral gastroenteritis that has affected hundreds of thousands of Australians over winter.
This article is the first in our three-part series on the blinding, deafening and sometimes deadly conditions in Indigenous Australian children that have little to no impact on their non-Indigenous counterparts. The next two articles will look at rheumatic heart fever and disease; and otitis media. The articles are written by Hugh Taylor, University of Melbourne; Emma Stanford, University of Melbourne, and Fiona Lange, University of Melbourne
The theme of the 2016 Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators (RACMA) Conference this year is “Harm Free Health Care”. Clinical governance is core to the practice of the speciality of medical administration and the key feature of clinical governance is patient safety. The challenge for all of us is whether Harm Free Health Care can be provided to patients. In itself, posing this question is controversial. This conference is designed to challenge us, and debate whether health care can be Harm Free and what practical approaches can be considered.
The Internet of Things (IoT) has radical importance for the future of medical technology.
A well-designed therapeutic environment contributes greatly to how patients and families perceive their quality of care and overall experience.
The TGA has announced that all extended release Metformin products are now classified as having limited availability.