Treatment guidelines for patients with hypertension have been updated, with a particular focus
Bobby Wesson, posted afterwards 'Rayena and I have been humbled by all of the stories that nurses, medical professionals, patients and people from all over the world have shared with us'.
Paramedics are in danger and response times are increasing because ambulance tracking software is out of date and unreliable, the Australian Paramedics Association New South Wales (APANSW) says, according to an ABC report.
As a nurse there is no avoiding the inevitable night shift. Working nights has been linked to increased risk for obesity, diabetes, heart disease, breast cancer in women, and prostate cancer in men.
The world’s largest international drug trial aimed at delaying the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease in its earliest stages is underway at the University of Melbourne.
A new nasal mask for non-invasive ventilation of children with obstructive sleep apnoea and neuromuscular disorders is being released by Philips Respironics. Its design hints at a giraffe’s neck, though one would think that an elephant’s trunk would have been the thing to mimic. As such, it comes with Jacky Giraffe, Sami the Seal, and Tucker the Turtle, three animated toys that interact with the child and each other to take the worry away from the mask.
Registered Nurse Naomi Hawkins says the best response she’s gotten so far was “Hurry up and get out so I can play”.
The yuck factor may be an effective tool for boosting hand hygiene compliance among health care workers, according to a study at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit.
University of Michigan engineers have been working on developing tiny electronic devices that are small enough to be injectable using a standard size syringe. Their latest development is a miniature antenna that can transmit and receive data in vivo at distances up to one foot. It uses magnetism instead of electromagnetic radiation because the body attenuates the latter very strongly.