Aged & Allied Health > Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Health

Play powered paediatric mask

13 July, 2016 by Corin Kelly

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.

Pirate-themed CT scanner

06 July, 2016 by Corin Kelly

Registered Nurse Naomi Hawkins says the best response she’s gotten so far was “Hurry up and get out so I can play”.

Tips: extending the life of your stethoscope

06 July, 2016 by Corin Kelly

Turn up the yuck factor for hand hygiene

29 June, 2016 by Corin Kelly

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.

Tiny computers; better, smarter, injectable

29 June, 2016 by Corin Kelly

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.

One Machine For All People

29 June, 2016 by AHHB

For care professionals, they need tools that help them do their job quickly, efficiently and reliably. Just as you wouldn’t consider an MRI or X-Ray machine that didn’t perform flawlessly, the same level of quality must also be demanded from your administrative equipment as well. This is the primary design goal of the latest series of scalable, modular monochrome laser printers. The range is built from the ground up with flexibility in mind allowing you to create the type of system you want. In essence, it is one machine to all people.

Creeping fatigue is more dangerous than you think

29 June, 2016 by Corin Kelly

Not all fatigue is the same. Fast fatigue builds up quickly and is predictable. Creeping fatigue builds up slowly, it is easy to overlook and it can reach extreme levels. Creeping fatigue may be one of the bigger fatigue risks in healthcare.

Blue light helps Amish children

27 June, 2016 by Corin Kelly

Outside, from far across the fields, a strange blue light beckons in the dark. Where horse-drawn buggies clatter along dusty country roads and many families shun electricity, blue light cuts harshly through the night.

Massacres and overall gun deaths down

23 June, 2016 by Corin Kelly

Twenty years ago, Australian federal, state and territory governments united to reform our firearm laws which had allowed easy access in some states to the military-style weapons of the sort used by the gunman in Orlando, Florida. Simon Chapman, from the University of Sydney reports the main provisions of the new laws included:

Food packaging contest awards innovation

23 June, 2016 by Corin Kelly

The inaugural Save Food Packaging Awards for Australia and New Zealand have announced the winner of the Food Services Category as SPC ProVital Easy-Open Portion Control Fruit Cup. The Food Service Category recognises companies which are developing innovative and sustainable packaging that minimises food losses and food waste, extends shelf life and improves the supply of food.

A Day in the Life

22 June, 2016 by ahhb

Coffee may be off the hook

22 June, 2016 by Corin Kelly

There is no conclusive evidence for a carcinogenic effect of drinking coffee, according to an international Working Group of 23 scientists convened by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), the cancer agency of the World Health Organization (WHO).

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