With the flu season fast approaching leading experts have called upon Australian nurses to get the jab and protect themselves from the virus. Tara Wyllie reports.
It is a great pleasure to provide a foreword for the first edition of Australian Hospital and Healthcare Bulletin for 2012.
Healthcare delivery has changed dramatically over the past 15 years in Australia and will continue to evolve to meet increased demands and client expectations. The INS Group, a leading healthcare organisation in Australia, has been actively involved in changes to in home healthcare delivery for over 25 years through the development of e-health technologies and integrated healthcare services.
Total Software Applications delivers a “One Stop” solution, called healthVue for hospitals; providing access to critical information from disparate systems and global content through a user-friendly touchscreen.
The latest NPS News highlights the vital role that prescribers play in limiting the spread of antibiotic resistance, and reviews the latest evidence about antibiotic resistance in the individual.
Participating GPs and specialists can now offer video telehealth consultations as part of the Federal Government’s $620 million “Connecting Health Services with the Future” program, cutting down onerous travel time for regional patients. Jarrod Fitch reports.
Time remains critical in the system of care for the treatment of acute myocardial infarction [heart attack], write Lorelle Martin, Carolyn Naismith, Associate Professor Omar Farouque and Simon Judkins.
Europe is getting behind the use of antimicrobial copper to help fight hospital infections.
A national e-health system is well on its way and seamless alignment is now within our reach, writes Dr Chris Mitchell.
Intravascular catheters are the most frequently used medical devices1 in hospitals and enable fast infusion of often lifesaving medications and fluids, delivered directly into the blood stream.
SAFE AND EFFECTIVE INFECTION CONTROL WITH AUSTRALIAN COMPANY
We use our hands to do things all the time. Our hands are great carriers of germs. Infection control experts have identified the hands as being the number one method whereby germs are transferred from one person to another. They regularly reinforce the good hand hygiene message in the prevention of disease outbreaks to healthcare workers and to the general public.
New scientific studies continue to prove that antimicrobial copper surfaces provide a constant barrier to germs.
3M champions patient warming in Australia Following the acquisition of Arizant Healthcare in October 2010, 3M has been working to integrate the Bair Hugger patient warming and Ranger fluid warming brands into the Infection Prevention Division of 3M healthcare globally. In Australia, as of 1 January, 2012 3M Healthcare will be stepping-up its involvement in these brands and supporting their operational functions including research and development capabilities.
All health professionals have important roles to play in actively affording patient safety through infection prevention and control, write Dr Ramon Z Shaban, Mary-Rose Godsell and Professor Jenny Gamble.