Aged & Allied Health

IV management - Advancing catheter securement

05 October, 2012 by John Connole

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.


R.I.P. MRSA

04 October, 2012 by John Connole

SAFE AND EFFECTIVE INFECTION CONTROL WITH AUSTRALIAN COMPANY


Personal hand sanitisers

02 October, 2012 by John Connole

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.


Forbo flooring systems for health and aged care

30 September, 2012 by John Connole

Forbo - comprehensive flooring solutions provider


The always on copper defence

28 September, 2012 by John Connole

New scientific studies continue to prove that antimicrobial copper surfaces provide a constant barrier to germs.


3M announces changes and a new chapter for Australia’s original patient warming brands

26 September, 2012 by John Connole

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.


Reconciling patients and health professionals' perspectives for quality and safety in healthcare

25 September, 2012 by John Connole

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.


Coregas - Your medical gas supply partner

22 September, 2012 by John Connole

Coregas is a group business of Wesfarmers Industrial and Safety - a division of Wesfarmers Limited.


Air Liquide Healthcare

21 September, 2012 by John Connole

Knowledge. Service. Support


Kimberly-Clark Professional - Leads new hand hygiene initiative

18 September, 2012 by John Connole

Each year around 200,000 cases of Health Care Associated Infections (HAIs) occur in Australia contributing to more than 7,000 deaths (1). Good hand hygiene is critical to reducing the spread of HAIs by breaking the chain of infection.


The right mattress covers assists in combating c-diff bacteria

17 September, 2012 by John Connole

The recent detection of the bacterium Clostridium difficile (C-diff) in Australia has sparked concerns among healthcare experts of a possible outbreak of this new Super Bug, in February this year, three patients at a Melbourne hospital were detected as carrying the bacteria and last November another 10 from a Melbourne aged care facility also tested positive to the bacteria.


Next generation e-Health - Providing better care and communication

15 September, 2012 by John Connole

Emerging Health Solutions (EHS) was designed for Australian hospitals by Australian clinicians, this secure, web-based clinical information system provides quality patient care by improving clinical communications, creating effective and efficient processes, and aiding risk identification and management.


Liven up your resident's routine with Foxtel

14 September, 2012 by John Connole

If you’re looking for a better way to make sure the people in your village or home stay involved, entertained and engaged, it’s time to consider the benefits that FOXTEL can offer.


The change for aged care reform

12 September, 2012 by John Connole

The Australian Aged Care Bulletin speaks exclusively to Professor Hal Kendig, head of the Ageing, Work, and Health Research Unit in the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Sydney.


Falls prevention in Australia

11 September, 2012 by John Connole

In November 2009, the following guidelines were endorsed by Australian Health Ministers for use by Australian health professionals – Preventing Falls and Harm From Falls in Older People: Best Practice Guidelines for Australian Hospitals, Residential Aged Care Facilities and Community Care 2009. As the first Australian national falls prevention guidelines to address the three main care settings, they provided a nationally consistent basis for falls prevention strategies and were designed to inform and assist health professionals reduce the risk and rate of falls in older people while providing care.


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