Aged & Allied Health

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.

Involving aged care in eHealth - A natural fit

10 September, 2012 by John Connole

Each individual Australian has been issued a health identifier (HI) number. This number will be able to be attached to every electronically held healthcare record made about a citizen over the coming months/years, including information held by Medicare. The inclusion of the HI in software programs across the country will form the cornerstone of the nation’s e-health project and the implementation of each citizen’s Personally Controlled E-Health Record (PCEHR).

Promoting continence control in the frail elderly resident

09 September, 2012 by John Connole

Incontinence is a prevalent and costly problem in aged care, and poor management of incontinence impacts on the health and quality of life of the individual and the environment of the aged care home, writes Jacinta Miller.

Modec electrical security and communications

07 September, 2012 by John Connole

Modec is a market leader in providing security, electrical and data communication solutions to various clients throughout the eastern states of Australia.

Lille Continence Institute

06 September, 2012 by John Connole

Lille Continence Institute is Lille Healthcare’s accredited provider of education and training programs directed at health professionals treating incontinence issues.

Nutrition in aged care

05 September, 2012 by John Connole

For any meal to be successful in the aged care environment it needs to be eaten ensuring that residents are receiving the nutrients they need Karen Abbey reports.

Up-skilling your aged care workforce

04 September, 2012 by John Connole

The skill and knowledge base of employees in the aged care industry must match the innovation their organisation is seeking. Louise Absalom and Trish McReynolds report.

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