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Paramedics association warns of plans to deploy students

31 March, 2020

NSW Ambulance has announced a plan to temporarily introduce paramedic students to out-of-hospital emergencies, raising concerns from the NSW Australian Paramedics Association.

Raising awareness of seizure-related injuries

30 March, 2020

One in 10 of the 250,000 Australians living with epilepsy experience a seizure-related injury each year, many of which can be life-threatening.

Australian ICUs will be at overcapacity by 5 April, says modelling study

30 March, 2020

Modelling published by the Medical Journal of Australia suggests that Australian hospitals do not currently have the capacity to accommodate possible demand.

Doctors and nurses called to arms

23 March, 2020

Medical recruitment companies MedWorld and MedRecruit have joined forces to launch a campaign to help find the workforce needed to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

'Fever clinics' are opening in Australia for people who think they're infected with the coronavirus. Why?

09 March, 2020 by Gerard Fitzgerald, Queensland University of Technology

So what are these clinics? And why are people being advised to use them rather than seeing their GP or going straight to the emergency department?

NSW sepsis pathway outperforms international model

14 February, 2020

The NSW model is more likely to trigger a warning of patient deterioration from sepsis than the internationally recommended model.

Too long to treat rural stroke victims

13 January, 2020

A Monash Health study investigating inequalities in acute stroke care found Australians in rural areas are not receiving the same timely care as those in cities.

RACGP urges support for GPs at bushfire frontline

08 January, 2020

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners has urged the federal government to make reforms to help GPs care for affected communities at the frontline of the bushfire crisis.

Ho ho ho, to emergency we go

19 December, 2019

Hospitals are expecting a spate of preventable injuries and illnesses over the festive season, with December being the busiest month of the year for emergency departments.

New wetsuit material protective vs shark attack

19 November, 2019

Flinders researchers have tested wetsuit material that can help reduce blood loss resulting from shark bites, reduce injuries and prevent the leading cause of death from shark bites.

Model predicts chance of septic shock in children

18 November, 2019

Researchers have developed a novel method for predicting which children arriving in emergency departments are most likely to go into septic shock.

Global warming's threat to health

11 November, 2019

Monash University researchers warn that global warming is likely to increase illnesses caused by undernutrition, due to the effects of heat exposure.

E-scooter injuries drive up Auckland hospital costs

22 October, 2019 by Jane Allman

A University of Auckland study has discovered that injuries from electric scooters (e-scooters) in the Auckland region have cost the health system more than NZ$1 million in less than one year.

A Day in the Life of a LifeFlight Critical Care Doctor

16 October, 2019

A Day in the Life of RACQ LifeFlight Rescue Critical Care Doctor Ola Sorensen.

Opioid-related harm increasing in Victoria

25 September, 2019

Opioid-related emergency department (ED) presentations in Victoria increased annually by an average of 3.1% during the 10-year period of 2008–09 to 2017–18.

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