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Contact Precautions Need Consideration in Infection Prevention and Control

27 November, 2014 by Petrina Smith

Contact precautions may not always work, and could harm patients, said A/Prof Marin Schweizer to delegates at the Australasian College of Infection Prevention and Control Conference 2014 in Adelaide.


NHPA Report on Cancer Surgery Waiting Times in Public Hospitals

02 October, 2014 by Petrina Smith

Most patients requiring cancer surgery are waiting no longer than 30 days however there is still room for improvement, according to the  National Health Performance Authority's (NHPA) report Hospital Performance: Cancer surgery waiting times in public hospitals in 2012–13


DNA Sequencing Used to Identify Individual Causes of Lupus

19 August, 2014 by Petrina Smith

[caption id="attachment_9000" align="alignright" width="844"] Dr Julia Ellyard[/caption]


Pharmacist Guide to Cultural Responsiveness with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People

31 July, 2014 by Petrina Smith

A guide to cultural responsiveness with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People has been published to ensure  pharmacists and pharmacy staff are aware of the health beliefs, practices, culture and linguistic needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, families and communities.


Health Workers Walk off The Job at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital

15 July, 2014 by Petrina Smith

More than 500  health workers have walked off the job at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital in the first of a series of rolling 12-hour stoppages.


University of Adelaide Research Provides New Insights Into HIV Virus

08 July, 2014 by Petrina Smith

Research led by the University of Adelaide has provided new insights into how the HIV virus greatly boosts its chances of spreading infection, and why HIV is so hard to combat.


Australian Dental Association Concerned about 2014 Skilled Occupation List

19 June, 2014 by Petrina Smith

The Australian Dental Association (ADA) says the impending release of the 2014 Skilled Occupation List (List) will bring despair to many newly graduating dentists. The ADA says  despite its repeated calls to take corrective action, reports indicate that dentists remaon in the list for 2014, which means dentists with overseas qualifications can enter Australia and limit jobs from graduates from Australian universities.


A crystal clear answer for pressure injury prevention and management

20 March, 2014 by ahhb

The Pressure Injury Prevention Program in the Hunter New England Health Local Health District is a model highly recognised within the healthcare profession since its inception in 2008. The program’s clinical lead Margo Asimus, nurse manager Felicity Williams and project officer Pui Ling (Iris) Li explain the program’s aims and outcomes.


Health technology and skills tested at Talisman Saber

31 October, 2013 by ahhb

With more than 28,000 United States and Australian Defence Force personnel participating in Talisman Saber in Queensland recently, it was an opportunity for the military to showcase the technology, equipment and logistics of a Role 2E hospital facility.


Pharmaceutical Society of Australia President Recognised for Excellence

02 October, 2013 by Petrina Smith

[caption id="attachment_5092" align="alignright" width="133"] PSA National President Grant Kardachi[/caption]


Acoustic pinboard wallcoverings now improve infection control

06 November, 2012 by John Connole

In a healthcare environment the need for improved infection control is always at the top of mind. Surfaces within these environments need to control the transfer and possible development of infections. Insitu wallcovering and pinboard fabrics now provide wall surfaces that prevent and stop the development of healthcare associated infections, providing a colourful, yet functional noise reduced environment within aged care facilities and hospitals.


Kimberly-Clark takes the lead in hand hygiene compliance

18 October, 2012 by John Connole

Improving hand hygiene compliance has been identified by the World Health Organisation as one of the key strategies to reduce Hospital Associated Infections (HAIs) globally. Australian hospitals are now mandated to conduct ongoing audits and submit the results to Hand Hygiene Australia – which can be a timely and labour-intensive exercise for any already time-constrained hospital department.


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