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Australia behind in dealing with workplace injuries

30 October, 2015 by Sharon Smith

Workplace related injuries are costing the Australian economy an estimated $60.6bn each year, The Konekt Market Report has found.



Poor Mobile Phone Hygiene Guidelines in Hospitals

15 July, 2015 by Sharon Smith

The recent study in Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene found that medical staff using mobile phones in hospitals help spread bugs through constant handling and poor cleaning habits.


Ethics and Choosing Wisely

13 July, 2015 by ahhb

5.2.1 Ensuring that the services you provide are necessary and likely to benefit the patient. 5.2.2 Upholding the patient’s right to gain access to the necessary level of healthcare and, whenever possible, helping them to do so. 5.2.3 Supporting the transparent and equitable allocation of healthcare resources. 5.2.4 Understanding that your use of resources can affect the access other patients have to healthcare resources.


Towards Self-Care in Healthcare

26 June, 2015 by Sharon Smith

Pharmacies across Australia have been working on the Health Destination Pharmacy model, an initiative the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia says promoted a ‘stronger focus on patient self-care, increased delivery of evidence-based professional services (particularly focusing on assisting patients with minor ailments), leading to greater patient loyalty and increased sales.’


Wellness at Work: Time to be Selfish

16 June, 2015 by Sharon Smith

Just because you are looking after the wellbeing of patients and their families doesn’t mean you can ignore your own health. Of course, that doesn’t mean you can ignore your patient mid-seizure to have a coffee break but it does mean taking the time to prioritise your own wellbeing in order to bring your best to everything you do. We have recruited the help of a careers coach Christopher Paterson from ALCHEMY Career Management to pass on some advice for finding and retaining wellness in everything you do.


Government Establishes Severe Behaviour Response Teams

04 February, 2015 by Petrina Smith

Severe Behaviour Response Teams will be established across Australia to provide advice to residential aged care providers needing assistance in dealing with people with severe symptoms of dementia.



Wesley Unveils $20 million Operating Theatre Upgrade

14 October, 2014 by Petrina Smith

 The Wesley Hospital in Brisbane has unveiled its new $20 million theatre expansion and upgrade project.


New Asthma Management Tool Available to Pharmacists

19 September, 2014 by Petrina Smith

To help people pharmacists educate people to achieve better asthma control, NPS MedicineWise has launched new Asthma Management tool.


Declining Rate of Heart Attacks for Western Australians with Diabetes

09 September, 2014 by Petrina Smith

During the past decade there has been a declining rate of heart attacks for Western Australians with diabetes despite a rapid rise in the prevalence of diabetes.


Improving efficiency of operating theatres

18 August, 2014 by ahhb

The NSW Agency for Clinical Innovation (ACI) Surgical Services Taskforce (SST) is working with clinicians and managers to improve the efficiency of operating theatres and access to emergency and elective surgery in NSW public hospitals, writes Professor Donald MacLellan.


Hepatitis Report Card Released for World Hepatitis Day

28 July, 2014 by Petrina Smith

A Hepatitis Report Card released for World Hepatitis Day today shows 250,000 Australians with untreated hepatitis B or C are aged over 40 years and have reached the critical age-point where liver scarring accelerates and the risk of cirrhosis, liver cancer and liver failure dramatically increases.


Launch of App to Monitor Facebook Use of People Living With a Mental Illness

26 June, 2014 by Petrina Smith

Mental health experts are using social media to predict when a person living with a mental illness is likely to experience a relapse.



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