Clinical Services > Infection Control

UV light can aid hospitals' fight to wipe out drug-resistant superbugs

18 January, 2017

A new tool — a type of ultraviolet light called UVC — could aid hospitals in the ongoing battle to keep drug-resistant bacteria from lingering in patient rooms and causing new infections.

Trial confirms Ebola vaccine provides high protection against disease

09 January, 2017

An experimental Ebola vaccine was highly protective against the deadly virus in a major trial in Guinea, according to results published today in The Lancet.

Superior Microfibre Cleaning Technology Helps Make Hospitals Safer and Healthier

05 December, 2016 by Alicia Fenwick, Newell Brands Senior Manager Brand Marketing, Rubbermaid Commercial Products

The numerous WHS risks associated with commercial-grade chemicals is instigating a shift by Healthcare Management and Administrators towards alternative cleaning methods that help make workplaces safer for staff.

Join us at the Inaugural Wounds Australia Conference

21 September, 2016 by AHHB

The inaugural Wounds Australia Conference will be held from 9-12 November 2016 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. The 2016 theme, ‘State of Play’, will not only acknowledge the major achievements impacting clinical practice in wound management, but will explore the state of play in current wound management, research and clinical application. Delegates will see a strong focus on collaboration between disciplines, the translation of research into clinical practice and fantastic networking opportunities.

Standing wheelchairs are transforming lives

17 April, 2016 by Corin Kelly

Standing wheelchairs and robotic mobility devices are changing the lives of people with paraplegia. Standing mobility devices are being engineered to assist all people with function mobility problems in the lower limbs to manoeuver in small and confined spaces and perform standard daily life routines independently. (1)

The risky business of nursing

06 January, 2016 by Corin Kelly

Nurses are exposed to a wide range of biological-infectious, chemical, environmental-mechanical, physical and psychosocial hazards. They are particularly vulnerable to infection and injuries, including musculoskeletal injuries, latex allergies and needlestick injuries. Nursing and midwifery is also the profession with the highest exposure to workplace violence.

Don’t put yourself at risk

15 December, 2015 by ahhb

It's Digital Health Week

03 August, 2015 by Sharon Smith

This week we are attending the Health Informatics Society of Australia's (HISA) annual conference in Brisbane, HIC2015.

Egg-Freezing Not the Answer for Young Women's Fertility Insurance

29 June, 2015 by Sharon Smith

Women have been encouraged to freeze their eggs (or cryptopreservation) for a variety of reasons for some time now: as a pre-cursor to fertility-ending treatments, for assistance during long and drawn out fertility treatments, and even for social reasons centred around family planning.

Magnetic Resonance Study A Step Forward in Breast Cancer Detection

03 March, 2015 by Petrina Smith

A new magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) technique has been developed that will potentially reduce the need for women at risk of breast cancer to undergo preventive mastectomies.

Listeria Detected in Victorian Hospital Dessert Product

16 February, 2015 by Petrina Smith

The discovery of listeria in a dessert product served in Victorian hospitals has promoted the Department of Health and Human Services to issue a directive to discard the product.

Innovative Pharmacist of the Year Award Announced

22 October, 2014 by Petrina Smith

The Queensland Pharmacist Immunisation Implementation Pilot team, led by the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia’s Queensland President, Professor Lisa Nissen, has received the prestigious University of Technology Sydney Innovative Pharmacist of the Year award.

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