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