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.
A new report, Geographic Variations in Health Care: What do we know and what can be done to improve health system performance?, examines regional variation in health care in 13 participating countries, including Australia
Simulation could offer beneficial training opportunities for surgeons with many participants in multidisciplinary sessions offering positive feedback, an article in the latest Australia and New Zealand Journal of Surgery has found.
Around 108,000 clients had almost 162,400 treatment episodes from 714 publicly funded alcohol and other drug treatment agencies across Australia in 2012-13, according to a report released by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).
An online program to educate general practice staff, specifically non-clinical (reception staff), on the best ways to identify patients with suspected warning signs of heart attack and stroke has shown huge increases in awareness, confidence and intended action taken by staff who completed the program.
The Medicine Shortages Information Initiative has been launched by Senator Fiona Nash, Assistant Minister for Health, to provide information about prescription medicine shortages in Australia.