Clinical Services > Infection Control

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.


Geographic Variations in Health Care Report Released

16 September, 2014 by Petrina Smith

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

21 August, 2014 by Petrina Smith

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.


New AIHW Report on Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Services

12 August, 2014 by Petrina Smith

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).


BeAWARE Program on Recognising Heart Attack for General Practice Staff

30 June, 2014 by Petrina Smith

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.


Medicine Shortages Information Initiative launched

27 May, 2014 by Petrina Smith

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.


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