Work has started on the $8.6million upgrade of the Broome Health Campus Emergency Department.
[caption id="attachment_8461" align="alignright" width="161"] Grant Kardachi[/caption] Pharmacists have been reminded of the need to follow correct standards and procedures in the preparation of dose administration aids (DAAs) following a warning from the Pharmacy Board of Australia over a medication incident involving the drug methotrexate. The Board said this resulted in a death and while the medication was dispensed correctly, the resultant packaging of the drug into a dose administration aid by a pharmacy technician was incorrect and the packing error was not detected by the pharmacist.
Australia’s major metropolitan public hospitals saw marked improvements in the percentage of patients departing emergency departments (ED) within four hours , however regional hospitals were not as faring as well according to a new National Health Performance Authority report.
The Mental Health and Community Pharmacy Project, run by Griffith University, is seeking community pharmacy starff to participate in a study to improve the role of the local pharmacy in meeting the needs of people with mental illness.
Managing operating rooms requires the coordination of human and material resources to maximise efficiency, cost effectiveness and patient safety. All this, and more, will be on the agenda of Australia’s only event for operating room and perioperative management professions, the Fifth Operating Theatre Management Conference.
When Macquarie University Hospital opened its doors on June 15, 2010, it became the first private hospital in Australia on a university campus, it’s also the country’s first fully digital private hospital, leveraging technology in pursuit of superior patient care, research and training.