Clinical Services

PBAC recommends a strong remedy for antibiotic resistance

15 October, 2019 by Amy Sarcevic

Repeat antibiotic prescriptions are often unnecessary, do more harm than good and should be restricted, according to new recommendations by the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee.

Parents of bad sleepers suffer daytime dysfunction

14 October, 2019

Parents of infants with poor sleeping habits are three times more likely to experience daytime dysfunction compared with parents of infants without sleep troubles.

Codeine misuse reduced by prescription-only changes

11 October, 2019

The move to prescription-only codeine in Australia has seen a 50% reduction in the monthly rate of codeine-related poisoning calls and halved codeine sales.

Measles and the modern age: the rise of vaccine-preventable diseases

10 October, 2019 by Dr Cristina Sotomayor-Castillo*, Jeremy Malik** and Professor Ramon Z Shaban***

Despite decades of dedicated work, vaccine-preventable diseases are on the rise.

Active ingredients: hospital pharmacy and medicines leadership

08 October, 2019 by Kristin Michaels*

Hospital pharmacists are in a position to drive medicines leadership.

Haines Medical Australia Disposable Paper Pill Cups

01 October, 2019 | Supplied by: Haines Medical Australia

Haines Disposable Paper Pill Cups are suitable for use in hospitals, doctor clinics, dental centres and aged-care facilities. They are an environmentally friendly and cost-effective alternative to plastic pill cups.

Hygiena ATP rapid hygiene testing systems

01 October, 2019 | Supplied by: Anaeron Pty Ltd

ATP testing systems from Hygiena provide the ability to validate cleaning within seconds by measuring ATP residue.

Environmentally friendly paper pill cups

01 October, 2019 | Supplied by: Haines Medical Australia

South West Healthcare have seen great results from the use of Haines Medical Environmentally Friendly Paper Pill Cups.

Great Comebacks Awards celebrate inspiring ostomates

30 September, 2019 | Supplied by: ConvaTec Inc

William Cusack and Julia Kittscha have both been recognised at the 2019 ConvaTec Great Comebacks Awards for their unwavering spirit, resilience and determination to living, and supporting those with a stoma.

Opioid-related harm increasing in Victoria

25 September, 2019

Opioid-related emergency department (ED) presentations in Victoria increased annually by an average of 3.1% during the 10-year period of 2008–09 to 2017–18.

IVF birth rates improve across ANZ: report

23 September, 2019

IVF success rates in Australia and New Zealand have continued to improve, while the number of IVF twins are falling.

ADHD meds not necessarily more effective in higher doses

20 September, 2019

Researchers have found that a medium dose of methylphenidate (MPH) has the strongest beneficial effects on inhibitory control in children with ADHD.

ACIPC 2019 coming to Perth

17 September, 2019 | Supplied by: Conference Design

A pre-eminent conference for infection prevention and control professionals in Australia, ACIPC 2019 is coming to the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre from 17–20 November.

Fertility-sparing surgery safe for those with early ovarian cancer

16 September, 2019

Young women with early-stage ovarian cancer can undergo fertility-preserving surgery without affecting the safety of their cancer treatment.

Worrying decline in medication use after heart surgery

13 September, 2019

Use of preventative medications is high early after heart surgery but decreases significantly over time — despite the fact that many of these medications are linked with lower mortality.

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