Clinical Services

Multiprac 4.0 — infection control and staff health management system

19 September, 2018 | Supplied by: Ocean Health Systems

The Multiprac 4.0 system can be used for monitoring and managing infections and staff health in hospitals and nursing homes.

Being the 'I' in Infection Prevention

17 September, 2018 by Cathryn Murphy*

Being an infection control expert isn't always an advantage... especially when you're the patient and envisaging lurgies on every surface.

ICU sepsis rates underestimated

13 September, 2018

New research has found that the incidence and mortality rates of sepsis in Australian ICUs are significantly underestimated.

Reducing the risk of surgical site infections

11 September, 2018 by Dr Charles E Edmiston, Jr*

Using evidence-based practice to lead us to the Promised Land.

Multiresistant superbug appears in Australia

05 September, 2018 by Professor Ramon Z Shaban*, Julie E Potter^

The multiresistant superbug Candida auris has surfaced in Australia; healthcare professionals must take action to prevent it taking hold.

Moving ultrasound pictures capture babies' first breaths

05 September, 2018

The images represent a breakthrough in understanding how human lungs transition from the womb to the first breaths at birth.

Medical cannabis: much work to be done

30 August, 2018 by Drake Sutton-Shearer*

Over 90% of Australians support the legalisation of medical use cannabis but only a handful of our 38,000 GPs are able to prescribe medicinal cannabis.

9 million Australians take prescription medicines daily

28 August, 2018

More than 9 million people take a prescribed medicine daily, with 8 million taking two or more prescribed medicines a week, according to a new survey.

Rexi Care Soft-Touch Fabric Clay Hot Wrap Pack

27 August, 2018 | Supplied by: Taiwan Stanch Co. Ltd.

Taiwan Stanch has developed an environmentally friendly, re-usable hot/cold pack made from thermal clay.

Making a song and dance about hand hygiene

27 August, 2018 by Kathryn Lim* and Dr Holly Seale^

Healthcare organisations are creating entertaining videos on YouTube to promote hand hygiene. But how effective is this medium?

Parkinson's diagnosis — the eyes have it

24 August, 2018

A new link between a thinning eye retina and dopamine means doctors may soon be able to diagnose Parkinson's disease with a simple eye scan.

Male, over 50 and running to the loo?

17 August, 2018

With 50% of men in their 50s experiencing symptoms related to an enlarged prostate, health practitioners should encourage middle-aged men to have a check-up.

Epidurals could be halved with remifentanil

16 August, 2018

A new study finds that the number of women in labour requiring epidurals could be halved if treated with remifentanil instead of pethidine.

Bring the pressure down: new pill reduces hypertension

15 August, 2018

A new three-in-one pill to reduce high blood pressure could change the way hypertension is treated globally.

Inducing at 39 weeks reduces risk of caesarian

13 August, 2018

Contrary to existing perceptions, inducing healthy first-time pregnant mothers at 39 weeks reduces the risk of caesarian and pre-eclampsia.

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