Clinical Services

Pharmaceutical Society of Australia President Recognised for Excellence

02 October, 2013 by Petrina Smith

[caption id="attachment_5092" align="alignright" width="133"] PSA National President Grant Kardachi[/caption]

Australasian Emergency Departments facing the challenges

30 September, 2013 by ahhb

[caption id="attachment_4973" align="alignright" width="200"] Senior House Officer Dr Giovanna Marchant doing an intubation[/caption]

Study reveals gaps in wound care knowledge

26 September, 2013 by ahhb

The Wound Management Innovation Cooperative Research Centre aims to improve wound healing through the adoption of best practice. Research shows there is room for improvement, writes project manager Karen Innes-Walker.

Better burn care for all Australians - Further advancing patient care

24 September, 2013 by ahhb

Monitoring the incidence, management and outcomes of burns patients is crucial to providing evidence based best practice and consistent care for survivors of these devastating injuries. The bi-national burns registry and burns quality improvement program provides a world-leading repository for burns data writes Heather Cleland, President of the Australian & New Zealand Burn Association.

The patients' perception of infection prevention and control in healthcare

17 September, 2013 by ahhb

The strategies healthcare facilities have in place to manage healthcare acquired infections need to take the patient into consideration, writes Marija Juraja.

2013 Operating theatre management conference is one of a kind

15 July, 2013 by ahhb

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. 

Take Our Infection Control Quiz

20 June, 2013 by Ryan Mccann

Please take this short quiz to see how your infection control measures at your workplace rate and receive a FREE mini guide to Hygienic Laundry Practice.

Gold Coast University Hospital in final fit-out phase

19 June, 2013 by ahhb

At a cost of $1.76 billion the Gold Coast University Hospital is nearing completion, due to open to the public in September this year. Currently, contractors and staff are involved in the final fit out of furniture, fittings, IT and medical equipment. Gold Coast Health Executive Director Strategic Development Mr Michael Allsopp talks to AHHB about this stage of the project and proudly boasts the hospital will have the highest level of information and communication technology (ICT) infrastructure and connectivity of any hospital currently under construction or operating in Australia.

Preventing and controlling healthcare associated infections

20 April, 2013 by ahhb

Reflecting on Standard 3, at least half of all healthcare associated infections are considered to be preventable and can cause extensive harm and have significant resource costs, writes President of the Australasian College for Infection Prevention and Control, and Co-Director for Sterilization and Infection Control, Southern Health, Elizabeth Gillespie BN, RM, ORMgt, CICP, MPubHlth(Melb).

Prince of Wales Hospital Opens Mental Health ICU Heralding “A New Era”

27 March, 2013 by Ryan Mccann

The NSW Health Minister Jillian Skinner said the facility heralded a new era of mental health care, as the state-of-the-art, 12-bed high-care, specialist Mental Health Intensive Care Unit (MHICU) opens at Sydney's Prince of Wales Hospital in Randwick.

Minister Plibersek Supports ‘Patient Centred Medical Home’ Model

27 March, 2013 by Ryan Mccann

The Minister for Health and Ageing, The Hon. Tanya Plibersek, has reaffirmed the Federal Government’s commitment to exploring key elements of general practice as the Patient-Centred Medical Home (PCMH).

The Biggest Revolution In Microbiology In 50 Years

27 February, 2013 by Ryan Mccann

According to Dr Jenny Robson, matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionisation-time of flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) is the biggest thing to happen in microbiology laboratories in the past 50 years, offering improved testing and patient care.

International gathering of world-leading pathologists

14 February, 2013 by John Connole

Australasia’s largest gathering of world leading pathologists is taking place in Melbourne next week.

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