Clinical Services

New Medicines Listed on PBS

18 December, 2013 by Petrina Smith

Medicines to treat diabetes and lung cancer have been added to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS).


Giving patients the information they need - Medical imaging consent

18 December, 2013 by ahhb

[caption id="attachment_6185" align="alignright" width="200"] ‘Information about the risks of medical imaging services can and should be provided at appropriate times from the beginning to the end of this journey.’[/caption]


Communique from the Advanced Pharmacy Practice Framework Steering Committee

06 December, 2013 by Petrina Smith

The Advanced Pharmacy Practice Framework Steering Committee (APPFSC) met on recently (18 November 2013) and is pleased to report on the following outcomes.


Scientists Able to Measure Infection Risk from a Droplet of Blood

28 November, 2013 by Petrina Smith

A team of researchers at BioMEMS resource centre at Massachesetts General hospital have discovered a way to measure infection risk from a droplet of blood in a few minutes.


Updated Price Disclosure Guidelines

26 November, 2013 by Petrina Smith

An updated version of the Price Disclosure Arrangements Procedural and Operational Guidelines for Expanded and Accelerated Price Disclosure has been published.


New Paediatric Ward Unveiled at Fiona Stanley Hospital in Perth

20 November, 2013 by Petrina Smith

The new paediatric ward and playground at the $2billion Fiona Stanley Hospital (FSH) in Perth has been unveiled.


Science is Running Out Of Ways to Attack Harmful Bacteria

19 November, 2013 by Petrina Smith

University of Adelaide's Dr Ian Musgrave says science is running out of new ways to attack harmful bacteria, while drug companies are abandoning antibiotic research and development.


Australians Continue to Pay More for Pharmaceuticals Than Consumers in Other Countries

15 November, 2013 by Petrina Smith

Australians continue to pay more for pharmaceuticals than consumers in other countries, although the introduction of generic medicines has contributed to some lowering of prices, according to research published in this month's edition of the Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association’s journal, The Australian Health Review.


Graduate Diploma of Mammography Program Opens at Charles Sturt University

07 November, 2013 by Petrina Smith

A new Graduate Diploma of Mammography program being offered by Charles Sturt University (CSU) aims to ease the pressures from a radiographer workforce shortage and increased demand for BreastScreen services.


New Ultra-low Dose CT Promises a More Accurate Diagnosis of Cystic Fibrosis

07 November, 2013 by Petrina Smith

Australian radiologists are using tomorrow's International Day of Radiology to unveil the results of research into a new ultra-low dose CT technique that promises a more accurate diagnosis of cystic fibrosis with significantly reduced radiation risks.


Health technology and skills tested at Talisman Saber

31 October, 2013 by ahhb

With more than 28,000 United States and Australian Defence Force personnel participating in Talisman Saber in Queensland recently, it was an opportunity for the military to showcase the technology, equipment and logistics of a Role 2E hospital facility.


Empowering consumers to prevent healthcare associated infections: is it more than just information and involvement

31 October, 2013 by ahhb

As healthcare providers it is often difficult for us to view or understand clinical issues from the perspectives of healthcare consumers, their family or friends. However, the recently released National Safety and Quality in Health Care Standards and in particular Standard 3 Preventing and Controlling Healthcare Associated Infections, mandate the provision of information to and involvement of consumers in infection prevention processes and decisions1, writes Cathryn Murphy.


Numerous Areas for Improvement Details in Review of the Prevention and Control of Legionella Pneumophila Infection in Queensland

17 October, 2013 by Petrina Smith

Chief Health Officer Dr Jeannette Young’s Review of the prevention and control of Legionella pneumophila infection in Queensland was tabled in Parliament today and detailed numerous areas for improvement.


How to best support healthcare providers meet the NSQHS standards

14 October, 2013 by ahhb

We are witnessing a global move towards patient safety. Indeed, in the Australian healthcare sector, we are undergoing a period of great change which has been reflected in part by the new set of National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards that became effective on January 1 2013, writes Professor Cathryn Murphy.


New imaging - Further advancing patient care

07 October, 2013 by ahhb

[caption id="attachment_5130" align="alignright" width="200"] Head x-ray, brain in MRI[/caption]


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