Clinical Services

Two antiviral COVID-19 treatments approved

21 January, 2022

The government has welcomed the Therapeutic Goods Administration's (TGA) provisional approval of the first oral treatments for COVID-19, Lagevrio (molnupiravir) and Paxlovid (nirmatrelvir + ritonavir).

Program improves return-to-work outcomes for cancer survivors

19 January, 2022

A digital health program by CancerAid and AIA Australia has demonstrated improved return-to-work outcomes for cancer survivors.

Predicting which children are more likely to develop epilepsy

17 January, 2022

An international genetic study involving 7636 children from Australia and Denmark has identified seven variant genes that researchers say now substantially improve the understanding of the underlying causes of seizures in young children.

Asthma experts call to vaccinate children for school start

17 January, 2022

Asthma experts are encouraging parents and carers of children with asthma to vaccinate their children before the start of the school year to help protect them from becoming seriously ill with COVID-19.

New Child Safe Standards: why they matter to hospitals

17 January, 2022 by Natalie Siegel-Brown*

All children, regardless of their age, gender, ability, race or sexual orientation, have the right to be safe and feel safe.

'Fitbit for the face' turns masks into monitoring devices

14 January, 2022

Northwestern University engineers have developed FaceBit, a smart sensor platform that features a tiny magnet and can attach to any N95, cloth or surgical face mask.

Hospital workers need rapid tests to fight Omicron peak — SHPA

12 January, 2022

The Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia (SHPA) has reiterated the urgent need for rapid antigen tests (RATs) to be made available to hospital pharmacists and their colleagues, as COVID-19 cases continue to rise.

Whiteley McLaws Hand Hygiene Compliance Calculator

01 January, 2022 | Supplied by: Whiteley

The McLaws Hand Hygiene Compliance Calculator has been developed by renowned epidemiologist Professor Mary-Louise McLaws to improve hand hygiene compliance in hospitals.

Infection control: new copper surface kills bacteria 100 times faster

15 December, 2021

A new copper surface, said to kill the bacteria over 100 times faster than standard copper, could help combat antibiotic-resistant superbugs.

Telehealth to become a permanent feature

13 December, 2021

Telehealth services, which have helped improve access to health care and underpinned much of the government's COVID-19 response, will become a permanent feature of primary health care.

Delaying umbilical cord clamping saves babies' lives, reduces disability risk

13 December, 2021

An Australian-led study has found that aiming for 60-second delay in clamping the umbilical cord of very premature babies at birth reduces the child's risk of death or major disability.

LivaNova receives TGA approval for VNS therapy system

07 December, 2021

LivaNova has received TGA approval for SenTiva for the treatment of patients with drug-resistant epilepsy (DRE) using vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) therapy.

IVF: data reveals success rates by age, number of cycles

06 December, 2021

IVF success rates can be measured in a number of ways, but data is not often presented according to age and number of cycles one can afford to pay for.

Bill to shore up medicine supplies: SHPA

03 December, 2021

The Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia (SHPA) has welcomed new federal government legislation to further mitigate the impact of medicine shortages on Australians and ensure new and innovative medicines are accessible, available and affordable.

Digital resource to help clinicians prevent childhood obesity

01 December, 2021

Dietitian and University of Queensland Research Fellow Dr Oliver Canfell and her team have developed an online resource to help prevent childhood obesity.

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