Clinical Services

The path to pharmacist prescribing

17 October, 2019 by Jane Allman

The Pharmacy Board of Australia has concluded that pharmacist prescribing as part of a collaborative healthcare team is viable.

Chronic IBS pain identified as 'gut itch'

17 October, 2019

Flinders University researchers at the South Australian Health & Medical Research Institute have discovered that receptors that cause irritated, itchy skin also exist in the human gut.

A Day in the Life of a LifeFlight Critical Care Doctor

16 October, 2019

A Day in the Life of RACQ LifeFlight Rescue Critical Care Doctor Ola Sorensen.

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.

Victorian adolescents can now access vaccination by pharmacists

15 October, 2019

The Victorian Government is lowering the minimum vaccination age from 16 years to 10 years for pharmacist vaccination in readiness for the 2020 influenza season.

Celebrating Australia's pharmacy technicians

15 October, 2019

On National Pharmacy Technician Day, the Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia has released a video to celebrate and honour Australia's pharmacy technicians.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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