Clinical Services

Infection prevention and control in virtual healthcare settings

15 October, 2021 by Amy Sarcevic

Shortly after welcoming the arrival of her second child, Kelly Evans'* blissful 'post-birth bubble' burst, much earlier than she had imagined.

Scientists targeted with "pandemic levels of abuse"

15 October, 2021

Around 1 in 5 Australian scientists have said they experienced death threats and/or threats of physical or sexual violence after speaking to the media about COVID-19.

Sparking innovation in cancer research

14 October, 2021 by Jane Allman

Professor Mark Dawson's research has identified novel therapeutic strategies for several cancers and has helped to establish clinical trials with epigenetic therapies.

Sepsis in the spotlight

13 October, 2021 by Dr Carolyn Hullick*, Emergency Physician and Clinical Director, and Chris Boyd-Skinner*, Sepsis Program Manager, the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care

The National Sepsis Program aims to improve sepsis outcomes for Australians by increasing awareness and recognition of sepsis, supporting clinicians, consumers and health service organisations.

Elevated BP at young, middle age impacts brain ageing

11 October, 2021

People with elevated blood pressure that falls within the normal recommended range are at risk of accelerated brain ageing, according to a study by The Australian National University.

How technology is changing maternity care

07 October, 2021 by David Groberman, CEO, HeraMED

What a time to be in health care. With the rise of personalised care, home monitoring and telehealth, specifically, during the pandemic, we are witnessing a transformation in the way doctors and nurses interact with and care for patients.

Breast cancer: alcohol, weight gain lead to rise in rates; 1 in 4 cases preventable

06 October, 2021

Breast cancer rates have increased by 50% since the 1980s due to increased alcohol consumption, weight gain, a lack of exercise and other lifestyle factors.

Whiteley Viraclean hospital-grade disinfectant

01 October, 2021 | Supplied by: Whiteley

Viraclean from Whiteley is a hospital-grade, hard surface disinfectant proven to kill a wide range of bacteria and viruses, including SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19).

Opinion: How precision oncology is transforming patient care

30 September, 2021 by Professor David Thomas, Director of the Kinghorn Cancer Centre and Lab Head of Genomic Cancer Medicine at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research Australia

Cancer is fundamentally a genetic disease, driven by mutations that drive cancer growth. Just as each person is genetically unique, so the genomic profile of no two cancers is the same.

Vic to use air purifiers as part of safe return-to-school plan

29 September, 2021

The Department of Education and Training Victoria will be installing air purifiers in each public school classroom as part of its safe return-to-school plan.

2021 ACIPC International Conference returns this November

29 September, 2021

The 2021 Australian College for Infection Prevention and Control (ACIPC) International Conference will be held online from 8–10 November 2021.

Infection control in aged care

28 September, 2021 by Sean Rooney, Chief Executive Officer, Leading Age Services Australia (LASA) | Supplied by: Leading Age Services Australia

In recent times we have increased protections for older Australians in aged care, with the Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) leads in aged-care homes, high-rate vaccinations for residents and mandatory immunisation for staff.

The Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne trials COVID-19 nasal swab

24 September, 2021

The Murdoch Children's Research Institute and The Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne are trialling a new device  — Rhinomed Junior — to test children for COVID-19.

More expert pharmacists needed in the era of medicine miracles

23 September, 2021 by Kristin Michaels, SHPA Chief Executive | Supplied by: The Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia

As we live through the lengthening tail of a persistent pandemic, it is challenging to consider the simpler medicines landscape of 20 years ago.

IVF: success rates rise, multiple births fall

22 September, 2021

Advancements in laboratory techniques and improvements in the overall management of couples experiencing infertility amongst other factors have led to significant improvements in IVF success rates.

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