Clinical Services

How correct ultrasound disinfection procedures protect patients

01 March, 2019 by Jon Burdach, PhD, Head of Clinical Affairs, Nanosonics Limited | Supplied by: Regional Health Care Group Pty Ltd

Correct disinfection of re-usable medical devices, including ultrasound probes, is important to prevent infection transmission.

Disinfectant wipes: how good are they really?

01 March, 2019 by Ivan Obreza, Healthcare Sector Leader | Supplied by: Diversey Australia Pty Ltd

When compared to traditional cleaning methods, wipes decrease the time to clean patient rooms by 23% and they reduce the human capital cost by around $50 per employee per day.

Over 40 and male? Start doing push-ups

28 February, 2019

Middle-aged men able to do 40 push-ups are at low risk of a cardiovascular event. Indeed, push-ups are more effective than treadmills at identifying CVD risk.

Thousands of heart patients at high risk of second event

26 February, 2019

Report: Patients who've had a heart attack are twice as likely to die prematurely compared to the general population, in part due to sub-optimal care.

Pumped breastmilk link to chronic disease

22 February, 2019

A major study has found that pumped breastmilk may contain an increase in pathogens that can lead to chronic disease.

Suicide victims often hide suicidal thoughts: study

19 February, 2019

People who die by suicide do not necessarily express their suicidal thoughts to health professionals, according to a new study.

CareFit Slim LCD Cart, 1 Drawer (1x1)

18 February, 2019 | Supplied by: Ergotron Inc

The CareFit Slim LCD Cart is a documentation medical cart that works as a point-of-care solution at a patient's bedside, in a hallway or any other area with its slim depth and small footprint.

PVC dressings — comparing the old with the new

18 February, 2019 by Emily Larsen*, Nicole Marsh^, Professor Claire Rickard**

With peripheral venous catheters failure unacceptably high, a new study identifies which dressings are the most likely to remain secure.

Common virus could trigger coeliac in kids

14 February, 2019

Children who are genetically disposed towards coeliac disease could be triggered by a common intestinal virus.

What really matters in hospital cleaning

11 February, 2019 by Lisa Hall*, Alison Farrington**

A major Australian study examined cleaning processes in 11 large hospitals. Their findings are key to helping manage infection control.

New opioid prescription guide addresses growing addiction

08 February, 2019

Double the number of Australians are dying from opioid addiction than heroin. A new opioid prescription guide for medical practitioners seeks to address this.

New alternative trauma diagnosis framework

07 February, 2019 by Dr Cathy Kezelman AM*

The Power Threat Meaning Framework is an alternative diagnostic tool, focusing on the impact of power on us all — including trauma victims. 

Caesarians increase risk of postnatal depression

06 February, 2019

Study author calls for increased emotional support for women who've had emergency caesarians to reduce the risk of postnatal depression.

Painkillers improve head, neck cancer

01 February, 2019

Painkillers such as aspirin and ibuprofen have been found to significantly improve survival rates for head or neck cancer patients with the PIK3CA mutation.

Study: Hand hygiene low among paramedics

31 January, 2019

A new study has found that, while basic hygiene standards were high, hand hygiene standards practised by paramedics appear to be "remarkably low".

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