Clinical Services

Preventing and controlling healthcare associated infections

20 April, 2013 by ahhb

Reflecting on Standard 3, at least half of all healthcare associated infections are considered to be preventable and can cause extensive harm and have significant resource costs, writes President of the Australasian College for Infection Prevention and Control, and Co-Director for Sterilization and Infection Control, Southern Health, Elizabeth Gillespie BN, RM, ORMgt, CICP, MPubHlth(Melb).

Prince of Wales Hospital Opens Mental Health ICU Heralding “A New Era”

27 March, 2013 by Ryan Mccann

The NSW Health Minister Jillian Skinner said the facility heralded a new era of mental health care, as the state-of-the-art, 12-bed high-care, specialist Mental Health Intensive Care Unit (MHICU) opens at Sydney's Prince of Wales Hospital in Randwick.

Minister Plibersek Supports ‘Patient Centred Medical Home’ Model

27 March, 2013 by Ryan Mccann

The Minister for Health and Ageing, The Hon. Tanya Plibersek, has reaffirmed the Federal Government’s commitment to exploring key elements of general practice as the Patient-Centred Medical Home (PCMH).

The Biggest Revolution In Microbiology In 50 Years

27 February, 2013 by Ryan Mccann

According to Dr Jenny Robson, matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionisation-time of flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) is the biggest thing to happen in microbiology laboratories in the past 50 years, offering improved testing and patient care.

International gathering of world-leading pathologists

14 February, 2013 by John Connole

Australasia’s largest gathering of world leading pathologists is taking place in Melbourne next week.

Children’s Hospital Job Cuts

07 February, 2013 by John Connole

The NSW government has attempted to ease fears of job cuts at two Sydney children's hospitals despite pressure to slash labour costs.

The Australasian College for Infection Prevention and Control Conference 2012

04 February, 2013 by Adriana Rehbein

The 2012 Australasian College for Infection Prevention and Control Conference is the first conference of the new College. The program focused on recent research findings and innovative strategies that will define infection surveillance, prevention and control beyond and into the challenging future for Infection Prevention and Control, writes Steve Burke.

Military evacuates Bundaberg Hospital

31 January, 2013 by John Connole

Prime Minister Julia Gillard said federal authorities are working at every level with the state to help people get through the disaster.

Pharmacy Cannot Grow As An Isolated Profession

23 January, 2013 by Adriana Rehbein

As we come to the end of another busy year, it is a good time to reflect on what I see as some of the key elements for the pharmacy profession as we move forward, writes Grant Kardachi.

New funding for radiation therapists and cancer patients

17 January, 2013 by John Connole

Improving access to radiation therapy for cancer patients is the focus of a new program to be rolled out across Australia.

What is an anaesthetist?

07 January, 2013 by Ryan Mccann

Fighting serious candida infections in critically ill patients

27 November, 2012 by John Connole

Candidaemia: A rising tide in critically ill patients3-5

Generic confusion

17 November, 2012 by John Connole

Medication misadventure continues to be a major issue for Australia’s health system, and the latest figures available paint a sobering picture of the extent of the problem in Australia, and the cost it is having on the health system.

Acoustic pinboard wallcoverings now improve infection control

06 November, 2012 by John Connole

In a healthcare environment the need for improved infection control is always at the top of mind. Surfaces within these environments need to control the transfer and possible development of infections. Insitu wallcovering and pinboard fabrics now provide wall surfaces that prevent and stop the development of healthcare associated infections, providing a colourful, yet functional noise reduced environment within aged care facilities and hospitals.

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