Facility Admin

Preparing for a death

12 November, 2018

Inevitably, healthcare workers will be faced with the imminent death of a patient. Author and nurse Sallie Tisdale provides advice on how to manage.


Paying it forward

08 November, 2018 by Laini Bennett

Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices ANZ's Managing Director, Susan Martin, on why female managers need to stop placing constraints on themselves.


Bullying doctors a threat to patient safety

07 November, 2018

Bullying and unprofessional behaviour in the medical profession not only impact the target, but patient safety, too.


Managing risk around upstream services

05 November, 2018 by Dr David Carter*

Healthcare facilities that are serious about safety and risk must incorporate upstream roles into mainstream safety and quality processes.


Unregistered dentist convicted, receives $50K in fines and costs

01 November, 2018

A NSW man pretending to be a qualified dentist has received $49,950 in fines and costs after pleading guilty to all charges.


Midwife banned from practising

31 October, 2018

A Bacchus Marsh Hospital midwife has been banned from practising. She is one of 38 practitioners at the hospital who have been, or are being, investigated.


Aged-care commissioner announced

25 October, 2018

Health sector leader Janet Anderson has been appointed to lead the new and independent Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission.


Purpose-built technology is the answer

23 October, 2018 by Greg O’Loan*

Financial management for aged-care facilities is complex, further complicated by ongoing legislative changes. Technology can ease the burden.


Preventing patient identity errors

23 October, 2018 by Catherine Koetz* | Supplied by: GS1 Australia

Capturing a patient's identity correctly is essential to prevent adverse events. We learn how ACT Health and The Canberra Hospital tackled this issue.


Biotoxin-related illnesses report presented

22 October, 2018

The Australian Parliament's Health, Aged Care and Sport Committee has presented its 'Report on the Inquiry into Biotoxin-related Illnesses in Australia'.


New national guideline for autism diagnosis

19 October, 2018

To date, the processes for the clinical assessment and diagnosis of autism have varied considerably across Australia. The new guideline will change that.


New blood clot standard designed to prevent deaths

17 October, 2018

Thousands of Australians die annually from largely preventable blood clots; a new standard seeks to reduce this risk for patients.


Paramedicine to be regulated from 1 Dec

17 October, 2018

The title 'paramedic' will be protected under law, and only appropriately registered professionals will be able to use the title.


A day in the life... of Dr Benjamin Schmitt

02 October, 2018

Dr Schmitt puts his PhD in Physics/Biophysics to good use, developing and implementing novel MRI scanning techniques in clinical routine.


Food contamination — managing the incident

02 October, 2018 by Andrew Thomson*

Strawberries and other fresh fruit have been deliberately contaminated; does your facility's foodservice have an incident management plan?


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