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Australian experts comment on deaths in Norway

19 January, 2021

Norway has reported several deaths and some side effects in elderly people vaccinated with the Pfizer BioNTech vaccine.

National Allergy Strategy launches food allergy training for hospital staff

24 September, 2020

All about Allergens for Hospitals provides nationally standardised training for food allergen management for food service in Australian hospitals.

Food safety: the benefits of digital monitoring technology

13 July, 2020 by Andrew Thomson, Think ST Solutions

Investing in a temperature-monitoring system will take the risk out of uncertainty and provide kitchen operations with the confidence and assurance needed to manage food safety compliance and risk.

Haines Medical Australia SallySock Non-Slip patient socks

21 April, 2020

Haines Medical SallySock Non-slip socks are single-patient-use non-slip socks designed to improve patient safety and confidence in getting up out of bed and walking as part of their recovery.

Disaster strategies for the aged-care sector

20 April, 2020

A recent forum held at the Leading Age Services Australia Tri-State Conference provided an opportunity for aged-care stakeholders to share tips on emergency preparation.

Ahpra urges consumers to be safe before cosmetic surgery

26 February, 2020

The 'be safe first' campaign advises consumers of the risks associated with cosmetic procedures, particularly those offered by unregistered practitioners.

One solution system for assisted and unassisted showering

25 February, 2020

GalvinCare demonstrates its Mental Health Anti-Ligature Safe-Connect Shower System, designed to be safe, aesthetically pleasing and easy to use.

Con-Serv Hygienic Seal Grab Rails

01 February, 2020

Available in a variety of lengths, styles and finishes, the grab rails are designed for both domestic and commercial installations.

Beware of novelty contact lenses this Halloween

28 October, 2019

Experts from Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust are warning Halloween party-goers and trick-or-treaters of the risks of novelty contact lenses.

New guide designed to better protect patients' privacy

17 October, 2019

Patients' health information could be better protected with the help of a newly issued privacy guide from the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner.

Combating the white coat effect

27 September, 2019 by Gerard Stevens*

Communication and system consistency keep patients safe from crashing.

Firesafe technology: a 'design for safety' solution to oxygen fire risks

25 September, 2019

Firesafe technology operates automatically if an oxygen tube becomes ignited. Firebreaks stop the flow of oxygen, which extinguishes the fire in the oxygen tube.

95% healthcare workers 'soldier on' when sick

24 June, 2019

A Canadian study has found that 95% of healthcare workers keep working after they start experiencing symptoms of infectious diseases, such as influenza.

Gayed report: implications for hospitals

09 April, 2019 by Dr David Carter*

For years, gynecologist and obstetrician Dr Emil Gayed, and the health system, failed his patients. We review the case and its implications for hospitals.

Recycling sharps responsibly

11 March, 2019

Sharps or needlestick injuries are a risk not only to healthcare workers, but anyone who comes into contact with them.

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