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Medications go missing from Melbourne hospitals

31 January, 2022

Almost one-fifth of medications supplied to medical and surgical wards and emergency departments (EDs) in public hospitals in Melbourne were not administered to patients.

Unifying clinical comms to support patient and staff safety

15 October, 2021

Niagara Health used the Vocera Platform to provide physicians, nurses, and other staff members with a standard means to communicate that could also allow them to seek assistance, and conserve PPE while minimising the spread of infectious disease.

Increasing patient hand hygiene by 45.7%

06 October, 2021 by Kate Smith, Head of Clinical Solutions, Training and Support – GAMA Healthcare (RN/RM, CRNI, GCertNurs, Cert IV TAE)

Hand hygiene is well recognised as one of the most effective initiatives to protect patients from healthcare-associated infections (HAIs).

Con-Serv Hideaway Mounting System

01 October, 2021

Con-Serv's Hideaway Mounting System allows accessible fittings such as grab rails to be installed, removed and re-installed as required.

SA doctor gets 25-year ban from practising

20 September, 2021

A South Australian general practitioner, Dr Brian Geoffrey Holder, has received a 25-year ban by the South Australian Civil and Administrative Tribunal.

High mishap rate reported for moving patients

23 August, 2021

Moving emergency care patients to other hospital departments by wheelchair or trolley is prone to a high rate of mishaps.

Con-Serv Hygienic Seal Grab Rails

01 August, 2021

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

Philips issues urgent product defect correction

05 July, 2021

The correction addresses identified potential health risks related to the polyester-based polyurethane sound abatement foam in specific sleep and respiratory care devices.

Gain visibility and control over your food safety practices

24 June, 2021

Given the heightened vulnerability of patients to food-borne illness, there is no margin for error when it comes to food safety.

Campaign targets workplace violence

26 May, 2021

A campaign highlighting the need for employers and the community to come together to stamp out violence in the workplace has been launched by WorkSafe Victoria.

Domestic abuse disclosure and the vital role of GPs

16 April, 2021 by Jane Allman

GPs play an important role in responding to family abuse and violence, and are often the first point of contact for people who are experiencing family abuse or violence.

Exploring the safety profiles of each vaccine in circulation

14 April, 2021

We explore the safety profiles of the Pfizer–BioNTech and AstraZeneca vaccines.

Con-Serv Friction Slide Grab Rail Handset Cradle

01 April, 2021

The Con-Serv Friction Slide Grab Rail Handset Cradle (HC 932 C) is specifically designed for people with weakened or arthritic grip.

Report reveals devastating impact of Trump's health policies

18 February, 2021

The report finds that Trump's health policies may have killed more than one million Americans.

Osteoporosis Australia rebrands as Healthy Bones Australia

09 February, 2021

Osteoporosis Australia has announced an official rebrand and the launch of an educational resource hub to reinforce the importance of fracture prevention.

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