Patients' health information could be better protected with the help of a newly issued privacy guide from the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner.
Communication and system consistency keep patients safe from crashing.
Firesafe technology operates automatically if an oxygen tube becomes ignited. Firebreaks stop the flow of oxygen, which extinguishes the fire in the oxygen tube.
A Canadian study has found that 95% of healthcare workers keep working after they start experiencing symptoms of infectious diseases, such as influenza.
For years, gynecologist and obstetrician Dr Emil Gayed, and the health system, failed his patients. We review the case and its implications for hospitals.
Sharps or needlestick injuries are a risk not only to healthcare workers, but anyone who comes into contact with them.
The third Atlas examines neonatal and paediatric health, thyroid and gastrointestinal investigations and treatments and cardiac tests.
Vulnerable communities, in particular, could be at risk due to climate change. But there are actions healthcare professionals can take to mitigate this.
Bullying and unprofessional behaviour in the medical profession not only impact the target, but patient safety, too.
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.
Health sector leader Janet Anderson has been appointed to lead the new and independent Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission.
Capturing a patient's identity correctly is essential to prevent adverse events. We learn how ACT Health and The Canberra Hospital tackled this issue.
The Australian Parliament's Health, Aged Care and Sport Committee has presented its 'Report on the Inquiry into Biotoxin-related Illnesses in Australia'.
Strawberries and other fresh fruit have been deliberately contaminated; does your facility's foodservice have an incident management plan?
Doctors may not have all the answers, but they can do a better job than Google at diagnosing a headache.