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What to look for when sourcing clinical personal protective equipment

01 June, 2021

In wake of COVID-19, the surging demand for PPE led many healthcare providers in Australia and New Zealand to look beyond their existing suppliers for their sourcing needs.

Aus-developed nasal swab outperforms standard of care

27 May, 2021

Australia-based Rhinomed's self-administered nasal swab has demonstrated superior performance to the current standard-of-care nasal swab for detecting SARS-CoV-2.

New standard of care for IV cannulas

26 May, 2021

From today, a new clinical standard will change our approach to peripheral intravenous catheter insertion — a procedure carried out on 7.7 million Australians each year.

Early C-sections put babies at risk

28 April, 2021

Babies are being placed at unnecessary risk because their birth by caesarean section is scheduled too early, without a medical reason, according to a major report.

New standard released to reduce perineal trauma at birth

21 April, 2021

A new national standard of care is set to reduce the risk of women experiencing a serious tear of the perineum during childbirth.

CleanSpace HALO wins Platinum Respiratory Protection Award

19 April, 2021

The Powered Air Purifying Respirator (PAPR) system has been awarded the Platinum Respiratory Protection Award at the inaugural OH&S Industrial Hygiene Awards.

Cultural safety training survey closes soon

19 April, 2021

The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care is calling on feedback to assist in the development of resources to strengthen cultural safety training and support services.

Hotel quarantine: how secure is the system?

12 April, 2021 by Jane Allman

With hotel quarantine forming a crucial line of defence against variants of SARS-CoV-2, just how watertight is the system?

Are you prepared for AS/NZS 61439 switchboard standards? Don't be left behind.

01 April, 2021

NHP's Cubic Modular switchboard systems and concept distribution panelboards will ensure compliance with the new standards.

Reducing the financial and environmental costs of PPE

31 March, 2021 by Brendon Rowse, Managing Director of Welspring and Simon Dawkins, Lead RFID Consultant at RFiD Discovery

The cost and sustainability challenge of healthcare PPE can be addressed by bringing new technologies together.

Good governance for food safety management

23 March, 2021 by Andrew Thomson*

It's time for the health- and aged-care sectors to move beyond meeting minimum compliance requirements and strive for business excellence in food safety management systems.

Infection control practices need a post-COVID update

25 February, 2021 by Dr Cathryn Murphy, Adjunct Honorary Associate Professor at Bond University*

The COVID-19 pandemic exposed vulnerabilities in how infection control is managed within the Australian healthcare system.

Review recognises violent reality of working in hospitals

18 February, 2021

The Anderson Review into hospital security reveals the bloody and violent reality confronting hospital workers across NSW, according to the Health Services Union.

Optimising osteoporosis care throughout Asia–Pacific

31 January, 2021

APCO has launched pan-Asia–Pacific clinical practice standards for the screening, diagnosis and management of osteoporosis, targeting a broad range of high-risk groups.

Securing trust in the global vaccine supply chain

20 January, 2021

Billions of vaccines are needed urgently across the world. How can demand be met quickly, efficiently and securely?

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