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PPE insufficient, say Qld's frontline doctors

03 April, 2020

A survey reveals that more than 70% of Queensland doctors at the frontline of the COVID-19 crisis do not have sufficient personal protection equipment.


Antimicrobial testing prioritised

31 March, 2020

Antimicrobial testing provider Mérieux NutriSciences Australia has prioritised the testing of sanitation products to ensure results are rapidly provided to manufacturers.


Consultation open on digital mental health standards

02 March, 2020

The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care is calling on consumers, carers, clinicians, service providers and interested stakeholders to provide feedback on the draft standards.


Airepure Australia HEPA filter testing

01 February, 2020

Airepure NATA-certified technicians can replace gel seal or gasket seal HEPA filters within your existing installations and perform HEPA filter integrity testing to meet Australian Standards and healthcare regulations.


Tools launched to assist frontline emergency care staff

19 November, 2019

A national initiative will support time-critical work and informed decision-making of frontline hospital emergency department (ED) clinicians through the use of patients' My Health Record (MHR).


The future of aged-care facilities and how they can prepare

12 November, 2019 by Warren Burke*

With a growing demand for improved lifestyles, aged-care facilities face higher expectations than ever before to provide superior services and amenities.


Tokyo tops 100 best hospital cities list

18 October, 2019

Which three Australian cities ranked in the top 20 best hospital cities in the world?


Less is more: choosing health care wisely

24 September, 2019 by Dr Robyn Lindner*

Clinicians across Australian health services are reducing low-value and unnecessary interventions — such as pathology tests, antibiotics and imaging — as part of the Choosing Wisely Australia initiative.


Doctor ratings on training

16 August, 2019

A national, profession-wide survey is seeking to provide a snapshot of medical training in Australia, through the eyes of doctors.


New aged-care standards

03 July, 2019

The Morrison government has unveiled a major quality and safety aged-care reform package.


Major update to infection prevention and control guidelines

04 June, 2019

The NHMRC has released the 2019 edition of the Australian Guidelines for the Prevention and Control of Infection in Healthcare, marking the first update since 2010.


Health care just a phone call away

29 April, 2019 by Emilie Mortensen*

Health contact centres provide advice to the Australian public 24 hours a day, seven days a week. A new Australian standard helps ensure consistency and safety.


Tracking products to patients to improve patient safety

01 March, 2019 by Catherine Koetz*

We can trace an apple back to its grower, but not medical products back to patients. Traceability needs to be a focus of our healthcare system.


New dysphagia standards commence 1 May

01 March, 2019 by Dr Julie Cichero*

Soon new international standards will replace the existing Australian ones. We outline the key changes and how they can help save lives.


New Aged Care Standards: now is the time to prepare

05 February, 2019 by Sharyn McIlwain*, Troy Speirs**

On 1 July 2019 the new Aged Care Quality Standards will come into effect. Here's how to prepare.


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