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A Day in the Life of Ros Morgan

10 December, 2018

Ros Morgan is the ANMF (Vic) Environmental Health Officer. She uses a creative approach to sustainability, with effective results.


New Aged Care Quality Standards go live

30 November, 2018

The new standards will be enforced by the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission when it comes into being from 1 January 2019.


Taking the leap

29 November, 2018 by Laini Bennett

Dr Lesley Braun's willingness to 'get out and try' has led to unexpected career opportunities. She shares her story and lessons learned.


A 'healthy' approach to PVC sustainability

26 November, 2018 | Supplied by: Vinyl Council Australia

Healthcare organisations can improve their environmental footprint and save on disposal costs through recycling their PVC waste.


Protecting the vulnerable from climate change

20 November, 2018 by Jennifer Wressell MACN*

Vulnerable communities, in particular, could be at risk due to climate change. But there are actions healthcare professionals can take to mitigate this.


New standard tackles venous thromboembolism deaths

20 November, 2018 by Associate Professor Amanda Walker*

Some 30,000 people develop VTE in Australia annually. More than 5000 people die as result, over half of these within 90 days of hospitalisation.


Hospital violence: we can reduce it

19 November, 2018 by Laini Bennett

Dr Michael Wong survived a vicious knife attack in the foyer of the hospital where he worked. He believes much can be done to improve hospital security.


Preparing for a death

12 November, 2018

Inevitably, healthcare workers will be faced with the imminent death of a patient. Author and nurse Sallie Tisdale provides advice on how to manage.


Paying it forward

08 November, 2018 by Laini Bennett

Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices ANZ's Managing Director, Susan Martin, on why female managers need to stop placing constraints on themselves.


Bullying doctors a threat to patient safety

07 November, 2018

Bullying and unprofessional behaviour in the medical profession not only impact the target, but patient safety, too.


Managing risk around upstream services

05 November, 2018 by Dr David Carter*

Healthcare facilities that are serious about safety and risk must incorporate upstream roles into mainstream safety and quality processes.


Unregistered dentist convicted, receives $50K in fines and costs

01 November, 2018

A NSW man pretending to be a qualified dentist has received $49,950 in fines and costs after pleading guilty to all charges.


Midwife banned from practising

31 October, 2018

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.


Aged-care commissioner announced

25 October, 2018

Health sector leader Janet Anderson has been appointed to lead the new and independent Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission.


Purpose-built technology is the answer

23 October, 2018 by Greg O’Loan*

Financial management for aged-care facilities is complex, further complicated by ongoing legislative changes. Technology can ease the burden.


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