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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.


Preventing patient identity errors

23 October, 2018 by Catherine Koetz* | Supplied by: GS1 Australia

Capturing a patient's identity correctly is essential to prevent adverse events. We learn how ACT Health and The Canberra Hospital tackled this issue.


Biotoxin-related illnesses report presented

22 October, 2018

The Australian Parliament's Health, Aged Care and Sport Committee has presented its 'Report on the Inquiry into Biotoxin-related Illnesses in Australia'.


New national guideline for autism diagnosis

19 October, 2018

To date, the processes for the clinical assessment and diagnosis of autism have varied considerably across Australia. The new guideline will change that.


New blood clot standard designed to prevent deaths

17 October, 2018

Thousands of Australians die annually from largely preventable blood clots; a new standard seeks to reduce this risk for patients.


Paramedicine to be regulated from 1 Dec

17 October, 2018

The title 'paramedic' will be protected under law, and only appropriately registered professionals will be able to use the title.


Food contamination — managing the incident

02 October, 2018 by Andrew Thomson*

Strawberries and other fresh fruit have been deliberately contaminated; does your facility's foodservice have an incident management plan?


A day in the life... of Dr Benjamin Schmitt

02 October, 2018

Dr Schmitt puts his PhD in Physics/Biophysics to good use, developing and implementing novel MRI scanning techniques in clinical routine.


No colonoscopy unless the benefits outweigh the risks

14 September, 2018

A new national standard for colonoscopies will help millions of Australians, but advises against the complex procedure unless the benefits outweigh the risks.


Leveraging creativity in healthcare advertising

12 September, 2018 by Ryan Wallman*

Want your target market to notice your healthcare ad? Try simplicity and humour to get your message across. Dr Ryan Wallman explains how.


Doctors, not Dr Google, are the answer

10 September, 2018 by Dr Preeya Alexander AKA The Wholesome Doctor*

Doctors may not have all the answers, but they can do a better job than Google at diagnosing a headache.


Dare to be yourself

06 September, 2018 by Laini Bennett | Supplied by: Australian College of Nursing

As a young mother and sole breadwinner, ACN CEO Kylie Ward was motivated by both need and ambition to pursue a career in nursing management.


Aged-care reform driving cultural change

03 September, 2018 by Sean Rooney*

The aged-care reforms underway will facilitate cultural change at both the federal government and provider level, driving accountability and improvement.


Nurses: put your health 1st

31 August, 2018 | Supplied by: Australian College of Nursing

A new Australian College of Nurses program encourages nurses to remember to look after their own health and wellbeing.


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