Facility Admin

Updated EMM guide: supports safer medication use in hospitals

16 November, 2017

As many as one in nine doses of medicine administered in hospitals are associated with a clinical error.

Business success with employee training at Glenelg Community Hospital

31 October, 2017 by Andrew Thomson*

On-site training has had a positive impact on this South Australian hospital.

Hysterectomies overly used in Australia

30 October, 2017

A new standard provides clinicians with options for treating women with heavy periods.

Making a statement on mental health

16 October, 2017 by Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care

New guide to recognising and responding to deterioration in a person's mental state.

Health clinic fined $127,500 for unlawful advertising

07 October, 2017

The clinic made unsubstantiated claims in its advertising, leading to prosecution.

Australian to lead World Federation of Neurology

28 September, 2017

A passionate and dedicated MS researcher will step into the role.

Violence against medical staff escalating

14 September, 2017

Violence against nurses and midwives is on the rise, according to research carried out by CQUniversity.

First draft national guideline for autism diagnosis released

12 September, 2017

Aimed at creating greater consistency in diagnostic practices across the country, the community is invited to provide feedback.

The Royal Brisbane and Women's chooses wisely to improve patient care

15 August, 2017

The Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital (RBWH) is one of a number of leading Australian hospitals working to reduce duplicate or unnecessary healthcare practices as part of the Choosing Wisely Australia initiative.

Job ads for healthcare and medical industry rising

24 July, 2017

The nursing sector in particular is seeing increased numbers of ads year on year.

Fax-free health care a step closer

19 July, 2017

New technology will enable health data to flow securely from one healthcare provider to another.

What the 2017–18 federal Budget means for aged care

14 July, 2017 by Sean Rooney, CEO, LASA

The 2017–18 federal Budget comes as a relief after previous federal Budgets have seen cuts to aged care funding and associated programs.

Climate change — the risks and opportunities for healthcare

03 July, 2017 by David McEwen

David McEwen, author of the new book Navigating the Adaptive Economy, shares his views on the challenges climate changes poses to healthcare and outlines the key opportunities that exist to reduce the impact.

Prestigious ACHS Medal 2017 nominations now open

22 June, 2017

Nominations for one of the most prestigious awards in the Australian health sector — the Australian Council on Healthcare Standards 2017 ACHS Medal — are now open.

St Vincent's is looking to a sustainable future with major solar power rollout

19 June, 2017

With the increasingly clear link between environmental degradation, climate change and related health impacts, St Vincent's Health is rising to the challenge by installing what is claimed to be the largest commercial solar installation of its kind in Australia.

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