Nursing > Techniques & procedures

Sandy Middleton is a nursing trailblazer

20 April, 2020

Her influential work on stroke management protocols has been adopted across Australia and is currently being implemented in 12 European countries.


Robot successfully samples blood

12 February, 2020

A team of biomedical engineers has created a blood-sampling robot that performed as well or better than people in a human clinical trial.


HLP Controls Temp Block temperature sensor

19 January, 2020

Temp Block temperature sensor from HLP Controls is designed to accurately monitor fridge temperatures, preventing temperature spikes on data logging graphs.


Scope for saliva to replace blood in diabetes monitoring

15 November, 2019

The Australian-invented Saliva Glucose Biosensor is reported to be the world's first non-invasive replacement for finger-prick blood glucose testing.


Snacking maximises shiftworker productivity

13 August, 2019

With large sections of the healthcare industry requiring employees to work around the clock, researchers have investigated the effect of food intake on staff alertness and productivity.


Pain-free patches to revolutionise vax delivery

07 March, 2019

New microneedle patches developed by an Australian university offer a pain-free, antibacterial, self-dissolving solution for vaccination delivery.


1 in 5 catheters unnecessarily painful or malfunctioning

22 August, 2018

A global study of short peripheral catheters uncovered major problems with their management.


Art meets science with prize for craniofacial development researcher

22 March, 2017

Sometimes science and art collide as Dr Sophie Wiszniak discovered when she entered this beautifully stained cross-section of a developing embryo into the Scimex Multimedia Hub image competition.


This is a fight we need to win, dermatologists say

01 March, 2017

This belief that eczema treatment is dangerous is the most common cause for poorly controlled disease.


Left untreated, tick-borne disease can lead to chronic and debilitating illness

23 January, 2017

The Commonwealth Senate enquiry report into tick-borne diseases has been released, highlighting the importance of awareness of tick-related illnesses in Australia. Worryingly, the committee heard that there could be as many as 50,000 people bitten by ticks in Australia each year.


Should naloxone be used to avoid opioid overdoses?

14 December, 2016 by Alex Wodak, Emeritus Consultant, St Vincent's Hospital, Darlinghurst

The action of the drug and the mechanism of heroin suggests it should be effective for reversing opioid overdoses. But does the evidence stack up?


Fluke Biomedical Advantage Training online training centre

02 December, 2016

Fluke Biomedical has launched Advantage Training, an online centre aimed at providing accessible training to the biomedical engineering community. The training centre features a curriculum that covers the full spectrum of medical device preventive maintenance and quality assurance for biomedical and diagnostic imaging equipment.


Early or no dinner to fight obesity

08 November, 2016 by Corin Kelly

The first human test of early time-restricted feeding found that this meal-timing strategy reduced swings in hunger and altered fat and carbohydrate burning patterns, which may help with losing weight. In early time-restricted feeding (eTRF), people eat their last meal by the mid-afternoon and don't eat again until breakfast the next morning. The findings were unveiled during an oral presentation today at The Obesity Society Annual Meeting at ObesityWeek 2016 in New Orleans, Louisiana.


The Rounds - Updates in Healthcare

22 March, 2016 by ahhb

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Condoms and gloves thin as human hair

10 February, 2016 by Corin Kelly

Fibres from the Australian native spinifex grass are being used to improve latex that could be used to make condoms as thin as a human hair without any loss in strength.


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