The Great Debate Triumphs at Australian Gastroenterology Week

08 February, 2013 by Adriana Rehbein

This year’s annual Australian Gastroenterology Week (AGW) meeting had over 1200 people in attendance, well above the expected level, says the Gastroenterological Society of Australia (GESA).

Compression Therapy

17 January, 2013 by John Connole

The value of compression therapy in treating lower leg ulcers is clinically proven, but until government subsidised funding is approved, many patients will continue to suffer unnecessarily, as The Australian Wound Management Association’s (AWMA) Robin Osborne explains.

Doctors In Need

16 January, 2013 by John Connole

The rate of substance abuse amongst anaesthetists is thought to be similar to the rest of the population but their knowledge of drugs and ease of access makes their situation more dangerous. Meaghan Shaw explores this and other welfare issues facing anaesthetists.

Australian Vaccination Network ordered to change its name

11 January, 2013 by John Connole

Minister for Fair Trading Anthony Roberts today confirmed a formal order has been issued to the Australian Vaccination Network to change its name on the grounds it is misleading the public.

Acorn 2012 Darwin NT- Fifteenth National Conference

11 November, 2012 by John Connole

ACORN’s (Australian College of Operating Room Nurses) Vision is to develop the SPIRIT of perioperative nursing in Australia by standards utilising evidence based practice, professional growth and development, innovation to achieve best patient care outcomes, representation of all States and Territories, influencing health policy and developing teamwork locally, nationally and internationally.

Using speech recognition

24 October, 2012 by John Connole

With an Integrated Reporting System from Soliton IT, Nambour hospital in Queensland, has reduced turnaround time for radiology reports by 85%.

Medicolegal pressures improve communications with patients

16 September, 2012 by John Connole

Doctors' communications with patients have improved due to concerns about the medicolegal consequences of poor communication, Dr Louise Nash and her colleagues report.

Nursing student today - Nurse leader tomorrow

08 September, 2012 by John Connole

The College of Nursing is a professional body that represents, assists, educates and supports nursing professionals throughout Australia.

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