The Australian-invented Saliva Glucose Biosensor is reported to be the world's first non-invasive replacement for finger-prick blood glucose testing.
An Australian-led research project has found that low blood oxygen increases sick children's risk of death by up to eight-fold.
Detecting age-related macular degeneration early can provide a window of opportunity to avoid or delay the burden of vision loss on both the patient and their families.
Painaustralia's National Pain Services Directory maps more than 200 specialist pain services across Australia, enabling better access for millions of Australians suffering from chronic pain.
Creating an MBS rebate option for nurses to insert long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs) could be Australia’s answer to birth control, new research from Family Planning NSW (FPNSW) has shown.
A South Australian nurse has been professionally disqualified for practising while on a 25-year suspension.
Inadequate staffing and skill levels have been identified as major contributing factors in avoidable hospital visits by many aged-care residents in NSW.
Princess Margaret Hospital's treatment of a toddler with scald burns was found to be negligent and led to the child developing cerebral palsy.
Nurses and midwives 'at the bedside' are being encouraged to take a lead role in research under a grants program developed by the Rosemary Bryant Foundation.
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.
A randomised, controlled trial of 126 patients who presented with a 'boxer's fracture' compared the outcomes from the routine practice of plastering these injuries with a more 'user-friendly' approach.
Indwelling devices like catheters are believed to cause around 25% of hospital infections, but ongoing efforts to reduce catheter use and misuse haven't succeeded as much as healthcare workers would like.
... with Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner Nikki Johnston, OAM MACN, inaugural winner of the Health Minister's Award for Nursing Trailblazers.
New research has found that pharmaceutical companies are influencing non-prescribers such as nurses, which is flowing on to patient medicinal decisions.
Primary nurses who promote innovation in immunisation should consider applying for a new grant that recognises these initiatives.