Skill shortages may undermine our healthcare system

02 April, 2020 by Callam Pickering, Indeed APAC economist

An ageing population, along with high population growth, has created huge demand for healthcare and aged-care services across the country.

Help us to help you, plead nurses and midwives

30 March, 2020

NSWNMA General Secretary Brett Holmes said pressure is building on local health services as more cases of COVID-19 are confirmed across metropolitan and regional parts of NSW.

Compression strategies in ulceration related to venous and lymphatic disease

26 March, 2020 by Taliesin Ellis, Clinical Wound Care Specialist | Supplied by: Sentry Medical

JC had suffered bilateral lower limb cellulitis and ulceration over a four-year period...

Bye-bye, dry eye

03 March, 2020

The TGA has approved a novel ciclosporin solution for the treatment of dry eye (keratoconjunctivitis sicca), a condition affecting 7.4% of Australians.

Accolades for private hospital patient care

17 February, 2020

The 2020 APHA Awards for Excellence will be announced next month, recognising the high quality of care Australians receive from private hospitals.

Solving the looming nurse shortage

14 February, 2020 by Suzanne Volejnikova-Wenger*

As employment pathways and workforce customs have changed, so should our perspectives on nursing career trajectories to a more flexible view and approach.

Australian nurses equipped for coronavirus frontline

13 February, 2020

The Australian College of Nursing has assured that nurses are well trained and ready to protect the community in the event of a coronavirus outbreak in Australia.

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.

Fake doctor convicted and fined in Victoria

05 February, 2020

A Victorian man has been convicted in the Magistrates' Court of Victoria and found guilty of six charges under the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law.

Digital health program launched for nurses and midwives

04 February, 2020

A professional development program has been launched to identify the digital health skills nurses and midwives need to further improve the quality, safety and efficiency of the care they deliver.

HLP Controls Temp Block temperature sensor

19 January, 2020 | Supplied by: HLP Controls Pty Ltd

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

Major undersupply of GPs to affect national health

15 January, 2020 by Amy Sarcevic

Australia's general practitioner (GP) workforce will be undersupplied to the tune of 9298 full-time GPs by 2030, according to a report by big four consultancy Deloitte.

Scope for saliva to replace blood in diabetes monitoring

15 November, 2019 | Supplied by: The iQ Group Global

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

Low blood oxygen increases risk of death in sick children

04 November, 2019

An Australian-led research project has found that low blood oxygen increases sick children's risk of death by up to eight-fold.

The importance of early detection in macular degeneration

04 November, 2019 by Jane Allman

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.

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