Recent health policies have recommended keeping older people out of hospital wherever possible – but given our ageing population, is this actually feasible? That’s the question we’re asking ahead of Ageism Awareness Day today – 7 October.
If you’ve never been to theatre – as a patient or clinician - you mightn’t know much about what goes on behind those closed doors. The reality is, there’s a lot going on, and for Perioperative Nurses Week – which this year takes place from 2-8 October – we’re turning the surgical lights to shine on perioperative nurses!
Tomorrow is International Day of the Older Person and to celebrate, we’re showcasing the wonderful work of Metro North’s Residential Aged Care District Assessment and Referral Service’s Rapid Response team, known as RADAR RR. And yes, the service is as cool as the name! We spoke with Jenny Townsley, Nurse Practitioner Candidate for the team, and she told us how the model works.
In a move deemed “desperately needed” by consumers, Queensland clinicians now have evidence-based guidance on supporting parents with infant sleep.
If you’ve ever dreamt of being able to provide truly holistic care, reduce a patient’s length of stay, and work more collaboratively with your colleagues – well, maybe you can.
Despite being entirely preventable, Rheumatic Heart Disease or RHD is sadly still prevalent in our First Nations’ communities.
Did you know September is Blood Cancer Awareness Month? To learn more about the rapidly developing discipline of haematology, we recently sat down with Dr Nick McVilly, Haematology Registrar at the Gold Coast University Hospital.
World Sepsis Day is held on 13 September every year and is an opportunity for people across the world to unite in the fight against sepsis.
Almost 10 million Australians know someone who has been impacted by suicide - that’s almost half the country. For World Suicide Prevention Day – 10 September - CEQ’s Mental Health Alcohol and Other Drugs Branch (MHAODB) recently updated us on some of the work they are doing to help health professionals to better support people experiencing suicidality.
A retrospective audit by the Queensland Maternal and Perinatal Quality Council has identified potential risks associated with the use of home fetal heart monitors in pregnancy.