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Academics explore best practice in vascular access

Australia can put vascular access devices to better use, experts said. Academics from Griffith University’s Menzies Health Institute Queensland said best practice for IVs and other devices within medical settings would improve patient outcomes and provide cost savings. Professor Claire Rickard ...

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Model expands approach to skin care

Australian researchers have put forward a Skin Safety Model that aims to offer a unified perspective on the precursors that contribute to potential iatrogenic skin injuries in older hospitalised adults. Jill Campbell, a PhD candidate at Queensland University of Technology ...

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Alzheimer’s Australia touts cognitive impairment alert

Alzheimer’s Australia representatives joined assistant minister for health and aged care Ken Wyatt at Canberra Hospital to endorse a visual bedside alert for people with cognitive impairment. The Cognitive Impairment Identifier (CII) forms part of the Dementia Care in Hospitals Program (DCHP), ...

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Parkinson’s lesser-known symptoms get spotlight

Healthcare workers attuned to the hidden bladder and bowel symptoms of Parkinson’s are better able to help mitigate their added burden, and peak bodies are working to raise awareness. Ahead of World Parkinson’s Day, on April 11, the Continence Foundation of Australia ...

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