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GEDI to advance emergency care for older patients

A fast-tracked emergency department program for elderly patients is now accessible in regional and remote areas of Queensland. The initiative, which was co-developed by the University of the Sunshine Coast and Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service (SCHHS), has been established ...

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Facial recognition pain tool rolling out nationally

A tool that uses facial recognition software to detect pain in the elderly and people with dementia is making its way across Australian residential aged care villages. Known as PainChek, its national rollout via Dementia Support Australia (DSA) is now underway ...

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A dying wish: Lobster for Josino

What would be your last meal? For Josino, all he wanted was lobster, but that wasn’t to be. “You know what really annoys me? If I was on death row, I could choose my last meal. Just because I’m sick, ...

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Australian nurse appointed chief executive of ICN

From Cloncurry to Geneva, Australian nurse Dr Isabelle Skinner is certainly kicking goals. The James Cook University (JCU) rural and remote research academic has been appointed chief executive of the world’s most influential nursing organisation – the International Council of Nurses. ...

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