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New online OCD treatment previewed

Researchers from Curtin University in Perth are developing an online program for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) thanks to a $460,000 grant from the Department of Health and Ageing. Called OCD? Not Me! the program is aimed at young people aged 12 ...

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New iPhone device could help prevent strokes

A special iPhone case and app has been developed that can quickly and cheaply detect heart rhythm problems and prevent strokes. That’s according to University of Sydney research presented to the recent Australia and New Zealand Cardiac Society conference on ...

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Ensuring warning systems work

A Queensland nurse has been researching the effectiveness of “track and trigger” systems to alert nurses to patient deterioration. Modified Early Warning Scoring (MEWS/EWS) systems help nurses monitor the condition of patients in their care and get them seen if ...

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Pocket professionals

New online resource Expert in my Pocket will give students, academics and clinicians access to the best medical instructional videos at the touch of a button.  At the University of the Sunshine Coast (USC), academics have been working on expert ...

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Symbiosis with social media

Social media has a big role to play in the nursing industry, but first nurses must be educated on how to best use it and avoid the pitfalls that come with it.  How can you perform multifaceted communication with the ...

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Sim City

Mary Casey reveals the benefits of education in a simulated environment. Simulated training is an educational concept that all nursing and allied health colleges should be offering students. Teaching multiple objectives in a ‘real life’ environment can grow confidence, encourage ...

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Nursing’s electronic transition

Technology looks set to blitz time-honoured Australian nursing procedures.  Paper records are taking a back seat to e-health and e-learning, and clinical informatics is making inroads on Australian nursing practices. Schemes already in place include electronic admission risk screening tools ...

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Data at the speed of life

Experts discuss how access to big data can advance patient care.  In a world of technology moving at a breakneck speed, detecting and analysing health situations as they happen in real time is no longer an impossibility, as more and ...

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Why all the hype about vitamin D?

Vitamin D deficiency does not display obvious symptoms, nor is it often diagnosed by doctors. But when left unaddressed, it can have significant health effects. Vitamin D is a hormone that controls calcium levels in the blood, crucial for bone ...

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Better access to specialist services

Online video consulting is a new way forward for rural health that’s dispensing with the need for people to travel long distances. By Susan Currie Residents of remote, regional and rural Australia all must factor in the tyranny of distance ...

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