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VR stroke training for NSW nurses rolls out

Emergency department nurses across New South Wales are set to benefit from a new virtual reality (VR) training program about stroke care. Developed by the NSW Agency for Clinical Innovation and the Centre for Advanced Training Systems at the University ...

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Major moves to ease pressure on Victorian hospitals

Five new GP-led priority primary care centres are being established across Victoria in an attempt to ease the unrelenting pressure on the state’s emergency departments. Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews announced the $14.3m move on Sunday amid the state’s ongoing healthcare struggles ...

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Saliva tests reveal level of meth use in ED

There’s a good chance that nurses at the Royal Melbourne Hospital who encountered a threatening patient in the emergency department were dealing with someone who had taken methamphetamine. Researchers from the University of Melbourne and Melbourne Health tested saliva from patients ...

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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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Mental health patients face eight-hour wait in ED

Healthcare staff have called for urgent action after new figures showed that one-third of patients with mental illness faced an eight-hour wait in emergency departments. Australasian College for Emergency Medicine (ACEM) president Dr Simon Judkins said the issue was referred ...

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