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Standardising Emergency Numbers: The Push for 2222

The move to standardise emergency numbers within hospitals, to make them similar to the standardised emergency numbers that are utilised in the community setting, is gaining momentum.

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Pre-hospital Management of Drowning Events
Pre-hospital Management of Drowning Events

As summer approaches, drowning events across Australia will be more prevalent. Healthcare professionals can assist in the community during these stressful emergencies, and use their skills to help manage drowning events.

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Analgesia Options in the Day Surgery Environment
Analgesia Options in the Day Surgery Environment

Selecting appropriate analgesia is an important aspect of patient centred care in the day surgery and recovery room environment.

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Resuscitation trolley checking: Making it a priority
Resuscitation trolley checking: Making it a priority

Who checks the resuscitation or emergency trolley in your workplace? It’s easy to find guidelines about what items to include on the trolley, depending on your clinical environment. What’s not as easy is how to ensure that staff prioritise completing the checks, especially when you consider the ever-expanding lists of tasks that must be performed.

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Australia: Why are we the allergy capital of the world?
Australia: Why are we the allergy capital of the world?

The increasing rates of food allergies has been alarming over the past 30 years in Western countries. So, is there a genuine rise in allergies, or just better awareness?

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Changes to Medication Naming in Australia
Changes to Medication Naming in Australia

The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has announced that Australia will be implementing changes to medication names by 2020, to align with the international standardised medication names.

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What is Mammalian Meat Allergy?
What is Mammalian Meat Allergy?

While there are many triggers of anaphylaxis, one of the more unusual is mammalian meat allergy.

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