Sydney Conference Showcases Changing Face of First Nations Health Research

Helmut Uhlmann Uncategorised

One of Australia’s largest gatherings of Indigenous health and medical researchers will take place at the University of Sydney’s Charles Perkins Centre this week (28-30 September) on the lands of the Gadigal people. Organised by the Indigenous Researcher Capacity Building Network (IRNet) of the Australian Health Research Alliance, the IRNet National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Research Showcase will …

Call for Input: Draft Australian Wound Standards 2022

Helen Hughes Uncategorised

The Australian Health Research Alliance’s Wound Care Initiative has opened calls to review the recently-released draft Australian Standards for Wound Prevention and Management 2022. This fourth edition of the Standards builds on the work completed for previous editions of the Australian Wound Standards and reflects current relevant standards, supporting clinical guidelines and other key evidence sources. The Standards provide a …

Researchers and Aboriginal youth finding solutions to tackle type 2 diabetes in Central Australia

Helen Hughes Uncategorised

Research undertaken in response to the alarmingly increased prevalence of type 2 diabetes among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth across northern Australia has revealed that they are experiencing many barriers to effectively managing the condition. A qualitative study, supported by Central Australia Academic Health Science Network (CAASHN) with a Medical Research Future Fund grant and led by Chief Investigators …

Improving the Rehabilitation Experience for Older People and Staff

Helen Hughes Uncategorised

The experience of caring for an older relative in rehabilitation has inspired a Queensland physician to explore how her research into improving acute hospital care for older patients can be applied in a rehabilitation setting. The experience of caring for an older relative in rehabilitation has inspired a Queensland physician to explore how her research into improving acute hospital care …

Forging a New Pathway for Chest Pain Patients

Helen Hughes Uncategorised

A clinical trial has proven that a novel outpatients service is reducing unnecessary hospital admissions by pioneering a new way to assess the large numbers of people who present to emergency departments (EDs) with chest pain. The Rapid Access Cardiology Clinic (RACC) is a hospital-based, cardiologist-led service which provides rapid assessment and management of patients, significantly reducing the number who …

Regional NSW Gets Better, Faster Stroke Care

Helen Hughes Uncategorised

A 24-hour a day, seven-day a week service providing improved emergency care for stroke patients in rural and regional areas has flourished from its pilot origins and is expanding across New South Wales. The Acute Telestroke Service is being more widely implemented after a study at seven northern NSW hospitals demonstrated that by providing a rural or remote stroke patient …

New Model of Care Improves Lives of Those with Diabetes and Kidney Disease

Helen Hughes Uncategorised

A new model of care for those with diabetes and kidney disease, co-designed by those living with the conditions, has been shown to reduce death rate and the average length of hospital stay. Named the Diabetes Kidney Service, the care model is managed by Monash Partners’ lead health services and brings patients and their carers together with an integrated multidisciplinary service …

World-first Omega-3 Screening Program May Prevent Premature Babies

Helen Hughes Uncategorised

Ground-breaking South Australian research into fish oil diet supplements for pregnant women has resulted in new Australian Pregnancy Care Guidelines (APCG) and may help to halt rising rates of premature births around the world. The project, led by SAHMRI Deputy Director and Women and Kids Theme Leader Professor Maria Makrides, conducted a research review of almost 20,000 single baby pregnancies …

Co-Designed Approach to Respond to Paediatric Clinical Deterioration

Helen Hughes Uncategorised

A system which improves the recognition of and response to clinical deterioration in hospitalised children is being rolled out across Western Australia as a result of a project by the Western Australian Health Translation Network (WAHTN). “Failure to detect and act on signs of clinical deterioration in a timely manner can result in serious adverse outcomes with devastating results, particularly …

On the Road to Smarter Stroke Care

Helen Hughes Uncategorised

The world’s first pre-hospital trial of a new generation of clot-busting medication may lead to a change in standard medical practice in stroke treatment centres and emergency departments around Australia. It is hoped the two-year trial of the potentially more effective drug Tenecteplase, which is being conducted onboard a specialist stroke ambulance in Melbourne, will lead to life-changing outcomes for …