The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care has released the national Sepsis Clinical Care Standard, in partnership with The George Institute for Global Health. Having reached broad consensus across the health sector, Australia has become one of the first countries to release a nationally agreed quality framework for the recognition and management of sepsis.
Clinicians, patients, carers and politicians are joining leading charity hearts4heart in urging Australians to be smart about their heart, as they kick off Australia's inaugural Heart Failure Awareness Week (June 27-July 3).
As communities cautiously reengage after years of pandemic isolation, COTA VIC is encouraging older Australians to discover the health boosting power of life enjoyed with a four legged friend by their side. BIANCA ROBERTS reports
A new cross-disciplinary paper from Edith Cowan University proposes we change the way we view tourism, seeing it not just as a recreational experience but as an industry that can provide real health benefits.
Leading Australian dance studio, HD Entertainment, is urging more older Victorians to get active by quick-stepping into the world of dancing as part of their regular exercise and wellness routine. BIANCA ROBERTS reports
Financial experts are encouraging pre-retirees to sharpen their financial skills as a new report from the University of South Australia shows that 31 per cent of older Australians (aged 55+ years) feel insecure about their financial futures, particularly amid the current pandemic.
A decade-long study by Royal Life Saving has scrutinised almost 600 drowning deaths over a 10-year period of people aged 65 and older, and highlights the need for older Australians to be vigilant around water.
Psychological distress is acute for older people with multiple health difficulties in rural and remote areas of Australia, leading to higher health services use – but Flinders University researchers suggest that increased psychological screening in a clinical setting can help improve this situation.
Older person’s should not be in a position where they have to compromise on their oral care because of affordability concerns. Some say a substantial boost to funding for public dental services is urgently needed. BIANCA ROBERTS reports