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November 27, 2017

Clinical Education Webcast: "Preventing Surgical Site Infections: Implementing a Multidisciplinary Evidence-Based Strategy." Featuring, Cindy Kildgore, RN, BSN, MSHA, CNOR

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Pressure Ulcer Nurses Stop Patients Getting Bum Deal

Experienced health workers met at the GWH's Orbital Shopping Park base, hoping to pass on tips to care workers, student nurses and others. They spent the morning showing off state-of-the art kit to help slash the risk of ulcers developing. They included a retro air mattress, designed to minimise the pressure on any one part of the body. A nutritionist was on hand to advise on diet - another factor in making sure that skin remains healthy. Read More

Psoriasis Severity Linked to Increased Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

People with psoriasis are at a higher risk to develop type 2 diabetes than those without psoriasis, and the risk increases dramatically based on the severity of the disease. Researchers found people with psoriasis that covers 10 percent of their body or more are 64 percent more likely to develop diabetes than those without psoriasis, independent of traditional risk factors such as body weight. Read More

Focus on Wound Management and Transfer Policies

Mr RO'H, an aged care resident, was aged 69 when he died on 27 February 2013 from septic shock, due to or as a consequence of infected decubitus ulcers complicated by osteomyelitis. The Coroner's Forensic Medical Officer investigated the death and raised concerns with the nursing care provided to Mr RO'H, the assessment of Mr RO'H's dietary requirements, and the delay in transferring Mr RO'H to hospital once he became septic. Read More