newshub.co.nz - 10th July, 2017 A new study reveals Australian GPs are heavily overprescribing antibiotics. The research found they're doling out between four and nine times as many antibiotics for throat and lung infections as they should. And there are concerns New Zealand doctors are doing the same. "Australia...

abc.net.au - 30th October, 2017 Research is showing drug-resistant golden staph infections are now more likely to be caught in the community, rather than in a hospital. Hospitals were once considered ground zero for drug-resistant staph infections, but thanks to better infection control measures and more sparing...

agedcareguide.com.au - 27th November, 2017 Poor facility management and low staff vaccination rates played a key role in a number of influenza deaths at aged care homes this winter, a new Government review has revealed. The review of the St Johns facilities in Wangaratta, Victoria and the...

theaustralian.com.au - 13th November, 2017 A federal government audit of two aged care homes where more than a dozen residents died of influenza earlier this year has found poor management and low staff vaccination rates led to an “unacceptable” handling of this year’s deadly outbreak. Aged Care...

agedcareguide.com.au - 25th October, 2017 Unannounced accreditation visits are one of the key recommendations to come out of today’s release of the much anticipated Review of National Aged Care Quality Regulatory Processes at the National Press Club in Canberra. The review, ordered earlier this year by Minister...

ecudaily.com.au - 22nd October, 2017 Look around you. Some of the people you see probably don’t wash their hands often enough.  The most common side effect of this is the increased risk of catching gastro or the flu, among many others. Human faeces contain a number of bacteria,...

theaustralian.com.au - 2nd October, 2017 Experts are investigating whether a mutant strain of the gastro-like rotavirus is responsible for a surge in NSW cases after outbreaks in aged care facilities and child care centres. More than 1300 cases of the highly-contagious virus have been recorded by NSW...

abc.net.au - 21st September, 2017 More than 160,000 people have been confirmed to have the flu this year, ranging from mild to severe, and some even causing death. As reported by the ABC, dozens of people across Australia have died in recent months after contracting the flu, including an...

infectioncontroltoday.com - 7th September, 2017 The failure to change gloves is common among certified nursing assistants, and may be a significant cause of the spread of dangerous pathogens in nursing homes and long-term healthcare settings, according to a new study published in the September issue of...

health.gov.au - 3rd September, 2017 The Turnbull Government will investigate ways to boost vaccination rates among workers in aged care facilities, including making the flu vaccine compulsory, following an increase in deaths this winter. Health Minister Greg Hunt has requested Australia’s Chief Medical Officer, Professor Brendan Murphy,...