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MRSA rates in the community a concern: study

Hospital infection rates of Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) are improving, but with most cases now occurring in the community a shift in focus is needed, a new study has found. The research team built on national data from previous studies ...

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Aged care workforce taskforce members announced

Service providers, academics and heads of education and representative bodies will make up the government’s aged care workforce taskforce, the Minister for Aged Care has revealed. Funding of $1.9 million over two years for the taskforce was announced in the ...

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Hospitals to trial sensor system to prevent falls

Health professionals will trial a new system that senses movements that increase a person’s risk of falling. The technology, called Ambient Intelligent Geriatric Management (AmbIGeM), then alerts health professionals of the risky behaviour. Led by Professor Renuka Visvanathan from the ...

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