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RDNS plans expansive diversity training

The Royal District Nursing Service (RDNS) has been awarded a Department of Social Services grant to develop, deliver and evaluate a new diversity education program. The proposal includes 24 diversity education workshops delivered by RDNS diversity trainers across Australia, engaging 600 ...

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Facilities lack proper infection control: study

Many aged-care facilities lack staff trained in infection control and have inadequate restrictions on antimicrobials. Those were amongst the key findings of a study that looked into infection prevention and antimicrobial stewardship in Australian aged care. The study, led by adjunct clinical associate professor at Monash University Rhonda ...

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Bandage in works detects pressure ulcers

Researchers from the US are developing a new type of bandage that uses electrical currents to detect early tissue damage from pressure ulcers before the human eye can. “What we’re detecting is a change in the way electricity flows that ...

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Watch for signs a resident will wander off

Research has revealed the likelihood that aged-care residents with dementia will wander into private spaces, and when and where it is most likely to occur. Study author Dr Margaret MacAndrew from Queensland University of Technology said the results show wandering ...

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