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What can My Health Record do for Pharmacy?

In Wide Bay by PHN Communications

Through the My Health Record system pharmacists can access information such as discharge summaries, shared health summaries, allergies and immunisations. This can lead to better outcomes in patient healthcare including: Fewer adverse events Improved clinical decisions Fewer hospital admissions There are now more than 5 million Australians who have a …

New pre-vaccination checklist for Zostavax

In Sunshine Coast by PHN Communications

As immunisation providers will be aware, Zostavax is a live attenuated vaccine for the prevention of herpes zoster and post herpetic neuralgia. It is contraindicated for use in significantly immunocompromised people. In January 2017, there was a death in Australia due to Zostavax administration in an immunocompromised person. The Australian …

Have breakfast and prevent suicide

In Sunshine Coast by PHN Communications

A breakfast dedicated to raising the awareness about the issue of suicide prevention, early next week, will mark the beginning of World Suicide Prevention Day activities on the Sunshine Coast. Pattie Hudson, the CEO for Central Queensland, Wide Bay, Sunshine Coast PHN said the breakfast was a great opportunity for …

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Managing Rheumatic Heart Disease

In Central Queensland, Sunshine Coast, Wide Bay by PHN Communications

Health clinicians play a significant role in the prevention of rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease. According to Australian data (AIHW 2013), the incidence of acute rheumatic fever (ARF) and the prevalence of rheumatic heart disease (RHD) among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are among the highest in the …

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Managing epilepsy in primary care

In Sunshine Coast by PHN Communications

Allied health professionals, nurses, teachers and support workers play a crucial role in managing and supporting people living with epilepsy. In recognition of this, Epilepsy Queensland Inc. is running a number of Understanding Epilepsy workshops throughout 2017. These workshops are free for Epilepsy Queensland members living with epilepsy and their …

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Subsidised chronic conditions management training delivered in Wide Bay

In Wide Bay by PHN Communications

Last weekend Central Queensland, Wide Bay, Sunshine Coast PHN subsidised 34 local health practitioners to attend the Flinders Chronic Condition Management training in Bundaberg. The course helped practitioners from the Fraser Coast, North Burnett and Bundaberg regions enhance their ability to support clients to self-manage chronic conditions more effectively. A …

Interested in maternity shared care for Central Queensland?

In Central Queensland by PHN Communications

Central Queensland, Wide Bay, Sunshine Coast PHN currently has the opportunity to advance and improve the uptake of GP Shared Antenatal Care for pregnant women in the Central Queensland area. While there are some local GPs already providing Shared Antenatal Care, there has not been a recent consistent program for …

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New online tools for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander alcohol and other drug sector

In Central Queensland, Sunshine Coast, Wide Bay by PHN Communications

The Australian Indigenous Alcohol and Other Drugs Knowledge Centre (AODKC) have added a suite of online resources which are now available on the website. HealthInfoNet Director, Professor Neil Drew said the new AOD resources complement their existing suite of digital tools and new platforms to deliver knowledge and information to …

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Proven ADHD program free in Queensland

In Central Queensland, Sunshine Coast, Wide Bay by PHN Communications

An online parenting intervention available free to Queensland parents and carers is the first shown to reduce children’s ADHD symptoms. The University of Auckland trial into Triple P Online has shown the self-directed 8-module course can: Reduce children’s ADHD symptoms Reduce parents’ stress Improve parents’ confidence in responding to challenging …

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Join the register of coal miners’ medical providers in Queensland

In Central Queensland, Sunshine Coast, Wide Bay by PHN Communications

Doctors and medical providers who conduct health assessments, take chest X-rays and perform lung function tests (spirometry) for Queensland coal mine workers are invited to apply to the Department of Natural Resources and Mines for registration. These changes are informed by the recommendations from the Monash University review, which has …

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New resources to support GPs with the management of work related psychological injuries

In Central Queensland, Sunshine Coast, Wide Bay by PHN Communications

The Office of Industrial Relations (OIR) is responsible for educating Queensland doctors on the workers’ compensation scheme. Treating patients who suffer from a work-related psychological injury can be complex and at times difficult. The Office of Industrial Relations has recognised the need to improve the resources available to Queensland GPs …

Wide Bay GPLO recognised for years of dedicated service

In Sunshine Coast by PHN Communications

Dr Shaun Rudd has been working in the role of GPLO for the Fraser Coast for the past 12 years. During this time he has witnessed the ongoing changes changes from Wide Bay Division of General Practice, and every step forward, to what is now the Primary Health Network. The …