Nurse practitioner awareness campaign

In Central Queensland, News, Sunshine Coast, Wide Bay by Jasmin Midgley

The Australian College of Nurse Practitioners, the peak body for nurse practitioners and advanced practice nurses in Australia, is running a national campaign to raise the profile of nurse practitioners in Australia. The Transforming Health Care initiative aims to provide valuable information to the public about the benefits of having …

Public health notice – listeria

In Central Queensland, Sunshine Coast, Wide Bay by Jasmin Midgley

Listeria monocytogenes, the bacteria which causes Listeriosis, has been detected in a batch of commercial sliced ham served to patients and families in the Queensland Children’s Hospital between 10 and 20 May 2019. Listeria is a common bacteria found widely in the environment (soil, water, vegetation) and rarely causes serious …

Health alert – dengue fever

In Central Queensland, News, Sunshine Coast, Wide Bay by Jasmin Midgley

Locally acquired case of Dengue in Central Queensland As of 24 May 2019 Central Queensland Hospital and Health Service has confirmed Dengue in a Rockhampton resident who has not travelled overseas, nor to Far North Queensland. Central Queensland Public Health Unit (CQPHU) is investigating this case and the place of …

World Asthma Day

In Central Queensland, News, Sunshine Coast, Wide Bay by Jasmin Midgley

7 May 2019 is World Asthma Day. To mark the day, the National Asthma Council has released and answered Australians’ top 6 questions about asthma – from using spacers to asthma diagnosis in older Australians; how to manage asthma when pregnant and the effect of fragrances on asthma and allergies. …

Public health alert: syphilis outbreak in Central Queensland

In Central Queensland, News by Jasmin Midgley

Outbreak of infectious syphilis in Central Queensland Attn: All clinicians in Central Queensland There has been an increase in cases of infectious syphilis in Central Queensland Hospital and Health Service area where it’s considered to be an outbreak. The recent syphilis cases in the region appears to be mainly in …

Product recall: Weleda Baby Teething Powder 60g

In News by Jasmin Midgley

Consumers and health professionals are advised that Weleda Australia Pty Ltd, in consultation with the TGA, is recalling batches of Weleda Baby Teething Powder 60g. The recall is being conducted because small, threadlike (up to approximately 1 cm long and less than 1 mm wide), soft, slivers of white plastic …

13 HEALTH webtest update

In Central Queensland, News, Sunshine Coast, Wide Bay by Jasmin Midgley

The 13 HEALTH webtest was set up as a pilot and research project to offer additional chlamydia and gonorrhoea urine test request options for young people unlikely or unable to attend a health service for sexually transmissible infections (STI) testing. The webtest project built on the success of the Townsville …

Occupational Therapy Driver Assessment

In Central Queensland, News, Sunshine Coast, Wide Bay by Jasmin Midgley

Occupational Therapy Driver Assessment – What and Why? Driving is an important part of our lives and identity – facilitating freedom and independence. Driving, however is a complex task and requires the following skills: Physical ability Vision Regulation Thinking skills Any deficit in any of those abilities as a result …

New resources from Ethnic Communities Council

In Central Queensland, News, Sunshine Coast, Wide Bay by Jasmin Midgley

New resources available from ECCQ.      The Ethnic Communities Council of Queensland (ECCQ) is continuing its work within the culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) populations in Queensland and the Hepatitis, HIV/AIDS and Sexual Health Program is pleased to advise the availability of new resources for patients. The B Healthy booklet is …

Product defect correction: Mylanta Antacid Double Strength 500mL

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

1 April 2019 Consumers and health professionals are advised that Johnson & Johnson Pacific, in consultation with the TGA, has issued a product defect correction for Mylanta Antacid Double Strength Oral Liquid 500mL. Mylanta Antacid Double Strength Oral Liquid 500mL is an over-the-counter medicine used for relief from indigestion, heartburn, …

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Changes to kids’ asthma management highlighted in Handbook update

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

The National Asthma Council Australia has released a major update of its online Australian Asthma Handbook, the national guidelines for diagnosis and management of asthma in primary care. Guidelines Committee Chair and general practitioner Professor Amanda Barnard says Handbook version 2.0, which was developed by an interdisciplinary team of clinical …

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Publication documents latest indicators of health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

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

The most recent indicators of the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are documented in the Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet’s latest publication, Overview of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health status 2018. The annual Overview contains updated information across many health conditions. It shows that despite some improvements, there …

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Unexplained breathlessness might be Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

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

Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH) is a rare condition with high rates of morbidity and mortality, characterised by elevated pulmonary arterial pressure, increased pulmonary vascular resistance, and a normal pulmonary wedge pressure (1). A concerning area of unmet medical need in PAH is the delayed time to a confirmed diagnosis, with …