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Wound Dressings: How To Choose the Right Dressing
Wounds exist in many forms from cuts, to burns, to abrasions and we as humans are prone to wounds at any time.
The treatment of a wound involves a complex yet delicate process, the success of which relies on the quality of its dressing.
Let Us Change Your View
The New Hillrom Diagnostic Tools are coming soon including Panoptic Plus Ophthalmoscope and Macroview Plus Otoscope.
Specific to the medical field, examining the structure of the eyes and ears is a fleeting yet critical part of the physical exam and progression in areas of diagnostics is a large focus in improving the examination process for both practitioners and patient.
How to Best Manage Diabetes
Diabetes according to Diabetes Australia is a complex condition that results in abnormal levels of glucose in the blood.
As glucose is the primary source of energy in the human body, this causes an array of both short, and long-term health complications.
What is a Pulse Oximeter?
A pulse oximeter is an important medical device used by healthcare professionals to measure the oxygen saturation in a patient’s blood. Monitoring levels of oxygen in a patient’s blood is a standard part of patient care and can be an important indicator if the oxygen levels in the blood drop.CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT WHAT A PULSE OXIMETER DOES
Mölnlycke - Creating a fresh take on wound care
The longer a wound remains undisturbed, the better chance it has of healing without complication.
Undisturbed wound healing centers around the idea that it is key to allow the body to handle the majority of the wound healing process itself, after good wound bed preparation.
Choosing the Right Doctor's Bag
All healthcare professionals need a reliable doctor's bag, which is durable and can last for years without loosing shape or being ruined. Your doctor’s bag should meet the criteria of longevity, resistance, functionality and capacity.LEARN MORE ABOUT DOCTOR'S BAGS
It is never 'just a skin tear'
Skin tears may seem harmless but they can develop into complex wounds which may become chronic and cause further complications like pain, infection and delayed healing...CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT SKIN TEARS
Are you suffering from superficial skin irritation due to wearing a face mask for prolonged periods of time?
Flamigel® is a hydro-active colloid gel for the treatment of minor wounds which supports fast healing of the skin. Flamigel® Can Help Soothe Your Skin.LEARN MORE
Defibrillators Save Lives! Would you know how to use an AED in a medical emergency?
Most people think that they aren’t qualified to use a defibrillator or an AED and that these machines are only used by doctors or healthcare professionals.
These devices are designed to be used by untrained people in a medical emergency such as a sudden cardiac arrest.
Nebuliser vs Inhaler - The Difference Explained
If you suffer from a chronic respiratory condition such as Asthma or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and take medication to reduce the flare ups, it’s crucial that the medication gets administered into your lungs effectively.
Nebulisers and inhalers are both designed to deliver medication directly into the lungs, but which is the right device for you?
First Aid Kits - A Must For Every Workplace
Having a fully stocked first aid kit in your medical practice, aged care facility, hospital or any other workplace, could be what saves a patient’s life in an emergency situation.
Most workplaces have a first aid kit available but are you aware of what should be included in your kit and is it fully stocked?
How do Compression Stockings Help Regulate Blood Flow?
Compression stockings are designed for compression therapy. They apply gentle pressure to your legs and ankles, promoting blood flow and help alleviate symptoms such as swelling and discomfort.LEARN MORE
Summer Skin Health - Diagnostic Tools for Your Practice
Australia has one of the highest rates of skin cancer in the world and with national skin cancer awareness week concluding recently as well as summer quickly approaching, it is important to review our knowledge of skin cancer and what diagnostics you may need.LEARN MORE
Scales & Measurement
Scales and Measurement is a hot topic for any Medical Centre or facility. From digital to analogue scales, choice and preference is key, though reliability and a good name is essential.LEARN MORE
What's the difference between an Ear Thermometer and a Infrared Thermometer?
Thermometers these days are capable of measuring temperature from a short distance, or measuring the temperature through the ear canal, rectum, armpit or mouth. With so many options which ones are right for your medical practice?LEARN MORE
Choosing a Sphygmomanometer?
Which Blood Pressure machine is right for you? Don't miss these great tips on choosing a sphygmomanometer for your practice.Learn More
Are You Setting Up A New Medical Practice? Download Our Checklist To Help Plan The Process
Setting up a new Medical Practice is never easy and there are many thing you have to consider prior to opening.
This is a must read article covers the top 10 tips and tricks to look out for when setting up your Medical Practice.