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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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...

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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Choosing a Sphygmomanometer?

Which Blood Pressure machine is right for you? Don't miss these great tips on choosing a sphygmomanometer for your practice.

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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.

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