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Safety and quality update: June 2021

New this month: peripheral IV catheters standard endorsed; updated advice on surgery following AstraZeneca vaccine; ACHS Quality Improvement awards; WebAIRS update; and the latest safety alerts.

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Safety and quality update: April 2022

New this month: Safety alerts; ACSQHC Fact sheet on identification of neural route medicines, fluids and lines; Colour-coding for escalating criticality; New Zealand Sepsis Stocktake; ‘Fast Feed and Wrap’ to avoid anaesthesia for babies; and more.

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New Medical Board guidelines for practitioners on blood-borne viruses

New guidelines on blood-borne viruses came into effect on 6 July 2020 that require declarations to be made at registration and renewal of registration with the Medical Board.

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Safety and quality update: June 2022

New this month: bradycardia from oculocardiac reflex; new trauma model resource criteria; anticoagulation management error; reducing routine ICU coagulation tests; NZ advance care planning; safe healthcare for LGBTQIA+, asylum seeker and refugee communities; pain in newborns; ...

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FPM and medicinal cannabis

The Faculty of Pain Medicine says there needs to be more clinical evidence about the efficacy of medicinal cannabis before use as a treatment for chronic, non-cancer pain.

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Essential Pain Management (EPM) Online launched

EPM Online has been launched and is now live and free for anyone across the globe.

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MBS decision: FFPMANZAs urged to take action

FPM dean, Associate Professor Mick Vagg, is calling on faculty fellows to condemn the Australian Government's decision to cut $40 million from desperately needed services for people living with chronic pain after it rejected key recommendations from a national taskforce.

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Vaccination for healthcare workers

ANZCA calls for mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations of all hospital healthcare workers

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Searching for the gold in garbage

Queensland anaesthetist Associate Professor Kerstin Wyssusek is recognised as an inspirational leader in hospital waste and recycling initiatives.

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Monthly media digest: January/February 2022

A digest of college news coverage for January/February 2022

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