Month: October 2016

Dr Beth Campbell Royal and Brisbane Women’s Hospital Pelvic exenteration surgery has emerged over the last 20 years as a curative option for patients with locally advanced colorectal tumours, locally recurrence colorectal tumours and other pelvic malignanies such as gynaecological...
  • October 23, 2016
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Kirstie Ryan1 1Clinical Nurse Consultant, Bundaberg Hospital, Wide Bay Hospital and Health Service   Surgical interventions are continuing to develop and evolve over time as well as enhanced recovery after surgery models reducing the patients length of stay (1). Combine this...
  • October 19, 2016
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Deborah Sinclair BSc(Nsg), MN, STN1 1St John of God Public and Private Hospital Midland, PO Box 1254, Midland WA 6936. Deborah.Sinclair@sjog.org.au Pyoderma gangrenosum is a relatively rare disease caused by immune dysfunction and classified as a neutrophilic dermatosis. The relative rarity...
  • October 19, 2016
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Sarah Haughey1 1Clinical Advisor, TG Eakin   It is generally recognised that UK/Ireland based ostomates are fortunate in the level of follow up care they receive, but many still struggle to adapt and don’t seek help.  It is likely in countries...
  • October 19, 2016
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Desiree Davies1 1 Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Hospital Avenue, Nedlands, 6009, Desiree.Davies@health.wa.gov.au Stomal therapists are faced with many challenges, fundamentally their role is to maintain intact peristomal skin. Early this year a new skin barrier infused with ceramide, a natural component...
  • October 19, 2016
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Keryln Carville RN , STN(Cred), PhD1 1Professor Primary Health Care and Community Nursing, Silver Chain and Curtin University   Wound prevention and management is fundamental core business for all health professionals regardless of discipline or setting. Global ageing and associated increases...
  • October 17, 2016
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Sophie Shephard1 1Wound Care/Stomal Therapy/Continence Coordinator, Gold Coast Private Hospital, 14 Hill Street, Southport QLD 4215, (07) 5530 0300, sophie.shephard@healthscope.com.au   Pressure injury incidence is sufficiently high, especially among certain high-risk patients to warrant concern among health care clinicians. Pressure injuries can be a...
  • October 17, 2016
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Chloe Ryan1 1 Logan Hospital, Stomal Therapy & Wound Management, Cnr Loganlea and Armstrong Roads, QLD, 4131, chloe.graham@health.qld.gov.au   Following years of yo-yo progress and deterioration the outside of the box thoughts of an Infectious Disease Specialist has seen real...
  • October 17, 2016
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Tess Richards1, Lara Riley2 1 Calvary Mater Newcastle, Locked Mail Bag 7, Hunter Region Mail Centre, NSW, 2310, Therese.Richards@calvarymater.org.au 2 Calvary Mater Newcastle, Locked Mail Bag 7, Hunter Region Mail Centre, NSW, 2310, Lara.Riley@calvarymater.org.au   Pressure injuries (PI) are painful,...
  • October 17, 2016
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Tess Richards1 1Calvary Mater Newcastle, Locked Mail Bag 7, Hunter Region Mail Centre, NSW, 2310, Therese.Richards@calvarymater.org.au   The correct identification of a pressure injury (PI) is imperative for accurate reporting, implementing prevention strategies and treatment of PI.  Improving consistency and...
  • October 17, 2016
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