Top Medical News & Ideas This Week

By: MedicalSearch
24 August, 2020

This week: New frailty index to benefit aged care - ACN launches confidential COVID-19 Disclosure Portal - CSIRO welcomes Oxford vaccine agreement - and more.

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New frailty index to benefit aged care

Developed and validated by the SAHMRI-based Registry of Senior Australians (ROSA), the frailty index project was led by ROSA and Flinders University Research Fellow Dr Jyoti Khadka, who explained that the ability to measure frailty at a population level should deliver broad benefits across the aged-care sector. -


CSIRO welcomes Oxford vaccine agreement

CSIRO welcomes the Australian Government’s letter of intent with pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca, to give Australians access to the University of Oxford’s COVID-19 vaccine, should it prove successful, safe and effective. -


Emergency doctor with coronavirus who was put on ventilator speaks out

An emergency doctor in Melbourne says he feels lucky to be alive after spending days on a ventilator in intensive care with coronavirus. -


Why are so many Victorian healthcare workers contracting COVID-19?

Victoria's Chief Health Officer now concedes the majority of these infections are acquired at work, but that leaves one question: How is the virus getting through PPE? -


Australian College of Nursing launches confidential COVID-19 Disclosure Portal

In a bid to identify and address gaps that are putting nurses and other health care professionals at risk of contracting COVID-19 and other issues associated with the provision of care during the pandemic, the Australian College of Nursing (ACN) has established a new online portal where workers can confidentially share concerns. -


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