22 Sep 2020

This week: Medical cannabis found to reduce chemo-induced nausea - One size fits all approach dangerous for PPE - Digital health workforce roadmap released - and more.

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Medical cannabis found to reduce chemo-induced nausea, vomiting

The preliminary results from a NSW Government-funded world-leading trial of medicinal cannabis, sponsored by the University of Sydney, show a significant improvement in nausea and vomiting from chemotherapy. - sydney.edu.au


Diagnostic error: incidence, impacts, causes and preventive strategies

Some form of diagnostic error occurs in up to one in seven clinical encounters, and most are preventable. A timely and accurate diagnosis is every patient’s expectation. - mja.com.au


One size fits all approach dangerous when it comes to PPE

The debate around mask wearing has been a hot topic since the coronavirus pandemic began. Now researchers claim masks don’t always fit our frontline workers properly, particularly women or those of Asian descent, putting them at risk of catching the potentially deadly disease. - news.com.au


Study to look at the long term effects of COVID-19 on our frontline healthcare workers

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the vital role carers and health workers play in society and now the Victorian Government has announced funding for a collaborative study into the long-term impacts of the pandemic on their psychological and physical wellbeing. - monash.edu


Digital health workforce roadmap released

A national digital health skills and training roadmap has been released to help the Australian health workforce use technology and further drive the digital transformation of health services to meet community demand. - hospitalhealth.com.au 


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