29 Sep 2020

This week: 5 things the pandemic has revealed about the Australian psyche - Coronavirus mutations: what we’ve learned so far - Food allergy training for hospital staff - and more.

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Five things the pandemic has revealed about the Australian psyche

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought about some of the most dramatic changes to Australian life in recent memory. We’ve had to adapt to a vastly different way of life to curb the spread of the virus, featuring unfamiliar challenges such as social distancing, mask wearing, and limits on gatherings and travel. - racgp.org.au


Coronavirus mutations: what we’ve learned so far

The term mutation tends to conjure up images of dangerous new viruses with enhanced abilities sweeping across the planet. And while mutations constantly emerge and sometimes sweep – early mutations in Sars-CoV-2 have made their way around the world as the virus spread almost unnoticed. - theconversation.com


Nursing in low resource settings during COVID-19

Nursing in low resource settings can be challenging and delivering care during the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted this. Nurses globally have played a frontline role in managing the crisis. - acn.edu.au


Healthcare workers should be first to receive COVID-19 vaccine, survey finds

Undertaken by the Australian National University (ANU), the survey of more than 3,000 Australians revealed respondents believe paramedics should get access to the COVID-19 jab first once developed, followed by aged and disabled carers, registered nurses, nursing support workers and GPs. - anmj.org.au


National Allergy Strategy launches food allergy training for hospital staff

The potentially life-saving online food allergy training course — All about Allergens for Hospitals — is designed for hospital staff working in kitchens and on wards, and is said to be the first nationally standardised training for food allergen management for food service in Australian hospitals. - hospitalhealth.com.au 


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