COVID-19 disproportionately affected aged care facilities across the world, with high rates of infection and mortality.
Like their registered nurse (RN) colleagues in emergency care, RNs in residential aged care facilities (RACFs) are the frontline workers responsible for the health and safety of residents.
A new study, analysing wastewater samples from several aged care and retirement homes in Adelaide, has uncovered signs of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in at least one facility.
If the facemask fits, it's much safer, say Flinders University researchers who have developed a low-cost way to customise N95 filtering facepiece respirators.
A nurse credited with keeping her aged care home safe through exceptional dedication to infection control procedures has received the Humanetix HEART Award.
Increased hygiene frequency can cause dry, cracked skin which compromises skin integrity. Bactol Sanitisers can help alleviate this problem in two ways.
To many in health care, 'ABC' in emergency care (Airways, Breathing, Circulation) is as familiar as the alphabet itself, but registered nurse Professor Kate Curtis discovered there needed to be a more comprehensive way to assess patients.
Infection prevention and control (IPC) is a critical element within health, both acute and community and our aged care settings.
The appearance of a third wave of COVID-19 over the past month has once again set the aged care sector, particularly residential aged care providers, on edge.