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The evidence base of suicide prevention

If we can identify the critical components of effective suicide prevention activities, we will be better placed to ensure that resourcing and effort is applied to those activities that are most likely to reduce suicide in Australia.

Read more on LIFE - Living is for Everyone website

UQ Whiplash Evidence Based Resource - Whiplash

The University of Queensland's (UQ) Centre of National Research on Disability and Rehabilitation Medicine (CONROD - based in the UQ Herston School of Medicine) and the NHMRC Centre of Clinical Research Excellence in Spinal Pain, Injury and Health (CCRE Spine) have combined resources to establish the Whiplash evidence based information resource - a resource providing evidence based information to the general public and health care professionals about whiplash and its management.

Read more on Whiplash (Centre of National Research on Disability and Rehabilitation Medicine) website

Guiding principles for medication management in residential aged care facilities - A guide for residents and carers

The Guiding Principles for Medication Management in Residential Aged Care Facilities promote the safe, quality use of medicines and medication management in your aged care home. The Guiding Principles are published by the Australian Government and are based on evidence and advice from experts, providers and users of medicines in health and aged care services.

Read more on Department of Health website

Quality Use of Medicines (QUM)

This section contains information on the Quality Use of Medicines and related programs.

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Illness & complementary medicine

Illness and complementary medicine Caring for yourself when you are unwell When youre unwell, you need to take extra care As a person with diabetes when you are sick, your bodys increased production of stress hormones will cause your blood glucose levels to rise Make sure you keep a list of contact numbers for your doctor, credentialled diabetes educator, hospital and ambulance by the phone

Read more on Diabetes Australia website

Extemporaneously compounded medicines | Issue 1 | Volume 40 | Australian Prescriber

Compounded medicines are not generally assessed for safety and efficacy. Read more about their regulation and short-term expiry dates.

Read more on Australian Prescriber website

The role of complementary therapies and medicines to improve fertility and emotional well-being

There is some evidence of benefit from acupuncture and herbal medicine in improving fertility outcomes for women with specific clinical infertility diagnoses and of acupuncture in improving sperm quality in infertile men. Acupuncture, spirituality and art therapy may reduce infertility-related distress

Read more on Cochrane (Australasian Centre) website

Complementary Health

Complementary Health has grown in popularity in Australia both in terms of complementary medicines and visits to complementary health practitioners.

Read more on NSW Health website

Herbal Remedies and sleep

About 40% of people use alternative or complementary medicines at least occasionally. This can be for many reasons, including problems with sleep.

Read more on Sleep Health Foundation website

Emergency Care Acute Pain Management Manual | National Health and Medical Research Council

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