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Ausmed Education

Ausmed Education is an Australian healthcare education provider. Founded in 1987 by a registered nurse, we exist to serve the belief that the health and lives of all people can be improved through the provision of high-quality healthcare education.

Ausmed focuses on enabling health professionals to learn in more effective and meaningful ways so that it improves care.

Regularly reviewed healthcare education and information

The Ausmed online learning platform contains a library of regularly updated healthcare education and information. Our content strives to set and maintain the highest educational standards across all their learning activities.

Ausmed educational design is built on some core principles:

  1. The educational need of our learning activities must be validated by a professional practice gap in knowledge, skill or practice, or opportunity to strengthen practice.
  2. The content of our educational activities is developed and regularly reviewed based on the best available, current evidence to foster the achievement of desired learning outcomes.
  3. Strategies to promote the transfer of learning and actively engage learners are incorporated into our educational activities and their format of delivery.
  4. Learning activities are designed and written by qualified healthcare professionals and are reviewed by the Ausmed Editorial Team prior to publishing.

Our online learning platform is entirely free from any external commercial biases or conflicts of interest and third-party advertising.

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Last reviewed: December 2021

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Narcolepsy: Symptoms and Explanation | Ausmed

The chronic neurological condition narcolepsy causes persistent tiredness, ‘sleep attacks’ during the day, and in some cases, muscle weaknesses that can cause a person to collapse involuntarily.

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An Introduction to Blood Clots | Ausmed

A blood clot is a semisolid mass of blood components (platelets, proteins and cells) that clumps together in a process known as coagulation. Harmful blood clots affect 30 000 Australians every year. They are potentially fatal if left untreated and account for about 10% of hospital deaths.

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Types of Congestive Heart Failure | Ausmed

We tend to throw around the term 'congestive heart failure' like there is such a beast, the truth is that there are scads of pathophysiologic differences between left and right CHF, low and high output CHF, and systolic and diastolic CHF.

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Neurological Assessment and GCS | Ausmed

Neurological observations collect data on a patient’s neurological status and can be used for many reasons, including in order to help with diagnosis, as a baseline observation, following a neurosurgical procedure, and following trauma. The most widely known and used tool is the Glasgow Coma Scale.

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Understanding and Managing Diarrhoea in Adults | Ausmed

Diarrhoea is when more than three loose, watery stools are passed within one day. The stools passed by someone experiencing diarrhoea are between Type 5 and Type 7 on the Bristol Stool Chart. Diarrhoea may be either acute, lasting for up to two weeks, or chronic, lasting for over four weeks.

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Overview of Palliative Care | Ausmed

Palliative care is the care approach taken for patients with life-limiting illnesses who have little to no prospect of cure, where the primary aim of treatment is comfort care and quality of life. It is individualised, aiming to alleviate physical, emotional, social and/or spiritual difficulties.

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Incontinence and Pelvic Floor Exercises | Ausmed

More than 5 million Australians (one in four) experience bladder or bowel control problems. Incontinence can cause embarrassment, shame and even depression, and can affect anyone. Simple and quick pelvic floor exercises can be effective at preventing incontinence and reducing its impact.

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Superbugs Explained | Ausmed

Resistance to an antibiotic occurs when a microorganism grows in the presence of an antibiotic which would usually be sufficient to inhibit or kill organisms of the same species. The severity of a superbug depends on the number of different antibiotics the microorganism is resistant to.

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The Amputation Journey | Ausmed

Amputation is defined as the ‘partial or complete surgical removal of a limb’. They can be caused by both medical conditions and trauma. Medical conditions resulting in amputation are often those that restrict blood flow to extremities. Other causes include crush injuries, burns and frostbite.

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Heart Murmur? Listening For Heart Sounds | Ausmed

If you take the time to listen to them, heart sounds can actually tell you a great deal about a patient. Instead of settling for good old “lub-dub,” put that stethoscope to greater use and reacquaint yourself with the sound of the heart.

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