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Ausmed Education

Ausmed Education is an Australian health professional education and technology company. Founded in 1987, they believe that education improves the health and lives of all people. They focus on enabling health professionals to learn in more effective and meaningful ways.

Ausmed's talented group of health professionals, educators and software engineers work together to create amazing learning experiences and software for the healthcare community.

Open Access CPD Resources

Ausmed believes in creating engaging and practical learning experiences underpinned with the latest evidence, and open-access continuing professional development (CPD) resources for all healthcare workers (nurses, midwives, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, care workers etc.).

The Ausmed platform contains a library of regularly-updated health information and education, alongside the easy-to-use Ausmed CPD documentation tool for recording your learning.

Ausmed resources are:

  1. developed using a Standards framework
  2. highly evaluated for their quality
  3. on a broad range of topics
  4. regularly reviewed

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Last reviewed: October 2019

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Different Types of Strokes | Ausmed

Stroke symptoms may be mobility difficulties and hemiplegia, swallowing problems, or being unable to speak and communicate. There are different types of stroke, thus different symptoms. It is important to know exactly what type of stroke your patient has had in order to predict the these symptoms.

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Falls Prevention | Ausmed

According to the World Health Organisation, falls, and the injuries they cause, are major public health problems. Not only because falls lead to around 20-30% of mild to severe injuries, but also because more than 50% of hospitalisations from falls are among people aged 65 years and older (2007).

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Correct Identification and Procedure Matching

Mistakes can and will happen, which is why correct identification and procedure matching is crucial for minimising risk and keeping our patients safe. Communicating for Safety is the 6th standard from the recently updated National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards.

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Four Bedside Tests and Measures to Determine Walking Safety

Bernard falls falls a lot. But, this last fall was different. Bernard is now slouching on the edge of a hospital bed, cloaked in the quintessential hospital gown, staring down at his fuzzy one-size-fits-all, anti-skid socks. Enter the physio, stage left. A formal assessment is in order.

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Hypoxaemia: Reversible Causes of Cardiac Arrest | Ausmed

Hypoxaemia is the reduction in oxygen partial pressure values dissolved in arterial blood (PaO2) and arterial oxygen saturation (SaO2) (Pruitt, 2004). Pa02 is best measured by arterial blood gas (ABG) analysis, while SaO2 can be routinely assessed using a non-invasive test called pulse oximetry.

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Preoperative Education | Ausmed

Providing education to patients and their families is one of the most important aspects of nursing care. Preoperative education not only prepares the patient for surgery but also prepares them for what to expect following the surgery. Education can vary dramatically depending on individual needs.

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Blood Transfusion Reactions | Ausmed

There are two different types of risks when giving blood. The first relates procedural errors that may occur, such as placing incorrect labels on blood sampling tubes. The second area of risk relates to transfusion reactions. Reactions may occur during the actual transfusion or days or weeks after.

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Hypovolaemia: Reversible Causes of Cardiac Arrest | Ausmed

Absolute hypovolaemia is the term used to describe the loss of volume of fluid from the body. Relative hypovolaemia is the term used when there is shifting or inappropriate redistribution of body fluids within the body. Hypovolaemic shock is a significant volume loss or redistribution of body fluid.

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Mosquito-Borne Disease Prevention | Ausmed

Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus are two species of mosquitoes that are of concern as they have the potential to spread viral infections including Zika virus, yellow fever, dengue, Murray Valley encephalitis, Barmah Forest virus, Ross River virus, and chikungunya (Weeratunga et al. 2017).

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Signs and Symptoms of Uraemia | Ausmed Explains

Signs and symptoms of the uraemic effects on the body appear in all major systems of the body: the neurological system, respiratory system, cardiovascular system, gastrointestinal system and renal system. Each system displays multiple symptoms of uraemia.

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