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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. They strive to set and maintain the highest standard of content integrity across all our learning activities.

Principles underlying our educational design process include:

  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.

Their 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: September 2021

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Chest Pain Assessment: When Your Patient Has Chest Pain

One of the most important skills available to the healthcare worker in this situation is the ability to perform an accurate pain assessment. This is particularly the case when a patient is experiencing chest pain, as it will help to determine whether the pain is cardiac in nature.

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Mobility Aids Overview & Comparison | Ausmed

Mobility aids help to improve the functional capacity of people who have difficulty ambulating. About 93% of people living in residential aged care facilities and half of Australians living with disabilities use mobility aids. It is important that you know how to care for these clients.

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