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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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Advance Care Directives: Explanation | Ausmed

An advance care directive is a legally binding document that outlines a patient’s directions and/or preferences in regards to medical treatment. It is used in the event of incapacitation where the patient does not have the decision-making capacity to communicate their wishes.

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Clinical Management of Acute Coronary Syndromes | Ausmed

Acute coronary syndrome (ACS) is an umbrella term used to describe any situation where the blood supply to the heart is suddenly obstructed, including unstable angina and acute myocardial infarction. The main cause is atherosclerosis, a condition where plaque builds up and thickens the artery walls.

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Adverse Drug Reactions | Ausmed

Adverse drug reactions are unwanted or harmful reactions to medicines that were taken under normal conditions of use. About 250 000 Australians are hospitalised every year for medicine-related reasons, including ADRs. Over half of these hospitalisations are thought to be preventable.

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The Aged Care Quality Standards | Ausmed

As of 1 July 2019, eight new Aged Care Quality Standards have come into effect. All Australian Government-funded aged care providers need to meet these quality standards, regardless of what type of aged care service they are (My Aged Care 2019).

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Advocates and Language Services | Ausmed

Providers must ensure that every client has the ability to raise concerns about their care regardless of culture, language, impairment or other factors. If these barriers impede the client’s ability to access the complaint system, the provider is expected to give the client extra support.

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The Aged Care Funding Instrument (ACFI) Explained | Ausmed

The Aged Care Funding Instrument is used to assess the degree of care each aged care resident needs and to allocate funding accordingly. ACFI pays subsidies to the residential aged care facility that is providing the care.

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Stroke Care Management: Alien Hand Syndrome | Ausmed

Alien Hand Syndrome may occur in patients recovering from a stroke. It is a phenomenon involving the involuntary motor activity of a limb in conjunction with the feeling of estrangement from that limb. Patients may speak about their limb in the third person and as having a will of its own.

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Alcohol Use Disorder in Australia | Ausmed

Alcohol use disorder (AUD) is the medical diagnosis for prolonged and severe drinking that is causing problems in a person’s life. Alcoholism is the colloquial term for this disorder. It is extremely prevalent and a serious medical issue that can have fatal consequences.

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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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Antiretroviral Therapy in the Treatment of HIV | Ausmed

The most effective treatment for HIV/AIDS is antiretroviral therapy (ART), which involves taking a combination of antiretroviral medicines to slow down the rate of HIV multiplication. The aim of antiretroviral therapy is to stop HIV from progressing to acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS).

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