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Ear Hygiene and The Benefits of Ear Irrigators

Ear Hygiene and The Benefits of Ear Irrigators
Earwax, or cerumen, is produced naturally and helps protect the ear canal from bacteria and foreign particles, like dirt and dust. Normally, earwax dries up and naturally falls out from there. If there is excess wax that is causing discomfort or hearing problems, patients should consult a doctor rather than trying to remove it themselves.
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The Latest Steriliser Trends and Australian Standards

The Latest Steriliser Trends and Australian Standards
What trends are sterilisation manufacturers seeing in the industry this year and what recent changes have been made the Australian Standards for Reprocessing? AS 5369:2023 sets out guidelines and best practices to ensure the effective and safe management of reusable medical devices throughout their lifecycle, from reprocessing to how it is moved, stored and handled.
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Quick Tips for Choosing a Wound Dressing

Quick Tips for Choosing a Wound Dressing
Dressing selection can be overwhelming and it’s no wonder with thousands of different dressings available. It’s important that you know the types of dressings available, when and when not to use them, and how to use them effectively. Fortunately, like medications, dressings typically fall into generic categories or classes.
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Zinc Oxide and Skin Integrity

Zinc Oxide and Skin Integrity
Historically, topical zinc has been used in the treatment of wounds for over 3,000 years. Roughly one-fifth of our total zinc content is found within our skin and it plays an important role in the body in our immune system, antibody production, cell structure and integrity, tissue maintenance, and wound healing. So, it makes sense that if we are deficient in zinc, wound healing could be compromised.
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Bed Bathing and Skin Hygiene

Bed Bathing and Skin Hygiene
Maintaining personal hygiene is an essential component of care provision and directly impacts on skin health and a person’s comfort and wellbeing. Personal hygiene includes care of the skin, hair, nails, mouth, eyes, ears and nose, perineal region, and facial shaving.

There are many factors that can have a negative impact on skin health.
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Choosing The Right Electrosurgical Device For Your Clinic

Choosing The Right Electrosurgical Device For Your Clinic
Electrosurgical units are a versatile tool used in dermatology, pulmonary medicine, gastroenterology, plastic surgery, ENT, OB-GYN, and other medical specialties where precise tissue manipulation and control are needed. When choosing an ESU that is right for your facility, clinic or practice consider all the surgery types you will be using it for.
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The History of Laryngoscopes: From Mirrors To Video Cameras

The History of Laryngoscopes: From Mirrors To Video Cameras
For thousands of years physicians, professors, innovators and a wide array of contributors have been constantly developing better ways to examine and learn more about the throat. There have been many ideas and devices over the last two centuries. In this century, we now have video laryngoscopes that take viewing, recording, and diagnosing problems to new levels.
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Budget 2023-24: General Practice Funding Boost

Budget 2023-24: General Practice Funding Boost
In January, The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners supplied a pre-budget submission to the Federal Government calling for a massive investment in healthcare. The Australian Government took on board the suggestions from RACGP just in time to help strengthen what many medical professionals were calling a healthcare system in crisis.
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Budget 2023-24: Aged Care Funding Reform

Budget 2023-24: Aged Care Funding Reform
After a challenging few years for the Aged Care sector in Australia, the 2023-24 Federal Budget offers the hope of some reprieve with over $36 billion being allocated to supporting the industry. The BIG news from this budget is the massive $11.3 billion in funding for staff pay increases of 15% for more than 250,000 Australian aged care staff.
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Flu Season 2023 - Are You Prepared?

Flu Season 2023 - Are You Prepared?
The chill in the air this Easter gave us a good reminder that Winter is not too far away, and this year’s flu season is nearly here. While there has been some noise in the media recently about the possible severity and early onset of this year’s flu season, here are the facts.
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Reach your Business Goals as The Medical Industry Evolves

Reach your Business Goals as The Medical Industry Evolves
Goodbye to 2022, and hello to 2023! While we take a little bit of time to reflect on the last 12 months and see what worked and what our customers enjoyed, we also peer into the future, thinking of ways to enhance our levels of customer service and increase our support of the medical industry in Australia.
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Otoscopy Basics and The Best Otoscope Brands

Otoscopy Basics and The Best Otoscope Brands
Affecting both adult and paediatric patients, ear problems are a common occurrence in general practices. With an otoscope and tuning fork, GPs, ENT Specialists, paediatricians and trained medical staff will be able to diagnose the majority of ear complaints without the need for further investigation.
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