children in hospital

Australian kids receive healthcare in line with guidelines 60% of the time
Australian kids receive healthcare in line with guidelines 60% of the time (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Landmark national CareTrack Kids study assessed the quality of healthcare delivered to children across 17 common clinical conditions Australian-first national benchmarking study shows children receive care within guidelines on average 60 per cent of the time Children with tonsillitis, gastroesophageal ... Read More »

A vital step for childhood stroke
A vital step for childhood stroke (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The Stroke Foundation has welcomed and endorsed Australia’s first clinical guidelines for children with stroke, saying the guidelines were a vital step forward in recognising and treating some of the disease’s youngest sufferers. The guidelines, developed by doctors from the ... Read More »

Parental lack of confidence in GPs contributing to overcrowding in emergency departments
Parental lack of confidence in GPs contributing to overcrowding in emergency departments (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Australia’s first national survey of parent confidence in GPs found fewer than half of parents were completely confident in a GP to handle most of their child’s general health issues. Lead researcher, University of Melbourne Professor Gary Freed, said parents’ diminishing confidence ... Read More »

Virtual reality to help children during medical procedures
Virtual reality to help children during medical procedures (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Monash University and Monash Children’s Hospital researchers are conducting the world’s largest study of virtual reality headsets to improve the experience of children undergoing needle procedures. Needle procedures, including intravenous cannulas and blood tests, can be extremely distressing for many ... Read More »

Childhood cancer survivors need more support at school
Childhood cancer survivors need more support at school (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Australia is lagging behind the US and Europe in providing consistent services to help childhood cancer survivors successfully reintegrate into their schools, UNSW cancer specialists and psychologists say. “This is an issue that society is blind to, and it’s not just cancer ... Read More »

Safe sport for kids
Safe sport for kids (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Australia has the highest incidence of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries in the world, and sports injuries are now the number one reason for youth admission to hospital. Professor David Lloyd from Griffith University’s Menzies Health Institute Queensland says the ... Read More »

Hospital records key to preventing child injuries
Hospital records key to preventing child injuries (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Almost 50% of child injures requiring treatment in emergency departments are linked to consumer products, but a lack of detailed hospital records is restricting child safety experts from identifying if a product fault or misuse is the cause, a QUT ... Read More »

The Cinderella effect: child injury in stepfamilies
The Cinderella effect: child injury in stepfamilies (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Cuts, bruises and broken bones – kids are always hurting themselves. But does the structure of a family impact the likelihood of a child being injured? University of Adelaide psychology PhD student Catia Malvaso examined the factors that increase the ... Read More »

Emergency Department triage of children points to need for better training
Emergency Department triage of children points to need for better training (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A Victorian study has revealed inconsistent accuracy with Emergency Department triaging of low to moderate urgency presentations involving children. This study is the first to assess the accuracy and reliability of the use of the Australasian Triage Scale (ATS), since ... Read More »

No support for chronically-ill students
No support for chronically-ill students (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Australia’s school system is failing some of its most vulnerable young people by leaving them unsupported in their education. A new Victoria University report reveals chronically-ill children who need to take extended absences from school are neither officially acknowledged nor ... Read More »

 
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