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Health professionals care of wounds in rural and regional areas of Queensland

Barriers to health care for regional/rural residents often relates to the limited availability of local health services and resources and the distance needed to seek suitable specialised services. Wounds experienced in rural and regional areas are often dependent upon the types of employment available, recreational pursuits and risk-taking behaviours.The prevalence of non-communicable lifestyle related risk factors (such as obesity and poor nutrition) and the propensity for an ageing population in rural and regional areas, positions this population group as one …

Study level
Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Faculty of Health
School
School of Nursing
Research centre(s)
Centre for Healthcare Transformation

Rounding practices in adult intensive care units: an international study

Effective communication among healthcare providers is essential for high quality patient care. Ineffective communication is associated with medical errors and adverse events. For patients admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), the most important regularly scheduled communication occurs during patient care rounds. Best practices for ICU rounds have been identified in systematic reviews. However, it is unknown if these practices are used in daily patient care in many jurisdictions.The objective of this study will be to describe rounding practices in …

Study level
Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Faculty of Health
School
School of Clinical Sciences

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