A University of Melbourne expert says 2020 has highlighted the crucial role of nurses in managing pressure wounds, or bed sores, especially in COVID-19 patients
Asthma and staying out of hospital
The rates at which children are being readmitted to hospital for asthma appear to be rising, and University of Melbourne experts are coming up with solutions
Engineering COVID-19 protection
A multi-disciplinary team of experts at the University of Melbourne has engineered a 'ventilation hood' designed to protect healthcare workers from COVID-19.
The crucial role of physiotherapists in COVID-19 recovery
From intensive care to rehabilitation, University of Melbourne experts look at the role of physiotherapists on the frontline helping COVID-19 patients recover.
How could mental health peer support workers improve Emergency Departments?
Peer support workers with lived experience benefit people in mental distress seeking help at an Emergency Department , finds University of Melbourne research.
As a health worker, what’s my risk from COVID-19?
Health workers are doing it tough, and even dying on the COVID-19 frontline, but a University of Melbourne expert says most should be reassured of the low risk.
Flattening the curve to help Australia’s hospitals prepare
University of Melbourne mathematical modelling helps us understand whether Australia is flattening the COVID-19 curve and whether our hospitals are prepared.
Antibiotic use too long in surgery
New University of Melbourne research finds that antibiotics are often prescribed inappropriately before, during and after surgery.
The right antibiotic at the right time
University of Melbourne experts say managing the problem of antibiotic overuse and the treatment of sepsis concurrently can support better infection management.
Triaging the terminally ill
Triage in emergency medicine has been around for centuries, but a new tool from University of Melbourne researchers helps triage patients in palliative care .