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Welcome to the 2015 Liverpool Hospital Grand Rounds program. Grand Rounds is held between 12.30-1.30pm each Thursday between mid-February and November in the Liverpool Hospital Auditorium. Further information is available in speakers guidelines which can be downloaded here. Any queries regarding...
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Access block and Emergency Department (ED) overcrowding have been described as the most serious issues confronting EDs in the developed world, as these problems compromise the quality and timeliness of patient care. There is an urgent need to understand if the four hour rule is effective in...
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The Vigilance with Vital Signs initiative aims to establish a system for early identification of deteriorating patients through the continuous use of a portable electronic monitor of vital signs to prevent unexpected serious events and trigger a response that can enhance clinician’s decision-making...
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What is ImPaCCT? ImPaCCT (Improving Palliative Care through Clinical Trials) is the New South Wales (NSW) collaborative clinical trials group in palliative care. Mission and aims ImPaCCT’s mission is to improve NSW palliative care services for people with advanced cancer and other life...
Status: Completed
Welcome to the 2014 Liverpool Hospital Grand Rounds program. Grand Rounds is held between 12.30-1.30pm each Thursday between mid-February and November in the Liverpool Hospital Auditorium. Any queries regarding Grand Rounds can be directed to hamish.goel@sswahs.nsw.gov.au.
Perinatal mental health is a relatively new field encompassing ‘the emotional wellbeing of parents and infants from conception to the first two years post-partum’ There is limited local information about the relationship between parental mental health and birth. Population based data is...
This online survey of nurses and doctors dealing with elderley people approaching the end of their lives has the following objectives:•  To assess the level of exposure to and confidence in initiating end-of-life conversations• To identify barriers for initiating the sensitive end-of-life...
Diagnosing dying is relatively straightforward when symptoms are evident within the last few days or hours of death. Diagnosing the dying several months or weeks before the final event is more complex and doctors generally feel uncertain about prognosis.  Failure to recognise chronically ill...

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