Guidelines on the “Preoperative Diagnostic Workup for COVID-19” is now available on the RACS website (1). This rapid review aims to evaluate the literature surrounding the clinical, laboratory and radiological methods that can contribute towards the diagnosis of SARS-Cov-2 —for the purpose of producing evidence-based guidance for surgeons in Australia and New Zealand.
Friday the 26th of June was Associate Professor John Vandervords last operating day at RNSH. A small celebration was held to celebrate his almost 40 years of service to the hospital.
The Tom Reeve Award for Outstanding Contributions to Cancer Care are offered annually by Clinical Oncology Society of Australia. The award recognises a national leader who has made significant contributions to cancer care. For more information about the award see the COSA website. Nominations close on the 20th July 2020.
“On 19 June 2020, the Hon Dan Tehan MP, Minister for Education, announced the Job-ready Graduates Package. The package focuses the public investment in higher education on national priorities and ensures the system delivers for students, industry and the community …
On the 16th of June, the RNSH REDCap Administrator was invited to the NSW ACI Telehealth Managers collaborative monthly teleconference to discuss the technical aspects of the telehealth REDCap feedback surveys that have been implemented at NSLHD.
RNSH is one of the hospitals which will be participating in the Commonwealth Coronavirus Elective Surgery Surveillance Program (1,2). All adult (>18yo) patients, having an elective procedure under general anaesthesia will be asked to participate. The study involves the collection of nasal swabs and blood samples which will be tested for current or past COVID-19 …