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“Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.” – Seneca the Younger

COVID-19 Infection Prevention and Control – Guide for correct sterile surgical gown selection – NSW Health

The Agency for Clinical Innovation and Clinical Excellence Commission have partnered with clinicians to develop a guide to assist health workers to select the most appropriate gown for each surgery or aseptic procedure and minimise the risk of exposure to blood, body and irrigation fluids/substances. This guide is available on the NSW Health website (1). …

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RACS Guidelines on the Preoperative Diagnostic Workup for COVID-19

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.

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Operating theatre staff thank Dr John Vandervord for 40 years of service to RNSH.

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.

Nominations are NOW OPEN for the 2020 Tom Reeve Award for Outstanding Contributions to Cancer Care.

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.

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Better university funding arrangements

“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 …

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