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How can we do better?

16 January 2020|

This is the question Metro North Mental Health Director of Psychology Anthony Bligh asked himself while undertaking a Graduate Certificate in Health Services Innovation. #ThinkyThursday research is undertaken to help Metro North offer the best possible healthcare to our patients.

Trial reduces medication errors

19 December 2019|

Happy Thinky Thursday! Caboolture Hospital Nurse Unit Manager Colleen Herrmann is inspiring nurses to include research in their day-to-day duties having taken on an Associate Investigator role in a research study in collaboration with the University of the Sunshine Coast.

Research improves care of ventilated patients

12 December 2019|

It’s #ThinkyThursday! Today we look at ICU Dietitian Alicia Wiese’s research into improving the nutrition of patients in Intensive Care Units. Working alongside an expert team, Alicia and other researchers have moved away from GRV monitoring and, under a new protocol, have improved health outcomes for patients.

Study brings safety and more understanding around breech births

28 November 2019|

Caboolture Hospital Midwifery Educator Janene Rattray is the hero of today’s #ThinkyThursday! She is helping mothers to better understand options around breech births and is working closely with maternity doctors and midwives to deliver informed, consistent and high-quality care.

Foot disease – the silent patient burden

20 November 2019|

It’s #ThinkyThursday! This week we look at a world-first study led by Dr Pete Lazzarini from #TPCH to investigate the prevalence and predictors of foot disease and complications in inpatients. His research will go on to help both patients and hospital services to better manage the problem.

Less invasive drug administration on the horizon

14 November 2019|

At Metro North we are always looking for ways to improve our patient’s care and experience. Today #ThinkyThursday shares Dr Jayesh Dhanani’s research into discovering a new and less invasive drug administration method. His experiences working with tuberculosis patients in India prompted Jayesh to explore the effectiveness of inhaling medication instead.

A focus on trauma with Professor Michael Reade

31 October 2019|

This week #ThinkyThursday looks at preserving and extending the shelf-life of blood products and resuscitation fluids from five days to two years! As a member of the Australian Defence Force, Professor Michael Reade hopes this research will benefit patients as well as those in the military.

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