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Summary of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health status - selected topics 2020 

Lillana Levada, Nursing Education Consultant
The colonisation of Australia brought with it exposure to alcohol and a major disruption to the traditional diet and hunter-gatherer lifestyles of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and this has had a significant impact on health disparities.

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Attributable LOS, Mortality Risk, and Costs of Bacterial Health Care-Associated Infections in Australia 

Lilliana Levada, Nursing Education Consultant
HAIs are some of public health's most significant problems globally, continuing to increase regardless of the hospital's efforts on infection control measures and are contributing significantly to morbidity, mortality and cost.

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Alcohol and other drugs: Stigma 

Lilliana Levada, Nursing Education Consultant
Stigmatisation towards individuals with alcohol and other drugs is surprisingly common among drug and alcohol health professionals in Australia, which poses a key concern in providing therapy for this population of patients.

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Implementation Guide for the Surveillance of Staphylococcus aureus Bloodstream Infection 

Lilliana Levada, Nursing Education Consultant
Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) is both a commensal colonizing organism of the skin and upper respiratory tract and a human pathogen, responsible for causing a wide range of infections ranging from fairly benign skin and soft tissue infections to life-threatening conditions such as bacteraemia and endocarditis, osteomyelitis, bacteremia, and fatal pneumonia.

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Overcoming Indigenous Disadvantage – Key Indicators 2020 

Lilliana Levada, Nurse Education Consultant
This material measures the wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and provides comprehensive data across a range of key performance indicators. In addition, the document provides supporting material on the strengths of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people; and more importantly, it addresses the structural and systemic barriers that stand in the way of further improvement.

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Life after sepsis - understanding the post-sepsis syndrome 

Lilliana Levada, Nurse Education Consultant
This article gives a rare insight into the consumer perspective of the care provided after survival from sepsis. The results of a survey conducted on 1731 participants in 41 countries. This cohort of patients reported a range of physiologic, physical, and psychological long-term effects of sepsis.

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Surviving Sepsis - management of critically ill adults with COVID19? 

Lilliana Levada, Nurse Education Consultant
This article explores “the novel severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) is the cause of a rapidly spreading illness, Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), affecting thousands of people around the world. Urgent guidance for clinicians caring for the sickest of these remains a priority.”

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Sepsis and septic shock: current approaches to management 

Lilliana Levada, Nurse Education Consultant
This article will examine the management of sepsis in adult patients. It will focus on several key interventions: early identification of sepsis, treatment priorities, the most effective first-line pharmacological approach, and the short-term mortality following sepsis.

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Tuberculosis in the Torres Strait 

Lilliana Levada, Nurse Education Consultant - The Nursing CPD Institute
This retrospective study performed in Torres Strait Islands, Australia, observed tuberculosis-positive cases between the years 2000-2018. The authors describe challenges and issues faced by the healthcare workers and patients in the Torres Strait Islands and make valuable recommendations for effective management of treatment to eradicate tuberculosis in this geographical region.

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Social determinants of health in Australia - Chapter 3 

Lilliana Levada, Nurse Education Consultant - The Nursing CPD Institute
In this learning activity, we will explore the social determinants which influence the health outcomes for people in Australia. We will investigate how the socioeconomic characteristics and environmental factors, knowledge, attitudes and beliefs, all influence population health in Australia.

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