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Practice note 15 Jul 2009   Blood borne viruses guidelines
By following these updated guidelines, registered health practitioners and students comply with the Communicable Diseases Network Australia (CDNA) Guidelines Australian National Guidelines for the man ...
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Practice note 1 Apr 2010   Practising under adversity - being sued, investigations and complaints
The effects on health practitioners who are sued, facing investigation or complaint.
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Practice note 1 Apr 2010   SafeScript provides prescribers real time access to patients' prescription history
SafeScript provides Victorian prescribers and pharmacists access to the prescription history of their patients for high-risk medicines. SafeScript information can alert the prescriber and dispenser to ...
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Practice note 1 Apr 2010   Voluntary Assisted Dying legislation now in force in Victoria
The Voluntary Assisted Dying Act 2017 (Vic) (the Act) came into operation on 19 June 2019, making Voluntary Assisted Dying (VAD)1 legal in Victoria. Victorian registered medical practitioners will ...
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Practice note 1 Apr 2010   Dealing with bad online reviews
At some point, we have all 'Googled' our names, right? Imagine finding your name along with a star rating on a website accompanied with comments about your professional conduct? Websites such as RateM ...
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Practice note 1 Apr 2010   Is your cover letter sufficiently selling your skills?
A cover letter for your CV serves as a prospective employer’s first impression of you and your abilities. In the healthcare industry, your potential employer could be at a healthcare practice or at a ...
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Practice note 1 Apr 2010   Getting hired and getting noticed at work
All healthcare practitioners should be employees of substance. How can you be recognised as a high performer and avoid red flags that could dent your prospects of that dream registrar position or seni ...
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Practice note 1 Apr 2010   How to: Handle a job interview
If you’ve been asked to an interview, it is because they liked your application to some extent, so take some confidence in this fact. The first question will likely be something along the lines of “wh ...
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Practice note 1 Apr 2010   Treating friends, family and yourself
The practice of treating friends and family is not recommended and there have been cases where it has led to disciplinary actions by the regulators including conditions placed on practitioner’s regist ...
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Practice note 1 Apr 2010   How to: Retiring from healthcare practice
Preparing for retirement and knowing what steps to take in order to fulfil all your obligations to patients and colleagues can be stressful, but it can be made easier if you are well prepared.
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Practice note 1 Apr 2010   Can age become an issue?
As mature practitioners approach later life, their physical and cognitive capabilities may be called into question whilst practising. Practitioners have a legal duty of care to their patients and can ...
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Practice note 1 Apr 2010   Cyber security - Are you prepared?
Australian Healthcare practices storage of health records means mandatory obligations apply and there is a heightened risk from cyber-attack. Regardless of whether you use electronic or hard-copy rec ...
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Practice note 1 Apr 2010   Being a Good Samaritan
The provision of healthcare to people in need of urgent medical attention in instances following motor vehicle accidents, at sporting events or during air travel can all be classified as Good Samarita ...
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Practice note 1 Apr 2010   Avoiding common employee contract disputes
A written agreement is easier to defend than a handshake. However, before signing an employment contract, you should be very clear on the key clauses relating to indemnity, insurance or restraints. It ...
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Practice note 1 Apr 2010   Colleagues in difficulty
Healthcare practitioners are not immune to the mental health issues that face many Australians. A cocktail of long working hours and high-pressure situations means healthcare practitioners can potenti ...
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