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Maintaining Normal Blood Pressure

June 28, 2016 0 Comments
Maintaining Normal Blood Pressure

Abnormal blood pressure can be life threatening – and here’s what you need to know about maintaining normal blood pressure. Research shows that over 50% of men and women will develop high blood pressure (aka hypertension) over the age of 55. High blood pressure can lead to heart attack and stroke – and as I […]

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National Health Care Code of Conduct

June 13, 2016 0 Comments
National Health Care Code of Conduct

A National Code of Conduct for Health Care Workers is expected to be operational come 2017. This Health Care Code of Conduct is aimed at health care workers, including aged care personal care workers. As there has been no ‘national’ professional standards in place for personal care workers, setting them has become an issue as […]

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Ways to Help Your Patient to Relax and Sleep

May 31, 2016 0 Comments
Ways to Help Your Patient to Relax and Sleep

Yelling “Get in your bed!” or “Go to sleep!” isn’t exactly an acceptable method to encouraging your client to relax and sleep. 🙂 Sometimes sleep evades even the most relaxed person – and your client or patient could be one of those struggling to get some necessary shut eye. They could be restless, or having […]

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Basics of the Skeletal System

May 25, 2016 0 Comments
Basics of the Skeletal System

“The foot bone’s connected to the… leg bone! The leg bone’s connected to the… hip bone…” Do you know how long I’ve been dying to write that on the Back to Basics Care website??? Hi, I’m Reg – and if you don’t know me (or haven’t had the pleasure of making my acquaintance) – I’m […]

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Horticulture Therapy Helping Dementia Patients

May 16, 2016 0 Comments
Horticulture Therapy Helping Dementia Patients

Reg asked me just the other day: “Do you think I’ll like gardening when I grow up?” Being a skeleton I didn’t have the heart to tell him that he was way past considering the benefits of Horticulture Therapy. So I just mentioned that with his busy schedule teaching Body Systems at Back to Basics […]

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Thank a Nurse

May 12, 2016 0 Comments
Thank a Nurse

When Mum’s kisses can no longer cure us, we turn to the next best thing – nurses! They have the drive, knowledge and skill to take care of us when we are at our worst, and they tell the best stories at dinner parties! Take a moment today to recognise and thank a nurse for […]

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Body Waste

May 10, 2016 0 Comments
Body Waste

Have you heard the saying “Better out than in”? It’s usually accompanied by an explosive “bottom burp” (an interesting take on flatulence, or as it is commonly known – the fart). Well, it’s true. As a body takes in food and moisture to grow, as well as repair and create energy to perform activity, that […]

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Manual Handling in the Health Care Setting

April 26, 2016 0 Comments
Manual Handling in the Health Care Setting

Did you know that workers in the Health Care Setting score above average when it comes to injuries while performing manual handling tasks? In fact, manual handling in the Health Care Setting causes 36% of all injury and disease claims in NSW! And the most frequently injured body parts for Health Care Staff who work […]

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The Art of Logrolling Your Client

April 21, 2016 0 Comments
The Art of Logrolling Your Client

Logrolling is a technique used in Health Care to turn a person whose body must be kept in a straight alignment at all times. Perhaps the person has a spinal injury, and turning them in one movement is vital to avoid any twisting. Logrolling requires two people. If the person you need to roll is […]

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Importance of a Person Centred Approach

April 14, 2016 0 Comments
Importance of a Person Centred Approach

A Person Centred Approach revolves around treating clients as they want to be treated. Every person has a basic human right to being treated fairly and with respect. They deserve to be recognised as an individual who is valued regardless of their history, illness, environment or circumstances. A person does not become less important or […]

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