NPS Medicinewise - What's new http://www.nps.org.au en-au Latest tools and information about medicines, health conditions and medical tests from NPS Medicinewise Copyright 2012 NPS Medicinewise Health/Medicines http://www.nps.org.au/__data/assets/image/0011/167159/RSSlogo.png What's new — NPS Medicinewise http://www.nps.org.au Top ten drugs in Australia 2015-16 Details of the latest top 10 subsidised drugs for the year in Australia. Mon, 05 Dec 2016 19:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/top-ten-drugs-in-australia-2015-16 http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/top-ten-drugs-in-australia-2015-16 Antibiotics and gut health: Finding the right balance This Antibiotic Awareness Week (14-20 November), Australians are being urged to handle antibiotics with care—not just because of the threat of antibiotic resistance, but because their use can also result in significant side effects. Thu, 17 Nov 2016 19:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/antibiotics-and-gut-health-finding-the-right-balance http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/antibiotics-and-gut-health-finding-the-right-balance NPS Direct – October 2016 Imaging options for acute ankle and knee injuries | Antibiotic Awareness Week | National survey on antibiotic use Tue, 15 Nov 2016 00:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/health-professionals/e-newsletters/nps-direct/2016/october http://www.nps.org.au/health-professionals/e-newsletters/nps-direct/2016/october Antibiotic Resistance: Here and now This global Antibiotic Awareness Week (14-20 November 2016), Australians are being urged to understand that antibiotic resistance is happening here and now, with increased rates of resistance being reported to many commonly-used antibiotics. Sun, 13 Nov 2016 19:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/antibiotic-resistance-here-and-now http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/antibiotic-resistance-here-and-now NPS MedicineWise welcomes ‘one health’ approach to antibiotic resistance NPS MedicineWise has welcomed the announcement by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, Barnaby Joyce and the Minister for Health and Aged Care, Sussan Ley on the implementation of the National Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Strategy 2015-2019. Fri, 11 Nov 2016 19:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/NPS-MedicineWise-welcomes-one-health-approach-to-antibiotic-resistance http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/NPS-MedicineWise-welcomes-one-health-approach-to-antibiotic-resistance Antibiotic resistance in Australia: here and now Is antibiotic resistance really a problem for this generation? Here we present the latest evidence on antibiotic resistance in Australia, with a focus on primary care and community settings, and summarise what health professionals and patients can do to help. Fri, 11 Nov 2016 00:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/publications/health-professional/health-news-evidence/2016/antibiotic-resistance-in-australia-here-and-now http://www.nps.org.au/publications/health-professional/health-news-evidence/2016/antibiotic-resistance-in-australia-here-and-now Antibiotic Awareness Week 2016: tackling a global health problem The urgent need to tackle growing antibiotic resistance is the focus of an awareness campaign backed by the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (the Commission) in partnership with other leading health and livestock organisations and agencies. Thu, 10 Nov 2016 19:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/antibiotic-awareness-week2016-tackling-a-global-health-problem http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/antibiotic-awareness-week2016-tackling-a-global-health-problem Help halt the bugs this Antibiotic Awareness Week During the global Antibiotic Awareness Week, NPS MedicineWise will be reminding Australians that regular hand washing is an important part of preventing illness and stopping the spread of infection-causing bacteria—and that less bacterial infection can reduce the need for antibiotics. Thu, 10 Nov 2016 19:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/help-halt-the-bugs-this-antibiotic-awareness-week http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/help-halt-the-bugs-this-antibiotic-awareness-week Antibiotic treatments: how to choose them wisely Antibiotic recommendations and resources from Choosing Wisely Australia Fri, 04 Nov 2016 10:58:07 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/about-us/what-we-do/campaigns-events/antibiotic-awareness-week/for-individuals/antibiotic-treatments-choosing-wisely http://www.nps.org.au/about-us/what-we-do/campaigns-events/antibiotic-awareness-week/for-individuals/antibiotic-treatments-choosing-wisely What we do NPS MedicineWise works with health professionals, consumers, Government and industry to improve the health of all Australians through Quality Use of Medicines. Read about our programs and work across Australia and internationally. Fri, 04 Nov 2016 00:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/about-us/what-we-do http://www.nps.org.au/about-us/what-we-do About NPS MedicineWise Independent, evidence-based and not-for-profit, NPS MedicineWise provides practical tools and information about medicines, health conditions and medical tests. Fri, 04 Nov 2016 00:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/about-us http://www.nps.org.au/about-us Practice Update – Spring 2016 This latest issue includes a welcome from the MedicineInsight Program Manager, new insights on the benefits of educational visits and a chance to meet the team. Mon, 31 Oct 2016 00:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/health-professionals/e-newsletters/practice-update/2016/spring-2016 http://www.nps.org.au/health-professionals/e-newsletters/practice-update/2016/spring-2016 Ankle & knee imaging: new program on your imaging choices NPS MedicineWise has launched a new health professional program on ankle and knee imaging. Thu, 20 Oct 2016 19:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/ankle-And-knee-imaging-new-program-on-your-imaging-choices http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/ankle-And-knee-imaging-new-program-on-your-imaging-choices Handle antibiotics with care: Antibiotic Awareness Week 2016 Antibiotic Awareness Week is an annual, global event that encourages people around the world to use antibiotics responsibly. This year, the week is on from 14 – 20 November with the theme ‘handle antibiotics with care’. Tue, 18 Oct 2016 19:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/handle-antibiotics-with-care http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/handle-antibiotics-with-care Diagnostic imaging in acute ankle and knee injuries In this case study you will meet two patients – Brian, a 48-year old self-employed painter who has injured his knee when stepping down from a ladder, and Liz, a 28-year old accountant who has injured her ankle at netball. Tue, 18 Oct 2016 00:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/health-professionals/cpd/activities/case-studies/diagnostic-imaging-in-acute-ankle-and-knee-injuries http://www.nps.org.au/health-professionals/cpd/activities/case-studies/diagnostic-imaging-in-acute-ankle-and-knee-injuries Acute ankle and knee injuries: for your patients Use these tools to discuss acute ankle and knee injuries with your patients. Tue, 18 Oct 2016 00:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/medical-tests/medical-imaging/for-health-professionals/ankle-and-knee-imaging/for-health-professionals/for-your-patients http://www.nps.org.au/medical-tests/medical-imaging/for-health-professionals/ankle-and-knee-imaging/for-health-professionals/for-your-patients Ankle sprains: 10 things you should know Ankle injuries are very common, causing around 230,000 visits a year to Australian doctors. Find out more about diagnosis, recovery and prevention of ankle injuries. Tue, 18 Oct 2016 00:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/medical-tests/medical-imaging/for-health-professionals/ankle-and-knee-imaging/for-individuals/acute-ankle-sprain http://www.nps.org.au/medical-tests/medical-imaging/for-health-professionals/ankle-and-knee-imaging/for-individuals/acute-ankle-sprain Ankle and knee imaging Find reliable independent health and treatment information about imaging for acute ankle and knee injuries written by Australian experts. This includes resources for consumers and health professionals. Tue, 18 Oct 2016 00:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/medical-tests/medical-imaging/for-health-professionals/ankle-and-knee-imaging http://www.nps.org.au/medical-tests/medical-imaging/for-health-professionals/ankle-and-knee-imaging Physical examination of acute ankle and knee injuries: videos View how to perform physical examination tests and the Ottawa Rules for the diagnosis of the following common acute ankle and knee injuries: Tue, 18 Oct 2016 00:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/medical-tests/medical-imaging/for-health-professionals/ankle-and-knee-imaging/for-health-professionals/physical-examination-videos http://www.nps.org.au/medical-tests/medical-imaging/for-health-professionals/ankle-and-knee-imaging/for-health-professionals/physical-examination-videos Acute knee injuries, explained Knee injuries are common, especially tears to the meniscus and ACL. Find out more about knee injuries and what you can do to help yourself recover. Tue, 18 Oct 2016 00:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/medical-tests/medical-imaging/for-health-professionals/ankle-and-knee-imaging/for-individuals/acute-knee-injuries http://www.nps.org.au/medical-tests/medical-imaging/for-health-professionals/ankle-and-knee-imaging/for-individuals/acute-knee-injuries