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July 13, 2018

My Health Record

What is it all about? Over the coming months you will be hearing a lot of information regarding My Health Record. By October 15th 2018, a My Health Record (MHR) will be created for every Australian unless they choose to not have one. So what does it all mean for you? My Health Record is the name of the national digital health record system. It is an online summary of your health information. Having a My Health Record means your important health information allergies, medical conditions and treatments, medications, test and scan results are digitally available in one place. You […]
July 11, 2018

AGPAL Accredited General Practice

Panaceum Medical receive a mark of quality as an accredited practice! Panaceum Medical, part of the Panaceum Group, received this important recognition from Australian General Practice Accreditation Limited (AGPAL), the leading not-for-profit provider of general practice accreditation services within Australia. We are really happy to have received our AGPAL accreditation and it is a testimony to continued hard work of all the team to strive for high quality medical care. AGPAL Chair, Dr Richard Choong, said accreditation shows the practice makes a significant investment and commitment to quality on a day-to-day basis, across all levels of the practice team. “Achieving […]
June 18, 2018

World Continence Week

World Continence Week         18-24th June 2018.   What is incontinence? Incontinence is a term that describes any accidental or involuntary loss of urine from the bladder (urinary incontinence) or bowel motion, faeces or wind from the bowel (faecal or bowel incontinence). Incontinence is a widespread condition that ranges in severity from ‘just a small leak’ to complete loss of bladder or bowel control. In fact, over 4.8 million Australians have bladder or bowel control problems for a variety of reasons. Incontinence can be treated and managed.  In many cases it can also be cured.   Who is at risk? […]
May 24, 2018

Palliative Care Week

  What is Palliative Care? Some people are confused about what palliative care means. The world health organisation definition is: “Palliative care is an approach that improves the quality of life of patients and their families facing the problem associated with life-threatening illness, through the prevention and relief of suffering by means of early identification and impeccable assessment and treatment of pain and other problems, physical, psychosocial and spiritual.” In general, people will get referred to palliative care when their life expectancy is 12 months or less. It does not necessarily mean that they are about to die, palliative care […]
May 7, 2018

Allergy and Anaphylaxis management

Anaphylaxis Management This month the Panaceum have been educating you on Allergies. For patients with severe allergies – exposure to an allergen can cause life-threatening reaction known as Anaphylaxis. Anaphylaxis affects a person’s whole body and usually occurs within minutes of an exposure. Signs and Symptoms of anaphylaxis include: Difficult/noisy breathing Swelling of tongue Swelling or tightness in throat Wheeze/persistent cough Difficulty talking Dizziness or the person may collapse Pale and floppy (if a child) If you believe that someone is experiencing anaphylaxis – Adrenaline must be given. People who have known anaphylaxis to an allergen should carry an auto-injector […]
April 30, 2018

Allergy and Asthma

Allergy and Asthma Allergies play a significant role in asthma. Allergies are one of the major contributing factors that are linked to the cause and persistence of asthma. Approximately 80% of people with asthma have positive results for allergy testing. People who have a diagnosis of asthma may experience a narrowing of their airways. This means that air can not flow properly in and out of their lungs. With the help of medications, and regular care from health professionals, these symptoms can be reversed. People who experience asthma may show the following symptoms: Wheezing Shortness of breath Irritable long lasting […]