Royal Flying Doctors Launch New Queensland Dental Servicehttps://www.wilsonmedicone.com.au/blog/Pages/Royal-Flying-Doctors-Launch-New-Queensland-Dental-Service.aspxRoyal Flying Doctors Launch New Queensland Dental Service​​​Much of the beauty of Australia is in its sheer size, but with grand spaces come grand challenges, and it's here that the Royal Flying Doctors of Australia step in. With many rural Australian communities cut off by distance and infrastructure, finding emergency medical help and even standard medical care can be a huge challenge.Covering an area of 7.3 million square kilometres, the RFDA is one of the most comprehensive aeromedical organisations in the world. With a dedicated team of medical professionals and extensive network of volunteers, the organisation provides vital resources and services. Recognising the link between overall health and good oral hygiene, the RDAF have been delivering fly-in fly-out dental clinics using a mix of state, private and donor funding. While the past efforts have undoubtedly relieved the strain on rural and remote communities around Australia, the RDAF have recently launched the development of the RDFS Dental Service in Queensland.Working with Government to Bring A Smile to Remote QLD CommunitiesLaunching in Winton in June by the Federal Member for Maranoa, David Littleproud MP, the new RDAF Dental Service is now Commonwealth-funded and will be able to continue to provide free dental consultations from a custom build mobile dental unit.The unit comes in the form of a state of the art 18-wheel semi-trailer featuring· A sterilisation area· Two clinics· Reception desk · panoramic X-Ray equipment The RFDA Dental Clinic will benefit from a commitment by the federal government of $11 million, allowing it to cover more remote areas. Over the next 12 months the clinic is expected to travel to 16 rural and remote communities throughout Queensland. Working together to treat AustraliaThe Queensland based RFDA Dental Clinic is not alone in its endeavour, with similar initiatives running throughout remote and regional areas in Western Australia, Victoria, NSW and SA/NT. The services have worked hard over the past four years to treat thousands of patients suffering from poor oral hygiene. In 2014-2015 alone there were 9, 845 episodes of dental care administered by the RFDA, and during the first four years of dental services the RFDA delivered more that $4 million dollars to patients in Queensland alone. With outreach and clinic programs running in each state and Territory throughout Australia, the RFDA is in constant need of support and volunteers. For those interested in taking the first steps to joining RFDA, Medic One provide a range of paramedic and first aid courses to help you kick start your education in the medical and paramedic industry.News & Media2017-09-20T14:00:00ZFalse
How to Help Someone Experiencing an Allergic Reactionhttps://www.wilsonmedicone.com.au/blog/Pages/How-to-Help-Someone-Experiencing-an-Allergic-Reaction.aspxHow to Help Someone Experiencing an Allergic ReactionAlmost everyone will experience an allergic reaction at some point in their lives. Whether it is as mild as sneezing from pollen or as serious as anaphylaxis, understanding what an allergic reaction is and how to treat it can at the very least be helpful to relieve discomfort, but could also potentially save a life.What is an allergic reaction?An allergic reaction is the body's immune system reacting to a foreign substance it perceives as a threat. When the body identifies a substance that wouldn't typically cause harm, it is called an allergic reaction. These substances are called allergens, and while there are common allergens such as pollen, animal hair, dust, nuts and shellfish, each individual is different and each body will perceive different substances as allergens. Some people will suffer constant allergies while others may randomly experience a reaction.Mild allergies can present in many forms including· Itchy eyes· Skin irritation· Nasal congestion· Hives · Scratchy throatWhen someone is suffering a mild allergic reaction, over the counter drugs called antihistamines and decongestants can be used to treat symptoms of congestion, skin irritation and itchy eyes. Antihistamines usually come in the form of a tablet and work to block the histamine receptors in the body. If the person suffering the reaction is experiencing skin irritation, a cold compress can also be used in conjunction with OTC medicine to relieve discomfort. Treating someone experiencing anaphylaxisAnaphylaxis is a serious and life threatening allergic reaction that can lead to respiratory distress, loss of consciousness and cardiac arrest. If you are with someone that is suffering anaphylaxis you must treat it as an emergency and request urgent medical attention from professionals. Anaphylaxis can present with some of the following symptoms· Swelling of the tongue· Noisy or difficult breathing· Dizziness or collapse· Tightness in the throat Many individuals at risk of anaphylaxis will be aware of the allergens that trigger their reaction, and as such will carry with them an auto injection device containing adrenalin, known in Australia as an EpiPen. To treat someone suffering anaphylaxis1. Call 000 immediately2. Have the person lay flat, or if they are experiencing difficulty breathing let them sit. Do not let the person walk or stand3. If they have an autoinjector/EpiPen help them to administer if required4. Keep the person calm to avoid panicking and hyperventilating 5. Commence CPR immediately if the person stops breathing at any time or becomes unresponsive Allergic reactions can happen to anyone, anywhere at any time, so to make sure you are prepared it is best to undertake a first aid course so you have the right knowledge to save a life.If you'd like to enquire about a first aid course​​ contact us here.​​Treatment & Prevention2017-09-17T14:00:00ZFalse
Why a Short Course is Right for Anyonehttps://www.wilsonmedicone.com.au/blog/Pages/Why-a-Short-Course-is-Right-for-Anyone.aspxWhy a Short Course is Right for AnyoneIt's never too late to learn new things and upskill. In fact, at a time when it seems like there are new technological breakthroughs happening every single day, it is important to ensure that you know everything you need to know to stay ahead in your industry. And they're not just for gaining more skills for work too — short courses are also a fantastic way to pursue an area of study that you have always wanted to explore but have just never had the time. Short courses provide you with greater freedom and flexibility when it comes to your education, as their shorter durations mean that you can fit them around your lifestyle as opposed to the other way around.When we say anyone, we mean itYou may be seeking to improve a skill you already have in order to perform better at work and get that promotion you've been dreaming of. Or you may be looking to learn a new skill because you're planning a career change into a completely different field. Whatever your needs are, short courses are a perfect way to develop new skills, without having to devote a significantly greater period of time to finishing a full diploma or degree — especially if you already have one or more under your belt.Helping you make the right choiceShort courses aren't just for time poor people already in the workforce. They can be the perfect way to bridge the gap between high school and further education, especially for fresh faced students who are still unsure what career path they wish to pursue. Short courses can allow you to sample different areas of study, without having to commit to a full diploma or degree and only finding out midway through that it isn't for you. The same goes for those thinking about switching careers — doing a short course will help you decide if the industry you're planning to move in to is truly for you, rather than making a decision that you may come to regret later down the road.Looking for short medical courses?Wilson Medic One has a variety of short courses that help those develop the skills necessary to build a career in the medical industry, along with refresher courses for those already working in healthcare as well as first aid courses. If you'd like to enquire about a short course in the health and services industry​​ contact us here.​​​​​Training & Experience2017-09-13T14:00:00ZFalse
The New App that is Helping Diabetes Sufferers Better Manage Their Conditionhttps://www.wilsonmedicone.com.au/blog/Pages/The-New-App-that-is-Helping-Diabetes-Sufferers-Better-Manage-Their-Condition.aspxThe New App that is Helping Diabetes Sufferers Better Manage Their Condition​​For those suffering from type 2 diabetes, managing glucose levels is now easier than ever with a new app named GlucOracle. Developed to help those with diabetes overcome their biggest problem, it helps users predict the impact of particular food items on their blood sugar levels. The app is based on a personalised algorithm that was developed by researchers at Columbia University in New York, using a technique titled ‘data assimilation’ that measures the response that the body has to different types of food being ingested.The app offers major benefits to those with type 2 diabetes, as they no longer need to live in constant fear of eating something that will send their glucose levels skyrocketing. It helps sufferers stay informed about what they’re eating, while also helping to prevent complications that can arise from having the condition.GlucOracle is making life easier for diabetes sufferers — and it is easy to use too. Users can upload fingerstick blood measurements and photos of food to the app, as well as a general estimate of the nutritional content that the meal contains. After about a week of analysing your response to different foods, the app then begins providing predictions. Over a period of time, users learn more about the relationship between their diet and lifestyle and their glucose levels, and make the necessary changes in order to better maintain their health and quality of life. While even the developers themselves have admitted that the app is not perfect, and should only be treated as a guide rather than a fully accurate medical advice, GlucOracle represents a fantastic way for type 2 diabetes sufferers to monitor their diet and intake in one centralised location. Doctors can also refer to the information collated by the app to better understand the health of their patients, much like Fitbit watches are used by medical professionals to monitor the heart activity of their patients.Apps are getting smarter and smarter, so it’s exciting to see where apps such as GlucOracle can go. Smartphones have been gradually replacing everyday items like alarm clocks and calculators, so the prospect of them also replacing expensive medical equipment used to monitor your health is not too much of a stretch. ​News & Media2017-09-11T14:00:00ZFalse
What to Look for in a Good Patient Transport Servicehttps://www.wilsonmedicone.com.au/blog/Pages/What-to-Look-for-in-a-Good-Patient-Transport-Service.aspxWhat to Look for in a Good Patient Transport Service​​​​​​​​When it comes to transferring your patients from one facility to another, it goes without saying that you want to ensure their utmost safety, comfort and wellbeing along the way. This is why it's important to employ the services of a professional transport service who you can rely on to always have the best interest of your patients in mind. Take a look at just a few of the qualities you should look for in a service provider that will indicate that they can get the job done.They should employ latest technologyWhen your patients are on the road and away from all the resources provided by a healthcare facility, you want to make sure that there is adequate equipment available to help them if their health takes a turn for the worse. For this reason, it's crucial that your patient transport team is up to date with the latest medical technology. As the healthcare industry is always changing to account for the highest quality of care, it's imperative that they can provide best practice techniques if your patient happens to need it. Their services should be wide-ranging and comprehensiveAnyone who works in the healthcare industry understands just how unpredictable patient care can be, especially since it can vary so much from person to person. That's why your patient transport service should be as equipped as possible to deal with a variety of situations in which someone may require specialised care. Services such as international transport, the ability to transfer patients to or from facilities in all manner of terrains and the ability to order vehicles of all sizes are just a few of the ways that a service can set themselves apart from the rest. When your transport has the capacity to account for a range of situations, you will find yourself feeling confident and secure in their ability to really care for your patients.Here at Wilson Medic One, we pride ourselves on our ability to provide the highest quality of specialised care for every individual we transfer. It's important that we are able to cater to a wide variety of healthcare needs, which is why we aim to accommodate for every patient using top of the range vehicles equipped with all the necessary technology. They should have a friendly team of caring professionalsIn the healthcare industry, you should never underestimate the importance of providing your patient with people whom they can trust and feel comfortable with. After all, these are the situations in which people feel most vulnerable, so it's imperative that the people providing this service not only have the technical skills, but the people skills as well. When choosing your transport provider, be sure to find out who will be coming face to face with your patients. After all, they are the ones you are trusting to deliver a quality of care that you and your facility can be proud of.​​​If you'd like to enquire about patient transport services​​ contact us here.​​When it comes to transferring your patients from one facility to another, it goes without saying that you want to ensure their utmost safety, comfort and wellbeing along the way.Case Studies & Insights2017-09-05T14:00:00ZFalse
What Can You Expect as a Healthcare Professional?https://www.wilsonmedicone.com.au/blog/Pages/What-Can-You-Expect-as-a-Healthcare-Professional.aspxWhat Can You Expect as a Healthcare Professional? ​​​​​​​​​If you’re studying to become a healthcare professional – or thinking of doing so in the future – you might be wondering what you can expect from your future career. While it goes without saying that your experiences will vary depending on what field you are in, there are a few things that remain the same throughout the entire industry.When your task is to provide care for people who are sick, injured or in urgent need of assistance, you can expect for some situations to be particularly confronting. Whether you’re a nurse, paramedic, patient transport officer or something else entirely, there will be times when what you do is incredibly tough. After all, these are real life situations, so it’s difficult to see people in pain and suffering. It’s also not uncommon for people in this field to work long hours, so you will certainly become resilient to sore feet in no time at all.But here is the good news – it’s also an incredibly rewarding job to have. A health services role is a fundamental part of our society, ensuring that the community’s safety and wellbeing is cared for as best as possible. For every difficult patient, there will be one hundred grateful ones that remind you why you do what you do. Such an important role comes with great respect and admiration, and you will feel proud of playing such a vital part in the world around you.Another great aspect of working in this industry is that it always keeps you on your toes. Medicine and technology is always advancing, so health services professionals are required to keep up to date with the best practice processes to ensure you are capable of providing top quality care. Not only will this keep you stimulated throughout your career, but it will keep you using your brain as you continue to learn more and more. Before you know it, you will be armed with a wealth of knowledge that you never thought possible.And finally, your career in the health industry will undoubtedly connect you with a community of likeminded professionals who all feel as passionate as you do about their jobs. You will learn from them and lean on them to help you along the way, and you will be a better health professional because of it.​If you'd like to enquire about a career in healthcare​ contact us here.​​Training & Experience2017-08-24T14:00:00ZFalse