Women in Medicine

new-2Dr Robyn Armstrong (pictured left) recently attended the third annual AMA (NSW) High Tea for women in medicine.  The afternoon aims to encourage younger doctors as their more experienced counterparts share some wisdom in a relaxed environment.

Choose your own Medicine Adventure

MetWest is committed to ensuring that antibiotics are not over-used at the centre.  Some of the ways that we do this are by:

  • only using antibiotics when your eye condition actually needs them
  • using the right strength of antibiotic for you – not giving you a “high strength” antibiotic when a “low strength” antibiotic will fix your problem

Watch the video to find out why this is so important not only for you, but for the generations to come!

Beat Invisible Glaucoma

 

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World Glaucoma Week has started!

Take the opportunity to:

  • speak to your family members about glaucoma
  • talk to your neighbours and friends about what it means to have glaucoma and the importance of eye checks
  • organise an appointment for an eye check for glaucoma

Click here or here for more information on glaucoma.

What do Falls and Pressure Injuries have to do with eyes?

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Not a lot, you may say!!

However, as part of the National Standards for Safety and Quality in Healthcare, MetWest Surgical must show that it has strategies to both prevent and manage both of these.

The National Standards were developed in response to incidents occurring in major hospitals that affected patient care and outcomes.  Both falls and pressure injuries were found to be major contributors to lengthening a patient’s stay in a hospital as well as contributing to other health problems.  All licensed hospitals and day surgeries in Australia must now meet the 10 National Standards – and this includes MetWest Surgical, our on-site day surgery.

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Although your stay at MetWest is only short, pre-disposing factors mean that you may be at risk of either of these.

Make sure to tell the your surgeon and our staff if:

  • you have fallen recently
  • experience dizziness / vertigo
  • have poor skin integrity – do you bruise / bleed easily?
  • you have a pre-existing pressure ulcer
  • you have any concerns with your mobility

Help us make your stay as safe, comfortable (and short!) as possible.