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New Australian study: High-flow oxygen therapy improves outcomes in infant bronchiolitis

High-flow oxygen therapy given by nasal cannula to infants with bronchiolitis - a treatment that adds heat, humidity and extra pressure to the oxygen - can cut odds of treatment failure by nearly half compared to standard-flow therapy, according to a new Australian study, A Randomized Trial of High-Flow Oxygen Therapy in Infants with Bronchiolitisavailable in CINAHL Complete on CKN


Featured article: Challenging the colonisation of birth: Koori women’s birthing knowledge and practice

The 2007 United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples states that Indigenous peoples have the right to self-determination for social and cultural development. This fundamental right has been impeded worldwide through colonisation where many Indigenous peoples have had to adapt to ensure continuation of cultural knowledge and practice. Whilst loss of knowledge has occurred, the teaching of past stories and reviving of culture as a political statement has been implemented to address the imposition of colonial practices.


The most important button in a hospital room and why patients need to press it

Going to hospital for any reason can be daunting. It’s not a place most people want to spend a lot of time, and patients certainly don’t want to stay for longer than expected. Clinical Nurse Sarah Schnaak from The Prince Charles Hospital spoke about how patients can stay well in hospital, and being April No Falls month, the button she wants every patient to press to help them do so.


"Why did I miss the diagnosis? I just didn’t think of it." How to improve diagnosis decision making.

How using differential diagnosis tools like CKN’s Isabel can help reduce diagnostic errors.

In a classic paper, Dr. Georges Bordage asked a very simple question: “Why did I miss the diagnosis?” The answer is equally simple. “I just didn’t think of it.”