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Oral health care in children fact sheet

Oral health care in children fact sheet Oral health care in children Good oral hygiene is vital for your child’s health and wellbeing. All children should be encouraged to look after their teeth from an early age. Tips for oral health care in children Encourage regular tooth brushing twice a day with [...]

Oncology medical staff

Oncology medical staff fact sheet Oncology medical staff Consultants/senior staff specialists Consultants are doctors who have trained for many years in their specialty area. Doctors who specialise in caring for children with cancer are called an oncologist or haematologist. An oncologist specialises in childhood cancers, while a haematologist specialises in [...]

Oncology nursing staff

Oncology nursing staff fact sheet Oncology nursing staff Clinical nurse consultant The clinical nurse consultant (CNC) is an advanced practice registered nurse who has the expertise and skills to provide expert clinical advice to patients, carers and other health care professionals within a defined specialty area. The CNC connects Queensland [...]

Pharmacist

Pharmacist fact sheet Pharmacist The role of your pharmacist During your child’s cancer treatment, the oncology pharmacist will look after all medication related matters while your child is in hospital. What can I expect from the oncology pharmacist? Your oncology pharmacist will: visit the ward to confirm your child’s [...]

Neuropsychology and oncology

Neuropsychology and oncology fact sheet Neuropsychology and oncology Why do I need to see a neuropsychologist? A neuropsychologist is a specialist psychologist who is interested in changes in cognition, behaviour and emotions that can be seen after various changes or injuries to the brain. Symptoms can range from very [...]

Vocal cord palsy following cardiac surgery fact sheet

Vocal cord palsy following cardiac surgery fact sheet Vocal cord palsy following cardiac surgery What is vocal cord palsy? The vocal cords are two bands of tissue that sit at the opening of the trachea (windpipe) within the larynx (voice box). The vocal cords open to allow airflow in and out [...]

Vocal cord palsy fact sheet

Vocal cord palsy fact sheet Vocal cord palsy What is vocal cord palsy? The vocal cords are two bands of tissue that sit at the opening of the trachea (windpipe) within the larynx (voice box). The vocal cords open to allow airflow in and out of the lungs during breathing. They close together [...]

Head lice fact sheet

Head lice fact sheet Head lice What are head lice? Head lice are small, wingless insects that live in the hair on your head and can be challenging to eradicate. They can only survive in human hair, need to feed from the scalp several times a day and can only survive up [...]

Pulmonary, Renal and Neurosonographic recovery in children on ECLS support – “The ECLS Study”

Pulmonary, Renal and Neurosonographic recovery in children on ECLS support - "The ECLS Study" When a child is critically ill and admitted to the intensive care unit because of a life-threatening condition, children often develop heart or lung failure and reach maximum conventional treatment. In this group of children mortality exceeds >80% in these situations, Extracorporeal [...]

Children’s Health Queensland to launch global search for new Chief Executive

CHQ Board Chair David Gow has today announced the resignation of Children’s Health Queensland Chief Executive Fionnagh Dougan, who has accepted the role of Chief Executive Officer at Hutt Valley and Capital and Coast District Health Boards in New Zealand.

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