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By Dr Umberto Russo MBBS, FRACGP
Working in the after hours, our Doctors are frequently called to the bedside of a person requiring palliative care or end-of-life care. Some of these patients may be in an aged care facility, while others are at home.
By Dr Umberto Russo MBBS FRACGP GAICD
Apart from finger paintings and the odd collage, the unfortunate reality is that the thing your child will most likely bring home from childcare is an infectious illness.
It's always distressing for a parent when your little one has a fever. This infographic tells you what to do and when to seek medical help..
We asked Dr Umberto Russo, MBBS, FRACGP GAICD, Chief Medical Officer at 13SICK, National Home Doctor Service, to answer some questions about pneumonia, a common and potentially life-threatening illness.
Whenever somebody asks me what the best thing about working as a Home Doctor, I have to stop and think. How can I explain the rewarding nature of the job? Firstly, the interesting clinical side, and the challenge of dealing with acute conditions, makes it very professionally rewarding. But more rewarding still are the patients, who are so grateful for the service we provide.
We’ve all done it. Forgotten the sunscreen at the beach. Fallen asleep in the deck chair. Walked to the shops without a hat. Getting sunburnt is unfortunately a fact of life in Australia, where the sun is particularly strong and we all like to spend time out of doors.