Ryan's Rule is a 3-step process to support patients of any age, their families and carers, to raise concerns if a patient’s heal
Early warning of patient's deteriorating condition
Scientists at CSIRO (Australia's Government Science & Industrial Research Organisation) are developing a machine learning tool which provides an
early warning to medical professionals of a patient’s deteriorating
The study, published in Nature: Scientific Reports, showed the early warning
deterioration alerts can be set to monitor patients two to eight hours before
they are triggered by current clinical criteria. CSIRO's Dr Dr Sankalp Khanna says, 'Until now there hasn’t been a way to harness all the
data to predict patient health. This new tool has the potential to
transform the day-to-day functioning of health systems'.
Walkers are getting better
For people with a disability or unsteady on their feet, there are new walking aids. With traditional walkers or rollators, a problem can arise for a number of users if they bend forward and in so doing carry their weight on their arms and hands. This can result in pain. Such users are soon walking with a hunched back. A solution to this issue is a taller, upright walker, which enables walking with an upright posture. Apart from improving posture there is the potential cardiovascular improvement and it is easier to look forward and see people.