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Nursing

Mediclinic Nursing Excellence Awards

The Mediclinic Nursing Excellence Award is an opportunity to recognise nurses who give of themselves daily; nurses who truly believe that connecting with their patients is an essential part of who they are.

Orthopaedics

Key Outcomes associated with Robotic Knee Replacement Surgery

Dr Peter Smith, an Orthopaedic Surgeon operating from the Mediclinic Milnerton in Cape Town, Western Cape, shares the current benefits and expected outcomes of robotic knee replacement surgery using the Cori robotic system.

Exercise

8 Reasons to get moving today [INFOGRAPHIC]

Video meetings, phone calls, more video meetings – working from home isn’t the restful break we all thought it would be. Get motivated to get moving with these 8 reasons…

Healthy Life

10 Steps to safe hand washing [INFOGRAPHIC]

Hand hygiene is also vital in preventing any infections acquired in health care, the spread of antimicrobial resistance and other emerging health threats. Here is what Mediclinic is doing – and how you can help.

Nursing

Care is a calling

This International Nurses Day, we examine Mediclinic’s large-scale national higher education initiative that makes Mediclinic nurses known for their selfless devotion to duty.

DID YOU KNOW?

  • To make the most of every second, we strive to synchronise all our clocks in the hospital.
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  • To prevent harmful bacteria being absorbed by mattresses we use protective under sheets made from polypropylene.
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  • Our hospitals have been awarded international accreditation for best practice in the management of environmental systems and practices.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • Nurses can observe patients at all times as critical care units are designed like a beehive with the nurses’ station in the middle.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • Mediclinic trains more than a thousand nurses annually at training centres throughout Southern Africa.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • To ensure sterility, our surgical instruments are twice wrapped in sterile fabric.
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  • We install alcohol rub dispensers at our facilities to prevent the spread of pathogens.
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  • We have backup generators for our backup generators so that we can provide uninterrupted expert care.
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  • Mediclinic has the highest number of internationally accredited facilities in Southern Africa.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • An orange has over 170 different phytonutrients and more than 60 flavonoids, providing anti-inflammatory, anti-tumour and blood clot-inhibiting effects.
    #MediclinicFacts
Mental health

“Mediclinic Denmar Mental Health Services changed my life”

Kabelo Chabalala explains how seeking help with his mental health turned out to be a positive and life-altering decision.

Neurology

5 Things to Know about Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

It’s International Multiple Sclerosis Month. Dr Alex Landmann, a neurologist at Mediclinic Sandton, explains more about this autoimmune disease.

DID YOU KNOW?

  • We monitor the temperature of our neonatal units as newborn babies are extremely sensitive to temperature change.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • We place oxygen-releasing, toxin-absorbing plants, like Sanseviera Trifasciata, around our hospitals.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • A baby weighing 390g survived thanks to the expertise of Mediclinic’s highly qualified paediatric staff and specialists.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • Mediclinic uses building materials that reduce background noise for minimal disturbance.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • Our nursing units are designed to minimise the distance between nursing staff and patients.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • Mediclinic has the highest number of internationally accredited facilities in Southern Africa.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • Our hospitals have been awarded international accreditation for best practice in the management of environmental systems and practices.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • Our hospitals did the first minimally invasive transcatheter aortic valve implant procedure in Africa.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • We have backup generators for our backup generators so that we can provide uninterrupted expert care.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • Nurses can observe patients at all times as critical care units are designed like a beehive with the nurses’ station in the middle.
    #MediclinicFacts
Emergency

Burns: The do’s and don’ts [INFOGRAPHIC]

Do you know what to do and not do when someone gets burnt? This Burns Awareness Month get educated on how to treat, and when to seek medical help, for this all too common household emergency.

Emergency

Emergency treatment for snake bite

A hobbyist snake handler in Limpopo credits the medical staff at Mediclinic Tzaneen with saving his life after a near-fatal snake bite.

Prime

What to expect: carpal tunnel syndrome treatments [INFOGRAPHIC]

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) can be painful and weaken the muscles of your hands and wrists over time. If you leave it too long, it may advance to the point where you require surgery. Find out how this potentially debilitating condition is treated.

Prime

Back pain linked to unhealthy work habits

Working from home (WFH) has its advantages, but it’s brought with it a spike in back and neck pain. Find out about “pandemic posture” and what Mediclinic specialists can do to help.

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