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Question: Your patient has fallen in the shower unwitnessed. You are the first on the scene. He is bleeding from the head. What issues might you need to consider and what actions would you take? A seemingly straight forward question,...
Nurses and midwives have really embraced social media. From Facebook and Instagram, to Whatsapp and Snapchat, it seems we’re all swiping on our phones more than just a couple of times a day. However, what you say online can have...
With rising temperatures, surging power prices and an ageing population, there are challenging times ahead in terms of looking after our most vulnerable elderly citizens. But my research suggests that residential aged care facilities are not well regulated in terms...
Researchers from the University of South Florida and Pennsylvania State University have found out that just 16 minutes less sleep than needed can affect the way you work for the whole day. Have you had a less-than-stellar performance review lately?...
A new study conducted by UNSW’s Kirby Institute has found that gay and bisexual men taking the HIV prevention medication PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) have lower levels of HIV-related anxiety. The study provides the strongest evidence yet that PrEP may be...
The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) has resolved to increase registration fees to $175, an increase of 3% from the previous registration period. The annual renewal fee increase applied from September 2019, and will cover the registration period...
NSW man Scott McLellan has been found guilty of “holding out” to be a registered nurse while working at a cosmetic clinic. McLellan, who had been working in Western Australia, was convicted of two counts of breaching the National Law,...
Going into nursing can be incredibly daunting. It's a new environment, where you meet new people and learn new skills. Here's our top ten tips for jumping into the profession. You won’t know everything, and that’s ok Everyone knows that...
Are you a nurse or midwife who wants to be part of the best float at Mardi Gras in Sydney? Here’s your chance to join other NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) members as we march in scrubs to...
Tammy asks: I am currently an RN with full AHPRA registration. I finished my grad year in 2018 Feb and only worked agency up until February 2019 for a big surgery. Despite having statements of services, grad year...