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Nurse Uncut was created to provide a platform for nurses and midwives to share our stories, experiences and opinions on topics close to our hearts. Nurse Uncut is a community for all nurses and midwives, but especially those in NSW...
Any procedure that requires general anaesthesia (GA), needs to be done in an operating theatre. As a nurse, you are required to fill in the pre-op checklist. This is to be sure that standard safety measures have been followed before the...
NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association Assistant General Secretary Judith Kiejda reflects on the Aged Care Royal Commission’s Interim report from the departure lounge of Melbourne’s Tullamarine Airport. Australia, how did it come to this? I’m sitting at Melbourne Airport, and...
Here are 5 tips to help you through nursing and midwifery school as a mature aged student.
Pain is uncomfortable for everyone, and is usually a sign of something more serious that needs to be dealt with – like another condition or a more serious injury. Pain can be especially challenging for older people as they may...
Nurses and midwives can have many work-related expenses that are claimable at tax time. Last year, the Australian Tax Office (ATO) designed a poster that specifically addresses common work-related expenses for nurses, midwives and carers and Etax Accountants have...
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,...
Is agency nursing for you? Agency nursing, whether full time or part time as a way to supplement your core job, means nurses can be flexible with choosing what shifts they want to work and where. Agency nursing allows nurses...
A recent report has shown that older Australians don’t trust the Aged Care sector, seeing the industry as shady and opaque. The 2019 Inside Aged Care report, conducted by consultancy Faster Horses, found that just 12% of Australians over 60...
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