Dysphagia (difficulty swallowing) affects up to 8% of the general population, 40-50% of residents in residential aged care facilities, 60% of children with developmental disability and 84% of people living with dementia. The International Dysphagia Diet Standardisation Initiative (IDDSI) has...
It was a morning shift, my first day as a nurse. We were in the nurses' station of a 30 bedded medical-surgical ward...listening to the handover that the night staff was giving in a low soft...
The Royal Commission into Aged Care has heard that nurses and aged care workers are being forced to stay on higher casual rates, work 52 weeks a year, and seek second jobs just to earn a living wage. Paul Gilbert...
Picture the environmental life cycle of many disposable surgical instruments. Iron ore from Western Australia is shipped to China and smelted, fashioned into stainless steel surgical instruments in Pakistan and exported as single-use instruments. In Australia, clinicians...
With the election looming this week, Nurse Uncut investigates whether the NSW Liberal and National Coalition are really delivering 5000 new nurses and midwives to the NSW public health system, or if it’s just rhetoric to get them across...
A man has been fined over $60,000 for "holding out" as a registered nurse, after working as a Director of Nursing at a Victorian Aged Care facility. Magistrate Starvaggi convicted the man of four counts of holding out as a...
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...
Want to get a sneak peek into the questions you’ll likely to get in your interviews? Here are the 3 types of questions we reckon you should be prepared to answer! Skills and knowledge-based questions Potentially the most straight-forward of...
Not all of us go to uni straight out of school. Some of us come in to it with kids, jobs and a whole other life outside university. Here are 5 tips to help you through as a mature...
Every day in nursing is different, which is why it’s so incredibly important to know how to bounce right back. Here are our top 5 tips on how to deal with shifts that can get the better of you. ...