Nurses and midwives are great at looking after the health of other people, but they’re notorious for not looking after themselves. Here’s our top tips for staying healthy during your career. Exercise! Yes, we know that you do walk a...
Confused about your Labor Day penalty rates? David from the Member Industrial Services Team at the NSW Nurses and Midwives' Association has kindly collated this information to make sure you don't miss out. In New South Wales, October 7...
Higher education of any kind is a serious commitment, and nursing school is even more so. Classes are difficult, clinicals are long and the environment can be competitive and even cutthroat at times. Being prepared is key to succeeding...
Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Census data identifies that people in Australia have over 300 ancestries and languages and suggests as many as 25% of Australian nurses and midwives speak a language other than English at home. Workers from...
A leading sleep expert says a growing preoccupation with sleep is backfiring. A leading neurologist says smartphone sleep-tracking apps are making people so anxious and obsessed about their sleep that they are developing insomnia, reports The Guardian. “We’ve seen a lot...
Recent demographic data released by the NSW Department of Planning show that Sydney’s health system will not be able to adapt to the city’s rapid and uneven growth. The data on Sydney’s projected population growth by 2031 was released earlier...
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...
A study finds that anorexia may not be a solely psychiatric condition. New research has found that the eating disorder anorexia nervosa is not purely a psychiatric condition but is also driven by metabolic factors. Anorexia nervosa affects between 1...
A study conducted by the Columbia University School of Nursing has found an association between nursing understaffing and healthcare associated infections (HAIs), resulting in billions added to healthcare costs annually. The study, which examined more than 100,000 patients, found that...
It’s further evidence that safe nurse-to-patient ratios are needed across the board.