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Last weekend some young Sydney nurses found themselves at the centre of a 'selfie' scandal, perhaps even facing dismissal. In case you hadn't noticed, the 'selfie' has become a social media phenomenon - since smartphones became ubiquitous a few years...
Nursing leaders at South Eastern Sydney Local Health District (SESLHD) have developed the Australian-first Nursewell app to support self-care and wellbeing for nurses and midwives. They recognised the need for a practical, modern, efficient resource to support the professionals...
We know that most nurses and midwives will work night shifts at some stage in their careers. Here's our best tips for helping you get to sleep during the day Avoid light before going to bed Light tells your body that...
This nurse really needed to get something off her chest. Do you share her frustrations? I worked my first shift as a ward registered nurse yesterday on a busy surgical ward in a public hospital. When I finished my degree I decided...
Jesse Spurr is a Nurse Educator for Medical Emergency Response at Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital. Jesse has a blog called Injectable Orange and is active on Twitter under the handle @Inject_Orange. Today he tells Nurse Uncut about using the Twitter hashtag...
Guest post by Phil Shields, RN, of Melbourne’s Centre for Health, Research and Education Nursing informatics is a new and little understood area lying between the land of nursing on one side and the land of information technology on the other. There...
In this guest post, Scott Lamont and Scott Brunero write about their interactive ESimulation learning resource for generalist nurses, called Mental Health Liaison in General Hospitals. Lamont and Brunero are Mental Health Liaison Clinical Nurse Consultants at the Prince of...
Today’s guest post about nurses and social media is by Rhonda Wilson MHN. Rhonda is a mental health nurse, clinician, researcher and teacher. Her specialist research and clinical areas include the emergent mental health problems of young rural people,...
Did you see the recent Grattan Institute report which recommends that registered nurses take over screening for bowel cancer and administering low grade anaesthetics in order to save public hospitals $430 million a year. Under the plan up to 17,000...
Guest post by Phil Shields: Nursing Informaticians: the key to your healthcare future was a one-day conference held in Sydney on July 30. Phil, who's a PhD candidate in nursing informatics, sent us this report. The national e-health conference (HIC...