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Are you a nurse or midwife involved in the safe sedation of patients? Make sure you’re up to date with the new ANZCA competencies being rolled out this year. The Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA), in...
With diabetes the fastest growing chronic condition in Australia, nurses play a pivotal role in supporting people living with diabetes. Diabetes Qualified has developed a course specific to the educational requirements of nurses. Diabetes in Practice for Nurses will provide...
Today, Lily seeks advice. Please offer your thoughts in the comments below. I am currently employed in mental health and have been for the past three years. I have been attempting to transition into general nursing for over two years...
Nurses from Muswellbrook Hospital in the Hunter Valley made their presence known in the centre of town last Thursday 26 July in order to launch their community campaign for safe staffing in the Emergency Department. They are asking for...
Nurses and midwives have the cleanest hands of all healthcare workers in Australia. Recent figures released by Hand Hygiene Australia (HHA) show that nurses and midwives wash their hands more often than other health-care workers, with the highest compliance rates...
The Australian Nursing Federation (ANF) says the federal government need to provide more incentives for nurses and midwives who move to regional, remote, and rural locations. Doctors receive up to $120,000 to move and as much as $47,000 each year to...
In my group of friends at university when I was studying nursing, I was one of the few who knew that Paediatrics was where I was heading. I didn't know what area of Paediatrics but I knew that my...
It's a sound that rings through your ears and your heart momentarily stops.  You think to yourself "OMG, is it real?" No matter what time of day, no matter what you are doing, you are always on alert for...
The first time I saw a patient have an arrest was when I was 17 years old. It was 1975 and I was a 1st year nurse with all of 6 months experience in the care of sick people. I...
I am sure everyone has by now heard about the murder that occurred in Chatswood on the 27.4.10. This murder took place around the corner from my workplace (that is a scary thought in its self) but reports state that...