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NurseCentral / Handover / 21 Dec 2005


Handover Newsletter 21 Dec 2005

Volume 1 / Number 3

Merry Christmas from NurseCentral

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Welcome to the third edition of Handover. Handover is being distributed to make it easy for members to stay up to date with news, events, forums, polls and other things from NurseCentral.

I would also be very happy to hear from you if you would like to see different things included in Handover. Please feel free to post in the Suggestion Forum if you have ideas. I hope you enjoy this edition of Handover.

Recent Happenings

As everyone is moving into holiday and celebration mode, I do urge you to enjoy time with your family and friends and stay safe.

Thank you to all the members and supporters of NurseCentral for making our first few months successful. I will be looking for some new opportunities to continue promoting NurseCentral in the new year and urge you to assist me in this process as a busy site will make it more useful for everyone involved.

Best Forum Topic

Remember that I am looking for the best forum topic each month to reward with a NurseCentral Lanyard!

I would like to introduce a section in the newsletter and probably on the website for contributions from members. If you have something you would like to let other nurses see such as poetry, article, action research results, short story, artwork or something else, please send them to me and I will include the best in future editions.

I have started a Forum Topic on the Handover format , so please tell me what email program you use, how the Handover email looks for you and if there are any particular problems. If it's possible, we might be able to tweak further to cover as many email clients as possible.

Recent Forum Topics

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have you been offered a Grad Year

Useful phrases for LOET

Accreditation (Aged Care)

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Should Australia be recruiting nurses from 3rd World Countries?

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Latest Nursing News

News items that concern or are of interest to Australian nurses.

Widening of nurses' role wins state backing

THE NSW Health Minister, John Hatzistergos, is backing a push for radical change in hospitals that would include nurses and other health workers taking on some roles performed by doctors. Read more...

Nursing boost to give care to the elderly at home

PEOPLE living with advanced dementia will be able to stay at home and receive high-level nursing under a scheme to free up places at aged-care facilities. Read more...

Making The Most Of Our Precious Nursing Resources

Hospitals could save hundreds of thousands of dollars, improve patient care and allocate fairer nursing workloads if they rostered nurses according to patients' needs instead of by ratios, a Monash researcher has found. Read more...

Mercy nurses halt action

NURSES at the Mercy Hospital for Women yesterday suspended their threat to take rolling strike action after management agreed to negotiate the future of four mothercraft nurses declared redundant last week. Read more...

Mercy dispute goes to IRC

A Melbourne hospital has applied to the Australian Industrial Relations Commission for an order preventing further industrial action by nurses over the forced redundancy of four mothercraft nurses. Read more...

Nurse's passion immortalised

A YEAR after his untimely death in a cycling accident, Murray Bridge clinical nurse Anthony Teunnissen's legacy has been forged in local health circles. Read more...