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60 Minutes interviews Esperance Ebola nurse Anne Carey 23-02-2015

COMFORTING a woman who had just lost her seventh child – a four-week-old – to Ebola is just one of the many stories Esperance nurse Anne Carey has shared with the nation on current affairs program 60 Minutes. [+video]

Professionals knew nothing of nurse’s addiction 24-02-2015

A PSYCHIATRIST, a psychologist and a junior GP who treated Katie Lee Howman after her initial overdose say they did not know of her opioid addiction until after her death.

NSW election: Greens candidate's concern over palliative care 23-02-2015

Illawarra patients are being forced to die in hospital instead of their own homes due to a shortage of specialist palliative care nurses, according to Greens candidate for Wollongong Mitchell Bresser.

Research says hospital consolidation isn’t a cure-all for health care 23-02-2015

n his new book, America’s Bitter Pill, Steven Brill dives deep into the history of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and how it was passed. He concludes that, although providing more Americans with health insurance is worthy of praise, the ACA does far too little to address the costs of health care.

Toddler given 10 times normal dose of painkillers after nurse blunder 23-02-2015

A New Zealand toddler had to have his stomach pumped after nurses gave him 10 times the recommended dose of painkillers. The three-year-old boy was recently admitted to the private hospital, which is yet to be named, to have his tonsils out when two registered nurses delivered the near-fatal dose, the New Zealand Herald reports.

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60 Minutes interviews Esperance Ebola nurse Anne Carey - Esperance Express

COMFORTING a woman who had just lost her seventh child – a four-week-old – to Ebola is just one of the many stories Esperance nurse Anne Carey has shared with the nation on current affairs program 60 Minutes. [+video]

Professionals knew nothing of nurse’s addiction - The Chronicle

A PSYCHIATRIST, a psychologist and a junior GP who treated Katie Lee Howman after her initial overdose say they did not know of her opioid addiction until after her death.

NSW election: Greens candidate's concern over palliative care - Illawarra Mercury

Illawarra patients are being forced to die in hospital instead of their own homes due to a shortage of specialist palliative care nurses, according to Greens candidate for Wollongong Mitchell Bresser.

Research says hospital consolidation isn’t a cure-all for health care - The Conversation

n his new book, America’s Bitter Pill, Steven Brill dives deep into the history of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and how it was passed. He concludes that, although providing more Americans with health insurance is worthy of praise, the ACA does far too little to address the costs of health care.

Toddler given 10 times normal dose of painkillers after nurse blunder - 9 News

A New Zealand toddler had to have his stomach pumped after nurses gave him 10 times the recommended dose of painkillers. The three-year-old boy was recently admitted to the private hospital, which is yet to be named, to have his tonsils out when two registered nurses delivered the near-fatal dose, the New Zealand Herald reports.

What Industry Holds the Next Employment Boom for Australia? - Bsiness Review Australia

Nurses will be in high demand in particular—with an expected growth of around 15 percent in the next three years...

Sydney grandmother who died after nurse's error was already 'at death's door', court hears - SMH

A Sydney grandmother who died in hospital after a nurse crushed up three different oral tablets and put them into her IV-drip was already "at death's door", a court has heard.

Queensland election: Labor guarantees 4,000 graduate nurses under $111 million-plan - ABC News

Queensland's Opposition leader has guaranteed 4,000 graduate nurses will be employed for at least a year under a $111 million-plan if Labor is elected.

Team-based care using home monitoring technologies - Pulse+IT

Preliminary results from a integrated home telehealth project involving team care arrangements and a variety of readily available technologies has shown that cost savings through nurse visiting and travel time can offset the cost of the equipment, and potentially lead to better health outcomes for patients living at home.

Toowoomba nurse wins national accolades - The Chronicle

TOOWOOMBA Hospital clinical nurse consultant Robyn Dealtry's work in pain management has earned her a national accolade.