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Plenty of care in the air 13-05-2018

With about 350,000 registered nurses in Australia, it’s no surprise to find them in our hospitals, community health centres and aged care facilities. But there are some environments where seeing a nurse makes most of us do a double take.

Nurses and midwives look at Ratios and 'excellence in care' 11-05-2018

International Midwives Day was celebrated globally on May 5, while International Nurses Day will be recognised tomorrow, Saturday May 12. These days are an occasion to celebrate, commemorate and increase awareness of the contribution of midwives and nurses towards patients all over the world.

Babies 'don't count' when calculating nurse-to-patient ratios 26-04-2018

Our ageing and growing population has not been matched by hospital staffing levels, creating compound problems on wards, nurses say. And babies need to be counted when nurse-to-patient ratios are calculated, for the sake of hospital patients as well as staff.

Nurses demand new legislation around aged-care staff ratio 12-05-2018

AROUND two hundred nurses, aged care workers and the community have taken part in a rally to call on the Federal Government to legislate for improved staffing ratios in residential aged care.

NSW teachers, nurses, face housing despair 05-02-2018

Skyrocketing housing prices have pushed teachers and nurses out of Sydney prompting fears of worker shortages in critical areas.

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Tasmania nurse bashings 'completely unacceptable' - Adelaide Now

THE nurses union has labelled "completely unacceptable" the nearly 80 attacks on staff and patients inside Tasmania's only secure psychiatric facility.

Nurse union 'spotted Djerriwarrh baby risk' - Sky News

The nurses' union says it warned Victoria's Department of Health almost two years ago about problems in neonatal care at a Melbourne hospital as more parents come forward questioning why their babies died.

The nurses' union says it warned Victoria's Department of Health almost two years ago about problems in neonatal care at a Melbourne hospital as more parents come forward questioning why their babies died. - See more at: http://www.skynews.com.au/news/national/2015/10/18/nurse-union--spotted-djerriwarrh-baby-risk-.html#sthash.PsPMMxNg.dpuf

Tunstall releases tracking app for mobile nurse safety - PulseIT

Tunstall Healthcare has developed a new smartphone app linked to a 24-hour monitoring system that is designed to provide security to lone workers such as community nurses.

Take My Hand: Canberran Kerryn Ernst is inspiring McGrath Foundation nurse - SMH

Nurse Kerryn Ernst is there not only for patients with secondary breast cancer, but she's there for the families as well.

Big changes for home nursing service - SMH

Home healthcare has come a long way since the service's early days, writes Josh Jennings. Nurse Daisie Reid says her most recent client, an elderly lady with early onset dementia, was having her breakfast when Reid arrived at her home.

Nurses call on Broken Hill hospital to respond to bullying accusations - ABC News

Former nurses at Broken Hill hospital in far west NSW are calling on the local health district to release details of an investigation into allegations of systemic bullying.

This is the best career option if you don't want a robot to take your job - Business Insider

A 2013 Oxford study estimates that artificial intelligence (AI) will swallow up about 47% of all employment in the United States in the next 20 years. But there are a few safe bastions left for humans - one of them is nursing.

Systemic 'bullying' at Broken Hill Hospital, nurses claim - SMH

Former and current healthcare workers have levelled serious allegations of bullying and harassment against members of management at a NSW hospital. As many as 50 former staff have left the Broken Hill Base Hospital as a result of a toxic culture of bullying.

Nurse-to-patient ratios to become law - PS News

The ratios of nurses and midwives to patients in Victorian hospitals set out in the nurses' Public Sector Enterprise Agreement are to become law under new moves announced by the Premier

Calls mount for more dementia content in undergraduate nursing degrees - Australian Ageing Agenda

Consumers and student nurses have backed the calls of a leading aged care provider for a greater emphasis on dementia care in undergraduate nursing degrees, but deans say undergraduate courses can’t look at individual diseases at a specialist level.