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Ipswich nurse's tale of the high seas 03-08-2018

AN IPSWICH nurse navigator has returned from a global aid mission around the world. West Moreton Health Nurse Navigator Gail Rogers took the transition in her stride when she swapped the familiar wards of Ipswich Hospital for a 1000-bed hospital on the high seas during a recent seven-week deployment with the Navy.

Nurse allegedly assaulted at Canberra's Dhulwa Mental Health Unit 01-08-2018

Nurses have been punched in the face and kicked in the head during multiple assaults by a patient at Canberra's secure mental health unit, the ACT nursing union has alleged.

Nurses deliver first book of its kind in Australia and New Zealand 18-08-2018

FIVE Townsville clinicians have literally helped write a book on neonatal care, the first to be written in Australian and New Zealand.

Premier announces boost to Vic nurse numbers 21-08-2018

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews speaking to media outside state parliament in Melbourne about legislation to ensure increased patient to nurse ratios in the state. Andrews says he is confident the legislation will pass through parliament even with a tight deadline. Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation Victorian Secretary Lisa Fitzpatrick says in reality the boost will mean nurses can do their job properly rather than be constantly under pressure.

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.

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Spotlight on patient consent - Nursing Review

Graduate midwife, Zoe Lock is conducting timely research to improve Victoria’s documented consent practices for induced labour.

CWA's 400 Favourite Recipes - Weekly Times Now

BLESS those members of the Country Women's Association. Where would we be without them?

Northam teen swine flu death: inquiry begins - Sydney Morning Herald

Andrew Allan arrived at Northam Hospital on September 16, 2010, with a 40 degree fever, vomiting and struggling to breathe.

Aboriginal babies miss out on home visits - Ninemsn

Aboriginal babies are missing out on nurses' visits under a program designed to support disadvantaged NSW families, a new study has found.

Impossible to manage patient load - Northern Star

A CORONIAL inquest into the 2011 death of Goonellabah man Glenn Rubbo at Lismore Base Hospital was part heard yesterday after it was revealed a key witness who wasn't subpoenaed to court was on an overseas holiday.

Base midwives celebrate their day - The Daily Advertiser

WHO has the best dressed breasts?

Doctors in fight with families - The Telegraph

DOCTORS are at loggerheads over a new hospital plan allowing a patient's family to summons an expert team for emergencies without first calling a nurse.

Midwife delivers message of hope - The West Australian

At only 25, midwife Brooke Jones has already helped deliver hundreds of babies who would have normally been lucky to survive.

Intensive care needed for crisis hospital - Sydney Morning Herald

Patients are at risk in the Royal North Shore blame game, write Amy Corderoy and Anna Patty.

Coast nurse among MasterChef hopefuls - Gold Coast Entertainment

THE search for Australia's next MasterChef debuts tomorrow night with 14 Queenslanders vying to become the next Julie Goodwin, Adam Liaw or Kate Bracks.  Four hail from the Gold Coast, among them nurse Tracey Clark, a nurse unit manager for nine busy operating theatres which deal with all sorts of specialist surgery at Pindara Hospital.