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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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Farmer nurses desire to help sick - Sunshine Coast Daily

RICHARD MacDonald describes farming as the hardest thing he has ever done in his life, but making a leap to a new career is not far behind. At 50, the former tomato farmer is studying to achieve his childhood dream of becoming a nurse.

Nurse blows whistle on poor patient care at Canberra Hospital - Sydney Morning Herald

A Canberra Hospital nurse has blown the whistle on continuing falling patient care standards at the ACT's largest hospital.

Nurses play vital role in care of terminally ill patients - UQ News

A University of Queensland study has found nurses play a crucial role in decisions surrounding treatment of terminally ill patients.

Drunk patients causing havoc in hospitals, doctors and nurses assaulted - Sydney Morning Herald

Drunk patients are causing havoc in hospital emergency departments with doctors and nurses regularly assaulted and other patients' care compromised. A survey of more than 2000 emergency doctors and nurses in Australia and New Zealand has revealed the scale of damage from alcohol-affected patients, who are dominating health workers' time and intimidating others needing care.

Relatives fear underqualified staff posing as experts in nursing homes - Herald Sun

RELATIVES of elderly residents are furious at private Victorian care homes that allow underqualified staff to perform nursing duties, including injections, on their loved ones.

WA nurse Anne Carey returns from fighting Ebola but wants to go back - Perth Now

WA nurse Anne Carey has returned from fighting the deadly Ebola virus, but will have to wait 21 days before she can give her partner a homecoming kiss.

Nurses to give advice at 'super pharmacies' - The Age

Labor leader Daniel Andrews chose the "sandbelt" suburb of Mordialloc to announce his plans to open 20 "super pharmacies" where a nurse would be available at night to provide advice and care.

Tasmanian hospitals dangerous and patients dying, nurses tell funding inquiry - 7 News

Tasmanian's hospitals are operating under dangerous conditions and nurses believe patients have died because the system is overstretched, a Senate inquiry has been told.

Smartphone to improve workflow for nurses launched - Australian Ageing Agenda

A smartphone solution launched this week designed to address alarm fatigue for nurses in hospitals would also be a great tool in aged care settings, according to industry stalwart George Margelis.

Healthy prognosis for online records - St Marys Star

MOUNT Druitt Hospital is set to become one of the first in NSW to go paperless.