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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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Former nurse fights to decriminalise medical cannabis - NCAH

Throughout her 20-plus year nursing career, Lucy Haslam was familiar with issues around pain management and cancer treatment.

Quarter of nurses take home $100,000 after pay increases - Mysunshinecoast

More than a quarter of all Queensland Health nurses now take home a pay-packet of more than $100,000 a year and “they’re worth every last penny of it”, Health minister Lawrence Springborg says.

Overtime taking toll on Tasmania's nurses and midwives - NCAH

Tasmania’s public sector nurses and midwives are increasingly working overtime and double shifts to fill roster shortages.

Canberra Close Up: Veronica (Ronnie) Croome, ACT Chief Nurse - 666 ABC

Hail to the chief: ACT's top nurse, Veronica Croome, shared her story with Alex Sloan on 666 Afternoons Canberra Close Up. [+audio]

Accolade for nursing researcher - NCAH

A Queensland nursing researcher focused on improving patient safety has been recognised with an award for her work.

Conference inspires primary health care nurses - NCAH

More than 400 primary health care nurses have gathered to network, learn, discuss and be inspired as part of the Australian Primary Health Care Nurses Association’s (APNA) sixth national conference in Sydney.

Queensland to recruit an extra 100 ambulance officers - NCAH

Queensland will receive 155 new and replacement ambulances and recruit an extra 100 ambulance officers in 2014-15.

NSW nurse failed basic life support test - 9News

When a registered Sydney nurse with more than 15 years experience failed a basic life support test, it was clear something was wrong.

When a registered Sydney nurse with more than 15 years experience failed a basic life support test, it was clear something was wrong.

PACU nursing on a floating hospital - NCAH

Victorian nurse Michelle McEwan has cared for some of the world’s poorest people on the threshold of new lives.

Canberran's computer program may prove to be a life and cost saver - Canberra Times

A hospital computer system invented by a Canberra man is helping cut down on paperwork and letting nurses spend more time with patients, with a successful trial of the IT system finding it could potentially save lives and millions of dollars.