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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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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.
Read more at http://news.ninemsn.com.au/national/2014/06/02/17/37/nsw-nurse-failed-basic-life-support-test#Awm9xff3QgXDJB8S.99

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.

Nurses can't find jobs - ABC Lateline

Up to three thousand graduate nurses haven't managed to get jobs in hospitals and unions are blaming a rise in the number of foreign nurses being brought into the country on 457 working visas.

Who is caring for Victoria's nurses? - The Age

Nurses are selfless, stressed - and increasingly sick. Through a harrowing series of anecdotes, Kathy Evans shows why the entire community is at risk when the carers are not adequately cared for.

Nursing jobs are being outsourced to cheap 457 visa immigrants - news.com.au

 

HUNDREDS of graduate nurses and midwives are struggling to get jobs and complain of being locked out of the workforce at the same time as hospitals are employing thousands of foreign nurses on temporary 457 visas.

Anderson honours local nurses’ skills - Namoi Valley Independant

Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson has thanked local nurses and midwives for their commitment, compassion and professionalism when caring for patients in the NSW public health system.

Outstanding nurses recognised - NCAH

A nurse who championed an innovative system that enables mental health nurses to attend police and ambulance call-outs to people with mental illness is the Nurse of the Year.

Graduate nurses finding it tough in unhealthy job market - The Chronicle

GRADUATE nurse Sarah Behrend is lucky to have secured a job in her dream profession, but not all newly qualified health care workers are finding it so easy.