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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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Audrey McGregor inquest: 'Substantial overdose' given by confused nurses, coroner says - ABC News

A "substantial overdose" of medication by staff contributed to the death of an 88-year-old patient at North Shore Private Hospital in Sydney, an inquest has found.

Sydney Nurse Burns Old Woman in Bleach Bath, Gets Reprimanded - Aussie Network News

The NSW Nursing and Midwifery Professional Standards Committee has upheld the decision by the Health Care Complaints Commission to discipline a head nurse at Castellorizian Aged Care Services. The nurse, Helena Bennett, was not revoked of her license but she has to undertake an Australian College of Nursing course Team Dynamics and Clinical Leadership, among other restrictions.

Nurses, midwives warned there will be consequences if they preach or share anti-vaccination messages - Daily Telegraph

NURSES and midwives have been warned they will be investigated and punished if they preach or share “false or misleading” anti-vaccination messages, including via social media.

Call to strengthen nurse leader input on reforms - Australian Ageing Agenda

Australian governments must strengthen the currently under-utilised voice of nurse leaders in health and aged care reform and ensure their representation at all levels and stages of the process, the Australian College of Nursing says.

Student nurse tells of "soul destroying" career - Daily Mercury

A STUDENT nurse's post exposing the brutal realities of the nursing profession has gone viral, after they described being "soul destroyed" by exhausting work on low pay.

ACT nurses, midwives call for mandatory 'safe staffing' ratios - Canberra Times

The ACT's nursing and midwifery union has called on all political parties contesting the election to guarantee staff-to-patient ratios, after no party has met the union's demands.

SA Nurses threaten to halt Transforming Health - In Daily

Nurses in every major public hospital across South Australia will take industrial action later this month, threatening to stop the progress of the Government's Transforming Health hospital reforms if their demands are not met.

Here’s why we need nurse-resident ratios in aged care homes - The Conversation

More than 170,000 older Australians live in aged care homes. Of those, 83% are classified as requiring high care. An estimated 60% of “high care” residents have dementia, 40–80% have chronic pain, 50% have urinary incontinence, 45% have a sleep disorder and 30–40% have depression.

Labor promises $40 million to add 68 nurses and mobile dental centres - Canberra Times

The Barr government has promised to spend $36 million across four years to employ another 68 nurses if re-elected. Oral health would also get a boost, with Labor promising to spend nearly $4 million to buy two more mobile dental centres.

ACT Labor commits $36 million to boost nursing numbers, training if re-elected

ACT Labor has pledged to boost and support the nursing workforce in Canberra to the tune of $36.34 million if it wins government again in October.