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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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Nurse convicted of child porn crimes free to work in healthcare again - The Age

An intensive care nurse convicted of serious child pornography offences involving images of abuse, sadism and bestiality accessed over four years has been allowed to care for patients again.

The breast nurse kept a diary and I looked forward to her calls, I trusted her - AFR

Rod Ritchie was only 10 when he glimpsed his mother emerging from the shower. One of her breasts was missing and in its place was raw, burnt skin and the slash of a livid scar.

Ipswich Hospital graduate leads way in patient care - Queensland Times

IPSWICH Hospital graduate nurse Sandra Ingram has been named as the only Queensland finalist in the HESTA Australian Nursing Awards.

The British nurse who taught women the way of the stiff upper lip - The Conversation

In 1932, Madame Tussaud’s asked their younger visitors to choose from among the waxworks the individual they most wanted to be like when they grew up. The most popular answer was not the kind of figure you might expect.

Tasmania nurse bashings 'completely unacceptable' - Adelaide Now

THE nurses union has labelled "completely unacceptable" the nearly 80 attacks on staff and patients inside Tasmania's only secure psychiatric facility.

Nurse union 'spotted Djerriwarrh baby risk' - Sky News

The nurses' union says it warned Victoria's Department of Health almost two years ago about problems in neonatal care at a Melbourne hospital as more parents come forward questioning why their babies died.

The nurses' union says it warned Victoria's Department of Health almost two years ago about problems in neonatal care at a Melbourne hospital as more parents come forward questioning why their babies died. - See more at:

Tunstall releases tracking app for mobile nurse safety - PulseIT

Tunstall Healthcare has developed a new smartphone app linked to a 24-hour monitoring system that is designed to provide security to lone workers such as community nurses.

Take My Hand: Canberran Kerryn Ernst is inspiring McGrath Foundation nurse - SMH

Nurse Kerryn Ernst is there not only for patients with secondary breast cancer, but she's there for the families as well.

Big changes for home nursing service - SMH

Home healthcare has come a long way since the service's early days, writes Josh Jennings. Nurse Daisie Reid says her most recent client, an elderly lady with early onset dementia, was having her breakfast when Reid arrived at her home.

Nurses call on Broken Hill hospital to respond to bullying accusations - ABC News

Former nurses at Broken Hill hospital in far west NSW are calling on the local health district to release details of an investigation into allegations of systemic bullying.