Nursing

Primary nurse innovation grant now open

13 April, 2019

Primary nurses who promote innovation in immunisation should consider applying for a new grant that recognises these initiatives.


When tempers flare, nursing injuries occur

04 April, 2019

A new study has found that perceived imbalances in support for nurses at work leads to fraying tempers and, consequently, injuries.


1 in 4 nurses under-utilised

12 March, 2019

A survey of Australian primary healthcare nurses found that many feel under-utilised and requests to do more are often rejected.


Pain-free patches to revolutionise vax delivery

07 March, 2019

New microneedle patches developed by an Australian university offer a pain-free, antibacterial, self-dissolving solution for vaccination delivery.


Stemming the tide of nursing turnover

05 March, 2019 by Robert Nieves*

Improved education, training and digital empowerment are key to keeping nurses on the job, critical at a time when demand for their services is on the rise.


A simple wish: free up time for patient care

01 February, 2019 by Niclas Skyttberg, Physician Executive* | Supplied by: InterSystems Corporation (Australia)

There was a saying when I went through medical training: "We have never spent more money on healthcare and health has never been better. The problem is the unclear causality."


Con-Serv Anti-Ligature Showering Solution

01 February, 2019 | Supplied by: Con-Serv

Con-Serv has introduced an Anti-Ligature Showering Solution into its healthcare range to help mitigate the possibility of self-harm in high-risk applications such as hospitals, aged-care facilities and correctional facilities.


Top tips for back health for nurses

22 January, 2019 | Supplied by: Healthcare Australia

Nurses frequently suffer from back injuries, even more than the construction industry. We look at how to avoid and/or manage a back injury.


Hills IP7500 Nurse Call

21 January, 2019 | Supplied by: Hills Limited

The next generation of Hills Nurse Call, the IP7500, features updated electronic design and improved enclosure integrity.


The importance of rural health workforce training

22 October, 2018

Access to quality health services is essential in rural and remote communities, but this is dependent on being able to attract a highly trained workforce.


1 in 5 catheters unnecessarily painful or malfunctioning

22 August, 2018

A global study of short peripheral catheters uncovered major problems with their management.


Palliative care reduces costs

04 May, 2018

Hospitals that introduce palliative care in concert with other treatment modalities have reduced hospital stays and lower costs.


Nurses not addressing male patient needs

07 March, 2018

A new study finds that a one-size-fits-all approach to men's health within the primary healthcare nursing industry is putting male patients at risk.


Global nursing campaign launched by world leaders

28 February, 2018

Recognising that nurses are the DNA of the healthcare system, the campaign calls for an additional 9 million nurses and midwives by 2030.


Sealed in 60 seconds

20 December, 2017 by Bec Crew

Australian scientists have developed a glue that literally takes one minute to seal a wound, then signals to the body to start repairing at twice the regular speed.


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