Nursing

Scope for saliva to replace blood in diabetes monitoring

15 November, 2019 | Supplied by: The iQ Group Global

The Australian-invented Saliva Glucose Biosensor is reported to be the world's first non-invasive replacement for finger-prick blood glucose testing.


Low blood oxygen increases risk of death in sick children

04 November, 2019

An Australian-led research project has found that low blood oxygen increases sick children's risk of death by up to eight-fold.


The importance of early detection in macular degeneration

04 November, 2019 by Jane Allman

Detecting age-related macular degeneration early can provide a window of opportunity to avoid or delay the burden of vision loss on both the patient and their families.


Nurses key to birth control in Australia

25 October, 2019

Creating an MBS rebate option for nurses to insert long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs) could be Australia’s answer to birth control, new research from Family Planning NSW (FPNSW) has shown.


Vital resource launched for those in pain

25 October, 2019

Painaustralia's National Pain Services Directory maps more than 200 specialist pain services across Australia, enabling better access for millions of Australians suffering from chronic pain.


Suspended nurse pleads guilty to 66 charges

15 October, 2019

A South Australian nurse has been professionally disqualified for practising while on a 25-year suspension.


Poor staffing increases aged-care hospitalisations: report

03 October, 2019

Inadequate staffing and skill levels have been identified as major contributing factors in avoidable hospital visits by many aged-care residents in NSW.


Children's hospital to compensate family of disabled girl

02 October, 2019

Princess Margaret Hospital's treatment of a toddler with scald burns was found to be negligent and led to the child developing cerebral palsy.


Grants for frontline nurses and midwives

21 August, 2019

Nurses and midwives 'at the bedside' are being encouraged to take a lead role in research under a grants program developed by the Rosemary Bryant Foundation.


Snacking maximises shiftworker productivity

13 August, 2019

With large sections of the healthcare industry requiring employees to work around the clock, researchers have investigated the effect of food intake on staff alertness and productivity.


Buddy taping reduces recovery time in boxer's fracture

23 July, 2019

A randomised, controlled trial of 126 patients who presented with a 'boxer's fracture' compared the outcomes from the routine practice of plastering these injuries with a more 'user-friendly' approach.


Poor communication can lead to catheter infection

19 July, 2019

Indwelling devices like catheters are believed to cause around 25% of hospital infections, but ongoing efforts to reduce catheter use and misuse haven't succeeded as much as healthcare workers would like.


In Conversation

02 July, 2019

... with Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner Nikki Johnston, OAM MACN, inaugural winner of the Health Minister's Award for Nursing Trailblazers.


Pharma payments to nurses impacting health care

13 June, 2019

New research has found that pharmaceutical companies are influencing non-prescribers such as nurses, which is flowing on to patient medicinal decisions.


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.


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