Nursing

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.


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.


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.


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."


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.


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