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Study supports nurse-led home blood transfusions

15 June, 2021

The shift from hospital to home-based care looks set to continue, with a study showing that blood transfusions can be safely performed in the home and in aged-care facilities.

Solving the looming nurse shortage

14 February, 2020 by Suzanne Volejnikova-Wenger*

As employment pathways and workforce customs have changed, so should our perspectives on nursing career trajectories to a more flexible view and approach.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Rheumatoid arthritis risk for some occupations

21 August, 2017

Assistant nursing, and other occupations, may have increased risk of contracting rheumatoid arthritis.

Debunking nursing clichés will attract school leavers

14 June, 2017

Stereotypes portraying nurses as sexual objects or merely doctors' helpers must be combatted to encourage school leavers to join the profession.

New technique for wee babies

11 April, 2017

This new method of collecting urine samples from very young patients is safer, gentler and quicker.

Eccentric exercise stomps on diabetes

11 April, 2017

Eccentric exercise does not involve going for a run in a silly costume.

Electromagnetic fields could double the risk of ALS

04 April, 2017

Occupational exposure to extremely low frequency electromagnetic fields was associated with a heightened risk of developing ALS among the men.

Brighter outlook for people with rheumatoid arthritis

22 March, 2017

With more drugs in the pipeline and many related gene discoveries offering hope, the future is brighter for people with rheumatoid arthritis.

When CPR fails, debriefing is a must for nurses

15 March, 2017

Institutional debriefing support significantly lowers post-code stress scores in nurses.

The future of stem cells: tackling hype versus hope

08 February, 2017 by Melissa Little, University of Melbourne

For many people suffering from disabling conditions, such as Parkinson's disease, spinal injury and paralysis, multiple sclerosis, macular degeneration, heart disease, renal failure and even cancer, announcements in the press around breakthroughs in stem cell research undoubtedly bring hope.

Concerns over female sterilisation device

21 October, 2015 by Sharon Smith

A study published in the BMJ has highlighted concerns over implant based female sterilisation using the Essure device which blocks the fallopian tubes. Women who undergo the hysteropic sterilisation procedure have a significantly heightened risk of reoperation following complications, which the study’s authors have highlighted as a serious safety concern.

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