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A Day in the Life of Royal Australian Navy officer, Lieutenant Commander Thomas Miller, a Nurse Educator

10 July, 2020

Lieutenant Commander Thomas Miller's work ensures that nursing staff are trained and supported to become expert military clinicians.

The surprising parallels between the worlds of aviation and health care

23 April, 2020 by Geoff Hay*

The similarities shared by an aircraft's flight deck and an operating theatre or medical unit are multiple.

HESTA reveals 2020 Nursing & Midwifery Awards finalists

07 April, 2020

10 finalists have been recognised for the exceptional leadership and work taking place in the healthcare sector, across three award categories.

Help us to help you, plead nurses and midwives

30 March, 2020

NSWNMA General Secretary Brett Holmes said pressure is building on local health services as more cases of COVID-19 are confirmed across metropolitan and regional parts of NSW.

Compression strategies in ulceration related to venous and lymphatic disease

26 March, 2020 by Taliesin Ellis, Clinical Wound Care Specialist

JC had suffered bilateral lower limb cellulitis and ulceration over a four-year period...

Bye-bye, dry eye

03 March, 2020

The TGA has approved a novel ciclosporin solution for the treatment of dry eye (keratoconjunctivitis sicca), a condition affecting 7.4% of Australians.

Accolades for private hospital patient care

17 February, 2020

The 2020 APHA Awards for Excellence will be announced next month, recognising the high quality of care Australians receive from private hospitals.

Australian nurses equipped for coronavirus frontline

13 February, 2020

The Australian College of Nursing has assured that nurses are well trained and ready to protect the community in the event of a coronavirus outbreak in Australia.

An accurate weight can help save a life

10 January, 2020

While safe practice protocols tell us an accurate weight measurement is important to avoid adverse drug events and ensure effective patient care, in practice it's difficult and time consuming to achieve.

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.

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.

Technology in meal delivery

09 October, 2019

Induction technology has been around for some time, but now with its breakthrough induction technology Aladdin Temp-Rite gives you features, performance and efficiencies no other patient meal delivery system can offer.

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.

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.

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