Nursing > Patient care

Inquiry: privatisation damaging nursing profession

31 October, 2017

An inquiry into privatisation reveals deep concerns for the healthcare community.


E-book celebrates vital work of nurses

21 September, 2017

Featuring stories from, and about, Community and Primary Health Care Nurses and their vital work.


Nurses back measures to safeguard elderly against flu

08 September, 2017

Health workers, visitors and aged-care residents should be vaccinated against the flu.


Sexuality, intimacy and palliative care

01 September, 2017

A new program is addressing the taboo subject of sexuality and dying.


Communications gap between doctors and home-care nurses creating issues

31 July, 2017

Patients discharged from hospital, particularly the elderly, are becoming caught in a web of poor communication.


Supporting aged-care communication challenges

09 June, 2017

It is increasingly challenging for aged-care workers, many of whom come from diverse linguistic and cultural backgrounds, to support clients with a range of complex behaviours or unmet needs such as those associated with dementia.


Could the Australian Synchrotron help to find a superbug supercure?

06 June, 2017

Professor Alice Vrielink is using the Australian Synchrotron to unlock the secrets of multidrug-resistant bacteria.


Improving quality of life for cardiac arrest survivors

02 June, 2017

Gunilla Haydon has led Australia's first qualitative study into the experiences of people who have survived a cardiac arrest.


Duress alarms offer protection to staff

14 May, 2017

Advances in mobile duress alarms provide security for greater numbers of staff at risk in the healthcare environment.


Injection of funds for new stroke research

09 May, 2017

$205,000 will be shared by eight Australian researchers, underpinning new research projects and supporting future leaders in stroke.


An antidote to killer alcohols

24 April, 2017

Finally Australia has access to this easy-to-use antidote for alcohol poisoning.


Early warning UV skin patch

20 April, 2017

This safe, affordable and easy-to-use sun-sensitive sensor discolours gradually in response to UV light.


Good reviews for maternity in NSW public hospitals

03 March, 2017

The Bureau of Health Information (BHI) has released a report providing detailed information about the experiences of care for women during various stages of their maternity journey in NSW public hospitals


New national standard promotes better care for hip fracture patients

13 February, 2017

Patients with hip fracture should receive surgery within 48 hours of arriving at hospital and start moving around the day after surgery, if possible, according to a new care standard launched by the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care.


Nurse-initiated pain relief benefits outcome for ED patients

30 January, 2017

Ongoing education is important for ensuring emergency department nurses play a vital role in the speedy delivery of patient pain relief, according to a new Australian study.


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