Nursing > Patient care

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.


Exercise cuts impact of concussions after a knock

10 January, 2017

A study published in JAMA shows that a bit of physical exercise within seven days of a bonk to the head can help stop the symptoms of concussion.


Drugs for delirium don't work and may cause harm

07 December, 2016

What are we to do for people experiencing delirium, who are robbed of their mental awareness and ability to communicate?



Making a fuss over medical research

22 October, 2015 by Sharon Smith

The $20 billion Medical Research Future Fund is now one step closer to implementation, with legislation passing Senate after amendments from the LNP.


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