Nursing

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.


Nurses key to birth control in Australia

25 October, 2019

Creating an MBS rebate option for nurses to insert long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs) could be Australia’s answer to birth control, new research from Family Planning NSW (FPNSW) has shown.


Suspended nurse pleads guilty to 66 charges

15 October, 2019

A South Australian nurse has been professionally disqualified for practising while on a 25-year suspension.


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.


Children's hospital to compensate family of disabled girl

02 October, 2019

Princess Margaret Hospital's treatment of a toddler with scald burns was found to be negligent and led to the child developing cerebral palsy.


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.


Snacking maximises shiftworker productivity

13 August, 2019

With large sections of the healthcare industry requiring employees to work around the clock, researchers have investigated the effect of food intake on staff alertness and productivity.


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.


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