Nursing

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.


Robot successfully samples blood

12 February, 2020

A team of biomedical engineers has created a blood-sampling robot that performed as well or better than people in a human clinical trial.


Fake doctor convicted and fined in Victoria

05 February, 2020

A Victorian man has been convicted in the Magistrates' Court of Victoria and found guilty of six charges under the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law.


Digital health program launched for nurses and midwives

04 February, 2020

A professional development program has been launched to identify the digital health skills nurses and midwives need to further improve the quality, safety and efficiency of the care they deliver.


HLP Controls Temp Block temperature sensor

19 January, 2020 | Supplied by: HLP Controls Pty Ltd

Temp Block temperature sensor from HLP Controls is designed to accurately monitor fridge temperatures, preventing temperature spikes on data logging graphs.


Major undersupply of GPs to affect national health

15 January, 2020 by Amy Sarcevic

Australia's general practitioner (GP) workforce will be undersupplied to the tune of 9298 full-time GPs by 2030, according to a report by big four consultancy Deloitte.


Scope for saliva to replace blood in diabetes monitoring

15 November, 2019 | Supplied by: The iQ Group Global

The Australian-invented Saliva Glucose Biosensor is reported to be the world's first non-invasive replacement for finger-prick blood glucose testing.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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