Nursing

Taskforce ignores role of nurses in frontline care, says ACN

28 January, 2021

The Australian College of Nursing says the final recommendations of the MBS Review Taskforce perpetuate the under-representation of nurses in the workforce.


ACN launches aged-care CPD series to upskill nurses

07 January, 2021

The series will allow nurses involved in the aged-care sector to update their knowledge and skills by reflecting on their practice and ensuring best practice.


We need nurses — how to motivate a new generation

08 December, 2020 by David Page*

We need nurses now more than ever before, but how do we motivate a new generation to join and remain in the profession?


Limited-edition bandages launch to boost blood donations

20 October, 2020

Australian Red Cross Lifeblood has enlisted Aussie artists to design a vibrant range of limited-edition artwork bandages to celebrate the life-giving efforts of blood and plasma donors.


GPs need better MBS rebate options for COVID-recovery phase

20 October, 2020 by Amy Sarcevic

Dr Ayman Shenouda says the COVID-19 recovery period may be a challenging time for GPs as they grapple with high patient volumes and a significant spike in chronic health conditions, arising from the virus.


Skin cancer nurse creates stylish sun safety brand

15 October, 2020

Registered Nurse Jillian Intini's skin cancer patients inspired her to create Sunbella. The brand's mission is to help women enjoy the outdoors safely and stylishly.


'Caff-naps' boost alertness on the nightshift

02 September, 2020

UniSA research has found that coffee and a catnap could be the answer to staying alert on the nightshift, with the combination improving attention and reducing sleep inertia.


SA researchers develop infection-busting bandages

15 July, 2020

Researchers at the University of South Australia have developed a novel coating that can be applied to any dressing to treat chronic wounds.


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.


Nurses recognised in Queen's Birthday Honours

10 June, 2020

The Australian College of Nursing has welcomed the recognition of the profession's contribution to the community in this year's Queen's Birthday Honours.


Australian wound-healing tech ignites NASA attention

09 June, 2020

A team from Southern Cross University is pioneering a technology that could heal wounds in days rather than weeks without using stitches.


Nurse Brave Rave: a tribute to nurses and midwives

21 May, 2020

Health Professionals Bank has inspired a thank-you video movement for the nurses on the frontline of the global health crisis.


HESTA announces 2020 Nursing & Midwifery Awards winners

12 May, 2020

HESTA has announced the winners of the 2020 HESTA Australian Nursing & Midwifery Awards, celebrating leadership and professional excellence to improve patient outcomes.


Nurses, we celebrate you

12 May, 2020

12 May is International Nurses Day, an opportunity to acknowledge and celebrate the vital role that nurses play in our communities.


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.


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