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.
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.
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.
... with Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner Nikki Johnston, OAM MACN, inaugural winner of the Health Minister's Award for Nursing Trailblazers.
New research has found that pharmaceutical companies are influencing non-prescribers such as nurses, which is flowing on to patient medicinal decisions.
Primary nurses who promote innovation in immunisation should consider applying for a new grant that recognises these initiatives.
A new study has found that perceived imbalances in support for nurses at work leads to fraying tempers and, consequently, injuries.
A survey of Australian primary healthcare nurses found that many feel under-utilised and requests to do more are often rejected.
New microneedle patches developed by an Australian university offer a pain-free, antibacterial, self-dissolving solution for vaccination delivery.
Improved education, training and digital empowerment are key to keeping nurses on the job, critical at a time when demand for their services is on the rise.
Con-Serv has introduced an Anti-Ligature Showering Solution into its healthcare range to help mitigate the possibility of self-harm in high-risk applications such as hospitals, aged-care facilities and correctional facilities.
There was a saying when I went through medical training: "We have never spent more money on healthcare and health has never been better. The problem is the unclear causality."
Access to quality health services is essential in rural and remote communities, but this is dependent on being able to attract a highly trained workforce.