Nursing

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.


Debunking nursing clichés will attract school leavers

14 June, 2017 | Supplied by: The University of Queensland

Stereotypes portraying nurses as sexual objects or merely doctors' helpers must be combatted to encourage school leavers to join the profession.


Supporting aged-care communication challenges

09 June, 2017 | Supplied by: University of South Australia

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.


ANMF hit back at the Budget on International Nurses Day

15 May, 2017

On International Nurses Day, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation spoke out against the negative impacts of the Budget on nurses.


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.


Registered nurses to stay on-site 24/7 in NSW aged care

08 May, 2017

"We've been lobbying on this issue since it first arose in 2014 because we know removing registered nurses from high-care nursing homes will erode the safety measures that protect staff and residents."


An antidote to killer alcohols

24 April, 2017

Finally Australia has access to this easy-to-use antidote for alcohol poisoning.


Accelerated access to medicines: what is it and why is it important?

20 April, 2017 by Jessica Pace, Narcyz Ghinea and Wendy Lipworth

Medicines play a vital role in the treatment of many diseases, and Australian patients generally have access to an excellent range of world-class therapies. However, in recent years, concerns have been raised about the time taken for Australian patients to access new medicines.


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.


Eccentric exercise stomps on diabetes

11 April, 2017

Eccentric exercise does not involve going for a run in a silly costume.


New technique for wee babies

11 April, 2017

This new method of collecting urine samples from very young patients is safer, gentler and quicker.


Overactive bladder drug linked to depression

06 April, 2017

A link has been found between the use of antimuscarinic drugs and depression.


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