Nursing

When CPR fails, debriefing is a must for nurses

15 March, 2017

Institutional debriefing support significantly lowers post-code stress scores in nurses.


#BeBoldForChange this International Women's Day

08 March, 2017

March 8 is International Women's Day. #BeBoldForChange to achieve a better working world for women.


Good reviews for maternity in NSW public hospitals

03 March, 2017

The Bureau of Health Information (BHI) has released a report providing detailed information about the experiences of care for women during various stages of their maternity journey in NSW public hospitals


This is a fight we need to win, dermatologists say

01 March, 2017

This belief that eczema treatment is dangerous is the most common cause for poorly controlled disease.


CPD online — what do the experts think?

28 February, 2017

In this, the next in our Panel of Experts series, we ask the question 'Where are the opportunities for nurses in CPD and can we professionally develop online?'


Cuts to penalty rates are a threat to nurses and midwives, says NSWNMA

25 February, 2017

"There's a real prospect that changes in one industry will have a ripple effect into others, this is a genuine threat to our nurses and midwives, and aged-care workers who rely on penalty rates for 20% of their income." (NSWNMA).


New national standard promotes better care for hip fracture patients

13 February, 2017

Patients with hip fracture should receive surgery within 48 hours of arriving at hospital and start moving around the day after surgery, if possible, according to a new care standard launched by the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care.


The future of stem cells: tackling hype versus hope

08 February, 2017 by Melissa Little, University of Melbourne

For many people suffering from disabling conditions, such as Parkinson's disease, spinal injury and paralysis, multiple sclerosis, macular degeneration, heart disease, renal failure and even cancer, announcements in the press around breakthroughs in stem cell research undoubtedly bring hope.


Nurse-initiated pain relief benefits outcome for ED patients

30 January, 2017

Ongoing education is important for ensuring emergency department nurses play a vital role in the speedy delivery of patient pain relief, according to a new Australian study.


Note to new Minister: Listen to nurses and midwives

25 January, 2017

The country's largest health union, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF), said new Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt must listen to nurses and midwives if the government has any chance of addressing the many issues impacting the health and aged-care sectors and the delivery of quality care.


Expo shines a light on diabetes in Vic

23 January, 2017

Diabetes Expo will take place on Saturday, 25 February at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, featuring high-profile speakers and showcasing the latest products and services for people with diabetes.


Left untreated, tick-borne disease can lead to chronic and debilitating illness

23 January, 2017

The Commonwealth Senate enquiry report into tick-borne diseases has been released, highlighting the importance of awareness of tick-related illnesses in Australia. Worryingly, the committee heard that there could be as many as 50,000 people bitten by ticks in Australia each year.


Exercise cuts impact of concussions after a knock

10 January, 2017

A study published in JAMA shows that a bit of physical exercise within seven days of a bonk to the head can help stop the symptoms of concussion.


Another reason to exercise every day during the holidays

21 December, 2016 by William B. Farquhar, University of Delaware

Great news: You don't have to spend hours on this.


Should naloxone be used to avoid opioid overdoses?

14 December, 2016 by Alex Wodak, Emeritus Consultant, St Vincent's Hospital, Darlinghurst

The action of the drug and the mechanism of heroin suggests it should be effective for reversing opioid overdoses. But does the evidence stack up?


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