A SPECIALLY trained nurse has joined police officers on call-outs to de-escalate emergencies while reducing the burden on resources, in a ground-breaking Ipswich trial.
Handover Newsletter 18 Nov 2005
Volume 1 / Number 1
Welcome to the inaugural edition of Handover - NurseCentral's fortnightly newsletter to help Nurses and Midwives to stay up to date with news and events in and around Australia. Handover is being distributed to make it easy for members to stay up to date with news, events, forums, polls and other things from NurseCentral.
I would also be very happy to hear from you if you would like to see different things included in Handover. Please feel free to post in the Suggestion Forum if you have ideas. I hope you enjoy this edition of Handover.
How is it for you?
For a variety of reasons we have decided to use Phplist as the software to send Handover out to you. We have spent many hours installing the software, configuring it, creating and refining templates to make it look as good as possible in as many email programs as possible (Thanks Brendan). We have tested in as many email clients as we could get our hands on and some web based email programs as well. (We even signed up for a Hotmail Account - aaarrrgggghhhh!!!!! - the things we do to make sure our members are happy :)
I have started a Forum Topic on the Handover format , so you can tell me what email program you use, how the Handover email looks for you and if there are any particular problems. If it's possible, we might be able to tweak further to cover as many email clients as possible. FYI - if you are looking for a solid, free email client that is free of the MS vulnerabilities, I use Pegasus Mail.
2005 JBI International Convention 28 - 30 November 2005
Have you voted in the Current Poll?
The news article - Bleeding the Third World: our skills windfall makes you wonder whether it is ethically and economically sound to be recruiting from Third World countries.
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