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Mental health nurse rides with police 06-04-2017

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.

Lisa Peberdy: the 'accidental midwife' 25-03-2017

During Lisa Peberdy's first career as a nurse, she was physically repelled by the notion of childbirth. [audio]

What hospital catering could learn from the prison system 06-04-2017

Prisoners eat better than hospital patients in Britain. Our research found that prisoners consume around three times more calories than patients and their diet is more in line with government nutritional recommendations.

Tabbot Foundation telephone abortion service is safe and effective, review finds 05-04-2017

An over-the-phone abortion service has been providing Australian women with a safe and effective way of terminating pregnancies, a preliminary review has found.

Queensland Nurses Union raise fears Gold Coast aged care facilities are understaffed 04-04-2017

THE Queensland Nurses’ Union (QNU) has warned aged care facilities are understaffed and not providing basic care for residents, with some registered nurses being allocated between 100 and 200 residents each.

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Emma keen to follow family's path - The Queensland Times

THE Bremer Institute of TAFE student Emma Trigg is following in her parents' footsteps by studying nursing.

Call for more ageing study in uni courses - Aged Care INsite

From dementia to palliative care, the ageing population will present myriad issues for the health system. Darragh O Keeffe asks nurse educators how they are preparing the future workforce to meet the challenge.

Aged care offers training answers - Aged Care INsite

Providing clinical placements for student nurses is essential and there is a shortage of places across Australia. Aged care is underused in this area and wants to help.

Tripping over family purse strings - Aged Care UIinsite

Hospital blamed for patient's shower burns death - ABC Newcastle

A coroner says hospital staff could have prevented a patient's death from severe burns.

‘Last stand’ for mental health - The Border Mail

ABOUT 30 psychiatric nurses and mental health clinicians at Beechworth Health will stop work twice today as part of a statewide protest about stalled pay negotiations.

Nurses raised alert before teacher's death - Gold Coast Publications

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