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Plenty of care in the air 13-05-2018

With about 350,000 registered nurses in Australia, it’s no surprise to find them in our hospitals, community health centres and aged care facilities. But there are some environments where seeing a nurse makes most of us do a double take.

Nurses and midwives look at Ratios and 'excellence in care' 11-05-2018

International Midwives Day was celebrated globally on May 5, while International Nurses Day will be recognised tomorrow, Saturday May 12. These days are an occasion to celebrate, commemorate and increase awareness of the contribution of midwives and nurses towards patients all over the world.

Babies 'don't count' when calculating nurse-to-patient ratios 26-04-2018

Our ageing and growing population has not been matched by hospital staffing levels, creating compound problems on wards, nurses say. And babies need to be counted when nurse-to-patient ratios are calculated, for the sake of hospital patients as well as staff.

Nurses demand new legislation around aged-care staff ratio 12-05-2018

AROUND two hundred nurses, aged care workers and the community have taken part in a rally to call on the Federal Government to legislate for improved staffing ratios in residential aged care.

NSW teachers, nurses, face housing despair 05-02-2018

Skyrocketing housing prices have pushed teachers and nurses out of Sydney prompting fears of worker shortages in critical areas.

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Australian Red Cross nurses awarded Florence Nightingale Medal - SBS

A record five Australian Red Cross aid workers have been awarded the highest international distinction a nurse can receive - the Florence Nightingale Medal.

Mental health nurse rides with police - QT

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' - http://www.abc.net.au/radio/programs/conversations/conversations-lisa-peberdy/8385978

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 - The Conversation

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 - SMH

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 - Gold Coast Bulletin

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.

Nurses' Union renamed Nurses and Midwive's Union - My Sunshine Coast

QUEENSLAND'S largest union will today be renamed the Queensland Nurses and Midwives' Union (QNMU).

Western Sydney: The top ranking Australian university in nursing - CWUR

Western Sydney University’s standing as a global leader in the field of nursing has been reinforced, with the release of a new ranking system that places the University first in Australia and fourth in the world.

More work needed to keep nurses safe - SBS

On the first anniversary of the death of outback nurse Gayle Woodford, those involved in the health industry say more needs to be done to keep workers safe.

Support for nurses experiencing mental health, drug issues - Australian Ageing Agenda

Aged care nurses who are dealing with mental health or drug and alcohol issues are being encouraged to avail of a new free national service providing confidential advice and referral.