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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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Project underway to identify nursing competencies in aged care - Australian Ageing Agenda

Registered nurses are being asked to have their say in the development of Australia’s first set of aged care nursing competencies.

Pharmaceutical companies splash millions on Australian nurses - SMH

Pharmaceutical companies have spent millions of dollars wining and dining Australian nurses in recent years, as well as paying for them to attend overseas conferences, training courses and even coffee meetings.

Man who died in oxygen tube mishap was left 'unsupervised' with student nurse, inquest hears - ABC News

A former Socceroo who died at an Adelaide Hospital after an oxygen tube was connected to his catheter was left in the care of an unsupervised student nurse, a coronial inquest has heard.

Remote nurses face ‘constant threats’ - NT News

MORE than 40 per cent of remote area nurses have directly experienced or observed threats, bullying or harassment in the past year and say it’s the main reason for clinicians resigning or not extending contracts.

Coroner slams police investigation into death of former Socceroo Steve Herczeg - 9 news

A key piece of evidence in the agonising and "highly unusual" death of a former Socceroo should have been fingerprinted, the South Australian coroner says. Steve Herczeg died in hospital last month because his urinary catheter had somehow become attached to an oxygen supply, bursting his bladder and collapsing his lungs.

Audrey McGregor inquest: 'Substantial overdose' given by confused nurses, coroner says - ABC News

A "substantial overdose" of medication by staff contributed to the death of an 88-year-old patient at North Shore Private Hospital in Sydney, an inquest has found.

Sydney Nurse Burns Old Woman in Bleach Bath, Gets Reprimanded - Aussie Network News

The NSW Nursing and Midwifery Professional Standards Committee has upheld the decision by the Health Care Complaints Commission to discipline a head nurse at Castellorizian Aged Care Services. The nurse, Helena Bennett, was not revoked of her license but she has to undertake an Australian College of Nursing course Team Dynamics and Clinical Leadership, among other restrictions.

Nurses, midwives warned there will be consequences if they preach or share anti-vaccination messages - Daily Telegraph

NURSES and midwives have been warned they will be investigated and punished if they preach or share “false or misleading” anti-vaccination messages, including via social media.

Call to strengthen nurse leader input on reforms - Australian Ageing Agenda

Australian governments must strengthen the currently under-utilised voice of nurse leaders in health and aged care reform and ensure their representation at all levels and stages of the process, the Australian College of Nursing says.

Student nurse tells of "soul destroying" career - Daily Mercury

A STUDENT nurse's post exposing the brutal realities of the nursing profession has gone viral, after they described being "soul destroyed" by exhausting work on low pay.