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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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Inquest into the death of Dorothy Mavis Baum at nursing home hears nurse delayed ambulance - Herald Sun

A STATE Coroner has berated a nurse and accused her of lying during an inquest into the death of a grandmother who was bludgeoned so severely at a nursing home that muscle and tendons were visible.

New Training Program Helps Nurses Talk About Death And Dying - Huffington Post

They are known for being compassionate carers and can often be a patient's most powerful advocate. For Beth Salleras, a Queensland nurse who has been working in general practice for 18 years, holistic care can be life-changing.

Nursing home rampage: Nurse 'hid' during elderly patient's attack on 93yo Dorothy Baum - ABC News

A staff member hid in a nurses' station during a dementia patient's violent outburst which led to another patient's death, an Adelaide inquest has heard.

St Basil's nursing home resident found three hours after brutal plastic chain attack, inquest told - ABC News

An elderly woman died after being brutally attacked with a plastic chain by an 85-year-old woman at an Adelaide nursing home, an inquest has heard.

Aged care shame: Elderly left on toilets for hours as nurses reveal lack-of-staff horror stories - Herald Sun

FRAIL grannies and old Diggers­ are being left to sit on toilets for hours and fed pureed party pies as penny-pinching aged care homes cut costs.

From Vietnam to the bush: Former nurse now pro fisherman recalls her life - ABC News

Judy Dittmer's working life has been an unusual mix - a combination of professional fishing and nursing. A resident of Windy Harbour on Western Australia's south coast, the 69-year-old has put away her thermometer but still holds professional fishing licences.

Children taking legal action against retirement village that hired nurse who killed their mother - 9 News

The children of a woman killed by a Ballina nurse who injected two of her patients with fatal doses of insulin have labelled their mother's killer "a monster". [+video]

Graduates rake in bonuses, other perks as nurse shortage bites - The Australian

After years of relative equilibrium, the job market for nurses is heating up, driving up wages and sign-on bonuses for the nation’s fifth-largest occupation.

There's no such thing as 'just a nurse' - SMH

In Trumpian terms – and by that I mean in the terms determined by men who rate women simply according to their decorative value – Florence Nightingale was a "nasty woman".

Queensland nurse’s viral post after being called ‘just a nurse’ - news.com.au

A QUEENSLAND woman’s post hitting back at people who belittle her profession as a nurse has gone viral. Caitlin Brassington, from Toowoomba, shared a story on Instagram about running into an old acquaintance last week who had never seen her in her nursing uniform.