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Ipswich nurse's tale of the high seas 03-08-2018

AN IPSWICH nurse navigator has returned from a global aid mission around the world. West Moreton Health Nurse Navigator Gail Rogers took the transition in her stride when she swapped the familiar wards of Ipswich Hospital for a 1000-bed hospital on the high seas during a recent seven-week deployment with the Navy.

Nurse allegedly assaulted at Canberra's Dhulwa Mental Health Unit 01-08-2018

Nurses have been punched in the face and kicked in the head during multiple assaults by a patient at Canberra's secure mental health unit, the ACT nursing union has alleged.

Nurses deliver first book of its kind in Australia and New Zealand 18-08-2018

FIVE Townsville clinicians have literally helped write a book on neonatal care, the first to be written in Australian and New Zealand.

Premier announces boost to Vic nurse numbers 21-08-2018

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews speaking to media outside state parliament in Melbourne about legislation to ensure increased patient to nurse ratios in the state. Andrews says he is confident the legislation will pass through parliament even with a tight deadline. Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation Victorian Secretary Lisa Fitzpatrick says in reality the boost will mean nurses can do their job properly rather than be constantly under pressure.

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.

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Nursing home regulator's response to attack on bed-bound patient 'underwhelming', coroner says - ABC News

An aged care watchdog's response to an Adelaide nursing home's handling of a dementia patient's attack on another patient was "underwhelming", according to the coroner.

Remote area nurses in NT to be accompanied on house calls following attacks - ABC News

Remote nurses attending after-hours call-outs will soon be accompanied by a trusted local community member to increase their safety following attacks on health workers, the Northern Territory Health Department said.

Nurses urge Canberra Hospital work safety review over fears patients put at risk - Canberra Times

Exasperated nurses have called for an independent review of work health and safety practices at Canberra Hospital, concerned staff shortages and workplace fatigue is putting patients' safety at risk.

Oncology nurse pens apologetic letter to her patients after being diagnosed with cancer herself - Women's Weekly

Lindsay Norris has spent much of her adult life caring for people in hospital, including tending to those who have suffered from cancer. In a tragic turn of events, just over two months ago, Lindsay was diagnosed with stage-3 colorectal cancer.

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.