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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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NSW nurse Megan Jean Haines the centre of misconduct investigations before allegedly killing two residents - SMH

As Megan Jean Haines sat with her boyfriend watching an episode of CSI, she scoffed at the TV show. They are stupid, she remarked, before talking about how to kill a person.

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.