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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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NurseCentral polls are here for a bit of fun and to gauge the views and opinions of NurseCentral members and visitors on various topics.

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Nurse Cash Lure

Nurses will be paid $6000 by the federal government to come back to work in Australia's ailing health system.

It is estimated by 2010 Australia will be facing a 19,000-nurse shortage.

Nurse Training

With the government's announcement that they intend to reintroduce nurse training on the wards, do you support that direction?

Police Checks

A poll to understand what is happening around the nation following the requirement to introduce mandatory police checks for all staff at aged care facilities.

Nurses Day

A poll to determine how well recognised International Nurses Day is.

New Features

As we are continually striving to develop the site, I am keen to know what features members would most like to see developed.

Smoking at Hospitals

An article in the Sydney Morning Herald states:

STAFF, patients and visitors to Queensland's largest hospital will soon be banned from smoking anywhere on the grounds of the sprawling facility.

Security guards, cameras and loudspeakers will be used to police the ban and anyone, including the hospital's 6,000 staff, caught doing the wrong thing will be ordered to move on.

First-time offenders will be handed warnings, and second offenders risk $150 fines.

Hospital management said the ban was crucial if it was to set an example.

Bullying

Do you see or experience bullying in your workplace and do you think it is affecting nursing recruitment and retention?

NurseCentral News Poll

Please vote to help give me an understanding of what sort of news the NurseCentral readers would prefer to be reading here.

Third World Recruiting

The news article - Bleeding the Third World: our skills windfall makes you wonder whether it is ethically and economically sound to be recruiting from Third World countries.