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Hospitals in Australia to Provide Doctors, Nurses & Security Personnel with Body Armor 01-01-2019

West Australian hospital patients and visitors have increasingly become more aggressive and even violent. For their safety, the doctors and nurses as well as security personnel will soon be issued body armor.

The Australian Health Department has placed an order for 250 custom body armor vests, claiming the protective armor was needed “to enhance the safety of employees most at risk of being injured by the increase in aggression and violence in hospital settings.” 

Robotic Nurse Assistant (RONA) Current And Future Market Size 01-01-2019

Robotic nurse assistant or robotic nursing also known as ‘Carebots’ is the use of autonomous mobile robots which are  designed and programmed to perform tasks related to assist (but not replace) nurses in hospitals, care facilities or even homes for treatment and medical care of people especially elderly and physically disabled ones. Robot nurses are also used for performing several routine tasks such as collecting blood sugar and pressure levels.

The Dangerous Allure of Breech Birth at Home – and a Problematic New Paper 31-12-2018

At first glance, I thought I’d misunderstood it. I just didn’t expect to see a paper with so much spin about high-risk home birth in a mainstream specialist journal. This one claimed that, in essence, all you need is the right practitioner for breech birth to be safe at home. And it was amplified by the authors on the journal’s blog, too. Why do I think this was dangerous and misleading, and what does the case show about the editorial process of the journal that published and promoted it?

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.

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NurseCentral / Handover / 18 Nov 2005


Handover Newsletter 18 Nov 2005

Volume 1 / Number 1

Welcome to the inaugural edition of Handover - NurseCentral's fortnightly newsletter to help Nurses and Midwives to stay up to date with news and events in and around Australia. Handover is being distributed to make it easy for members to stay up to date with news, events, forums, polls and other things from NurseCentral.

I would also be very happy to hear from you if you would like to see different things included in Handover. Please feel free to post in the Suggestion Forum if you have ideas. I hope you enjoy this edition of Handover.

 

How is it for you?

For a variety of reasons we have decided to use Phplist as the software to send Handover out to you. We have spent many hours installing the software, configuring it, creating and refining templates to make it look as good as possible in as many email programs as possible (Thanks Brendan). We have tested in as many email clients as we could get our hands on and some web based email programs as well. (We even signed up for a Hotmail Account - aaarrrgggghhhh!!!!! - the things we do to make sure our members are happy :)

I have started a Forum Topic on the Handover format , so you can tell me what email program you use, how the Handover email looks for you and if there are any particular problems. If it's possible, we might be able to tweak further to cover as many email clients as possible. FYI - if you are looking for a solid, free email client that is free of the MS vulnerabilities, I use Pegasus Mail.

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Recruiting from 3rd World Countries

are undergraduate degree's too focused on research??

City vs Rural GNP ?

What's so scary about psychiatry?

aboriginal womens business and male midwives

Mental Health Nurse Eductation

 

Upcoming Events

2005 JBI International Convention 28 - 30 November 2005

Have you voted in the Current Poll?

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.

Should Australia be recruiting nurses from 3rd World Countries?

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