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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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Aged care offers training answers - Aged Care INsite

Providing clinical placements for student nurses is essential and there is a shortage of places across Australia. Aged care is underused in this area and wants to help.

Tripping over family purse strings - Aged Care UIinsite

Hospital blamed for patient's shower burns death - ABC Newcastle

A coroner says hospital staff could have prevented a patient's death from severe burns.

‘Last stand’ for mental health - The Border Mail

ABOUT 30 psychiatric nurses and mental health clinicians at Beechworth Health will stop work twice today as part of a statewide protest about stalled pay negotiations.

Nurses raised alert before teacher's death - Gold Coast Publications

NURSES at a Gold Coast private hospital complained about staffing levels and conditions only months before a teacher died there following routine back surgery.

Nurses 'to blame for death of newborn' - The Australian

WEST Australian Coroner Alastair Hope has slammed nursing staff at a country hospital, saying a newborn Aboriginal baby lost any chance of survival after they failed to properly monitor and treat her high temperature and heart rate.

Qld nurses to vote on draft pay deal - thewest

Queensland nurses and midwives are to vote on a new workplace agreement after a draft deal was reached with the new LNP government in record time.