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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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Nurse walk-in centre planned for Gungahlin in ACT budget - Canberra Times

Gungahlin will receive a multi-million dollar healthcare boost when the ACT government reveals its annual budget early next week.

'Medihotels' to ease Tas hospital pain - The Australian

A plan to open a series of "medihotels" across Tasmania is the state Labor opposition's solution to a public hospital bed shortage.

Careers Australia fails: 15,000 students, 1000 staff gone - Byron News

Thousands of students doing work placements and apprenticeships through Careers Australia have had their futures thrown into doubt after the training provider went into voluntary administration.

New Northern Beaches Hospital will need 1300 doctors, nurses and staff - Daily Telegraph

More than 1000 jobs are up for grabs at the new Northern Beaches Hospital. In total there are 1300 positions for doctors, nurses and other staff at the Frenchs Forest-based site which is due to open late 2018.

Victim of Careers Australia collapse just days away from graduation - SMH

About 500 words stood between Gail Winters and a diploma that would lead to a new career as a nurse. Shortly before midnight on Thursday a text message sank those dreams.

Tasmanian Health Minister denies his office blocking attempts by Royal Hobart Hospital staff to escalate issues - ABC News

The Tasmanian Health Minister's office is being accused of concealing from the public the true extent of the crisis in Royal Hobart Hospital's (RHH) emergency department.

Hospital breach prompts new laws - Daily Telegraph

AN INCIDENT at Norwest Private Hospital in which a nurse took intimate pictures of an unconscious woman on an operating table has contributed to new privacy laws in NSW.

Australian Red Cross nurses awarded Florence Nightingale Medal - SBS

A record five Australian Red Cross aid workers have been awarded the highest international distinction a nurse can receive - the Florence Nightingale Medal.

Mental health nurse rides with police - QT

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' - http://www.abc.net.au/radio/programs/conversations/conversations-lisa-peberdy/8385978

During Lisa Peberdy's first career as a nurse, she was physically repelled by the notion of childbirth. [audio]