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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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What hospital catering could learn from the prison system - The Conversation

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 - SMH

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 - Gold Coast Bulletin

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.

Nurses' Union renamed Nurses and Midwive's Union - My Sunshine Coast

QUEENSLAND'S largest union will today be renamed the Queensland Nurses and Midwives' Union (QNMU).

Western Sydney: The top ranking Australian university in nursing - CWUR

Western Sydney University’s standing as a global leader in the field of nursing has been reinforced, with the release of a new ranking system that places the University first in Australia and fourth in the world.

More work needed to keep nurses safe - SBS

On the first anniversary of the death of outback nurse Gayle Woodford, those involved in the health industry say more needs to be done to keep workers safe.

Support for nurses experiencing mental health, drug issues - Australian Ageing Agenda

Aged care nurses who are dealing with mental health or drug and alcohol issues are being encouraged to avail of a new free national service providing confidential advice and referral.

Dump nurse appraisals: union - The West

WA’s nursing union claims the next State government could have an extra $2.3 million a year to spend on more nurses if it scrapped annual performance appraisals.

Nurses should not participate in executions by lethal injection

In some US states, prisoners condemned to die are killed using lethal injections... Nurses are often present, but do they really need to be present?

"One By Nine": Doctors wary of SA Health's hospital discharge campaign - In Daily

The doctors' union has warned that a campaign to speed up the rate at which patients are sent home from the three Adelaide hospitals could threaten patient safety.