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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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Murdoch University in partnership to develop community nursing model for neurological care - communitynews

MURDOCH University has partnered with the Neurological Council of WA (NCWA) to further develop a best-practice community nursing model for neurological care in Perth.

Vivian Bullwinkel, the Bangka Island massacre and the guilt of the survivor - Independent Australia

NURSE VIVIAN BULLWINKEL'S survivor guilt gnawed at her brain and heart even more than the Japanese bullet that shot right through her body.

Woman raped repeatedly by student nurse working as her carer, Brisbane court told - ABC News

A 21-year-old male nursing student from Kenya repeatedly raped, assaulted and threatened a woman in his care between July and November last year, a Brisbane court has heard.

Dying wish: the gift of being able to die at home - The Australian

It begins with the lighting of a candle, the bright tone of a ­ringing bell, and a card plucked from a deck of Buddhist prayer cards then read aloud: "Now may every living thing, young or old, weak or strong, ­living near or far, known or unknown, living or departed, or yet unborn – may every living thing be full of bliss."

Keeping hope afloat: Canberra nurse volunteers on a surgery ship - SMH

Canberra Hospital intensive care nurse Therese Knight has just returned home to Kaleen after her second trip to Africa serving on board the world's largest independent hospital ship - the Africa Mercy.

The Nursing Home That's Also a Dorm - http://www.citylab.com/housing/2015/10/the-nursing-home-thats-also-a-dorm/408424/

More retirement and nursing homes are asking college students to move in, an arrangement that benefits everyone.

Nursing 457s on the decline as health sector chases workforce renewal - SBS

The number of nurses in Australia on 457 visas has dropped dramatically in recent years, but ongoing staffing challenges mean foreign workers will continue to be an essential part of the Australian health system.

Five things nurses are really good at - and sometimes better than doctors - The Conversation

Nurses do many things that only doctors used to do. And they do them very well. You may be worried if you meet a nurse when you expect to see a doctor. But you shouldn't be.

Regional nurses boost desperately needed across Mid West, WA councils say - ABC News

Rural communities are being left without access to medical treatment for weeks at a time as Western Australia's Mid West region grapples with a nurse shortage, local councils say.

Healthcare agency seeks New Zealand nurses to meet shortfall - Herald Sun

NURSES from New Zealand are being targeted by a Hobart-based healthcare agency in a new recruitment push to meet the shortage of nurses in Tasmania.