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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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Male nurses want "male" removed from their job title in a bid to end stereotyping - Daily Telegraph

MEN want the "male" taken out of "male nurse" to end the gender stereotyping of the profession, and don't even think about calling them "sister".

All trained up with nowhere to go: WAs hundreds of unemployed graduate nurses - The Age

Angry nursing graduates have blamed the government and university system for leaving hundreds of them without jobs to go to - this year more than ever.

Jeremy Hunt’s apprentice-style training for nurses is a bad idea - The Conversation

Healthcare workers who want to become nurses but who lacked the qualifications to go to university will be able to train as nursing apprentices, says health secretary Jeremy Hunt. This is bad for nursing and bad for patients.

Nursing home regulator's response to attack on bed-bound patient 'underwhelming', coroner says - ABC News

An aged care watchdog's response to an Adelaide nursing home's handling of a dementia patient's attack on another patient was "underwhelming", according to the coroner.

Remote area nurses in NT to be accompanied on house calls following attacks - ABC News

Remote nurses attending after-hours call-outs will soon be accompanied by a trusted local community member to increase their safety following attacks on health workers, the Northern Territory Health Department said.

Nurses urge Canberra Hospital work safety review over fears patients put at risk - Canberra Times

Exasperated nurses have called for an independent review of work health and safety practices at Canberra Hospital, concerned staff shortages and workplace fatigue is putting patients' safety at risk.

Oncology nurse pens apologetic letter to her patients after being diagnosed with cancer herself - Women's Weekly

Lindsay Norris has spent much of her adult life caring for people in hospital, including tending to those who have suffered from cancer. In a tragic turn of events, just over two months ago, Lindsay was diagnosed with stage-3 colorectal cancer.

Inquest into the death of Dorothy Mavis Baum at nursing home hears nurse delayed ambulance - Herald Sun

A STATE Coroner has berated a nurse and accused her of lying during an inquest into the death of a grandmother who was bludgeoned so severely at a nursing home that muscle and tendons were visible.

New Training Program Helps Nurses Talk About Death And Dying - Huffington Post

They are known for being compassionate carers and can often be a patient's most powerful advocate. For Beth Salleras, a Queensland nurse who has been working in general practice for 18 years, holistic care can be life-changing.

Nursing home rampage: Nurse 'hid' during elderly patient's attack on 93yo Dorothy Baum - ABC News

A staff member hid in a nurses' station during a dementia patient's violent outburst which led to another patient's death, an Adelaide inquest has heard.