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Do you know one of Australia’s best nurses?

Staff in the healthcare industry are being asked to nominate the nation’s most outstanding nurses and midwives for the 2018 HESTA Australian Nursing and Midwifery Awards. The annual awards recognise nurses, midwives, nurse educators, researchers and personal care workers for ...

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Whistleblowing: what leads a nurse to make the call?

A number of human factors influence the way managers within organisations address patient safety concerns. One is wilful blindness. The phenomenon of wilful blindness has been described by Heffernan (2011, p. 3) as “shirking” the “opportunity for knowledge, and a ...

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Humans better than robots at surgery

Robots don't always have the upper hand - new studies suggest that humans make better surgeons. As hospitals spend millions on robotics and new technology, studies by Leeds University and Stanford University have revealed that robots used in medical settings ...

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Brushing up on aseptic technique in wound care

Health professionals hoping to learn more about aseptic technique in wound care now have access to a new consensus document by Wounds Australia. Chief executive Anne Buck said the publication will help clinicians provide evidence-based wound care and meet infection ...

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