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Clinical Practice

The professional model

Clinical supervision can place advancement in your own hands by evolving to suit a developing career.  Have you ever wondered how to progress your career with confidence and certainty and navigate the obstacles you encounter daily within the healthcare system? ...

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An electric solution to shocking errors

Supporters of EMM systems promise safer, more efficient handling of medications.  It won’t surprise anyone who has had to take regular prescribed medication that errors in this task are the second most common type of medical incident reported in hospitals. ...

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An age-old problem

Incontinence is a major reason why people move into residential care, and most aged residents suffer from it – which is why access to workforce training, education and support on the issue is a top priority for the sector.  No ...

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Better skin care made simple

The number of tears in older people can be reduced by half with daily moistening, study finds.  A Wound Management CRC initiative has found a way to potentially reduce the number of skin tears in older people by up to ...

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The essential role of the dementia specialist

Early diagnosis and implementation of care strategies are among the benefits a specialist in dementia care can deliver, along with valuable support for clients, families and health professionals.  "Having a dedicated person in this role who fully understands and is ...

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Grounds for marriage

Can a person in a vegetative state get married? And if not, why not?  A recent interesting case involved a woman who was denied the right to marry her fiancé because he was in a persistent vegetative state (PVS) and ...

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Sizing up an epidemic

As childhood obesity affects more and more families, nurses must prepare to help parents address the problem.  Australian children are dying from obesity and, according to a Sydney nurse specialist, it’s impossible to know the extent of the problem. For ...

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Prickly issue

Advocates say much more could be done to protect healthcare workers from needlesticks and other sharps injuries.  Needlestick and sharps injuries have been a focus of National Safe Work Australia Month. The injuries can come with the risk of serious ...

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Crank up the flow

Criteria-led discharge is still a developing system but it’s already helping nurses move patients out of surgical wards more quickly.  The effectiveness of criteria-led discharge is being evaluated within a gastrointestinal surgical ward. Flinders Medical Centre has adopted the approach ...

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Faith and medicine

Case of teen with Hodgkin’s raises question of whether a life is always best served by trying to save it.  Medical treatment, even if life-saving, cannot be forced upon an adult. For underaged children, however, such decisions can be made ...

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