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Pocket professionals

New online resource Expert in my Pocket will give students, academics and clinicians access to the best medical instructional videos at the touch of a button.  At the University of the Sunshine Coast (USC), academics have been working on expert ...

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Symbiosis with social media

Social media has a big role to play in the nursing industry, but first nurses must be educated on how to best use it and avoid the pitfalls that come with it.  How can you perform multifaceted communication with the ...

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Sim City

Mary Casey reveals the benefits of education in a simulated environment. Simulated training is an educational concept that all nursing and allied health colleges should be offering students. Teaching multiple objectives in a ‘real life’ environment can grow confidence, encourage ...

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Nursing’s electronic transition

Technology looks set to blitz time-honoured Australian nursing procedures.  Paper records are taking a back seat to e-health and e-learning, and clinical informatics is making inroads on Australian nursing practices. Schemes already in place include electronic admission risk screening tools ...

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Data at the speed of life

Experts discuss how access to big data can advance patient care.  In a world of technology moving at a breakneck speed, detecting and analysing health situations as they happen in real time is no longer an impossibility, as more and ...

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Why all the hype about vitamin D?

Vitamin D deficiency does not display obvious symptoms, nor is it often diagnosed by doctors. But when left unaddressed, it can have significant health effects. Vitamin D is a hormone that controls calcium levels in the blood, crucial for bone ...

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Better access to specialist services

Online video consulting is a new way forward for rural health that’s dispensing with the need for people to travel long distances. By Susan Currie Residents of remote, regional and rural Australia all must factor in the tyranny of distance ...

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An app a day

Internet and smartphone technology is helping women who are cancer survivors maintain wellbeing. By Aileen Macalintal The Queensland University of Technology leads the Women’s Wellness After Cancer Program, which teaches self-management via internet and smartphone technology. WWACP is one of ...

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SA nurses campaign via social media

Nurses and midwives in South Australia are turning to Facebook in a bid to capture the attention of State Treasurer, Jay Weatherill. By Amie Larter The South Australian branch of The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation has launched an online ...

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‘Virtual visit’ project wins ICT award

A 'virtual visit' telehealth project has won the Outstanding ICT Innovation award in the Asia Pacific Eldercare Innovation Awards 2013. The Royal District Nursing Service bagged the award for their broadband-enabled project Healthy, Happy and at Home during the 4th Ageing ...

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