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She clicks because she cares

Nerdy Nurse blogger found a dream career in clinical informatics. She tells Dallas Bastian about selling her peers on the value of technology. A nerd at heart, Brittney Wilson is combining her love of technology and healthcare in her career ...

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A pain in the app

Developers are working on a way to assess the levels of distress for non-communicative patients using smartphones.  A new smartphone app developed by researchers at Curtin University could be the answer to detecting pain in dementia sufferers unable to communicate. ...

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Sharing isn’t always caring

Real-world examples can help workers understand when social media posts aren’t such a great idea.  Nurses are using social media in ever-growing numbers. So they need to be aware of behaviour and conduct that could breach their legal, professional and ...

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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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A buzz in time

Alert system promises to cut workload for nurses whilst improving patient safety.  A program designed to allow nurses to communicate with patients more efficiently could be implemented in hospitals this year. When the computer program, called patient focused care, completes ...

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Bits, bytes, beds and wi-fi

Digital hospital promises benefits in efficiency, safety and care.  Plans are under way for the first fully integrated digital hospital. UnitingCare Health will expand the St Stephen’s day hospital at Hervey Bay, which will house 96 beds. It will be ...

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The benefits of going paperless

Australians present electronic medication management study to the world.  Australian researchers presented their findings on electronic medication management systems at the International Society for Quality in Health Care’s (ISQua) 30th International Conference in Edinburgh in October. The conference features delegates ...

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Skill up, any time

Nurses for Nurses webinars provide round-the-clock access to materials for professional development.  Since June 2010, nurses in Australia have been required to meet the refined legislated requirements set out in a national registration and accreditation scheme. Nurses for Nurses Network ...

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Think before you tweet

Social media makes guarding privacy critical for patients and you.  Patient privacy is essential in healthcare. However, we are seeing increasing breaches on social media. From status updates containing patient information to photos of patients, x-rays or wounds, private data ...

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