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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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Curtin joins virtual classroom movement

Video-conferencing is part of new model aimed at increasing remote students’ access.  Nursing students in the Pilbara region now have the opportunity to attend classes through high-end video technology in a first for Curtin University. Students who once could participate ...

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New online OCD treatment previewed

Researchers from Curtin University in Perth are developing an online program for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) thanks to a $460,000 grant from the Department of Health and Ageing. Called OCD? Not Me! the program is aimed at young people aged 12 ...

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New iPhone device could help prevent strokes

A special iPhone case and app has been developed that can quickly and cheaply detect heart rhythm problems and prevent strokes. That’s according to University of Sydney research presented to the recent Australia and New Zealand Cardiac Society conference on ...

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Ensuring warning systems work

A Queensland nurse has been researching the effectiveness of “track and trigger” systems to alert nurses to patient deterioration. Modified Early Warning Scoring (MEWS/EWS) systems help nurses monitor the condition of patients in their care and get them seen if ...

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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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