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High performance under pressure

Hyperbaric medicine is a growing and highly specialised field of nursing. Linda Belardi reports on the world’s most advanced facility. As the home to the world’s largest and most advanced hyperbaric chamber, Australia is fast becoming a global leader in ...

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VIC e-health system plagued by problems

Victoria's abandoned multi-million-dollar e-health system implemented in just a handful of hospitals was overly ambitious and has not improved patient safety, an inquiry has been told. The HealthSMART rollout began in 2003, costed at $360 million, under the previous state ...

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Help & translations online

Health professionals and the public now have access to a multilingual online library to educate patients on cancer treatment and support. The Cancer Council has launched the initiative to assist Australians from culturally and linguistically diverse communities (CALD) to access ...

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YouTube attacked over sexist videos

Top YouTube ‘nursing’ videos slammed for demeaning nurses. Irish researchers have called for legislative changes to protect the reputation of the nursing profession following recent studies that show YouTube’s most popular depictions of nurses are “negative” and “demeaning”. The top-10 ...

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Website to help manage high rates of anxiety

The federal government and the Black Dog institute have launched an e-health initiative to support those living with anxiety. As more Australians turn to the internet for medical help, a new federally-funded website is offering tools and tips to those ...

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Promising results for online depression therapy

Australian National University researchers say online interventions can have important flow on effects to a patient’s quality of life and physical health. Online depression therapy programs can have a positive impact on more than just depressive symptoms, according to a ...

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A brave new world

Nurses will be integral to the smooth rollout of e-health from this month, but the profession’s leaders still see potential stumbling blocks, reports Flynn Murphy. Australia’s health sector has begun a monumental shift towards a networked, national electronic health system ...

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Spreading the knowledge faster

Digital technology offers the chance to get peer-reviewed information out to professionals much more quickly, writes Sandra Campbell-Crofts. Publication of contemporary nursing knowledge is important for the translation of this material to the clinical arena. The speed of access and ...

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Human touch in a virtual world

Can simulated learning environments teach nursing students important interpersonal skills? Flynn Murphy reports on the debate surrounding the challenges and opportunities. Rapid advances in new technology have made simulated learning environments available to a growing number of nursing students for ...

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Community nurses to deliver virtual consults

People living in their own homes will have daily virtual consultations with community nurses under a new trial. Darragh O Keeffe reports. Up to 50 community care clients in Victoria will soon have their medications monitored remotely thanks to a ...

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