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Telephones don’t define telenursing

The controversy over this long-standing practice comes from mistaking the tools for the context. Ever since the telephone connected rural hospitals with the community, rural people have been calling their local nurses seeking care – and the nurses have been ...

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More legal adventures in social media

Recent cases in this rapidly evolving realm involve nursing, bullying, privacy, defamation and employment. This article follows two previous ones concerning bullying and the use of social media within the nursing profession; both of which generated great interest. Workplace bullying ...

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Data points to opportunities

Senior consultant Dr Kerryn Butler-Henderson tells Amie Larter why health information fields need more nurses. The number of nurses specialising in health informatics and health information management roles is still small. Even so, according to Dr Kerryn Butler-Henderson, senior consultant health ...

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Teamed up for telehealth

A collaboration is set to direct $2.5 million to improve remote access to healthcare. Just under one-third of Australians, 29 per cent, live in regional and rural areas, an Australian Bureau of Statistics study completed in June 2013 states. Of ...

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Health and home

Virtual wards aim to reduce hospital readmissions; take a closer look at approaches in Australia and the UK. In the UK, virtual wards in the home are already in use. They have been employed with varying degrees of success. Now ...

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What-if.com: online program simulates emergencies

An online education program aims to boost nurses' emergency management skills using simulations of deteriorating patients. The program, FIRST2ACTweb (Feedback Incorporating Review and Simulation Techniques to Act on Clinical Trends), was developed by Monash University researchers, the University of Queensland, ...

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Handovers over easy

A new technique has potential to make information transfers easy and more accurate.  Technology that can record and classify the clinical data transferred in a typical nursing handover could improve the accuracy of the information shared and reduce administrative work.  ...

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Social climbing

An online presence is becoming an essential career enhancement tool.  Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter – are you on board? Recent statistics reveal more than 13 million Australians are on Facebook, 3.5 million have a LinkedIn profile and 2.5 million tweet on Twitter ...

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