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The role of the nurse has probably never been more important in society than today. An ageing population combined with record hospital admissions and cuts to health budgets around the country, topped with pressure to discharge patients as soon as ...

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Students head to remote Laos

An Australian nursing student will provide care for people in developing countries by heading over to remote communities in Laos. Second-year Griffith University bachelor of nursing student Elizabeth Eastwell will head to Laos in January next year to provide primary ...

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Bespoke care essential

Every patient is different; whenever one presents a particularly troublesome problem, meeting it with the specified precautions is critical.  The way patients who present special difficulties are managed needs to be individualised, even with all the competing demands on nurses’ time, ...

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Golden goal

Employees are getting older and living longer, making retirement strategies more important than ever.  An ageing workforce, changes to the age pension and longer retirement mean older workers need to plan ahead, experts say. Such news affects an increasingly larger ...

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Ominous shifts

A less-refined workforce is being asked to do more and more in aged care; experts see a bad mix.  A report revealing the disease mix aged-care workers must treat has experts concerned that issues already bubbling around the nursing workforce ...

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Specific goals for general practice

Primary healthcare nursing’s peak body takes over multifaceted approach to expanding and improving the workforce and its impact.  APNA has been tasked by the government with implementing the full Commonwealth-funded Nursing in General Practice program. The project was previously contracted ...

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33 Body parts for online CPD

Website is fourth in series of web-based education programs. Anatomy, physiology, disease and disease management, and medical procedures are amongst the 33 courses available through a new range of online CPD programs called Body Systems Training Room. ANMF today launched ...

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Paragons of enquiry

Two Australian nursing researchers receive global honour for the widespread impact of their work.  Two revered Queensland-based nursing researchers have received international recognition for the impact their work has had on the profession. Patsy Yates and Mary Courtney have been ...

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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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Blog power

Online posts and profiles are helping with the spread of information and opportunity amongst colleagues around the globe.  Nurses and midwives around Australia are taking to blogs to share their experiences and gain new ones. Their posts have brought about ...

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