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Aged workforce increases in size

With more than 240,000 workers employed in the aged care industry, its safe to admit that the workforce has been increasing steadily over the last five years.  According to The Aged Care Workforce 2012 survey, the number of registered nurses working ...

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Threats to SA nurses

South Australia’s health system is reeling from graduate oversupply, issues of nurse safety and trenchant budget cuts.  The national situation for nurses, midwives and other health professionals is of major concern. Just as in other states, South Australia is experiencing ...

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Unique model may pave the way for future jobs

The appointment of a movement disorder nurse in country Victoria is a breakthrough not only for Parkinson’s sufferers, but for those who have similar or associated conditions.  Parkinson’s Disease is slowly, but unfortunately, making its impact upon the health of ...

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The needle and the damage done

Needlestick injuries affect about 18,000 healthcare professionals every year, but with unreported cases, the figure may be more than 30,000.  It’s the kind of workplace injury that health professionals fear the most. If it wasn’t already a job where practitioners ...

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Nursing’s electronic transition

Technology looks set to blitz time-honoured Australian nursing procedures.  Paper records are taking a back seat to e-health and e-learning, and clinical informatics is making inroads on Australian nursing practices. Schemes already in place include electronic admission risk screening tools ...

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Leadership and culture change

Leadership has a key role in determining culture, but all of us can have an influence on the culture in which we work. We hear in our daily work many comments about the culture of the workplace. At times these ...

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Holmes on nursing

NSW Nursing and Midwives Association general secretary Brett Holmes talks about what matters most – from nurse-patient ratios to wage claims, and how the NSWNMA can help nursing graduates pursue their chosen profession. By Aileen Macalintal NSW has seen a ...

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