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Healthcare workers to get their shot

Healthcare workers are more likely to become infected with influenza than members of the general population, yet vaccination rates among staff remains low. Annie May reports. Experts are calling for a mandatory signed declaration for all staff refusing the flu ...

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The start of a new era

Nurses celebrate new laws giving PBS and MBS access for nurse practitioners and midwives. The government has finally given the right prescription to fully recognise the skills of nurse practitioners and midwives. Landmark and historic are just two of the ...

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Resilience key to retention

Developing resilience is central in keeping nurses from leaving the profession. Developing intimate and meaningful relationships with residents is central to enhancing the resilience of aged care nurses, new research shows. And developing resilience is central in keeping nurses from ...

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Violence not part of job description

Study finds 75 per cent of nurses have experienced workplace violence and only 16 per cent make an official report. A new report revealing a high level of violence against hospital nurses highlights the need for a shift in attitudes ...

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A matter of convenience

As time becomes increasingly precious, hospitals are going online to educate their staff, writes Annie May. Chest drains remain a common intervention for patients with cardiothoracic or respiratory problems. Management of the clinical risks associated with adverse outcomes is an ...

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A career outside the ward

When it comes to embarking on a new career, your nursing background could be more valuable than you first realise. When it comes to embarking on a new career, your nursing background could be more valuable than you first realise. ...

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Working on the inside

When looking for a change of job, more nurses are discovering careers beyond hospital walls. Linda Belardi speaks to one nurse whose degree found her behind bars. The most rewarding aspect of Kerry Irwin’s job as a prison nurse is ...

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Where theory meets practice

Academia and clinical practice unite at a newly launched institute that will allow nurses to take the lead in research. The name may not easily roll of the tongue, but the St Vincent’s and Mater Health Sydney and Australian Catholic ...

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Get ’em while they’re young

The need for more aged care nurses is growing more urgent every year, but providers can act to minimise the recruitment challenge, writes Darragh O Keeffe. Providing positive and meaningful placements to trainee nurses and high school students will help ...

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