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New era in regulation from 1 July 2010

Update from the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia Australia’s new national registration and accreditation scheme begins on 1 July 2010. From this date, a new National Law (the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law Act 2009) will come into effect ...

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Suffering in silence

Being a nurse offers no protection from illness, including substance abuse and mental health problems. Writes Annie May. Susan had a few drinks every night after university or work to wind down. She never thought it to be a problem. ...

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Age-old problem

Retaining older employers needs to be given more prominence in government initiatives, according to a new study. Employers need to devise ways of re-engaging with its ageing workforce as the nursing shortage worsens. Retaining older employers also needs to be ...

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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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