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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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Mind matters

Joining the dots between mental health and triage. For the past year, Tim Wand has been running a pilot mental health nurse practitioner outpatient service in the emergency department of the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. “It’s a clinical orientated role,” ...

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Making surgery less scary for kids

Surgery can be traumatic for children – and their parents. Surgery can be traumatic for children – and their parents. But it doesn’t have to be, with research released on how hospitals and the perioperative team can minimise the anxiety ...

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