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New gerontology framework to ensure skills for nurses

In the wake of the aged care royal commission and a perceived skills shortage in the sector, the University of Wollongong, in partnership with the Illawarra Health and Medical Research Institute, has released the Gerontological Nursing Competencies (GNCs) framework. The framework ...

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Put care above the pursuit of profit: ACN

Profit must not come first in aged care. That’s what the Australian College of Nursing’s (ACN) message to the Senate Community Affairs References Committee boiled down to. Adjunct Professor Kylie Ward provided evidence to the committee’s inquiry on ‘Effectiveness of ...

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Experts question mandated two-hourly repositioning

Alternating air pressure mattresses (APAMs), not two-hourly repositioning, is the key to preventing bed sores. What’s more, the constant mandated repositioning of residents in aged care could be a form of unintentional abuse and ultimately unlawful. This is according to ...

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Aged care royal commission: day one

“The hallmark of a civilised society is how it treats its most vulnerable people and our elderly are often amongst our most physically, emotionally and financially vulnerable.” These were some of the final words from commissioner Richard Tracey on the ...

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