Depression

Depression

We all have moments in our lives when we feel sad, experience variations in our mood, or feel low. Depression is more than just a low mood – it is…

Surviving to thriving in 10 steps!

Surviving to thriving in 10 steps!

‘An empty lantern shines no light, self-care is the fuel that allows your light to shine brightly’ — unknown. Do you find yourself consistently meeting the needs of a roster…

The Fabulous World of Wounds e-Seminars: Modules 4, 5 and 6

The Fabulous World of Wounds e-Seminars: Modules 4, 5 and 6

Module 4: Chronic Wounds – Best Practice Management | #nurse #woundcare | GO TO FULL LISTING>> Over 433,000 Australians suffer from chronic wounds and at least 2.6 billion dollars a year…

Managing bullying and harassment in the workplace

Managing bullying and harassment in the workplace

Anyone can be at risk of being bullied and/or harassed, so preventing and reporting bullying and harassment is everyone’s responsibility. If you are experiencing bullying or harassment and would like…

Severe Atopic Dermatitis – Nursing Update

Severe Atopic Dermatitis – Nursing Update

As Nurses you are aware that atopic dermatitis is a disease with a global scope. It can affect patients of all ages in developed and developing countries. It is often…

Nurse and Midwife Support – Your Health Matters!

Nurse and Midwife Support – Your Health Matters!

Nurse & Midwife Support (NM Support) is the national, 24/7 support service for nurses, midwives, students, and anyone concerned about the welfare of a nurse, midwife or student. NM Support…

What can you do if you work with unsafe, unregistered health workers?

What can you do if you work with unsafe, unregistered health workers?

What can you do if you work with unsafe, unregistered health workers? I get asked this question frequently.  We all know that registered and enrolled nurses and midwives can be…

A Pain in the Back – Suicide Death – Residential Aged Care Communique

A Pain in the Back – Suicide Death – Residential Aged Care Communique

The first twelve months in aged care is the highest risk time for suicide.  The following case study provides poignant lessons for those who work in Residential Aged Care. Case…

See Blood -Think Air ( Embolism) Clinical Communiqué

See Blood -Think Air ( Embolism) Clinical Communiqué

The March 2018 edition of Clinical Communiqué  reviews  coroner cases involving a gas embolism.  Gas embolism may be a relatively rare clinical entity, but it is a diagnosis that must remain…

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Revised Australian national guidelines for colorectal cancer screening: family history - Nurses understand that ‘Colorectal’/ bowel  cancer is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in Australia. It is the second most common cancer diagnosed in both men and women (17…
Nursing Trivia: November 2018 - Can you get all three answers correct?
THE MENTAL HEALTH OF HEALTH PROFESSIONALS: SUICIDE AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE - The Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine has recently published a poignant article which I have enclosed  regarding the mental health of our own profession- healthcare professionals. You can access the…
Nursing Trivia: October 2018 – Are you a Trivia Master? - Can you answer all three questions correctly?  
Dr William McBride – Ethics - As often happens I experienced an intersection between two issues.  I was researching nursing ethics and then read an article published by the ABC written by Dr Norman Swan revisiting…
New Aged Care Standards - New Aged Care Standards Considerable media coverage and notification from the Commonwealth Department of Aging has informed us of about the implementation of a Single Aged Care Quality Framework. While…
Nursing Trivia: September 2018 – Are you a Trivia Master? - Can you answer all 3 questions correctly?
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Pregnancy Cravings – Why they Occur and How to Manage Them - Pregnancy Cravings! A spoonful of peanut butter with hot sauce? Pickles straight from the jar? Iceberg lettuce sprinkled with sugar? Welcome to the weird and wonderful world of pregnancy cravings!…
Compassion and Compassion Fatigue - As nurses, midwives and students, you were probably drawn to the profession because you are compassionate and you want to help others, work closely with vulnerable people, and make a…