Our Guest Bloggers:

  1. Ashley Walton: Asthma Awareness
  2. Australasian College of Dermatologists
  3. Bernhard Racz: A Nurses Journey
  4. Brian Herd: CRH Law Blog
  5. Cheryl De Zotti: What’s new with wounds!
  6. The Communiques
  7. Decoding Diabetes
  8. Ellisa O’Keefe – Bravura Education
  9. Elizabeth Orr – Physiotherapy + Acupuncture
  10. Denise Donati: Fertility Solutions
  11. Dr Joan Garvan
  12. Helen Kansky: NfN Food Adventures
  13. Leisa Wheeler
  14. Mark Aitken
  15. Melanie McGrice
  16. Menna Davies, Sally Sutherland-Fraser: Health Education & Learning Partnerships
  17. Moira Maraun: The Mindset Nurse
  18. Nicole Nash-Arnold
  19. Pam Bridges: Aged Care Happenings
  20. Pam Savage
  21. Reasearch Review
  22. Sue Walker
  23. Toni Hoffman: Asisterly
  24. Vanora: Money Matters
  25. Veet’s Cuisine: The Healthy Vegetarian
  26. Women’s Health Queensland Wide Inc.

Ashley Walton: Asthma Awarenessasthma awareness

Asthma Foundation Queensland is a non-profit organisation that provides asthma information, education, support, and training to improve the well-being of every person with asthma in Queensland.
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Australasian College of Dermatologists ACD

The Australasian College of Dermatologists is the peak medical college accredited by the Australian Medical Council for the training and professional development of medical practitioners in the specialty of dermatology. They provide authoritative information about dermatology to Government, the media, other health professionals and the general public.
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Brian Herd: CRH Law Blog

Nursing LawBrian is a partner in the firm and has been a lawyer since 1983. He is recognised as one of Australia’s leading experts in the areas of elder law, retirement, disability and aged care. Brian has extensive experience in life planning for older people and the legal issues impacting on them including making Wills, administering estates, disputes over Wills, superannuation, social security, retirement villages and aged care, incapacity, the Guardianship Regime, the loss of a spouse or the ‘suddenly single syndrome’, planning for disabled children, elder abuse, enduring powers of attorney, advance health directives, family agreements and disputes and mediation. Read more >>
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Bernhard Racz: A Nurse’s Journeybernhard

Bernhard has had a varied nursing career that commenced in 1971 at Lidcombe Hospital. He continues to work in ICU, runs a successful nursing agency, promotes entertainers, and tells interesting nursing tales. Here he shares his stories and thoughts with you. You can find out more about his Stagecraft Magazine here>>
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Cheryl De Zotti: What’s New With Wounds!

I love working with Wounds. As a Student Nurse in the 1980s, I  was fascinated with how a complex wound could successfully heal with diligent care. I have continued my love of Wound Management and have enjoyed teaching and sharing knowledge about wounds in my professional roles as a Director of Nursing, Clinical Administrator and via the Nurses for Nurses Network. Read more >>
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The Communiques 

The Clinical Communiqué is an electronic publication containing narrative case reports about lessons learned from Coroners’ investigations into preventable deaths in acute hospital and community settings. The Clinical Communiqué is written by clinicians, for clinicians. The Clinical Communiqué was first published in 2003. Twenty-one editions were released before it… Read more >>
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Decoding DiabetesDiabetes QLD

Join our panel of diabetes experts including credentialled diabetes educators and accredited practising dietitians as we “decode” all types of diabetes and tackle the myths and misconceptions around these challenging conditions.
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Elissa O’Keefe – Bravura Educationelissa

We are Australia and New Zealand’s leading health professional educators in lasers and intense pulsed light technologies for cosmetics, surgery and podiatry.
Our students love the quality and flexibility of Bravura’s self-paced programs, and the support they receive to get up and running quickly.
We’ve worked hard to become the preferred training organisation for doctors, dentists, nurses and beauty therapists and we’re passionate about delivering a superior learning experience for anyone with a passion for this area……Read More>>
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Elizabeth Orr – Physiotherapy + Acupuncture
Physiotherapy + Acupuncture

Elizabeth Orr is a Physiotherapy and Western Acupuncture trained health professional with over 21 years of post-graduate experience internationally.   Having resided in the Gladstone region of Qld for the past 11 years, her practice ‘Elizabeth Orr – Physiotherapy and Acupuncture’ incorporates all her health care aspirations.
Her desire to ‘Solve the Unsolvable’ is aided by the inclusion of three remedial massage therapists, a visiting Dr as well as herself, alongside a personal training rehab gym – all under one roof.
Elizabeth is passionate about treating the cause and not the symptom, utilising diagnostics alongside hands-on manual and manipulative therapy with acupuncture to achieve this. Read more >> 
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Fertility Solutions: Denise Donati

large_DeniseDonatiHeadShot1Denise Donati is a Registered Nurse and has worked in assisted reproduction for 24 years. She is passionate about education for nurses and allied health professionals working in the area of Assisted Reproduction. She is also passionate about making a difference for her patients by providing them with an exceptional experience. In 2006 was invited to Vietnam to assist and establish a local Fertility Nurse Training Program. Denise has also presented extensively in the UK and South East Asia on topics relating to assisted reproduction. Read more >> http://www.fssc.com.au/
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Dr. Joan Garvan

JoanJoan’s research is in Sociology and Gender. In December 2010, Joan was awarded a doctorate from the Australian National University and her thesis was titled: Maternal Ambivalence in contemporary Australia: navigating equity and care. Since completing her studies, Joan launched an internet site which offers online professional development courses see: www.maternalhealthandwellbeing.com She has four years’ experience working with the Australian National University as an Online Moderator for a unit on Gender and Development. This is an elective for a Masters of Participatory Anthropology. Joan has completed a semester at the Australian Catholic University as a Lecturer on Introduction to Sociology. Read more>>
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Helen Kansky

HK HeadshotYou may know Helen, via her weekly email or have spoken to her when calling the office. In a former life away from the administration world, Helen has worked in the restaurant and food industry as well as being an accomplished cake decorator. She is passionate about food, always trying new recipes and keen to share them with anybody who is interested.

With all of this in mind, she is now going to be writing a fortnightly blog post highlighting her latest food adventure. Feel free to comment, ask questions or email her regarding any of the recipes. helenk@nursesfornurses.com.au
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Leisa Wheeler

LLeisa corporate-139a (1)eisa Wheeler, naturopath, health and healing mentor and raw food coach, is the founder and director of Embracing Health, a business dedicated to bringing you health information that can change your life. Leisa knew from a very young age that her future was going to be in the healing profession, and her journey exploring the field of natural medicine in all its facets began in earnest as a teenager.  Read more >>
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Mark Aitken


Mark Aitken is a passionate Registered Nurse with 33 years nursing experience in various health care, community and aged care settings. Mark has worked as a Director of Nursing, Nurse Unit Manager, research nurse and nurse educator. Mark is the Stakeholder Engagement Project Officer for Nurse & Midwife Support a new service launched on 8th March 2017 providing telephone and interactive website support to nurses, midwives and students.
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Melanie McGrice

melanieMelanie McGrice is one of Australia’s best-known dietitians. She is a highly respected author of ‘The Pregnancy Weight Plan’ and co-author of several papers published in peer-reviewed scientific journals. An experienced media presenter on health, nutrition, and dietary issues Melanie is passionate about educating Australians to eat well, appreciate good food and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Join her free nutrition and wellbeing network at: www.melaniemcgrice.com.au
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Menna Davies, RN, MHlth Sc (Nsg), Grad Dip Hlth Law, Cert in Periop Nsg, Cert
Sterilising Technology, FACN, FACORN
Menna has worked as a Nurse Educator at Westmead Hospital and at the then NSW College of Nursing, facilitating
the postgraduate perioperative nursing program. SallyMost recently she was Clinical Nurse Consultant at the Randwick Campus Operating Suite… Read more >> Sally Sutherland-Fraser, RN, MEd, BEd (Adult Ed), Cert Periop Nsg, MACN, FACORNSally has more than 30 years’ nursing experience in perioperative practice in Australia, the UK and more recently with outreach education projects in the Pacific Islands. Sally is a passionate advocate for education and practice standards… Read more >>
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Moira Maraun: The Mindset Nurse

MoiraI would love to share my knowledge, insights and secrets of success and excellence here with you every fortnight, so come back and join me through my regular columns. You can find more about me at  http://practicedevelopment.com.au/ Ciao for now! Moira The Mindset Nurse
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Nicole Nash-Arnold

NicoleNicole Nash-Arnold is a nursing career coach who helps great nurses transform into respected leaders. She shares her 15 years of experience in both senior and executive health leadership roles to germinate great leadership. Clinically, Nicole has over ten years perioperative experience before moving into her nurse educator and management roles. Currently, she manages a privately owned emergency department in Brisbane. She has post-graduate qualifications in perioperative nursing and currently a Masters In Nursing. Nicole is a member of the International Coaches Federation. Nicole’s career coaching blog can be found at http://www.nursemanagerhq.com
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Pam Bridges: Aged Care Happeningspam

Pam has worked in the aged care sector for many years in a wide range of roles and is recognised as a leader in the field. She has represented the industry on Expert Reference Groups, Advisory bodies, and Ministerial working parties, and continues to be heavily involved in the activities of the State and National industry bodies. Visit Pam’s website here>>
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Pam SavagePam Savage

RN, BA (Maq), DipN (Lon), MHPEd (UNSW), DipLaw (Syd), EdDoc (CQU) As a Lawyer and Clinician, this background was brought to her role as a Lecturer, at CQ University to undergraduate and postgraduate students. This experience also served her well while working with and educating Aboriginal Health Workers. Pam is a Barrister at Bar (NSW) and a published author, her book “Law for Student Nurses: applied principles” is now in its third edition. Pam has travelled extensively and participated as a Presenter for various Nurses for Nurses’ events, including the 2015  annual conference.

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Research Review


Research Review Australia provides clinical research updates. Covering top 10 research studies with commentary by well-known Australian experts. They are a great tool to help nurses keep up to date. Reviews are sent by email and cost nothing to subscribe. Subscribe online at www.researchreview.com.au or send an email to Trish (our database administrator) trish@researchreview.com.au

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 Sue Walker Sue Walker

Sue is a Registered Nurse and holds a Masters Degree in Primary Health Care majoring in Palliative Care. Sue has extensive experience both as a clinician, educator, and senior manager in the aged care and palliative care settings.

Sue is passionate about making a difference to the way in which people experience the healthcare system. Healthcare should be delivered by competent, knowledgeable individuals to ensure the best possible experience for the recipient of that care. Nursing is a fabulous profession – the backbone of the healthcare system, “it is the knowledge of the individual Nurse that has an immediate impact on the happiness of the person in their care”

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Toni Hoffman: Asisterlytoni

Toni Hoffman came to national prominence after exposing issues regarding patient complications and deaths in what became known as the Jayant Patel case. In ASISTERLY Toni will share her thoughts on issues in Health Care.
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Vanora: Money Mattersvanora

Vanora has spent well over 10 years helping people grow, manage and enjoy their savings. She believes that an individual’s financial position should not be a source of stress in their life.

Vanora is a member of the Australian AFA (Association of Financial Advisers) and is currently studying toward her Masters of Financial Planning. She is passionate about applying strategies to improve every client’s financial future while maintaining confident quality of life in the present. Read more >> 
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Veet’s Cuisine: The Healthy Vegetarian

use Hi, I am Veet Karen. I have been a healthy vegetarian for over three decades and along the wa, I have educated myself on how to eat as healthy as I possibly can. I established a catering business seven years ago ‘Veet’s Cuisine” to following my passion of cooking incredibly healthy and creative vegetarian cuisine. Prior to that, I was a care worker for people with disabilities for eight years and a teacher for twelve years. This year I married my teaching skills with my cooking skills and founded Australia’s first organic vegan chef and lifestyle training. I have a wealth of knowledge to share with you all on how to stay healthy as a vegetarian as well as some great ideas on how to really listen to what your body wants and needs to eat. Even if you are not vegetarian the recipes are always well received by meat eaters too. I have catered and facilitated on two of the nurses for nurses retreats and must admit these retreats are at the top of my list of my fave jobs. http://www.veetscuisine.com.au/
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Women’s Health Queensland Wide Inc.Womens Health

Women’s Health Queensland Wide Inc (Women’s Health) is a not for profit health promotion, information and education service for women and health professionals throughout Queensland. We provide quality evidence-based health information to women via our website, our pregnancy and parenting service, our lending library and our Ask a Health Question telephone and email service. We also deliver health education talks to the community and health professionals across Queensland in person and via video conference. http://www.womhealth.org.au/ See all posts by Women’s Health Queensland Wide Inc