IV Ondansetron and IV Ketamine for Children in Emergency Department

Emergency Medicine Research Review has recently published the following two reviews which you will find of interest regarding Children who are attended to in the Emergency Department The two studies are the Effect of intravenous ondansetron on QTc interval in children with gastroenteritis and ...

End of Life Law

The Voluntary Assisted Dying Act 2017 (Vic) will come into force in Victoria in June 2019, becoming the first law in Australia since the rescinded NT legislation to permit voluntary assisted dying.  This is only the tip of the iceberg as in Western Australia a Bill to legalise voluntary assisted...

How can I improve my chances of falling pregnant?

When you embark on fertility treatment you may feel a loss of control as you may feel that the process of conception, fertilization and pregnancy are in the hands of health professionals. However, there are so many LIFESTYLE FACTORS that you do have control over that can help improve your chances...

Resident Death – Too Much Too Soon

The Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine has recently published a poignant article including coroner findings  regarding the death of an elderly person and the use of a  Oxazepam regimen. Case Précis: Too Much Too Soon Case No: Victoria 2015/1527  Précis author: Dr Supriya Rama Krishnan, MBBS...

Without a Trace – A Childs Death

The Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine has recently published a poignant article including coroner findings which are enclosed and highlights the tragic implications of a child’s death associated with  Nursing Staff fixation Error. Fixation error is  the phenomenon whereby a person or group...

Stress

The work of nurses, midwives and students is stressful. The good news is we can help you to identify your stressors and manage them before they have a negative effect on your health. If you are concerned about stress and would like some support you can call our confidential support line 24/7 on...

What Is In Your Flowerpot

To the utmost shame of my fiance, I am a terrible gardener! She has tried many times to get me to take an interest in gardening, but it is not for me. I have a habit of taking any healthy, living plant and turning into dead mulch in a very short period. It may be due to a lack of skill, but it is...

How Nurses and Midwives can purchase their first home in the Next 12 months

Nurses and midwives, is 2019 the year you get serious about buying your first home? If so, I got great news and bad news for you… Bad news first…The “Great Australian Dream” of owning your own home is further away than ever. According to Housing Affordability Report by Core Logic, housing...

Medication Management Musings – Nurse as Advocate

In my last Blog, I mentioned the importance of nurses as advocates for safe medication administration. In this post, I want to expand on that notion by exploring the nurse-patient relationship that was inspired by my recent vacation. I hope you enjoy these reflections on practice. The best nursing...

Occupational violence and aggression

Exposure to aggression or violence at work is terrible for anyone. When you work in a caring profession such as nursing or midwifery it is difficult to reconcile that you would be exposed to workplace violence. Nobody — including nurses and midwives — should be injured or assaulted at work. If you...

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Our vision is to empower Nurses through knowledge and education, we provide you the latest Nursing News and updates in a number of clinical areas.

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Mindfullness

Our recent Wellness Conference was a fabulous experience where I learnt a lot about stress management and team support. One of the key components of self-management was learning the art of mindfulness. What is mindfulness? The video below...

Aged Care Enquiry!

You are probably aware of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety, there are occasional media reports on the progress of the hearings.  Like most Royal Commissions this one was triggered by an outcry.  The horrors of the abuses at Oakden Nursing Home...

End of Life Law

The Voluntary Assisted Dying Act 2017 (Vic) will come into force in Victoria in June 2019, becoming the first law in Australia since the rescinded NT legislation to permit voluntary assisted dying.  This is only the tip of the iceberg as in Western Australia a Bill to...

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