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As you are well aware there is a lot of anxiety in the community at the time of publication regarding COVID-19. We have no understanding of what the world will look like once this pandemic is over and that is a very scary thing for an adult let alone a child.
At the time of writing the Government has just put in place additional social distancing strategies in an effort to slow down the spread of COVID-19. This discussion looks at Controlling COVID-19 in Australia.
Update on Royal Commission Activities The Royal Commission hearings have changed to discussion workshops. The first panel workshop was held in Adelaide (11 February 2020) and focused on Redesigning the Aged Care System. In the past, the Commission has focused on...
Why is Nursing Culture Important Nicole Nash-Arnold from Nurse Manager HQ is our second cohost of This Nursing Life podcast. Nic’s all-consuming passion is nursing culture. We used to be great at camaraderie. We used to be excellent at having fun, breaking rules and...
Can you get these three trivia questions correct?
I read a great article recently on the NPS Medicine Wise site about atrial fibrillation. The authors identified that presentations to emergency departments for the arrhythmia are on the increase. It is the most common arrhythmia that people present with and it accounts for over 30% of hospital admissions for arrhythmia.
Sepsis The Australian Sepsis Network is a great resource for information. Sepsis, defined as organ dysfunction due to an infection, is a major cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. The annual incidence in the adult Australian population treated in an ICU has...
Choosing Wisely Australia an Initiative of NPS MedicineWise have identified that every day in Australia 3 people die and 150 people are hospitalised as a result of harm from pharmaceutical opioids.
Wound Care management is a key Nursing function. There are a plethora of products on the market that are strenuously marketed to clinicians by the various producers.