Influenza, 10 years on from the “Swine Flu” pandemic

The following is a very informative article  published in the June 2019 edition of the Clinical Communique by Professor Allen Cheng MB BS, FRACP, MPH, MBiostat, PhD Director, Infection Prevention and Healthcare Epidemiology Unit, Alfred Health Professor of Infectious Diseases Epidemiology, School...

A Swine of a Diagnosis!

The Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine has recently published an article including coroner findings  regarding the deaths of two patients in 2009.The  cases were heard as concurrent inquests into the deaths of two patients. The two patients were not known to each other, but they had both...

Kissing a Patient!

Some time ago a colleague shared an article from nurse.com an American newsletter that reported “Does staff member’s kiss of resident violate CMS regulations?”  This is the USA monitoring authority for aged care facilities. At first glance my immediate response to the fact a nurse kissed the man...

Nurses in Crisis

Often after providing a lecture or webinar about bullying in nursing, employment contracts of Fair Work legislation, contact is made by a member who is experiencing the catastrophe of work injury, termination or ongoing unemployment attributed to previous injury or conflict in the workplace. The...

Criminal Health Carers

Sometimes it seems that there is a cascade of items, similar and worrying that catches attention in a short time.  That was this week’s experience for me. The first news item that gave me pause was a story in Queensland about a 77 year old woman admitted to hospital in such a poor state that the...

Medication Management Musings – Practice Tips

Not only are Nurses expected to safely administer medication in the difficult circumstances like I described in my last Blog post, but we are required to do it alongside rapidly changing technology and pharmaceutical innovations. Technological changes are happening faster that we can keep up....

Australian Guidelines for the Prevention and Control of Infection in Healthcare (2019)

In all workplaces, Nurses are acutely aware of the importance of adhering to current guidelines for the prevention and control of infections. Did you know there are over 165,000 healthcare associated infections in Australian acute healthcare facilities every year? This makes healthcare associated...

Five-year outcomes for face transplant recipients

As Nurses, it is difficult to comprehend the need for a patient to have to undergo a partial or total face transplant.  Scientists have identified the long term outcomes for six face transplant recipients who had been followed for up to 5 years after surgery. The following information is provided...

Antibiotics found in some of the world’s rivers exceed ‘safe’ levels!

Nurses are well aware of the implications of the overuse of antibiotics.  You may be surprised to learn about this recent study which identified that  Concentrations of antibiotics found in some of the world's rivers exceed 'safe' levels by up to 300 times.  It prompts you to think about how we...

Early Caffeine Use, Surgery and Preterm & Infant Outcomes!

The Paediatrics Research Review has published some interesting study outcomes in 2019 which will be of interest to those Nurses who work with neonates. "Early caffeine administration and neurodevelopmental outcomes in preterm infants Authors: Lodha A et al. Summary: This study examined the impact...

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Purple Urine Bag Syndrome

Have you ever seen purple urine in a catheterised Patient? I haven't and I believe it to be a rare occurrence, however, I was reading a few articles the other day and came across a picture of purple urine. At first, I thought it was a prank - a few Condy's Crystals in...

A Swine of a Diagnosis!

The Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine has recently published an article including coroner findings  regarding the deaths of two patients in 2009.The  cases were heard as concurrent inquests into the deaths of two patients. The two patients were not known to...

Kissing a Patient!

Some time ago a colleague shared an article from nurse.com an American newsletter that reported “Does staff member’s kiss of resident violate CMS regulations?”  This is the USA monitoring authority for aged care facilities. At first glance my immediate response to the...

Nurses in Crisis

Often after providing a lecture or webinar about bullying in nursing, employment contracts of Fair Work legislation, contact is made by a member who is experiencing the catastrophe of work injury, termination or ongoing unemployment attributed to previous injury or...

Criminal Health Carers

Sometimes it seems that there is a cascade of items, similar and worrying that catches attention in a short time.  That was this week’s experience for me. The first news item that gave me pause was a story in Queensland about a 77 year old woman admitted to hospital...

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