How Autism has changed over the years

“273% Increase in Autism and We Don’t Know Why!” This was the headline in the Los Angeles Times, Thursday, April 15, 1999. Without a doubt it would grab people’s attention. It certainly started[...]


Feeling salty? Let's look at Hypernatremia!

Hypernatraemia is a serum sodium concentration >145 mmol/L. It implies a deficit of total body water relative to total body sodium caused by water intake being less than water losses. A major symptom[...]


Shingles and the elderly

Over 65% of 70-79-year-old are missing out on free shingles vaccinations! Did you know that vaccines for shingles is free for people aged between 70 and 79? It may be time to educate your elderly[...]


World Kidney Day - Facts about Kidney Diseases

Your kidneys are extremely important in maintaining general health. 90% of kidney function can be lost without any symptoms. Kidney disease is a chronic disease in which a person's kidney function is reduced[...]


Get the job YOU want! (Part 2)

Karl Rowlands is the National Manager for ProCare Australia, Australia’s go to Community Services recruitment agency and he’s agreed to take the time out to help our nurses in laying the foundations[...]


Get the job YOU want! (Part 1)

Karl Rowlands is the National Manager for ProCare Australia, Australia’s go to Community Services recruitment agency and he’s agreed to take the time out to help our nurses in laying the foundations[...]


MMM, SMELLS FRUITY! Diabetes Case Study 

As you walk into your patients room you notice Mr Jones is pretty drowsy and didn’t really respond to your greeting. His breathing is deep and rapid, mouth looks dry and his face is flushed. He has[...]


Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) - A brief overview

The novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) is a newly identified (‘novel’) strain of coronavirus in humans which appeared in Wuhan city in Hubei Province, China. [1] As the coronavirus outbreak continues to[...]


Nuts about NUTS!

Not so nuts ideas about losing the extra kilos you may have put on over the festive season? Many diets talk about a handful of nuts to complement their dietary plan. But what if eating more nuts helped[...]


Adverse Drug Reactions - A Case Study

So you’ve been caring for Bob, who has cellulitis and an MRSA positive wound infection on the lateral surface of his right lower leg. He has been receiving IV vancomycin for the last 3 days. Overnight[...]


5 ways to revitalize after a tough shift

We’ve all had those tough shifts where you walk out both mentally and physically exhausted. This is not uncommon for healthcare professionals and here are some tips to help you invigorate your energy[...]


New Year - New Financial Resolutions

Christmas and new year celebrations have come and gone and many nurses - like many others - will be dreading the arrival of the next credit card statement to assess the damage. While, it’s too late to[...]


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