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[...]

Celebrating Florence Nightingale

Although the origins of nursing predate the mid-19th century, it was Florence Nightingale who graced the history books of being one of the greatest nurses. Florence Nightingale was born in Florence, Italy[...]

7 Great Christmas Eve Ideas

Christmas Eve can be just as enchanting as Christmas Day. The excitement of Christmas Eve is only topped by the joy of Christmas morning– there’s just something magical about the night before.Christmas[...]

Patients leaving hospitals with opioids are encouraged to ask these 5 key questions

My mother got addicted to opioids after suffering for 12 years of a debilitating disease which caused her much pain- burning mouth syndrome. We watched her deteriorate slowly as she became addicted to[...]

TOPICAL ANTIBIOTICS: Should they be prescribed at all?

Clinical indications for the use of topical antibiotics are continuing to narrow, driven by increasing resistance rates in Australia and internationally. Questions as to whether these medicines should[...]

4,400 Amputations in Australia every year

World Diabetes Day is marked every year on 14 November, the birthday of Sir Frederick Banting, who co-discovered insulin along with Charles Best in 1922. Australia has the second highest rate of diabetes-related[...]

What not to do after a long night shift

You're so tired that you're patting the dog for three minutes before you realise you don't own a dog and you're rubbing a footstool. You collapse on the couch and do your best to remember your own name;[...]

Oh my aching feet!

There aren’t many professions more taxing on the feet than that of a nurse or midwife. Long shifts, concrete floors and the demands of the job can take a significant toll. Painful conditions become chronic[...]

Breast Cancer Awareness

October is Breast Cancer awareness month globally. Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women around the world, impacting 2.1 million women every year. In Australia, 1 in 7 women will be diagnosed[...]

Bleeding Disorders Awareness Week - A Personal Story

Bleeding Disorders Awareness Week is an opportunity for individuals and families as well as Haemophilia Foundations and other organisations to take part in a campaign and activities to raise awareness[...]

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