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ANMF report offers skills mix, staffing recommendations

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation has set out recommendations for minimum staffing levels and skills mixes in a new report. The union’s South Australian Branch produced the report in conjunction with researchers from Flinders University and the University of South Australia. ...

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Take drug control seriously or face the consequences

The public must have confidence in nurses’ ability and willingness to practise proper medication management. Those who violate that trust rarely get off lightly. Nurses are entrusted with significant responsibility in relation to the handling, dispensing and giving of medications. ...

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Australian aged-care nursing competencies in the works

Researchers are planning to develop a homegrown framework for registered nurses working with older people and their families. Associate professor Victoria Traynor, from the University of Wollongong’s School of Nursing, said the available nursing competencies for the aged-care sector were ...

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