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Nursing Australia

English, Health / Medicine, 4 seasons, 71 episodes, 1 day, 16 hours, 10 minutes
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A news and education podcast for Australian Nurses, working together towards a healthier Australia. Proudly presented by APNA, the Australian Primary Health Care Nurses Association.
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Ep43. Tech Driven

In this 43rd installment of Nursing Australia hosted by Matthew St Ledger & Leith Alexander, get acquainted with digital health and some of the latest advancements available in Australian primary healthcare. 1. The latest Nursing Australia News (02:17) Aged care shortfalls worsen; funding win for Type 1 Diabetes; cervical self-testing; inside Ukraine; and Welcome Calvary! 2. National Nursing & Midwifery Digital Health Capability Framework (04:50) The Framework outlines the capabilities required to support health professionals in extending their digital health development. A resource to guide individuals, employers and educators in their workplaces. 3. E-Prescriptions (11:44) Incorporating electronic prescribing into your practice. Discover more: Australian Digital Health Agency (ADHA) Australasian Institute of Digital Health (AIDH) 4. Self-collect cervical screening (CST) (17:33) From the 1st of July 2022, eligible women and people with a cervix can access a self-collected cervical screening test (CST). This universally available testing option is another positive step forward towards Australia’s goal of eliminating cervical cancer.   National Cervical Screening Program Sexual Health Victoria  5. Single-use negative pressure wound therapy (21:33) Disclaimer: The information presented in this segment is solely for informational and educational purposes. Use of Smith+Nephew products is to be on-label and consistent with approved indications and intended uses. For detailed product information, including indications for use, contraindications, effects, precautions and warnings, please consult the product’s Instructions for Use (IFU) prior to use.  The information presented, may not be appropriate for all jurisdictions and any use of a product presented or promoted should be confirmed as cleared or approved in your relevant jurisdiction. Smith+Nephew does not provide medical advice.          • Runi Brownhill  PhD, Senior Scientist Manager Smith + Nephew Advanced Wound Management Research & Development, Hull UK. Runi Brownhill is a recognised scientific expert in the field of Wound Biology and the interventions needed to improve patient outcomes. She provides strategic direction to the Research and Innovation programme through the application of deep domain knowledge in Human Biology & Disease relevant to the business. Runi was pivotal in the research programme to identify the mode of action of PICO sNPWT.6. Next time on Nursing Australia (29:41)  Handy links: Get your APNA Conference Roadshow ticketsHosted by: Matthew St Ledger & Mitch Wall Produced by: Leith Alexander & Matthew St Ledger
7/3/202231 minutes, 12 seconds
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Ep42. The Latest

In this June episode of Nursing Australia hosted by Matthew St Ledger and Prue Baum, get yourself up-to-date with the latest updates & happenings in Australian healthcare.  -  The latest Nursing Australia News (01:38) Influenza primed to spike; QLD on meningococcal high alert; Monkey pox on the move; and the APNA conference roadshow 2022 launches in Melbourne. Get your APNA Conference Roadshow tickets  - Amazing Nurse Stories: Shab's story (04:10) From Iran to Australia meet nurse and author Shabnam Ighani Want to share your story on Nursing Australia?  -   THE  Guide to Aged Care (13:42) Australia's first and only workbook workbook to guide nursing in the Aged Care sector is finally here.  -   Infection Prevention: an update (20:57) Infection prevention & control in a post COVID world. Contact the Infection Prevention Helpline       - The Swab teaser (23:08) Ever wanted to be a fly on the wall in the nurse's breakroom? Nurse Georgie Carroll hears some great stories from all sorts of different nurses with a variety of experiences. Listen Here: The Swab     -  Next time on Nursing Australia (28:48) Links Shingles Prevention and Immunisation e-Learning Module APNA Nursing jobs board  Subscribe to The Connect (our weekly newsletter) Episode Producer: Leith Alexander SoundFX courtesy of zapsplat.com Hosted by: Matthew St Ledger & Mitch Wall Produced by: Leith Alexander & Matthew St Ledger
5/30/202229 minutes, 48 seconds
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Ep41. It's Nurses Day!

The 41st episode of Nursing Australia presents: The latest Nursing Australia News (02:21) Aged Care nurses pay rise on the cards, Ebola outbreak resurgence, mysterious hepatitis emerges, nurses deemed 'undatable', and Happy International Nurses Day 2022! Win a double pass to the APNA Conference Roadshow    Student Nurses: building the workforce (05:29) APNA Student Nurse Placement Program Nurse Spotlight: Keith Cox – A Caring Life (24:13) Hear the inspirational story of a nursing trailblazer: "What fifty years in nursing has taught me about humanity, compassion & community" - Keith Cox OAM  Listen to 'A Caring Life' on Audible  Want to share your story on Nursing Australia? The Swab teaser (54:09) Ever wanted to be a fly on the wall in the nurse's breakroom? Join Georgie Carroll on The Swab Next time on Nursing Australia (1:00:17) Links Win a double pass to the APNA Conference Roadshow    APNA Nursing jobs board   Subscribe to The Connect (our weekly newsletter)  Episode Producer: Leith Alexander SoundFX courtesy of zapsplat.com Hosted by: Matthew St Ledger & Mitch Wall Produced by: Leith Alexander & Matthew St Ledger
5/2/20221 hour, 2 minutes, 18 seconds
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Ep40. Teens, travel & our hearts

In the latest episode of Nursing Australia: smashing access barriers to healthcare for teens, Nurse Spotlight, heart health - plus grab the latest in healthcare news hosted by Matthew St Ledger & Leith Alexander.The latest Nursing Australia News (01:43) NSW nurses & midwives strike again; SA government promises ratios; last ditch Aged Care reforms; and Budget promises. Teen Clinic  (03:42) Primary healthcare professionals: Demolishing the barriers to primary healthcare for regional Aussie teens. Nurse Spotlight: Debbie's story (18:23) Debbie Clatworthy is a true nursing legend!  Hear her inspiring nursing story - a journey right across the vast Australian landscape. Want to share your story on Nursing Australia? Heart Health (28:34) Health promotion in practice: it's time again to bring heart health to the forefront.  Link: hrt.how/heartweek  Next time on Nursing Australia (36:54) Links :APNA Nursing jobs board  Subscribe to The Connect (our weekly newsletter) Producer: Leith Alexander SoundFX courtesy of zapsplat.com Ever wanted to be a fly on the wall in the nurse's breakroom? Nurse Georgie Carroll hears some great stories from all sorts of different nurses with a variety of experiences. Listen Here: The Swab  Hosted by: Matthew St Ledger & Mitch Wall Produced by: Leith Alexander & Matthew St Ledger
4/3/202237 minutes, 53 seconds
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Ep39. The Serious One

In this March episode of Nursing Australia hear:  The latest Nursing Australia News (02:05) Paediatric anaphylaxis figures flatten; hide n seek doctor sentenced; Nursing school applications stumble; and the pandemic response workforce re-opens. Join the COVID-19 pandemic response workforce  Nurse Spotlight: Sheenagh's story (03:43) When a nurse becomes the patient: a nurse's journey with early-onset Parkinsons   Fight Parkinson’s (Parkinson’s Victoria) https://www.fightparkinsons.org.au/Shake it up Foundationhttps://shakeitup.org.au/about-us/Parkinson’s Australiahttps://www.parkinsons.org.au/Young@Park peer support group, for those diagnosed with young/early onset Parkinson’s.http://www.yap.org.au/Professional Indemnity (12:59) Think your employer is going to cover you? Think again... Get covered here  Join APNA Diabetes management tech (23:47) Wearable continuous glucose monitors continue to go from strength to strength – so what's the latest? For more information: https://www.freestylelibre.com.au/HCPcontact/ FreeStyle Libre 2 Resources:www.freestyleconnect.com.au Next time on Nursing Australia (31:47) APNA Nursing jobs board  Subscribe to The Connect (our weekly newsletter) Hosted by: Matthew St Ledger & Mitch Wall Produced by: Leith Alexander & Matthew St Ledger
2/27/202232 minutes, 25 seconds
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Ep38. Domestic Violence Matters

In this February episode of Nursing Australia hear: The latest Nursing Australia News (03:24) Caps on tele-health consults scrapped; WHO prioritizes primary healthcare; App emerges to detect COVID & influenza; Omicron-specific jabs in the works; and vax exemption falsifier disqualified. Supporting victims of domestic & family violence (05:53) How can healthcare professionals better support those affected by DV? Meet survivor turned advocate Jane Matts. 'Sisters In Law Project' Links: Facebook  Twitter  In the news  Subscribe to The Connect (our weekly newsletter) Nursing organizations – why it pays to belong? (13:37) Why do professional organizations matter? Why do we need them and what can APNA offer? Links: Join APNA Renew membership for 2022  Primary Care Pathways to Safety (+ for women and children) (19:23) Links: If you, a child or another person are in immediate danger call 000. For 24/7 counselling support and access to resources please contact 1800 RESPECT 1800 737 732 (within Australia) Hunter, New England & Central Coast PHN 'Project Safer Families' The draft 10-year National Plan to end violence against women and children - under consultation  The power in understanding patterns of coercive control  Thanks to DVNSW Next time on Nursing Australia (29:00) Links: APNA Nursing jobs board  Subscribe to The Connect (our weekly newsletter)  Global Crisis Support Contacts:  AUS: https://www.lifeline.org.au/131114/   AUS: https://www.beyondblue.org.au/   USA: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/  UK: https://www.samaritans.org/  Hosted by: Matthew St Ledger & Mitch Wall Produced by: Leith Alexander & Matthew St Ledger
2/1/202229 minutes, 42 seconds
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Ep37. Welcome to 2022 + an interview with Dr. Norman Swan

In this new year episode of Nursing Australia hosted by Matthew St Ledger we hear:  The latest Nursing Australia News (02:04) App helps healthcare workers communicate with patients; NMBA releases updated cosmetic guidance; and COVID reaches Antarctica. Links: NMBA position statement on nurses and cosmetic procedures Heart Health Toolkit  Dr. Norman Swan: So You Think You Know What's Good for You? (04:05) Feeling the weight of frontline health work? Norman Swan @normanswan joins Nursing Australia to chat acute vs. chronic stress; coping with trauma and busts some wellness BS.Links: https://www.hachette.com.au/norman-swan/so-you-think-you-know-whats-good-for-you https://www.abc.net.au/radio/programs/coronacast/  Grab a copy of the book: Buy Now via Amazon AU Episode Outro (16:11) Links: APNA Nursing Jobs  Subscribe to The Connect (our weekly newsletter) Learn more about ABBVIE  Hosted by: Matthew St Ledger & Mitch Wall Produced by: Leith Alexander & Matthew St Ledger
1/6/202217 minutes, 22 seconds
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Ep36. Ending 2021

In this holiday season episode of Nursing Australia hosted by Matthew St Ledger @mattstledger we hear:  The latest Nursing Australia News (2:22) Pfizer booster key to omicron protection; wiping university debts of Drs & NPs and Fake nurse ordered to pay compensation.A Nursing Journey: Daniel's story (3:44) Considering a career in nursing? Curious to explore other options? Hear a nurse's journey from learning to practice across Australia.  Australia's biggest nursing event is finally here (12:11) Register for the 2022 APNA Conference Roadshow here: https://www.apna.asn.au/education/roadshow Helping patients access the National Diabetes Services Scheme (NDSS) (16:41) Meet Nurse Dallas Bailey who describes how holistic diabetes management really works. It’s crucial that people with diabetes register with the NDSS so they can access information, support services and subsidized products. Health professionals: follow this link to help people with diabetes register with the NDSS. https://www.ndss.com.au/health-professionals/  NDSS Helpline: 1800 637 700   Next time on Nursing Australia (23:43) Register for Australia's biggest nursing event: https://www.apna.asn.au/education/roadshow  Subscribe to The Connect (APNA's weekly newsletter): https://www.apna.asn.au/workflows/subscribe Learn more about ABBVIE https://www.abbvie.com.au/  Hosted by: Matthew St Ledger & Mitch Wall Produced by: Leith Alexander & Matthew St Ledger
12/10/202124 minutes, 46 seconds
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Friday Evening - Nursing Australia Week, 22-26 November 2021

Friday Evening - The news, nurses doing amazing things, we announce our daily winner and we say goodbye If you've enjoyed Nursing Australia Week, please let us know - send an email to [email protected] Show note links for this episode:The rate of stillbirth during Melbourne's lockdowns: https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2021.10.04.21264500v1ANMF media release on new National Aged Care Advisory Council: https://www.anmf.org.au/media-releases/entry/media_211125APNA Nursing Jobs page: https://www.apna.asn.au/nursing-jobsHealth Professionals Bank: https://www.hpbank.com.au/?utm_source=podcast&utm_medium=text_link&utm_campaign=APNAAPNA Conference Roadshow: https://www.apna.asn.au/education/roadshow"Song For Nurses" - Brad Emanuel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T696pasNsv8Hosted by: Matthew St Ledger & Mitch Wall Produced by: Leith Alexander & Matthew St Ledger
11/26/202122 minutes, 19 seconds
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Friday Lunch - Nursing Australia Week - Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders): The outlook overseas

Today we hear from John Johnson a Nurse Practitioner and Vaccination and Epidemic Response Advisor from Médecins Sans Frontières.  Enter our ‘spill your guts’ competition!Each day enter to win a $500 gift voucher and a signed copy of Georgie Carroll’s book ‘Off the Charts’. Today we want you to tell us:Your CREEPY ghost stories from a clinic, hospital or any kind of nursing workplaceTo enter, simply click reply to this email or send a text message 0417 366 831Show note links for this episode:Médecins Sans Frontières: https://www.msf.org/2021 APNA Workforce Survey: https://survey.alchemer.com/s3/6608519/4c3ba0eb46c7Hosted by: Matthew St Ledger & Mitch Wall Produced by: Leith Alexander & Matthew St Ledger
11/26/202124 minutes, 58 seconds
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Friday AM - Nursing Australia Week, 22-26 November 2021

Welcome to FriYAY! It's the last day of Nursing Australia Week and we have another three episodes to finish us off. Let’s get into it!Enter our ‘spill your guts’ competition!Enter to win a $500 gift voucher and a signed copy of Georgie Carroll’s book ‘Off the Charts’. Today we want you to tell us:Your CREEPY ghost stories from a clinic, hospital or any kind of nursing workplaceTo enter, simply click reply to this email or send a text message 0417 366 831Show note links for this episode:APNA Student Nurse Placement Program: https://www.apna.asn.au/profession/student-nurse-placementBristol Stool Chart cake: https://www.reddit.com/r/ATBGE/comments/c3li6u/bristol_stool_chart_cake_made_by_my_stepmum/APNA Conference Roadshow: https://www.apna.asn.au/education/roadshowBuy ‘Aspire’ by nurse Shirley-Ann Rowley and The Jazzuleles: https://www.thejazzuleles.com/product-page/aspire-1Hosted by: Matthew St Ledger & Mitch Wall Produced by: Leith Alexander & Matthew St Ledger
11/25/202126 minutes, 32 seconds
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Thursday Evening - Nursing Australia Week, 22-26 November 2021

 It's the end of another day, so your evening episode of Nursing Australia Week is ready for you. Show note links for this episode:RACGP response to The Australian National Audit Office: https://www.racgp.org.au/FSDEDEV/media/documents/RACGP/Reports%20and%20submissions/2021/Submission-to-the-ANAO-audit-of-the-COVID-19-Vaccination-Program.pdfAPNA Nursing Jobs page: https://www.apna.asn.au/nursing-jobsHealth Professionals Bank: https://www.hpbank.com.au/?utm_source=podcast&utm_medium=text_link&utm_campaign=APNATwo Humerus Nurses: https://open.spotify.com/show/6VHiOub0iSRuTSTFmtOZWe?si=qktKWR35SfC1B9x7m3jy9A&nd=1 and https://www.instagram.com/twohumerusnursespodcastHosted by: Matthew St Ledger & Mitch Wall Produced by: Leith Alexander & Matthew St Ledger
11/25/202118 minutes, 28 seconds
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Thursday Lunch - Nursing Australia Week - Infection Prevention Helpline: Ensuring your infection management procedures are best practice

Thursday Lunch - Infection Prevention Helpline: Ensuring your infection management procedures are best practice Today we speak to nurse Sara Drew from the Infection Prevention Helpline.Enter our ‘spill your guts’ competition!Each day enter to win a $500 gift voucher and a signed copy of Georgie Carroll’s book ‘Off the Charts’. Today we want you to tell us:Your favourite medical moment when you WEREN’T at work;your good Samaritan storyTo enter, simply click reply to this email or send a text message 0417 366 831Show note links for this episode:Infection Prevention Helpline: https://www.infectionpreventionhelpline.com.au/ or call 1800 312 968Hierarchy of Controls and other links: https://www.apna.asn.au/files/DAM/1%20Education/Resource/Hierarchy%20of%20Controls%20and%20Resources.pdf2021 APNA Workforce Survey: https://survey.alchemer.com/s3/6608519/4c3ba0eb46c7Hosted by: Matthew St Ledger & Mitch Wall Produced by: Leith Alexander & Matthew St Ledger
11/25/202123 minutes, 45 seconds
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Thursday AM - Nursing Australia Week, 22-26 November 2021

It's Thursday, let's have a laugh this morning!Enter our ‘spill your guts’ competition!Enter to win a $500 gift voucher and a signed copy of Georgie Carroll’s book ‘Off the Charts’. Today we want you to tell us:Your favourite medical moment when you WEREN’T at work;your good Samaritan storyTo enter, simply click reply to this email or send a text message 0417 366 831Show note links for this episode:Heart Foundation: https://www.heartfoundation.org.au/bundles/heart-health-check-toolkit&utm_source=APNA&utm_medium=paid_media&utm_campaign=HHC_Toolkit&utm_content=MREC2APNA Conference Roadshow: https://www.apna.asn.au/education/roadshowBuy ‘Aspire’ by nurse Shirley-Ann Rowley and The Jazzuleles: https://www.thejazzuleles.com/product-page/aspire-1Hosted by: Matthew St Ledger & Mitch Wall Produced by: Leith Alexander & Matthew St Ledger
11/24/202121 minutes, 2 seconds
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Wednesday Evening - Nursing Australia Week, 22-26 November 2021

 We hope you've had a good hump day. Your Wednesday evening episode of Nursing Australia Week is ready for you. Show note links for this episode:Acute Anaphylaxis Clinical Care Standard: https://www.safetyandquality.gov.au/standards/clinical-care-standards/acute-anaphylaxis-clinical-care-standardDepartment of Health’s Consultation Hub: https://consultations.health.gov.au/APNA Nursing Jobs page: https://www.apna.asn.au/nursing-jobsHealth Professionals Bank: https://www.hpbank.com.au/?utm_source=podcast&utm_medium=text_link&utm_campaign=APNANurse Sarah Cosgrave: http://www.sarahcosgrave.com/Hosted by: Matthew St Ledger & Mitch Wall Produced by: Leith Alexander & Matthew St Ledger
11/24/202115 minutes, 2 seconds
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Wednesday Lunch - Nursing Australia Week - National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance: The story behind the statistics of the vaccine rollout and what we’re learning.

Wednesday Lunch - National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance: The story behind the statistics of the vaccine rollout and what we’re learning. Today we speak to National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance Director Professor Kristine Macartney. Enter our ‘spill your guts’ competition!Each day enter to win a $500 gift voucher and a signed copy of Georgie Carroll’s book ‘Off the Charts’. Today we want you to tell us:What white lie have you told a patient to reassure them or calm them down?To enter, simply click reply to this email or send a text message 0417 366 831Show note links for this episode:NCIRS: https://www.ncirs.org.au/Professor Kristine Macartney: https://www.sydney.edu.au/medicine-health/about/our-people/academic-staff/kristine-macartney.htmlCOVID-19 vaccination – summary for immunisation providers: https://www.ncirs.org.au/health-professionals/covid-19-vaccinesNCIRS COVID-19 vaccines: Frequently asked questions: https://www.ncirs.org.au/covid-19/covid-19-vaccines-frequently-asked-questionsSpecial immunization services: https://www.ncirs.org.au/health-professionals/specialist-immunisation-services2021 APNA Workforce Survey: https://survey.alchemer.com/s3/6608519/4c3ba0eb46c7Sound effects & instrumental music from Zapsplat, Bensound and Adobe Sounds Hosted by: Matthew St Ledger & Mitch Wall Produced by: Leith Alexander & Matthew St Ledger
11/24/202131 minutes, 28 seconds
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Wednesday AM - Nursing Australia Week, 22-26 November 2021

Happy Wednesday! We have another great morning episode for you. Enter our ‘spill your guts’ competition!Enter to win a $500 gift voucher and a signed copy of Georgie Carroll’s book ‘Off the Charts’. Today we want you to tell us:What white lie have you told a patient to reassure them or calm them down?To enter, simply click reply to this email or send a text message 0417 366 831  Show note links for this episode:2021 APNA Workforce Survey: https://survey.alchemer.com/s3/6608519/4c3ba0eb46c7APNA Student Nurse Placement Program: https://www.apna.asn.au/profession/student-nurse-placementBuy ‘Aspire’ by nurse Shirley-Ann Rowley and The Jazzuleles: https://www.thejazzuleles.com/product-page/aspire-1Sound effects & instrumental music from Zapsplat, Bensound and Adobe Sounds Hosted by: Matthew St Ledger & Mitch Wall Produced by: Leith Alexander & Matthew St Ledger
11/23/202122 minutes, 50 seconds
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Tuesday Evening - Nursing Australia Week, 22-26 November 2021

 We hope you've had a great day and are enjoying Nursing Australia Week. Your Tuesday evening episode of Nursing Australia Week is ready for you.  Show note links for this episode:American CDC stillbirth data: https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/70/wr/mm7047e1.htm?s_cid=mm7047e1_w&utm_source=STAT+Newsletters&utm_campaign=ff4a6251a5-MR_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_8cab1d7961-ff4a6251a5-153078694APNA Nursing Jobs page: https://www.apna.asn.au/nursing-jobsHealth Professionals Bank: https://www.hpbank.com.au/?utm_source=podcast&utm_medium=text_link&utm_campaign=APNATwo Humerus Nurses: https://open.spotify.com/show/6VHiOub0iSRuTSTFmtOZWe?si=qktKWR35SfC1B9x7m3jy9A&nd=1 and https://www.instagram.com/twohumerusnursespodcastSound effects & instrumental music from Zapsplat, Bensound and Adobe Sounds Hosted by: Matthew St Ledger & Mitch Wall Produced by: Leith Alexander & Matthew St Ledger
11/23/202121 minutes, 39 seconds
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Tuesday Lunch - Nursing Australia Week - COVID-19 Evidence Based Guidelines Taskforce: The latest evidence-base for treating COVID-19

In your Tuesday lunch education session,  we speak to the COVID-19 Evidence Based Guidelines Taskforce Executive Director, Steve McGloughlin.  Enter our ‘spill your guts’ competition!Each day enter to win a $500 gift voucher and a signed copy of Georgie Carroll’s book ‘Off the Charts’. Today we want you to tell us:'The weirdest item you’ve ever removed from a patient'To enter, simply click reply to this email or send a text message 0417 366 831Show note links for this episode:COVID-19 Evidence Based Guidelines Taskforce: https://covid19evidence.net.au/ Transition to Practice Program: https://www.apna.asn.au/education/transitiontopracticeSound effects & instrumental music from Zapsplat, Bensound and Adobe Sounds Hosted by: Matthew St Ledger & Mitch Wall Produced by: Leith Alexander & Matthew St Ledger
11/23/202126 minutes, 55 seconds
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Tuesday AM - Nursing Australia Week, 22-26 November 2021

 Welcome back to day two of Nursing Australia Week, we hope you enjoyed our Monday episodes.  Enter our ‘spill your guts’ competition!Enter to win a $500 gift voucher and a signed copy of Georgie Carroll’s book ‘Off the Charts’. Today we want you to tell us:'The weirdest item you’ve ever removed from a patient'To enter, simply click reply to this email or send a text message 0417 366 831Show note links for this episode:Heart Foundation: https://www.heartfoundation.org.au/bundles/heart-health-check-toolkit&utm_source=APNA&utm_medium=paid_media&utm_campaign=HHC_Toolkit&utm_content=MREC1Register for the APNA Conference Roadshow: https://www.apna.asn.au/education/roadshowBuy ‘Aspire’ by nurse Shirley-Ann Rowley and The Jazzuleles: https://www.thejazzuleles.com/product-page/aspire-1Sound effects & instrumental music from Zapsplat, Bensound and Adobe Sounds Hosted by: Matthew St Ledger & Mitch Wall Produced by: Leith Alexander & Matthew St Ledger
11/22/202122 minutes, 45 seconds
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Monday Evening - Nursing Australia Week, 22-26 November 2021

Monday Evening - The news, nurses doing amazing things and we announce our daily winner. Today we started with a little laugh, at lunch we learnt all about modelling and now it's time to wind wind down and take it all in.  Show note links for this episode:COVID home care guidelines: https://www.racgp.org.au/clinical-resources/covid-19-resources/other-health-issues/covid-19-home-care-guidelinesAPNA Nursing Jobs page: https://www.apna.asn.au/nursing-jobsHealth Professionals Bank: https://www.hpbank.com.au/?utm_source=podcast&utm_medium=text_link&utm_campaign=APNA"You Didn't Have to" by Brown & Gray: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7JT_G2T5nVQSound effects & instrumental music from Zapsplat, Bensound and Adobe Sounds Hosted by: Matthew St Ledger & Mitch Wall Produced by: Leith Alexander & Matthew St Ledger
11/22/202115 minutes, 1 second
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Monday Lunch - Nursing Australia Week - Burnet Institute: What the latest modelling is telling us about what to expect next

In your Monday lunch education session, listen to the Burnet Institute tell is what the latest modelling is telling us about what to expect next. Show note links for this episode:Burnet Institute: https://www.burnet.edu.au/Doctor Nick Scott: https://www.burnet.edu.au/people/314_nick_scottTransition to Practice Program: https://www.apna.asn.au/education/transitiontopracticeEnter our ‘spill your guts’ competition!Each day enter to win a $500 gift voucher and a signed copy of Georgie Carroll’s book ‘Off the Charts’. Today we want you to tell us: ‘What is your best nursing joke’To enter, simply click reply to this email or send a text message 0417 366 831. Sound effects & instrumental music from Zapsplat, Bensound and Adobe Sounds Hosted by: Matthew St Ledger & Mitch Wall Produced by: Leith Alexander & Matthew St Ledger
11/22/202118 minutes, 10 seconds
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Monday AM - Nursing Australia Week, 22-26 November 2021

Welcome to Nursing Australia Week - a week of entertainment, education and energy. Each day of Nursing Australia Week, you will receive: A morning wake me up to put a spring in your step and a laugh in your belly. The latest information at lunchtime, giving you everything you need to know from COVID and nursing experts. An easy way to top up your CPD.  An uplifting evening wind down, designed to inspire and share the stories of nurses doing amazing things. In this, your Monday morning episode, we join hosts Suzanne Blackeby, Matthew St Ledger and Georgie Carroll for a bit of fun!Show note links for this episode:Learn more about primary health care nursing: https://www.apna.asn.au/profession/what-is-primary-health-care-nursing Register for the APNA Conference Roadshow: https://www.apna.asn.au/education/roadshow Learn more about APNA Membership: https://www.apna.asn.au/membership/member-benefits Buy ‘Aspire’ by nurse Shirley-Ann Rowley and The Jazzuleles: https://www.thejazzuleles.com/product-page/aspire-1 Enter our ‘spill your guts’ competition!Each day enter to win a $500 gift voucher and a signed copy of Georgie Carroll’s book ‘Off the Charts’. Today we want you to tell us: ‘What is your best nursing joke’To enter, simply click reply to this email or send a text message 0417 366 831. Sound effects & instrumental music from Zapsplat, Bensound and Adobe Sounds Hosted by: Matthew St Ledger & Mitch Wall Produced by: Leith Alexander & Matthew St Ledger
11/21/202118 minutes, 36 seconds
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Ep20. ENs, RNs & NPs

In this milestone episode of Nursing Australia, hosted by Matthew St Ledger, we hear:  The latest Nursing Australia News (02:39) Australia braces for ICU surge; avatar technology emerges for melanoma; Pfizer for school aged children on the horizon; and Nursing Australia Week is coming. https://www.apna.asn.au/education/nursing-australia-podcast/nursing-australia-week         -   What is Primary Care Nursing (04:24) Primary health care is any medical service that is provided outside the four walls of a hospital, let's visit some of its heroes. https://www.apna.asn.au/  Enrolled Nurse (EN) Supervision (06:50) APNA Nurse Educator Suzanne Blackeby discusses Enrolled Nurse (EN) supervision: scope of practice, delegation and tackling common challenges. https://www.safetyandquality.gov.au/  https://www.nursingmidwiferyboard.gov.au/codes-guidelines-statements/frameworks.aspx https://www.apna.asn.au/product/detail/289bbc31-4823-e811-80d4-005056be66b1  http://healthypractices.apna.asn.au/   Nurse Spotlight: Meet a Nurse Practitioner (21:51) We caught up with Nic, a Wound Care Nurse Practitioner (NP) who shared her NP story. https://www.acnp.org.au/  Episode Outro (29:56) https://www.apna.asn.au/education/nursing-australia-podcast/nursing-australia-week  Subscribe to The Connect (our weekly newsletter): https://www.apna.asn.au/workflows/subscribe  Learn more about ABBVIE https://www.abbvie.com.au/  Hosted by: Matthew St Ledger & Mitch Wall Produced by: Leith Alexander & Matthew St Ledger
11/9/202131 minutes, 6 seconds
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Ep19. Andrew Denton on Voluntary Assisted Dying #VAD

In this special episode of Nursing Australia, Matthew St Ledger discusses voluntary assisted dying (VAD) with very special guest Andrew Denton.  Links & Resources:  If you support the idea that we should have a full range of compassionate end of life choices, and that we need a better conversation around death, dying and patient-centred care, then please visit Go Gentle AustraliaGo Gentle Australia https://www.gogentleaustralia.org.au/  For the latest on Nursing Australia subscribe to our newsletter: https://www.apna.asn.au/workflows/subscribe Discover APNA https://www.apna.asn.au/  Global Crisis Support Contacts AUS: https://www.lifeline.org.au/131114/  AUS: https://www.beyondblue.org.au/  USA: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/ UK: https://www.samaritans.org/ NZ: https://www.samaritans.org.nz/ KOREA: http://www.counsel24.com/ INDIA: https://icallhelpline.org/  PHILIPPINES: https://doh.gov.ph/NCMH-Crisis-Hotline  Hosted by: Matthew St Ledger & Mitch Wall Produced by: Leith Alexander & Matthew St Ledger
10/17/202136 minutes, 49 seconds
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Ep18. Long COVID, Nurse placements & Smoking cessation

In this episode of Nursing Australia, hosted by Matthew St Ledger, we hear:  The latest Nursing Australia News (01:33) ATAGI continues to ponder boosters; rapid antigen tests green-lighted; heart heath on the back burner; and thousands of extra health practitioners to join surge workforce. LONG COVID (03:52) Professor Gisli Jenkins joined us from London to discuss 'Long COVID' https://bmjopenrespres.bmj.com/content/8/1/e001049  http://www.imperial.ac.uk/news/218933/new-national-study-long-term-impacts-lung/ APNA Student Nurse Placement Program (18:17) Developing the primary nursing workforce and enriching the student nurse experience.  https://www.apna.asn.au/profession/student-nurse-placement Subscribe to The Connect: https://www.apna.asn.au/workflows/subscribe Smoking Cessation & Vaping (23:17) Dr. Sarah White joins us from Quit Victoria to discuss the health promotion activities surrounding smoking cessation. https://www.quit.org.au/landing/helping-others  https://www.quit.org.au/resources/quit-education/  Episode Outro (31:17) https://www.gogentleaustralia.org.au/  https://www.apna.asn.au/ Hosted by: Matthew St Ledger & Mitch Wall Produced by: Leith Alexander & Matthew St Ledger
10/1/202132 minutes, 10 seconds
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Ep17. Nursing Australia presents: Current COVID Landscape Webinar

In this special episode of Nursing Australia we hear the latest on COVID across Australia as APNA presents: the Current COVID Landscape webinar featuring: Dr. Ginni Mansberg (@Dr_Ginni); APNA President Karen Booth and RN Sara Drew. Links: Slides from the webinar: https://www.apna.asn.au/files/DAM/1%20Education/COVID%20Webinar%207%20-%20Current%20Covid%20Landscape.pdf Subscribe to The Connect: https://www.apna.asn.au/workflows/subscribehttps://www.apna.asn.au/Hosted by: Matthew St Ledger & Mitch Wall Produced by: Leith Alexander & Matthew St Ledger
9/16/20211 hour, 17 minutes, 9 seconds
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Ep16. Shining the spotlight - Women's Health Week, a battle for Broken Hill, and Every Nurse's Business

In this episode of Nursing Australia, hosted by Matthew St Ledger, we hear:  The latest Nursing Australia News (02:14) Nurses sitting ducks without boosters; self-administration of ivermectin appears to spike; ANMF warn against planned re-opening; and APNA postpones conference roadshow until 2022. https://www.apna.asn.au/education/roadshow Women's Health Week 2021 (04:30) Brenda Jones & Janet Michelmore from the Jean Hailes Foundation are here to chat Women's Health Week 2021. https://www.womenshealthweek.com.au/  https://www.jeanhailes.org.au/  APNA on the ground in western NSW (14:19) APNA President Karen Booth on the ground in Broken Hill as surge nurse workforces rollout across rural NSW.  Western NSW COVID Response EOI Subscribe to The Connect: https://www.apna.asn.au/workflows/subscribe Every Nurse's Business (23:36) Professor Nathan Wilson addresses the gaps in nurse curricula in relation to intellectual disabilities and ASD. https://learning.pandda.net/ Next time on Nursing Australia (32:12) https://www.gogentleaustralia.org.au/  https://www.apna.asn.au/ Hosted by: Matthew St Ledger & Mitch Wall Produced by: Leith Alexander & Matthew St Ledger
9/4/202132 minutes, 55 seconds
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Ep15. School's in session

In this episode of Nursing Australia, hosted by Matthew St Ledger, we hear:  The latest Nursing Australia News (01:45)Pharmacists to join the party; Primary care to bolster Pfizer rollout; experts warn Delta could devastate Indigenous communities; and faeces transplants to treat Parkinsons patients. Inside School Nursing  (03:54)Lisa Chalmers joins Nursing Australia to discuss the role of a school nurse, the scope, challenges and opportunities in this space. https://www.schoolnurses.com.au/  UPDATE: APNA Conference Roadshow (16:08) The APNA conference roadshow is set to be the largest ever nursing event held by APNA but there has been a slight change of plans. https://www.apna.asn.au/education/roadshow  Victorian Infection Prevention Helpline (19:00)As healthcare professionals It is always handy to keep across current infection prevention & control practices. An exciting pilot initiative has launched in Victoria, we caught up with the nursing masterminds operating an infection control hotline. Infection Prevention Helpline https://www.infectionpreventionhelpline.com.au/ APNA Nurse Support Line https://www.apna.asn.au/contact RACGP - Infection Prevention and Control Standard 5th Ed (Sterilisation)   https://www.racgp.org.au/FSDEDEV/media/documents/Running%20a%20practice/Practice%20standards/Infection-prevention-and-control.pdf DHHS Coronavirus (COVID-19) cleaning guidelines for workplaces https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus-cleaning-guidelines-for-workplaces-doc Episode Outro (27:57)Subscribe to The Connect: https://www.apna.asn.au/workflows/subscribe https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l9uwgPtdq_g Hosted by: Matthew St Ledger & Mitch Wall Produced by: Leith Alexander & Matthew St Ledger
7/29/202128 minutes, 36 seconds
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Ep14. Nurses who upskill

In this episode of Nursing Australia, hosted by Suzanne Blackeby, we hear:  The latest Nursing Australia News (01:31) Mandatory vaccines for residential Aged Care workers; The Commonwealth revises its national vaccine allocations as COVID reignites; a blood-test to diagnose Alzheimers; and Chris Hemsworth delivers vital equipment to a regional clinic.  2021 Influenza vaccine update (03:58) The last 18 months has seen COVID stifle the conversation and awareness of other communicable diseases. Therefore, it may not surprise some of us to learn Influenza vaccination rates in Australia have waned recently. Is this COVID driven complacency? Or perhaps the decreased community mobility explains the lull?  Year-to-date we are some 1.5 million flu jabs behind last year. So, it is vital that we continue to fly the health promotion flag for Influenza vaccination.  This year the Australian Immunisation Handbook has heralded an exciting newcomer to the influenza vaccine game. A cell-based vaccine, which has only recently been approved for use in Australia. We caught up with two of our resident nurses here at APNA, RN and Nurse Immuniser Jo Millard and RN Matt St Ledger. APNA Members can catch the full panel discussion here: https://www.apna.asn.au/education/nursing-australia-podcast/ep14/what-s-new-in-flu-2021-Wound care online learning (14:37) Wound care, wound management, all things wounds are trending topics for nurses. Hear how Smith & Nephew are delivering free online learning modules for healthcare professionals and hosting specialised wound workshops at the upcoming 2021 APNA Conference Roadshow. https://closertozero.com.au https://www.apna.asn.au/education/roadshow   Exploring nurse clinics (20:08) Matt St Ledger caught up with APNA's Marg Dempsey and Chronic Disease Management Nurse Di Mears. Di has demonstrated amazing success in establishing a nurse-lead clinic in her practice in Toowoomba, Queensland. A brilliant initiative which ensures coordinated care for patients with coronary heart disease within a regional community. https://nurseclinics.apna.asn.au/  Episode Outro (30:55) On the next episode of Nursing Australia, we are getting ready to hit the road so grab the latest on the 2021 APNA Conference Roadshow; discover how nurse certifiers are optimising diabetes management; and a new program which promises to enhance nursing practice for autism. Subscribe to The Connect: https://www.apna.asn.au/workflows/subscribe Hosted by: Matthew St Ledger & Mitch Wall Produced by: Leith Alexander & Matthew St Ledger
7/1/202131 minutes, 42 seconds
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Ep13. Searching for success

In this episode of Nursing Australia, hosted by Matthew St Ledger, we hear:  The latest Nursing Australia News (01:12) National vaccine hesitancy wains as Victorians endure COVID spike; Mandatory vaccines for Aged Care Workers back on the table; The World Health Organization agrees to ambitious reforms; and the UK approves single-shot COVID VAX; Nurses top most trusted professions list. Nurse Spotlight: Inside Ireland's rollout (03:35) APNA's Sam Moses caught up with Siobhan, a Dublin based practice nurse who shared an Irish perspective on the rollout experience, the optimism inside COVID, and discussed vaccine hesitancy in her community or lack thereof. Health Tech: Wearable glucose sensors (10:17) In recent years wearable glucose sensors have revolutionized diabetes management. These fully integrated devices allow diabetics to monitor their glucose levels with the swipe of a smart-phone. Find out how these devices are can aid nursing practice. https://www.freestylelibre.com.au/ Nurses can click the link below to find out more about the FreeStyle Libre system, access resources and register for related education, training and the ability to experience the system for themselves. Register here: https://rego.interact.technology/freestylelibre/2021 APNA Conference Roadshow - latest update (15:57) Suzanne Blackeby drops by to give the inside scoop on the upcoming Conference Roadshow, coming this Spring! Links: https://www.apna.asn.au/education/roadshow Episode Outro (20:30) Subscribe to The Connect: https://www.apna.asn.au/workflows/subscribe Hosted by: Matthew St Ledger & Mitch Wall Produced by: Leith Alexander & Matthew St Ledger
6/3/202121 minutes, 15 seconds
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Ep12. Spotlight on Nurses

In this episode of Nursing Australia, hosted by Matthew St Ledger, we hear: - The latest Nursing Australia News (01:10)The federal budget to bolster Aged Care & Womens Health; India faces a new threat as it continues to head towards one million COVID deaths; the global nurse shortage impacted by The COVID Effect; and a study links poor mental health to clinical errors.- Nurse Spotlight: The Rollout - Linlin's Story (04:57)We’re introducing the Nurse Spotlight segments in Nursing Australia to share some of your stories. To kick things off we caught up with LinLin, a Sydney based Nurse Vaccinator who shared her pandemic and rollout experience from the frontline.- 2021 PulseCheck #1 – Survey Results (13:49)Throughout 2020, APNA ran a series of workforce surveys to get feedback from nurses on the front line during the COVID-19 pandemic. The survey is back this year to get the views of nurses on the vaccine rollout. The results from the first survey are out and we are joined by APNA CEO Ken Griffin to discuss.Find out more about the Federal Budget for Nurses:  https://www.apna.asn.au/docs/6bcfb4ab-e3b2-eb11-80dd-005056be66b1/May%202021%20-%20APNA%20response%20to%20the%20Federal%20Budget.pdfSubscribe to The Connect: https://www.apna.asn.au/workflows/subscribe- Rural Health Pro Scholarships Database (18:44)APNA has partnered with the Rural Health Pro who provide nurses and nursing students access to a scholarships database. Participating in a conference, getting there and sorting accommodation can be quiet the juggle so these funds can certainly help. Plus we introduce the 2021 APNA Conference Roadshow.Links: https://www.apna.asn.au/education/roadshowhttps://www.ruralhealthpro.org/s/https://www.ruralhealthpro.org/s/grants-and-funding   - Wellness: Courageous Conversations with Margaret Smith (26:48)Who hasn’t had a tough conversation at work, especially as a nurse? As our workloads grow we often find it hard to say no. Margaret Smith from Inspirational Coaching is here to give us some tips on tackling courageous conversations at work, setting boundaries and valuing our time and expertise so we become visible, valued and respected by our colleagues and managers.https://www.ted.com/talks/casey_brown_know_your_worth_and_then_ask_for_ithttps://www.ted.com/talks/julia_dhar_how_to_disagree_productively_and_find_common_groundhttp://www.icoachu.com.au/home/- Episode Outro (31:21)Subscribe to The Connect: https://www.apna.asn.au/workflows/subscribeHosted by: Matthew St Ledger & Mitch Wall Produced by: Leith Alexander & Matthew St Ledger
5/17/202131 minutes, 59 seconds
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Ep11. The wheels fall off

In this episode of Nursing Australia, hosted by Matthew St Ledger, we hear: -        The latest Nursing Australia News (01:12)The wheels fall off Australia’s COVID vaccine rollout; a second AstraZeneca clotting case reported in Australia; Johnson & Johnson vaccine clotting concerns in the US and COVID vaccines for kids and pet in the pipeline.-        COVID Vax rollout expert panel Q&A (04:18)APNA has been hosting a series of COVID webinars to keep nurses up-to-date on the vaccine rollout and have been receiving literally thousands of questions via APNA nurse support line. In past webinars we’ve had Q&A at the end of each session, but members have been calling for more. So in the most recent webinar we assembled an expert panel to answer any of your unanswered questions. We were joined by Prof. Robert Booy (U. Syd) Dr. Ketaki Sharma, Karen Booth, Suzanne Blackeby & Bec Cox. Webinar slides: https://apna.asn.au/files/DAM/1%20Education/Nursing%20Australia/COVID%20Webinar%206%20-%20QandA.pdf Subscribe to The Connect: https://www.apna.asn.au/workflows/subscribe We want to hear your COVID vaccine rollout stories: Are you working on the COVID vaccine rollout and want to give your perspective? We aresearching for APNA members that are interested in being interviewed on APNA’s NursingAustralia podcast and in other media. Click here to get in contact:  https://forms.office.com/r/uiGEm61ksw-        Digital Health: The Nurse Transformers Project (01:01:04)APNA has partnered with the Australian Digital Health Agency (ADHA) to transform how we use digital health in practice. This exciting initiative is about embracing technology head-on and bringing our nursing colleagues along for the ride. Together we can ensure digital platforms like My Health Record are utilized to their full extent. Meet two of APNA's Nurse Transformers Tammy & Mary-Ann and find out how they are creating Nurse digital champions.Listen to the full interview here: https://apna.asn.au/hub/digital-health--the-nurse-transformers-project Australian Digital Health Agency: https://www.digitalhealth.gov.au/ -        Nurse wellness with Steve Fearns: Tips for being an effective communicator and acing presentations (01:08:37)As healthcare professionals great communication really is paramount. On the daily we present to colleagues, patients and those around us. Leadership Consultant Steve Fearns dropped by the APNA office armed with a few tips on become an effective communicator and acing presentations.Steve Fearns Leadership Consultant: www.linkedin.com/in/stevefearnsHosted by: Matthew St Ledger & Mitch Wall Produced by: Leith Alexander & Matthew St Ledger
4/15/20211 hour, 14 minutes, 31 seconds
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Ep10. Our time to shine

In this episode of Nursing Australia, hosted by Suzanne Blackeby, we hear: -        The latest Nursing Australia News (01:45)Phase 1B of the COVID vaccine rollout begins, Aussie made AstraZeneca vaccines come online and flooding on the east coast affects already hard-hit communities.  -        COVID vaccines: Record, recall, report (04:04)The speed at which the COVID-19 vaccine rollout is being implemented means it’s natural for nurses to be left with a few unanswered questions. But fear not, APNA’s got you covered. We have been in active discussions with the Department of Health for many months now and are bringing you the information we learn via The Connect, in our COVID webinar series and on Nursing Australia. Our most recent APNA COVID Webinar covered all you need to know about recording COVID-19 vaccinations in the AIR and reporting side-effects. We discussed the information you need to provide, what this looks like in your practice software, as well as some of the broader considerations for COVID-19 vaccination reporting.We were joined by Katrina Otto and Marg Windsor. Webinar slides: https://apna.asn.au/files/DAM/1%20Education/Other%20Events/COVID%20Webinar%205%20-%20Record%20recall%20report.pdf Dept Health FAQs covid-19-vaccine-general-questions-for-vaccine-providers: https://apna.asn.au/files/DAM/1%20Education/Other%20Events/Dept%20Health%20FAQs%20covid-19-vaccine-general-questions-for-vaccine-providers.pdf APNA & Train IT Medical FAQs - COVID-19 Vaccine Technology webinar: https://apna.asn.au/files/DAM/1%20Education/Other%20Events/APNA%20%20%20Train%20IT%20Medical%20FAQs%20-%20COVID-19%20Vaccine%20Technology%20webinar.pdf Subscribe to The Connect: https://www.apna.asn.au/workflows/subscribe -        A stroke every nine minutes (01:06:49)387,000 Australians experience stroke in their lifetimes, that’s a stroke every 9 minutes in our country. The first point of contact for many people experiencing signs of stroke will be in primary care. The Stroke Foundation explains what primary care nurses can do to turn these numbers around and what nurses should do when face with a patient presenting with signs of stroke.The Stroke Foundation: https://strokefoundation.org.au/ EnableMe: https://enableme.org.au/ InformMe: https://informme.org.au/ -        Nurse wellness with Sarah Cosgrave: Relaxation techniques (01:16:02)Looking after our own wellbeing is so important. Nurse Sarah Cosgrave is back to give us some ways to chill out and take some time for ourselves.The Nurtured Nurse Project: http://sarahcosgrave.com/ Hosted by: Matthew St Ledger & Mitch Wall Produced by: Leith Alexander & Matthew St Ledger
3/25/20211 hour, 22 minutes, 1 second
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Ep9. Looking to the future

In this episode of Nursing Australia, hosted by Suzanne Blackeby, we hear: The latest Nursing Australia News (01:05)Ireland holts the use of the AstraZeneca COVID vaccine, PNG’s COVID-19 outbreak and vaccine rollout begins in Torres Strait Islands.  Aged Care Royal Commission Final Report (02.52)After more than 10,000 submissions, evidence from 641 witnesses and more than two years, The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety has handed down its final report. Royal Commissioners have made 148 wide-ranging recommendations for the fundamental reform of the aged care system in Australia. The report titled ‘Care, Dignity and Respect’ was tabled in federal parliament earlier this month.  APNA Aged Care Planning and Advisory Group nominations: https://apna.asn.au/profession/acpag Setting up your COVID vaccination clinic (09:05)To ensure nurses are up to date with the latest on the COVID vaccine rollout, APNA are hosting a special series of live webinars. The recordings of these are available here on Nursing Australia. To view the slides for the webinars, listen to Nursing Australia via the APNA website or if you are listening to audio only via a podcast listening app.In the fourth webinar we were joined by Marg Jennings and Margaret Dempsey to discuss how to set up your COVID vaccination clinic.Marg began by speaking about Infection prevention & control and then Margaret outlines how a nurse-led clinic model can be established. Download the slides here: https://apna.asn.au/files/DAM/1%20Education/Other%20Events/COVID%20Webinar%204%20-%20Setting%20up%20your%20clinic.pdf  Nurse wellness with Sarah Cosgrave (01:04:42)As we know there is a busy period ahead for nurses working in primary health care. It’s important to remember to take some time for us and stop. Nurse Sarah Cosgrave is back to run us through a meditation that will help us prepare for the future.Visit Sarah’s website: http://sarahcosgrave.com/ Hosted by: Matthew St Ledger & Mitch Wall Produced by: Leith Alexander & Matthew St Ledger
3/15/20211 hour, 7 minutes, 53 seconds
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Ep8. It begins

In this episode of Nursing Australia, hosted by Suzanne Blackeby, we hear: - The latest Nursing Australia News (01:25)The rollout begins, a nurse steps in during a COVID vaccine overdosing error, the WHO warn of ‘long COVID’ and The Royal Commission into Aged Care final report handed down. - APNA’s campaign for MBS items (03:47)The Australian COVID-19 Vaccination program is up and running with thousands of Australians expected to be vaccinated in the coming weeks, including residents in Aged Care.  While this implementation has been rushed, it’s great to have it underway and we wish all aged care nurses well as they take the lead.A major concern for general practices nurses has been the Medicare Benefits Scheme items for the rollout. APNA understands that not providing a way for a nurse to bill for their time to give the COVID vaccines would restrict Australia’s 14,500 practice nurses from playing the fullest role they can in the rollout. In the last few days and after significant engagement with government, APNA welcomes the removal of some of the barriers that would have constrained practice nurses.MBS factsheet: http://www.mbsonline.gov.au/internet/mbsonline/publishing.nsf/Content/CC1972BC986AAC8ECA25867D00078BDD/$File/factsheet-vacsmar21.pdf APNA COVID webpage: https://apna.asn.au/hub/news/coronavirusinfofornurses  - APNA Insurance – March special: https://apna.asn.au/membership/insurance  - Vaccine hesitancy and what to do (10:15)To ensure nurses are up to date with the latest on the COVID vaccine rollout, APNA are hosting a special series of live webinars. The recordings of these are available here on Nursing Australia. To view the slides for the webinars, listen to Nursing Australia via the APNA website or if you are listening to audio only via a podcast listening app. In the third webinar Julie Leask took us through Vaccine hesitancy and what to do. Julie is professor and social scientist at the University of Sydney. She studies what people think and do about it, programs and policies. She has a background in public health and prior to that in nursing and midwifery. She is visiting fellow at the National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance and advisor to the World Health Organization.Webinar slides: https://apna.asn.au/files/DAM/1%20Education/Vaccine%20hesitancy%20and%20what%20to%20do%20-%20Slides.pdf Subscribe to The Connect: https://apna.asn.au/workflows/subscribe  - Cancer in primary health care (01:01:26)Primary health care is playing an increasingly important role throughout a patient’s cancer journey, from prevention through to palliative care. We’re joined by Kristy Millie, the national manager of the primary care collaborative cancer clinical trials group, PC4. She’s also the host of ‘Research Roundup’, a podcast for people interested in cancer in primary care. Listen to ‘Research Roundup’: http://pc4tg.com.au/tag/podcast-research-roundup - Nurse wellness wHosted by: Matthew St Ledger & Mitch Wall Produced by: Leith Alexander & Matthew St Ledger
2/26/20211 hour, 10 minutes, 27 seconds
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Ep7. Keeping you in the know

In this episode of Nursing Australia, hosted by Suzanne Blackeby, we hear: - The latest Nursing Australia News (01:21)Coronavirus jumps rooms in a quarantine hotel, EOI for GP’s interested in giving out the vaccine closes and AstraZeneca vaccine may not be as effective with new variants. - COVID Vaccine roll-out: Alison McMillan Q&A (03:04)To ensure that nurses are kept up to speed on the COVID vaccine rollout, APNA is hosting a series of webinars for members. In the second webinar of the series, we were joined by Alison McMillan, Australia’s Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer. Subscribe to The Connect: https://www.apna.asn.au/workflows/subscribe APNA Professional Indemnity Insurance: https://www.apna.asn.au/insurance- COVID vaccines: Challenges for nurses (52:36)It’s a busy time in primary health care, particularly in general practice due to the imminent arrival of both the COVID and flu vaccines. In the next few months there will be some unique challenges for nurses to navigate.FIVEaa Radio: https://www.fiveaa.com.au - Two Humerus Nurses (01:00:56)Nursing is challenging, confronting and serious – people’s lives are in our hands. It is said that if you don’t laugh you cry – a lot. Working in such serious roles, nurses need a good laugh from time to time. We introduce you to Kelly and Alisha and their new podcast Two Humerus Nurses: https://open.spotify.com/show/6VHiOub0iSRuTSTFmtOZWe?si=qktKWR35SfC1B9x7m3jy9AHosted by: Matthew St Ledger & Mitch Wall Produced by: Leith Alexander & Matthew St Ledger
2/4/20211 hour, 10 minutes, 47 seconds
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Ep6. COVID-19 vaccine rollout preparation

In this episode of Nursing Australia, hosted by Suzanne Blackeby, we hear: -        The latest Nursing Australia News (02:15)Australia’s holiday break and new year celebrations marred by outbreaks, lockdowns and border closures, the government sets out its plans for the COVID 19 Vaccine rollout and the death toll in the US reaches 400,000 Americans. -        COVID vaccination planning for primary health care nurses (05:09)### To view the slides for this presentation, please click here: https://apna.asn.au/education/nursing-australia-podcast/ep6#s1There’s a lot of content out there at the moment about the Australian rollout of COVID vaccines and the topic is moving so fast. It’s hard for nurses to keep up. That’s why APNA is hosting a series of webinars to keep members up-to-date with the latest. In the first webinar we discussed the Australian Government COVID vaccination policy and subsequent planning requirements relevant for primary health care nurses.-        Nurse wellness with Dr Avi – emotional intelligence (48:30)Keeping ourselves well this year is key to ensure that as nurses, we can help others as the global pandemic continues. Dr Avi is here to tell us how to connect into our emotional intelligence and how to better help our patients. Hosted by: Matthew St Ledger & Mitch Wall Produced by: Leith Alexander & Matthew St Ledger
1/22/202154 minutes, 28 seconds
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Ep 5. Ending 2020

In this episode of Nursing Australia, hosted by Suzanne Blackeby, we hear: - The latest Nursing Australia News (01:34)COVID jabs have begun, Melbourne emerges from its lockdown, 15,000 new nurses and midwives graduate, ANMF voices concern over retirement policies and record APNA Workforce Survey. - Your year (05:44)Nurses this year have done some amazing things this year, keeping people alive and safe in some really hard conditions. Some nurses have not been put off by all the change and disruption that they have faced, and have continued to push the boundaries and grow their scope of practice, to better help their patients and their communities. Rebecca, Nadine and Shelly are great examples of this. This is a snapshot of their 2020.- COVID vaccine rollout (07:55)Next year is going to bring us nurses the next challenge, the COVID 19 vaccine rollout. A national cross-population immunisation program that has never been done before in Australia. Professor Michael Kidd is the Deputy Chief Medical Officer and Principal Medical Advisor for the department of Health and Professor of Primary Care Reform at The Australian National University.He is a world-leading authority on primary health care, having worked in senior leadership positions in Australia and around the world, including the World Health Organization. He has vast experience of national and global health systems.Additional resources:Long version of interview - https://apna.asn.au/hub/covid-vaccine-rollout---december-2020 APNA immunisation page - https://www.apna.asn.au/nursing-tools/clinical-resource-information/immunisationATAGI paper - https://www.health.gov.au/resources/publications/atagi-preliminary-advice-on-general-principles-to-guide-the-prioritisation-of-target-populations-in-a-covid-19-vaccination-program-in-australiaNational COVID-19 Vaccination Policy - https://www.health.gov.au/resources/publications/australian-covid-19-vaccination-policy - Student Nurse Placement Program: Grace’s story (18:42)Over the last few months and with the help of APNA, Monash University nursing students have been supported to complete their clinical placements that were disrupted by COVID-19.This has been a mammoth task and has taken the collaboration of Monash, APNA, registered nurses, nurse practitioners and general practices throughout Victoria.Impacted by the COVID-19 restrictions at hospitals and aged care facilities, some settings were unable to offer their usual placements, so Monash Nursing and Midwifery and APNA came to the rescue, organising placement alternatives for 400 student nurses.Clinical placements are an integral part of Monash University's Bachelor of Nursing course,with students needing to complete approximately 840 clinical hours during the three years ofthe course in a variety of clinical and health settings.Thanks to the program, next-generation nurses like Grace MacKay are getting theopportunity to hone their clinical skills while experiencing the diversity of primary health care. This is Grace’s story.APNA is expanding the program in 2021 and is searching for Nurse Supervisors from across the country to host students. If you’re interested, email Sam Moses – [email protected] - APNA Christmas Elves (25:33)With the turbulent year that 2020 has been, the team here at APNA wanted to give you a little laugh, so the APNA elves are here to send you some festive cheer.Hosted by: Matthew St Ledger & Mitch Wall Produced by: Leith Alexander & Matthew St Ledger
12/20/202027 minutes, 4 seconds
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Ep4. Winning during the pandemic

In this episode of Nursing Australia, hosted by Karen Cook, we hear:The latest Nursing Australia news (01:39) Nursing degree fees have been reduced, APNA’s Workforce Survey has opened and new guidelines for spirometry testing have been released.  Melissa’s story: the joys of working in aged care (06:22) Whilst aged care has attracted negative headlines this year, many nurses find it incredibly rewarding. Hear from APNA Board Member, Melissa Cromarty, as she shares another side to aged care. Catch Melissa’s full interview with ABC Radio Brisbane here: https://www.abc.net.au/radio/brisbane/programs/drive/aged-care-nurse/12833784 Q&A: The importance of scheduled vaccines and catch-up programs (11:01) In this segment, you will learn why scheduled vaccinations and catch-up programs are so important, especially in the aftermath of a global pandemic.   Health care professionals can listen to the extended version here: https://apna.asn.au/hub/scheduled-vaccines-and-catch-up-programs Additional resourceshttps://www.health.gov.au/health-topics/immunisation/health-professionals/catch-up-immunisationshttps://mvec.mcri.edu.au/immunisation-references/catch-up-immunisations/https://www.health.gov.au/resources/publications/why-is-the-national-immunisation-program-schedule-the-way-it-is-fact-sheethttps://immunisationhandbook.health.gov.au/catch-up-calculator/calculatorhttps://www.health.gov.au/initiatives-and-programs/national-immunisation-programhttp://talkingaboutimmunisation.org.au/APNA Highlight: Student Nurse Placement program (21:36) Due to COVID-19, many student nurses have been at risk of not graduating, as ongoing restrictions have made it difficult for mandatory clinical placement hours to be completed. In response, APNA partnered with Monash University and developed the Student Nurse Placement Pilot Project. Learn more about this program as APNA Founder, Sam Moses, interviews one of the amazing Nurse Supervisors. If you’re an Australian based registered nurse or nurse practitioner and would like to host a student nurse for a three-week placement, please email [email protected] wellness with Dr Avi (32:20) Because wellness is multifaceted, it can be hard to identify which aspects of life are affecting us the most. This short self-care exercise will help you understand all the domains of life and identify the areas to hone in on. The self leadership scan is part of Dr Avi’s Self Leadership Experience program. He developed the program to help nurses become more successful in their work and life, especially in this ‘Hosted by: Matthew St Ledger & Mitch Wall Produced by: Leith Alexander & Matthew St Ledger
11/13/202038 minutes, 42 seconds
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Ep 3. Helping the nation

In this episode of Nursing Australia, hosted by Nurse Robbie, we hear:-        The latest Nursing Australia News (02:08)A nurse practitioner earns the right to prescribe HIV medicines, nurses speak up for primary health care reform, infection control checks still lacking in aged care and remembering nurses killed by COVID-19.  -        COVID vaccine: Immunising the nation (06:41)When a COVID vaccine arrives in Australia, primary health care nurses will play a key role in immunising the Australian population. Learn about what nurses need to do to prepare for the mass-vaccination and the logistics of getting the vaccines into your clinic or facility.  -        Vaccines: Recommended vs funded (12:29)Nurses know the NIP funded vaccines inside-out, but how often do you speak to your patients about the recommended vaccines, but not funded ones? We discuss how to raise this sometimes-tricky conversation and share the reasoning behind recommended vs funded vaccines. For health care professionals, there is an in-depth discussion available centered around the meningococcal vaccines. Find that here: https://apna.asn.au/hub/bexsero-gsk  -        Jane’s story: Helping the homeless (21:23)Driving into the gym carpark in Launceston one morning, Nurse Practitioner Jane Laidlaw was surprised to see a person rough sleeping in a car. She felt compelled to do something to help and the result is a thriving nurse-led clinic that has helped hundreds of homeless people.  -        Financial wellness for nurses (32:03)When we think of wellness, physical and mental health often come to mind. But financial wellness is just as important. In this segment, tailored for nurses, hear some tips and tricks to maximise your potential tax refund. Hosted by: Matthew St Ledger & Mitch Wall Produced by: Leith Alexander & Matthew St Ledger
10/16/202037 minutes, 56 seconds
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Ep2. Positive steps out of the pandemic

In this episode of Nursing Australia, hosted by Karen Cook, we hear:- The latest Nursing Australia News (01:53)The Federal Government extend Medicare-subsidised telehealth for 6-months, APNA supports nurse prescribing for early medical abortions, COVID-19’s deadly toll on nurses around the world, a new nurse-led clinic opens in Canberra, and high praise from Federal Ministers for primary health care nurses. - Race for the human race: COVID vaccines which, how and when? (07:17)Nine months into this pandemic, there is hope of a vaccine being successfully developed, with over 30 candidate vaccines now in clinical trials around the world. Which vaccines are the front runners and how do they work? For APNA members, find an in-depth extended interview with Professor Katie Flanagan on the COVID-19 vaccines that are currently in development: https://apna.asn.au/hub/covid-vaccines-which--how-and-when- - COVID aged care: What's gone right? (14:20)It has been well publicised that there have been serious issues within the aged care sector over the last few months, but there are some positives that have come from the pandemic. These have led to better patient care and a better environment for aged care nurses.  - APNA PulseCheck: What we have been hearing and what we have been doing (21:31)Over the last few months APNA has been conducting ‘PulseCheck’ surveys to see how frontline nurses are fairing during the pandemic. APNA’s Policy Manager, Shanthi Gardiner explains what nurses have been saying and what APNA has done to advocate for positive change. Guide: Why general practice needs nurses more than ever: https://apna.asn.au/files/DAM/8.%20Nursing%20Tools/TheValueofGeneralPracticeNursesJune2020.pdfQuotes from nurse respondents: “It is extremely stressful for every nurse trying to deal with changes in workflows, insufficient human and PPE resources to keep the clinics safe, trying to deal with flu clinics, telehealth CDM, the constant fear of being infected, and trying to keep our patients safe.”“It highlights the disadvantaged role caused by the MBS system as practice nurses don't count, or are a financial burden in the mind of the practice team.”“Telehealth has been VITALLY important. Patients have been afraid to come into the practice during isolation either because they are high risk patients or afraid to come to a practice where they may catch COVID-19. Without telehealth our patients would not have been serviced at all and patients’ other health needs would have been neglected.”“I feel only hospital staff are getting recognised for what they are doing. In a small community like mine, the general practice is usually the first port of call before the hospital, yet we just get forgotten about.”- Nurse wellness with Casey Mannix (32:55)Join APNA’s own Casey Mannix for a relaxing session to help you channel your generosity, clarity, steadiness and love. Hosted by: Matthew St Ledger & Mitch Wall Produced by: Leith Alexander & Matthew St Ledger
9/18/202041 minutes, 59 seconds
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Ep1. COVID - impacting our lives and careers

In the first episode of Nursing Australia, hosted by Nurse Robbie, we hear: - The latest Nursing Australia News (02:56)Calls to grow the workforce of skilled nurses in aged care to stop the COVID spread, fresh data on the effect of coronavirus on the nursing workforce and eye protection for all Victorian GP nurses becomes mandatory.  - Aimee’s story: Catching COVID in the clusters (07:00)Aged care, disability, and mental health nurse Aimee Sibson was let go from her job at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic and put her hand up to work on the Victorian COVID Response Taskforce. She was sent into Melbourne’s housing commission towers under the Government-imposed hard lockdown and caught COVID in the line of duty. Aimee wrote a letter to Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews about her experience, you can read it here: https://apna.asn.au/files/Aimee%20Sibson%20-%20Letter%20to%20Daniel%20Andrews.pdf  - Kids' vaccination drop: The effect of COVID-19 on early childhood vaccinations (14:28)During COVID-19, nurses have observed that some patients are reluctant to attend clinics to receive scheduled immunisations. We explore the risks associated with children missing their early childhood vaccinations. For health care professionals find our more information about routine childhood immunisations here: www.apna.asn.au/hub/rotavirus-vaccine  - Panel discussion: The future of primary health care nursing in a post-COVID world (18:07)Once the pandemic has passed and we all return to a more normal life, what will be the lasting effect on primary health care nursing as a profession? Hear from APNA Founder and Nurse Ambassador, Sam Moses and APNA Program Manager, Nursing in Primary Health Care, Lisa Collison. - Nurse wellness with Sarah Cosgrave (30:15)In these crazy times, we all need to take some time-out for ourselves, especially nurses. Join nurse Sarah Cosgrave for a guided meditation that will leave you feeling relaxed, reconnected and re-energised. Sarah is a Nourished Nurturer and founder of the global community, ‘The Nurtured Nurse Project’. Trained as a Critical Care Nurse, Sarah knows firsthand that nurses are facing a global epidemic of nurse burnout. It is Sarah’s mission to empower nurses with the tools and techniques to support their wellness so that they can continue sustainably supporting the journey of wellness in others. As a wellness consultant Sarah supports nurses guiding them to feel relaxed, reconnected and re-energised within their mind, body and soul.Hosted by: Matthew St Ledger & Mitch Wall Produced by: Leith Alexander & Matthew St Ledger
8/21/202038 minutes, 58 seconds