A day in the life of a NICU Nurse

For Melissah Burnett, a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Nurse with more than 25 years of experience in the area, the appeal of neonatal nursing is about her young infant patients and their families. “It all comes back to the babies, and the families, they really are the centre of my care,” Melissah says. According […]

New group practice model promises better care for women of Castlemaine

A shift to a midwifery group practice model in regional Victoria will provide continuity of care and help deliver a better birthing experience for local families, according to Castlemaine health. After an extensive review of operations, planning, ongoing consultation with key stakeholders and consumer groups, a midwifery-led model was developed encompassing a remote, on-call group […]

Drive for social justice sparks almost 40 years of supporting workers’ rights globally

The determination of an Australian nurse and committed member of the ANMF to support marginalised workers across the globe helped set the foundations of Union Aid Abroad–APHEDA which has since provided support and justice to many worldwide. In 1983 when humanitarian nurse Helen McCue was working in refugee camps and providing nurse education services for […]

Flow on effect: The importance of hydrating on shift

The importance of water to our body and its functions is multi-faceted, according to Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) and Dietitians Australia spokesperson Jane Freeman. It influences everything from our body temperature to our levels of fatigue and plays a role in how we excrete waste, whether through urine or our skin. “Your body is made […]