Heart Health Yarning Tool: new resource for shared decision making

A new shared decision-making tool is now available to help health professionals discuss cardiovascular risk with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in a culturally safe and meaningful way. The Heart Health Yarning Tool is designed to help health professionals and consumers make informed choices once cardiovascular risk has been assessed using the new Australian […]

AI and its impact on healthcare- Webinar catchup

Did you miss our recent webinar on the ramifications of Artificial Intelligence (AI) on nursing and midwifery? In partnership with the Digital Health Agency the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) convened a webinar led by digital experts to discuss AI’s multifaceted dimensions and its consequential impacts on healthcare delivery. This included its integration within […]

Winners announced for 2024 HESTA Australian Nursing & Midwifery Awards

A nurse and midwife from Victoria and a New South Wales-based organisation improving access to primary healthcare in remote and Aboriginal communities have been crowned winners at last night’s 2024 HESTA Australian Nursing & Midwifery Awards in Melbourne. Victorian nurse Cathy Halmarick, from Peninsula Health, took out Nurse of the Year in recognition of her […]

Celebrating International Nurses Day 2024

On this International Nurses Day (IND), the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) is calling for greater recognition, investment and support of the nursing workforce so nurses are better utilised to work to their full scope of practice and deliver improved healthcare and economic outcomes for all Australians. This year’s IND theme – ‘Our Nurses. […]

Celebrating nurses: From heartfelt memories to inspirational insights: Meet Deb Butler

To celebrate nurses on International Nurses Day, 12 May, the ANMF is proud to introduce the second podcast from the “Five of My Life” series, where host Nigel Marsh interviews nurses and midwives unearthing the rich tapestry of their experiences. Using his formula Nigel asks his participants about a film, book, song, place and possession […]

The economic power of nursing care

On 12 May we will celebrate International Nurses Day 2024, themed: Our Nurses. Our Future. The Economic Power of Care. This will highlight the multifaceted impact of nursing on economies, emphasising the undeniable economic value generated by the compassionate care nurses provide worldwide. The economics of care and compassion are how much our profession contributes […]

Nursing at a Medicare Urgent Care Clinic

Victorian registered nurse Sarah O’Rourke fronts one of nearly 60 Medicare Urgent Care Clinics now running across the country. Funded by the federal government, the clinics were established with the goal of making it easier for Australians to access urgent care, while simultaneously, diverting people from overcrowded emergency departments and easing pressure on public hospitals. […]

Nurse-led vascular access team

A unique Queensland first, nurse-led vascular access team is reducing catheter-associated complications and improving the patient experience. Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service’s vascular access surveillance and education (VASE) service sees specially trained nurses insert peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs), guided by ultrasound. “Years ago, this was traditionally a procedure that was done by medical […]