Respiratory failure

The following excerpt is from the ANMF’s respiratory failure tutorial on the Continuing Professional Education (CPE) website. Respiratory failure is one of the most common reasons for admission to the intensive care unit (ICU) and a common comorbidity in patients admitted for acute care. It is the leading cause of death from pneumonia and Chronic […]

Improving best practice through nursing and midwifery research

As nurses and midwives have you ever thought about conducting or being part of a research project? Dean Whitehead, the lead author/editor of Nursing and Midwifery Research: Methods and Appraisal for Evidence Based Practice, says, research holds obvious appeal for nurses and midwives who appreciate “structured processes”. “Research is a logical and structured process. The […]

Writing for a peer review journal

For many nurses and midwives writing for an academic journal may be daunting. With the relaunch of the ANMF’s Australian Journal of Advanced Nursing, we want to inspire and support nurses and midwives to be more engaged in writing, reviewing, and using research evidence. To kick off 2020, the World Health Organization-designated Year of the […]

Cross disciplinary knowledge transfer: The experience of student to RN

Australian RN students are required to complete a minimum of 800 hours of supervised clinical placement throughout the course of their Bachelor of Nursing (BN) and can undertake these placements in a number of nursing settings. It is asserted that within these placements students will learn skills and knowledge which they will then implement in […]

Avoiding an avoidable adverse outcome

Working with patients who have a high or imminent risk of suicide is complex and challenging clinical work even for the most experienced practitioner. Patient safety is paramount, often requiring patients to be kept under close observation. What this means varies on the circumstances, treatment orders and local policy. A failure to follow these orders […]

Engaging nurses and midwives with evidence based healthcare

At the February 2018 Australian Council of Australian Governments (COAG) meeting, state and territory leaders met to discuss future national public hospital funding and healthcare reform. Key strategic areas were focussed upon including the need to drive best practice and performance in healthcare using data and research. It is widely recognised that safe, effective, affordable, […]