Five easy steps to love your feet so they’ll love you back

Foot Health Week is an annual awareness campaign run in October that promotes the importance of maintaining good foot health in keeping Australians pain free and active. Established by the Australian Podiatry Association (APodA), the 2021 Foot Health Week campaign will run from 11-17 October under the theme – ‘Love your feet and…they’ll love you […]

To nap or not to nap on night shift?

To nap or not to nap on night shift – does it reduce fatigue? That is the question nurses at the Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH) in Melbourne asked in trialling the effects of scheduled sleeping during night shift. Staff from the RCH’s Medical Short Stay Unit presented their findings at the Australian College of Nursing’s […]

Nurses at higher risk of vicarious trauma

Nurses are urged to be aware of the early warning signs of vicarious trauma and how it differs from workplace burnout. Merrin Wake of the Blue Knot Foundation, the National Centre of Excellence for Complex Trauma, spoke to delegates at the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation’s (ANMF) 14th Biennial National Conference in Melbourne this month. […]

Car crash risk higher after first rostered night shift

Shift workers are more likely to crash their car after finishing their first night shift of the week, Australian research shows. The CQ University study also found the likelihood of a shift worker crashing on the way home from night shift on the first night was eight times greater than the likelihood of crashing on […]

Tai Chi: self-empowerment to health and wellness

Tai chi is ‘movement meditation’ says RN and Master Trainer of the Paul Lam Tai Chi for Health Institute Anastasia Yianni. “Tai chi is meditation in motion. It is very much to do with the integration of your mind and body; it’s mindfulness.” Also a mental health nurse, nurse educator, fitness instructor and personal trainer, […]