Nurses working to their full scope of practice will improve access to all vaccines

By ANMJ Staff|
April 27th, 2022|

Immunisation nurses need the ability to work to their full scope of practice through better funding models to ensure ongoing community access to COVID and [...]

Risk of post-surgical delirium more than doubled in certain medications

By ANMJ Staff|
December 8th, 2021|

Some anti-depressant and anxiety medications more than double the risk of post-surgical delirium for older patient after knee or hip surgery, research has revealed. The [...]

Reducing antipsychotics is a ‘blunt instrument’

By Ben Rodin|
March 6th, 2020|

An experienced nurse practitioner labelled the potential reduction in the use of antipsychotic medication a “blunt instrument” for dying patients suffering from dementia during a [...]

Older Australians at risk of harm from mixing alcohol with medications

By ANMJ Staff|
February 4th, 2020|

Many older Australians are putting their health at risk by mixing alcohol with commonly prescribed medications, a new research program has found. Led by Edith [...]

5 questions you should ask your health professional before leaving hospital with opioids

By ANMJ Staff|
November 19th, 2019|

Hospital staff will be encouraged to provide a new two-page guide to patients who are prescribed opioids as inpatients or on discharge as part of [...]

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