No Jab, No Play, begins in SA childcare services

The South Australian government’s No Jab, No Play law came into effect at childcare services across the state this month. From 1 January children who attend childcare require to be vaccinated. Parents now have to provide approved immunisation records to their childcare service provider. Services include childcare centres, family day care, pre-schools, kindergartens and early […]

Nurse researcher develops poop kits for kids

One of Australia’s most unconventional nurse researchers is developing a ‘Poop-it’ educational kit for children. The Poop-it Kit will contain poo-related stories, wall posters, poo-shaped cartoon characters, a Monopoly-style game, a colouring-in book, a whoopee cushion and an apron with a map of the digestive system. Professor Kerry Reid-Searl of CQUniversity Australia’s School of Nursing, […]

Q&A with a school nurse

Q&A with a school nurse

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) released updated national practice standards for school nurses earlier this year to provide a contemporary overview of the unique role’s broad scope of practice and its significant impact in improving health and education outcomes for children and youth. The ANMJ spoke to South Australian school nurse Anita Greco […]