Tag: nursing


Rethinking morbidity and mortality review meetings in maternity care

In maternity services, morbidity and mortality (M&M) review meetings play a crucial role in reducing avoidable harm, improving transparency and strengthening clinical governance; both locally and across the healthcare system. The process of M&M review allows clinicians to evaluate and reflect on clinical practice and identify areas for improvement, without blame or individual focus. Over…

21 May 2018, by Amy Sarcevic


The impact of delegation and supervision on improving patient safety

Sally Sutherland-Fraser, Education Consultant and Founding Partner, Health Education and Learning Partnerships spoke at the 6th Annual Operating Theatre Management Conference last month. Sally and her colleague Menna Davies, Perioperative Education Consultant and Co-founder of Health Education & Learning Partnerships,  bring together considerable educational experience and clinical nursing expertise to provide consultancy services for the healthcare industry.…

15 Sep 2014, by Informa Insights


Close-Up: Professor Mary Chiarella

Mary Chiarella is Professor of Nursing, Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery at the University of Sydney. Her career spans 40 years both in the United Kingdom and Australia across a variety of nursing and midwifery services. Mary will be delivering a keynote speech at the 6th Annual Obstetric Malpractice Conference, taking place on the 26th and 27th June in…

18 Jun 2014, by Informa Insights


Are Australia’s nursing graduates under threat?

Nurses play a vital role in any country's healthcare system, and ensuring there is a steady pipeline of local talent is essential. However, according to the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU), the ease of access to 457 visas is pushing many home-grown nurses out of the picture. ACTU President Ged Kearney recently revealed that…

27 May 2014, by Informa Insights


Close-Up: Virginia A. Lynch

By Daria Waszak, MSN, RN, CEN, COHN-S via nursing.advanceweb.com When Virginia A. Lynch, MSN, RN, FAAFS, FAAN, walked into her first crime laboratory, the Star Wars-like equipment, pulsing lights, smells of paint and formaldehyde, and evidence, such as weapons, blood and teeth didn't scare her away; it left her intrigued and inspired. "It was a moment…

19 Nov 2013, by Informa Insights


NDIS roll-out: Nurses will require training and up-skilling

Mental health nurses have a very diverse and challenging role in caring and supporting for people with mental health issues and their families. Their involvement will be crucial when integrating mental health in the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). Professor Wendy Cross, Head, School of Nursing & Midwifery, Monash University and President, Australian College of…

14 Nov 2013, by Informa Insights


Out of the box thinking in pressure injury prevention

More than 60 000 patients in Australia’s hospitals and care facilities suffer from one or more pressure injuries, also known as pressure ulcers or bedsores, at any given time. It costs well over $60 000 to treat a pressure injury and litigation costs can run into six figure sums. Kate Sharp*, CEO at The Wound…

26 Aug 2013, by Informa Insights


Close-Up: Angela Gifford

It was in 1980 that Angela Gifford decided to leave her UK banking career of 16 years and enter the world of caring for older people who wished to remain living in their own home rather than moving into an aged care facility. Having been brought up in a close family where caring for older…

30 May 2013, by Informa Insights