Qualities of a ‘Great Nurse’

As our nation’s largest healthcare profession, Australian nurses are showing no signs of slowing down especially in terms of job growth and demand. Given the significant high demand for nurses in Australia, understanding the qualities of being a great nurse is invaluable to healthcare frontline like Best Practice Nursing Agency aiming to attract and retainContinue reading “Qualities of a ‘Great Nurse’”

Where Did All the Nurses Go? Can Australia find enough nurses to meet the increasing demand for healthcare services?

Healthcare has long since been one of Australia’s most in-demand industries, a trend that’s expected to continue according to the Australian government, particularly the demand for nurses. Health Workforce Australia (HWA) is estimating that there will be a shortage of over 100,000 nurses by 2025 and more than 123,000 nurses by 2030. The healthcare sector is one ofContinue reading “Where Did All the Nurses Go? Can Australia find enough nurses to meet the increasing demand for healthcare services?”

The Value of an Agency Practice Nurse

Practice Nurses are knowledgeable health professionals that play a critical role in primary healthcare, by working collaboratively with GPs and other health professionals to deliver safe and quality nursing care, treatment and health education to patients of all ages. Best Practice Nursing Agency (BPNA) offers many advantages and rewarding benefits to working as an agency practiceContinue reading “The Value of an Agency Practice Nurse”

What does it mean to be an Aged Care Worker?

For those of us not working on the front line in aged care, it can be hard to imagine what a care worker does on a day-to-day basis. Taking care of people is something that takes a lot of different strengths and when it comes to taking care of the elderly, the job has aContinue reading “What does it mean to be an Aged Care Worker?”

Physical Activity In Nurses: Your Health Matters

Nurses, midwives and nursing and midwifery students are in a respected and vital position, providing care to individuals and their families within a diverse range of settings across Australia. As with any member of the community, they are not immune to experiencing health issues.   The importance of a physically active lifestyle for the Australian populationContinue reading “Physical Activity In Nurses: Your Health Matters”

Winter is here. Have you been flu vaccinated?

Influenza affects about 350,000 Australians every year and the season is expected to ‘peak’ in the coming weeks. Why getting a flu vaccination now will help in the fight against COVID-19. Winter is here. Have you been vaccinated? Influenza is a potentially serious disease that can lead to hospitalisation and sometimes even death. Every flu seasonContinue reading “Winter is here. Have you been flu vaccinated?”

Values we can learn from the COVID-19 pandemic

‘Coronavirus, COVID-19, Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic,  2019-nCoV’ are some keywords I have been hearing in just about every conversation. I am quite guilty of it myself.  Whilst COVID-19 holds an unprecedented challenge in front of us, the pandemic has kept us home with enough time to brood over some of life’s endless lessons. Undoubtedly, the spreadContinue reading “Values we can learn from the COVID-19 pandemic”

With the increased transmission of Covid-19, it is vital to understand how to keep yourself and the people you support healthy.

WHAT ARE CORONAVIRUSES? Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses. Some coronaviruses cause illness in humans and others cause illness in animals, such as bats, camels and civets. Human coronaviruses generally cause mild illness, such as the common cold.   Rarely, animal coronaviruses can evolve to infect and spread among humans, causing severe diseases such asContinue reading “With the increased transmission of Covid-19, it is vital to understand how to keep yourself and the people you support healthy.”

Choose To Be A Midwife

The main reason nurses get into their profession is because they want to care for patients, and the same is certainly true for midwives. Midwives have a passion for women’s healthcare and want to extend their knowledge with their patients. Being a midwife is more than just delivering babies. Like any nursing profession, Midwifery takes talent,Continue reading “Choose To Be A Midwife”

Palliative care – end of life care takes a special kind of nurse

Strong support is an essential part of life, especially when you’re facing a serious and life-limiting illness. For those living with advanced cancer, motor neurone, advanced lung, heart, kidney or liver disease,  HIV/AID or dementia – palliative care offers the necessary support to manage symptoms and improve quality of life.  End-of-life care is an importantContinue reading “Palliative care – end of life care takes a special kind of nurse”