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Issue 34 - 21 October 2016

Articles –
Australian Nursing and Midwifery Journal, October 2016

1. Chronic disease crisis: Why prevention is better than cure
Keast, Karen
Australian Nursing and Midwifery Journal, Vol. 24, No. 4, Oct 2016: 18-23
: A health check-up shows the burden of chronic disease is crippling our nation. About half of all Australians now have a chronic disease while 20% have multiple chronic diseases. It's time we changed course to prioritise prevention, health promotion and early detection, while recognising the valuable contribution of nurses and midwives, to combat the skyrocketing incidence of chronic illnesses

2. The harms of hate speech
Johnstone, Megan-Jane
Australian Nursing and Midwifery Journal, Vol. 24, No. 4, Oct 2016: 25.
: In 2009, Andrew Bolt, an Australian journalist and right wing columnist, published two articles in the Herald-Sun in which he impugned the identity and authenticity of 'fair skinned' Aboriginal people.

3. Using adenosinetriphosphate bioluminescence: To validate decontamination for duodenoscopes
Gillespie, Elizabeth; Sievert, William; Swan, Michael; Kaye, Carryn; Edridge, Isla; Stuart, Rhonda L
Australian Nursing and Midwifery Journal, Vol. 24, No. 4, Oct 2016: 26-28.
Reports of outbreaks involving Carbapenemase resistant Enterobacteriaceae have been associated with gastrointestinal endoscopy. We used Adenosinetriphosphate (ATP) bioluminescence to demonstrate cleanliness prior to Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP).

4. Nurse practitioner leadership: In patient-centred collaborative care
Davies, Amanda
Australian Nursing and Midwifery Journal, Vol. 24, No. 4, Oct 2016: 31
: Important changes are underway for the Australian health system. National health reform and the Healthier Medicare Review are creating new opportunities to lead innovation in primary healthcare, in particular, chronic disease management

5. Palliative care workforce development
Ash, Kylie and Yates, Patsy
Australian Nursing and Midwifery Journal, Vol. 24, No. 4, Oct 2016: 33
: Palliative care is delivered in almost all settings where healthcare is provided, including neonatal units, paediatric services, acute hospitals, general practices, community settings and aged care services.

Articles – Nurses' Paycheck, Jun-Aug 2016

6. A snapshot of nursing in Australia
Nurses' Paycheck, Vol. 15, No. 3, Jun-Aug 2016: 6
: Nurses form the largest health profession, providing health care to people across their lifespan. They work independently or as collaborative members of a health care team in settings which include hospitals, rural and remote nursing posts, Indigenous communities, schools, prisons, residential aged care facilities, the armed forces, universities, TAFE colleges, mental health facilities, statutory authorities, general practices, businesses, professional organisations and people’s homes.

7. A snapshot of nursing careers, qualifications and experience
Nurses' Paycheck, Vol. 15, No. 3, Jun-Aug 2016: 7
: A table showing the type of nurse, their scope of practice and areas of practice

8. Demographics on the employment of nurses
Nurses' Paycheck, Vol. 15 Issue 3, Jun-Aug 2016: 9-13
: The latest published data for the nursing and midwifery workforce from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) is the Nursing and Midwifery Workforce 2015 published online in June 2016.

9.  Nurses award 2010
Nurses' Paycheck, Vol. 15, No. 3, Jun-Aug 2016: 14-20
: The Nurses’ Award 2010 commenced on 1 January 2010. It applies to nurses working under the national industrial relations system who aren’t already covered by an enterprise agreement. The Award sets minimum wage rates, types of employment, hours of work, overtime and penalty rates, allowances, leave procedures, consultation and dispute resolution and other conditions of employment.

10. Public sector nurses' awards/agreements
Nurses' Paycheck, Vol. 15, No. 3, Jun-Aug 2016: 21-24
: This part of Nurses PAYCHECK provides an overview of the salary increases payable in the public hospital sector in each state and territory. The data also provides information on the tranches of such wage increases.

11. Public sector nurses' salary data
Nurses' Paycheck, Vol. 15, No. 3, Jun-Aug 2016: 25-30
: This part of Nurses PAYCHECK provides nurses' wage rates for each state and territory effective from the dates provided in the table that follows. The salary data provides weekly rates of pay for each classification relevant to the public sector in the particular state or territory.

12. Public hospital and private aged care comparative wage information
Nurses' Paycheck, Vol. 15, No. 3, Jun-Aug 2016: 31-36
: This part of Nurses PAYCHECK provides an overview of residential aged care and the employment of nursing staff. It includes new data on agreement coverage in the non public residential aged care sector and new average wages data based on an analysis of aged care agreements.

13. Private acute hospitals
Nurses' Paycheck, Vol. 15, No. 3, Jun-Aug 2016: 37
This section of Paycheck contains updated information on enterprise agreement data in the Private Acute Hospital sector. The ABS reports there are approximately 286 private acute hospitals in Australia. The majority (61.9%) operate on a ‘for profit” basis while a further 30.8% are religious or charitable ‘not for profit” hospitals with the remainder being considered other not for profit hospitals (bush nursing, community and memorial hospitals).

14. A snapshot of the Australian nursing and midwifery federation
Nurses' Paycheck, Vol. 15, No. 3, Jun-Aug 2016: 39-41
: Established in 1924, the Australian Nursing & Midwifery Federation (AMNF) is the only organisation in Australia representing the industrial and professional interests of nurses, midwives and assistants in nursing. The ANMF has over 240,000 members working across Australia in cities, rural, regional and remote locations and in every area of health, health prevention and aged care. There is a total of 363,501 nurses and midwives in Australia registered to practice27 who contribute directly to all areas of Australia's health and aged care.


15. The 6th World Congress of Clinical Safety
: 6 (Wed) - 8 (Fri) September 2017
Place: Ambasciatori Palace Hotel, Rome, Italy
Abstract submission:   From 1 February 2017 to 31 March 2017

16. HealthyWork Conference 2016
HealthyWork – The heart of good business
Date: 18 November 2016
Venue: SKYCITY Convention Centre, Auckland
More information:

News – National

17. Why diet Coke won't stop you getting diabetes
By Sophie Borland - 3:49 PM Friday Oct 21, 2016
Many of us have ditched our favourite sugary drinks for their diet alternative in a bid to boost our health and keep off the pounds.
But it seems that diet drinks can be just as bad for you, according to a study. Scientists found drinking just two glasses of diet drinks a day more than doubles the risk of developing diabetes.

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