18 episodes

A news and education podcast for Australian Nurses, working together towards a healthier Australia. Proudly presented by APNA, the Australian Primary Health Care Nurses Association.

Nursing Australia APNA - The Australian Primary Health Care Nurses Association

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 20 Ratings

A news and education podcast for Australian Nurses, working together towards a healthier Australia. Proudly presented by APNA, the Australian Primary Health Care Nurses Association.

    Ep17. Nursing Australia presents: Current COVID Landscape Webinar

    Ep17. Nursing Australia presents: Current COVID Landscape Webinar

    In this special episode of Nursing Australia we hear the latest on COVID across Australia as APNA presents: the Current COVID Landscape webinar featuring: Dr. Ginni Mansberg (@Dr_Ginni); APNA President Karen Booth and RN Sara Drew. 
    Links:
    Slides from the webinar: https://www.apna.asn.au/files/DAM/1%20Education/COVID%20Webinar%207%20-%20Current%20Covid%20Landscape.pdf 
    Subscribe to The Connect: https://www.apna.asn.au/workflows/subscribe
    https://www.apna.asn.au/

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Ep16. Shining the spotlight - Women's Health Week, a battle for Broken Hill, and Every Nurse's Business

    Ep16. Shining the spotlight - Women's Health Week, a battle for Broken Hill, and Every Nurse's Business

    In this episode of Nursing Australia, hosted by Matthew St Ledger, we hear:  
    The latest Nursing Australia News (02:14) Nurses sitting ducks without boosters; self-administration of ivermectin appears to spike; ANMF warn against planned re-opening; and APNA postpones conference roadshow until 2022. 
    https://www.apna.asn.au/education/roadshow 
    Women's Health Week 2021 (04:30) Brenda Jones & Janet Michelmore from the Jean Hailes Foundation are here to chat Women's Health Week 2021. 
    https://www.womenshealthweek.com.au/  
    https://www.jeanhailes.org.au/  
    APNA on the ground in western NSW (14:19) APNA President Karen Booth on the ground in Broken Hill as surge nurse workforces rollout across rural NSW. 
     Western NSW COVID Response EOI 
    Subscribe to The Connect: https://www.apna.asn.au/workflows/subscribe 
    Every Nurse's Business (23:36) Professor Nathan Wilson addresses the gaps in nurse curricula in relation to intellectual disabilities and ASD. 
    https://learning.pandda.net/ 
    Next time on Nursing Australia (32:12) https://www.gogentleaustralia.org.au/  
    https://www.apna.asn.au/ 

    • 32 min
    Ep15. School's in session

    Ep15. School's in session

    In this episode of Nursing Australia, hosted by Matthew St Ledger, we hear:  
    The latest Nursing Australia News (01:45)Pharmacists to join the party; Primary care to bolster Pfizer rollout; experts warn Delta could devastate Indigenous communities; and faeces transplants to treat Parkinsons patients. 
    Inside School Nursing  (03:54)Lisa Chalmers joins Nursing Australia to discuss the role of a school nurse, the scope, challenges and opportunities in this space. 
    https://www.schoolnurses.com.au/  
    UPDATE: APNA Conference Roadshow (16:08) The APNA conference roadshow is set to be the largest ever nursing event held by APNA but there has been a slight change of plans. 
    https://www.apna.asn.au/education/roadshow  
    Victorian Infection Prevention Helpline (19:00)As healthcare professionals It is always handy to keep across current infection prevention & control practices. An exciting pilot initiative has launched in Victoria, we caught up with the nursing masterminds operating an infection control hotline. 
    Infection Prevention Helpline https://www.infectionpreventionhelpline.com.au/ 


    APNA Nurse Support Line https://www.apna.asn.au/contact 


    RACGP - Infection Prevention and Control Standard 5th Ed (Sterilisation)   https://www.racgp.org.au/FSDEDEV/media/documents/Running%20a%20practice/Practice%20standards/Infection-prevention-and-control.pdf 


    DHHS Coronavirus (COVID-19) cleaning guidelines for workplaces https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus-cleaning-guidelines-for-workplaces-doc 


    Episode Outro (27:57)Subscribe to The Connect: https://www.apna.asn.au/workflows/subscribe 

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l9uwgPtdq_g 

    • 28 min
    Ep14. Nurses who upskill

    Ep14. Nurses who upskill

    In this episode of Nursing Australia, hosted by Suzanne Blackeby, we hear:  
    The latest Nursing Australia News (01:31) Mandatory vaccines for residential Aged Care workers; The Commonwealth revises its national vaccine allocations as COVID reignites; a blood-test to diagnose Alzheimers; and Chris Hemsworth delivers vital equipment to a regional clinic.  
    2021 Influenza vaccine update (03:58) The last 18 months has seen COVID stifle the conversation and awareness of other communicable diseases. Therefore, it may not surprise some of us to learn Influenza vaccination rates in Australia have waned recently. Is this COVID driven complacency? Or perhaps the decreased community mobility explains the lull?  
    Year-to-date we are some 1.5 million flu jabs behind last year. So, it is vital that we continue to fly the health promotion flag for Influenza vaccination.  
    This year the Australian Immunisation Handbook has heralded an exciting newcomer to the influenza vaccine game. A cell-based vaccine, which has only recently been approved for use in Australia. 
    We caught up with two of our resident nurses here at APNA, RN and Nurse Immuniser Jo Millard and RN Matt St Ledger. 
    APNA Members can catch the full panel discussion here: https://www.apna.asn.au/education/nursing-australia-podcast/ep14/what-s-new-in-flu-2021-


    Wound care online learning (14:37) Wound care, wound management, all things wounds are trending topics for nurses. Hear how Smith & Nephew are delivering free online learning modules for healthcare professionals and hosting specialised wound workshops at the upcoming 2021 APNA Conference Roadshow. 
    https://closertozero.com.au 
    https://www.apna.asn.au/education/roadshow  
     
    Exploring nurse clinics (20:08) Matt St Ledger caught up with APNA's Marg Dempsey and Chronic Disease Management Nurse Di Mears. Di has demonstrated amazing success in establishing a nurse-lead clinic in her practice in Toowoomba, Queensland. A brilliant initiative which ensures coordinated care for patients with coronary heart disease within a regional community. 
    https://nurseclinics.apna.asn.au/ 
     
    Episode Outro (30:55) On the next episode of Nursing Australia, we are getting ready to hit the road so grab the latest on the 2021 APNA Conference Roadshow; discover how nurse certifiers are optimising diabetes management; and a new program which promises to enhance nursing practice for autism. 
    Subscribe to The Connect: https://www.apna.asn.au/workflows/subscribe 

    • 31 min
    Ep13. Searching for success

    Ep13. Searching for success

    In this episode of Nursing Australia, hosted by Matthew St Ledger, we hear:  
    The latest Nursing Australia News (01:12) National vaccine hesitancy wains as Victorians endure COVID spike; Mandatory vaccines for Aged Care Workers back on the table; The World Health Organization agrees to ambitious reforms; and the UK approves single-shot COVID VAX; Nurses top most trusted professions list. 
    Nurse Spotlight: Inside Ireland's rollout (03:35) APNA's Sam Moses caught up with Siobhan, a Dublin based practice nurse who shared an Irish perspective on the rollout experience, the optimism inside COVID, and discussed vaccine hesitancy in her community or lack thereof. 
    Health Tech: Wearable glucose sensors (10:17) In recent years wearable glucose sensors have revolutionized diabetes management. These fully integrated devices allow diabetics to monitor their glucose levels with the swipe of a smart-phone. Find out how these devices are can aid nursing practice. 
    https://www.freestylelibre.com.au/
    Nurses can click the link below to find out more about the FreeStyle Libre system, access resources and register for related education, training and the ability to experience the system for themselves. Register here: https://rego.interact.technology/freestylelibre/
    2021 APNA Conference Roadshow - latest update (15:57) Suzanne Blackeby drops by to give the inside scoop on the upcoming Conference Roadshow, coming this Spring! 
    Links: 
    https://www.apna.asn.au/education/roadshow 
    Episode Outro (20:30) Subscribe to The Connect: https://www.apna.asn.au/workflows/subscribe 

    • 21 min
    Ep12. Spotlight on Nurses

    Ep12. Spotlight on Nurses

    In this episode of Nursing Australia, hosted by Matthew St Ledger, we hear: 
    - The latest Nursing Australia News (01:10)
    The federal budget to bolster Aged Care & Womens Health; India faces a new threat as it continues to head towards one million COVID deaths; the global nurse shortage impacted by The COVID Effect; and a study links poor mental health to clinical errors.

    - Nurse Spotlight: The Rollout - Linlin's Story (04:57)
    We’re introducing the Nurse Spotlight segments in Nursing Australia to share some of your stories. To kick things off we caught up with LinLin, a Sydney based Nurse Vaccinator who shared her pandemic and rollout experience from the frontline.

    - 2021 PulseCheck #1 – Survey Results (13:49)
    Throughout 2020, APNA ran a series of workforce surveys to get feedback from nurses on the front line during the COVID-19 pandemic. The survey is back this year to get the views of nurses on the vaccine rollout. The results from the first survey are out and we are joined by APNA CEO Ken Griffin to discuss.
    Find out more about the Federal Budget for Nurses:  https://www.apna.asn.au/docs/6bcfb4ab-e3b2-eb11-80dd-005056be66b1/May%202021%20-%20APNA%20response%20to%20the%20Federal%20Budget.pdf
    Subscribe to The Connect: https://www.apna.asn.au/workflows/subscribe

    - Rural Health Pro Scholarships Database (18:44)
    APNA has partnered with the Rural Health Pro who provide nurses and nursing students access to a scholarships database. Participating in a conference, getting there and sorting accommodation can be quiet the juggle so these funds can certainly help. Plus we introduce the 2021 APNA Conference Roadshow.
    Links: https://www.apna.asn.au/education/roadshow
    https://www.ruralhealthpro.org/s/
    https://www.ruralhealthpro.org/s/grants-and-funding   

    - Wellness: Courageous Conversations with Margaret Smith (26:48)
    Who hasn’t had a tough conversation at work, especially as a nurse? As our workloads grow we often find it hard to say no. Margaret Smith from Inspirational Coaching is here to give us some tips on tackling courageous conversations at work, setting boundaries and valuing our time and expertise so we become visible, valued and respected by our colleagues and managers.
    https://www.ted.com/talks/casey_brown_know_your_worth_and_then_ask_for_it
    https://www.ted.com/talks/julia_dhar_how_to_disagree_productively_and_find_common_ground
    http://www.icoachu.com.au/home/

    - Episode Outro (31:21)
    Subscribe to The Connect: https://www.apna.asn.au/workflows/subscribe

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
20 Ratings

20 Ratings

Darcy Small ,

Interesting, insightful, impactful.

Loved the panel discussion. Nurse Robbie highlight the impacts of COVID-19 in a new way!

an honourable citizen ,

Edutainment at its best

Nurse Robbie meets my holistic needs

Melanyyyyyyyyyy ,

Informative and entertaining in equal measures

“There is no healthcare without self-care” - such an apt description always, and especially at the moment. Thanks for packaging up such vital information in a way that’s easy to digest!

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