68 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 • 42 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.

    Ep 67. The Skilled Practitioner

    Ep 67. The Skilled Practitioner

    The 67th installment of Nursing Australia presents:  
    The latest Nursing Australia News (01:31)  
    Mosquito-borne spike, Asbestos contamination debacle, Urgent Care Clinics doors swing open, and video games pose hearing risk. 


     1. Celebrate Primary Health Care Nurses Day (03:25) Get involved this February and help champion the amazing work that nurses do outside of the hospital setting, in aged care, community, general practice, custodial, schools, cosmetics, mental health and the gamut of other primary health care settings. 


     2. Nurse Practitioner Lyf (10:11) We profile nurse Robbie Bedbrook, and walk the pathway of a Nurse Practitioner in a modern Australia.  


     3. Silent Killer (25:35) It is the Western world's endemic silent killer, 90% of renal function is gone before patients are often symptomatic, and 1 in 10 Aussies suffer from kidney disease. What do you need to know? 
     
    Handy Links: 
    Celebrate Primary Health Care Nurses Day  
     
    Subscribe to The Connect (our weekly e-newsletter) 
     
    SHARING KNOWLEDGE ABOUT IMMUNISATION (SKAI)  
     
    The Kidney Helpline  
     
    Join or Renew your APNA Membership today  
     
    Hosted by: Matthew St Ledger & Mitch Wall
    Produced by: Leith Alexander & Matthew St Ledger

    • 38 min
    Ep 66. The Calling 📞

    Ep 66. The Calling 📞

    The first installment of Nursing Australia for 2024 is here! Dive into Season 4 of Australia's favourite nursing podcast with The Calling. Step inside the world of two nurses as they share their inspiring journeys, navigating and transitioning  nursing.
    Plus, in the latest healthcare news: STI spike, new year vaping reforms, and mycoplasma trending up.

    The latest Nursing Australia News (01:01) 
    STI spike, new year vaping reforms, and mycoplasma trending up.


    Segment 1. Transition to Practice: Sophie's Story (03:00) 
    Sophie is a Nurse Practitioner working in General Practice. With the assistance of APNA's Transition to Practice Program  (TPP), her mentor Helen, and a desire to pursue a career with compassion, Sophie went from international student to RN to NP. 


    Segment 2. Kate's Story (16:53) 
    Producer Leith was in Norseman in remote Western Australia recently and met Kate. Kate is a nurse and moonlights as the local school chaplain. This is Kate's story.
    About Norseman: a small town in the Goldfields region of WA. Situated 800km east of Perth, it is home to dry salt lakes, red dirt, native fauna and a very hot climate. It's the last town before the SA border.  


    Next time on Nursing Australia (30:31)

    The podcast will return to the first Monday of every month from February 5, 2024.


    Handy links: 


    Subscribe to The Connect (our weekly e-newsletter)


    Discover APNA's Transition to Practice Program  


    Check out APNA's latest online learning modules HERE  
    Hosted by: Matthew St Ledger & Mitch Wall
    Produced by: Leith Alexander & Matthew St Ledger

    • 31 min
    Ep 65. The Last Dose for 2023 💉 💊

    Ep 65. The Last Dose for 2023 💉 💊

    In the final episode for 2023 meet Alex Berge a young midwife and nurse from Western Australia; and assisting patients in navigating the world of upper-GI cancers. Plus, in the latest healthcare news: saline contamination alert, COVID Christmas relief, and delayed umbilical clamping for 'prems'. 


    The latest Nursing Australia News (02:10) 
    Saline contamination alert, COVID Christmas relief, and delayed umbilical clamping for 'prems'. 


    Segment 1: Alex's Story (03:55) 
    Alex Berge is a midwife and nurse from Western Australia. She grew up on a sheep and wheat farm, moved to Perth for her studies, then to Sydney for her graduate placement. Now she’s back in WA and has big plans to see more of Australia and go back out bush. She’s passionate about primary health and education, child health and midwifery, and is driven by an enthusiasm to be involved and contribute. Alex caught up for coffee with lifelong friend and our producer, Leith. She’s generously shared with us her journey so far and valuable lessons and values she’s learnt along the way. This is Alex's story. 
     
    Segment 2: Upper-GI Cancers (16:42) 
    Deep dive into the world of upper-gastrointestinal (upper-GI) cancers, as we shine a spotlight on the perhaps most enigmatic yet formidable foes – pancreatic cancer. Meet Tiffany Dobson from Pancare Foundation as we discuss treatment, rates and access to services. 


    Next time on Nursing Australia (23:13)

    The podcast will return for it's forth year on Monday January 15 2024. Happy holidays, Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, and Happy Southern Hemisphere Summer 🌟🕎🎄


    Handy links: 


    Subscribe to The Connect (our weekly e-newsletter) 


    Discover APNA's latest online learning modules HERE  
     
    Pancare Foundation - Fighting cancer? We're here to help 
     
    Hosted by: Matthew St Ledger & Mitch Wall
    Produced by: Leith Alexander & Matthew St Ledger

    • 24 min
    Ep 64. Wine Time🍷, Bones🦴 & iPhones📱

    Ep 64. Wine Time🍷, Bones🦴 & iPhones📱

    The 64th installment of Nursing Australia, Wine Time, Bones & iPhones presents:  
    The latest Nursing Australia News (02:38) 
    Fake nurse behind bars, nurses call for engineered-stone ban, cheap apartments for health workers, and paediatric antibiotic resistance on the up! 
     
    Segment 1: Wine Time (04:38) 
    Nursing Australia's Leith sat down with Adriana in Pilbara, WA for a wine, and discussed her story. Adriana has a long history of working in remote aboriginal communities in various roles but didn’t enter the health profession until the age of 47. 
     
    Segment 2: Instigating Healthy Habits (13:00) 
    Discover the latest attempt to elicit lifestyle and behavior change, with the help of technology. How clinicians can treat, advise, and encourage patients via an app-based interface. 
     
    Segment 3: Osteoporosis (25:32) 
    Osteoporosis is a common chronic disease. We know it affects over 1.2 million Australians and leads to over 183,000 fractures annually. How engaged are we? Does this disease age discriminate? Meet Greg Lyubomirsky, CEO of Healthy Bones Australia  | www.knowyourbones.org.au   
     
     
    Handy links: 
     
    Nominate for the APNA Nurse Awards  
     
    Refer your workplace for an APNA Corporate Membership 
     
    Subscribe to The Connect (our weekly newsletter) 
    Hosted by: Matthew St Ledger & Mitch Wall
    Produced by: Leith Alexander & Matthew St Ledger

    • 35 min
    Ep 63. The Colour Purple

    Ep 63. The Colour Purple

    This episode of Nursing Australia presents:  
    The latest Nursing Australia News (02:36) 
    Pharmacists prescribing scope extended, Ballooning demand for Ozempic bites again, and CPR gender bias revealed. 


    1. Purple House: Sarah's Story (05:25) 
    Meet Sarah Brown, CEO of Purple House. Before the Purple House was established Pintupi people from the Western Desert of Central Australia were forced to leave their country and families to seek treatment for end-stage renal failure in Alice Springs or Darwin. Far from home, they suffered great loneliness and hardship, and weren’t around to pass on cultural knowledge in their communities.  
    Discover Purple House  

    #yes23


    2. Navigating Medical Abortions (20:40) 
    In 1996, the Australian government stifled access to RU-486. Despite some eventual revisions, barriers to access still remained, until today. The space around abortion care in Australia continues to evolve. So, what is the latest?  


    The Australian Contraception and Abortion Primary Care Practitioner Support Network (AusCAPPs) is an online community of practice interested in increasing women's access to long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARC) and medical abortion. GPs, practice nurses and pharmacists are invited to join. There is no cost to do so. 


     3. Early Detection & Management of CKD (34:38) 
    Early detection and management of chronic kidney disease (CKD), so, how can this preserve vital renal function? What can health professionals and patients do to prevent this silent killer? 
    Access Chronic Disease Management Tools here 
    Kidney Health Australia  
     


    Refer your workplace for an APNA Corporate Membership  
     
    Subscribe to The Connect (our weekly newsletter) 
     
    APNA Online Learning Hub  
     
    Astra Zeneca's Chronic Disease Management Tools 
    Hosted by: Matthew St Ledger & Mitch Wall
    Produced by: Leith Alexander & Matthew St Ledger

    • 44 min
    Ep 62. Lungs, Hearts & Minds 🌬️❤️🧠

    Ep 62. Lungs, Hearts & Minds 🌬️❤️🧠

    This episode of Nursing Australia presents:  

    The latest Nursing Australia News (01:00) 
    Virtual reality nursing for remote communities, Letby case spurs inquiry, and unlocking Australia nurse potential. 
     
    Segment 1: Asthma Spring Fling (03:38) 
    Lightning may dazzle in the sky, but beneath the clouds, these powerful storms can trigger unexpected health challenges for some. Tune in as we explore the science behind thunderstorm asthma, the connection with allergies, and what you can do to stay safe when the elements collide. 
    Check out the National Asthma Council of Australia by clicking here  
     
    Segment 2: Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) Guidelines (12:19) 
    The newest iteration of guidelines for assessing and managing cardiovascular disease risk, and a CVD risk calculator have been launched, marking a major milestone in CVD prevention in the Australian population. Nursing Australia sat down with Jade Cartwright to discuss. Jade is a Chronic Health Nurse working in a North East Victorian Community embedded General Practice. Jade has been operating a nurse led clinic for clients with chronic and complex conditions for 8 years and has a background in critical care, respiratory science and district nursing.
    Visit cvdcheck.org.au to find out more. 
     
    Segment 3: Child Mental Health (20:40) 
    Discover more at: Child Information Sharing Scheme 
    And you can join APNA's online community of practice here 
    The Victorian Government supports the Child Information Sharing Capacity Building Grants Program. 
     
    Next time on Nursing Australia (28:30)


    The General Practice Conference and Exhibition (GPCE) is Australia’s leading CPD event and is well placed to assist you in meeting your CPD requirements. 
    Registration is now open for GPCE Melbourne, where you can earn up to 21 CPD hours on a Session Pass over 3-days.  
    It’s really, that easy. 
    Register now  
     

    APNA Online Learning Hub  


    Join or Renew your APNA Membership today  
     
    Subscribe to The Connect (our weekly newsletter) 
     
    Hosted by: Matthew St Ledger & Mitch Wall
    Produced by: Leith Alexander & Matthew St Ledger

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
42 Ratings

42 Ratings

hellofromnorthqld ,

Nurse life

Great podcast, I love the combination of health news, story telling, guest speakers and the delivery is engaging to listen to 🙌🏼

maiscat ,

Interesting and informative

Really enjoyed these stories, keep up the good work!

BB, WA ,

Love it

This show is super well put together! The combination of factual/ educational content, as well as first-person story telling makes it a super interesting listen! I learn something new every episode!

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