Learn about Respiratory Alkalosis and Respiratory Acidosis
This very handy chart was seen on wikipedia, and we though it would be extremely handy for nurses in specialities likes intensive care units / Emergency Rooms and othe critical care units in hospitals and other health facilities.
Nurses going electronic
Paper records are taking a back seat to e-health and e-learning, and clinical informatics is making inroads on Australian nursing practices. Schemes already in place include electronic admission risk screening tools in acute wards at Geelong’s Barwon Health. In NSW, it’s a 23 per cent reduction in the incidence of patient deterioration in the past two years is reported by NSW Health’s Clinical Excellence Commission (CEC) as a result of e-learning systems contributing to newly introduced e-charting in northern and mid-north coast region hospitals. Highlighting such trends, a national…
Australian Government e-health website: http://www.nehta.gov.au/
National e-Health Transition Authority (NEHTA) website
Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record (PCEHR) website http://www.ehealth.gov.au/internet/ehealth/publishing.nsf/content/home
NEHTA Learning Centre website
Learn the Basics:
Basic Computing Skills – An Orientation
please click: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DwsKeoXOa9I
Death’s ethical dimensions and issues
Traditionally, before we entered the modern era of nursing, a large portion of people chose to die at home – with intimate care provided by family members at their bedside. Today however, a growing number of people die at hospital. Approximately 54 per cent of the people who die each year do so in an acute care hospital, and this figure is only set to rise with the growth in the ageing population. Nurses will take the place traditionally seen to by family members – not only responsible for providing care to the dying, but also possibly playing the most critical role in making sure the person…
As a nurse and/or midwife, you are due to renew your general or non-practising registration annually by 31 May under the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme.
You can check your registration details and expiry date on the national register: click on: http://www.nursingmidwiferyboard.gov.au
Frequently asked questions: click her
Remember to renew registration using your legal name – this is the name that appears on the national register. Make sure that your contact details provided to AHPRA, including your email address and mobile, are current.
Learn how to listen to Lung sounds:
|1||Vesicular – Normal|
|2||Crackles – Fine (Rales)|
|3||Crackles – Coarse (Rales)|
|5||Rhonchi – Low Pitched Wheezes|
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