Burnout: when there’s no room left for self-care

By Nurse Robbie (Robbie Bedbrook) We’ve all met that one nurse that makes you think, ‘why on earth did you ever become a nurse?’. You know the one I mean; this nurse is tired all the time and gets by doing the bare minimum. Maybe she rolls her eyes every time a patient’s buzzer goesContinue reading “Burnout: when there’s no room left for self-care”

Is your job causing you pain?

Written by Nikola Grayshon, Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Management graduate (2017) It’s no surprise poor posture can be a direct consequence of workplace habits. Regardless, the majority of working individuals continue to spend hours and days on end sitting in front of a computer screen. Thus there is a real need to reiterate the importanceContinue reading “Is your job causing you pain?”

How to make the most of first year when you’re studying sport and exercise

Written by Jarrod Cowley, UTS Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science graduate (2017) “Sport is a major part of my lifestyle. I can’t say I’ve regretted a single day of this course as it has furthered my knowledge and love for sport more than I would have thought possible.” Your first year of uni can beContinue reading “How to make the most of first year when you’re studying sport and exercise”

The science of sport performance analysis

Written by Alana Leabeater, current UTS Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science / Bachelor of Arts in International Studies student The sports industry is one of the most rapidly growing industries in the world, with an increased demand for high quality staff to deliver the best results for athletes and teams. No longer does the coachContinue reading “The science of sport performance analysis”

A World Beyond the Wards: Community and Primary Health Nursing

By Robbie Bedbrook  When you’re training to be a nurse it’s hard to imagine life outside the four walls of the hospital. Almost all of your practical placements are on the wards and so many of your classes are assessing your skills and dedication to hospital-based nursing. And why not? The majority of nurses doContinue reading “A World Beyond the Wards: Community and Primary Health Nursing”

A nurse’s voice to lead

An interview with Professor Christine Duffield, UTS Professor of Nursing and Health Services Management, in the Centre for Health Services Management and President of the Australian College of Nurses Since her election in late 2016, Professor Christine Duffield has been fulfilling the prestigious role of President of the Australian College of Nurses (ACN). Her leadership appointmentContinue reading “A nurse’s voice to lead”

Carbohydrates and Common Sense

in the Dietary Management of Diabetes By Roslyn Smith Accredited Practicing Dietitian, 18 years Senior Diabetes Dietitian, 15 years What is the right diet for diabetes? Opinions abound! Sugar-free, paleo, low GI, low carb… Week by week the media churns out the latest dietary fads, leaving the average person with diabetes very confused. In the questContinue reading “Carbohydrates and Common Sense”

Hearing Voices

Fiona Orr Director of International Activity and Mental Health lecturer at the University of Technology Sydney Faculty of Health How did you get into mental health nursing? I was at university studying special education but when I saw an ad promoting mental health nursing training. So I decided to undertake a three year hospital-based trainingContinue reading “Hearing Voices”

“Tofli, Jasadi”: My Child, My Body

Infant Feeding beliefs and practices of Arabic mothers in Australia By Amanda Rehayem UTS:Midwifery students Rachel, Judy and Amanda (Source: Anna Zhu) The theme of World Breastfeeding Week in 2016 focuses on how breastfeeding encourages us to think about how to value our well-being from the start of life, how to respect each other and careContinue reading ““Tofli, Jasadi”: My Child, My Body”

Heparin, pigs and vampire bats: What are you really administering?

By Dr Tamara Power, Director of Health Simulation at the UTS Faculty of Health Photo: Anna Zhu The next time you are out on clinical placement, pick up a vial of Heparin Sodium Injection and have a good look at it. Heparin is an anticoagulant, used (among other things) for prophylaxis (prevention) and treatment ofContinue reading “Heparin, pigs and vampire bats: What are you really administering?”