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?”

Meet the Nurse of the Year

Did you know the Nurse of the Year is right here at UTS? Judy Smith, UTS nursing lecturer and perioperative nursing coordinator, has been awarded ‘Nurse of the Year’ at the Australian Healthcare Week Excellence Awards! This award recognises Australia and New Zealand’s most outstanding nurses who’ve demonstrated exceptional performance in patient care, education, leadership, research andContinue reading “Meet the Nurse of the Year”

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”

“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?”

Keeping Australia Alive – only requires men?

By Caroline Homer and Vanessa Scarf Centre for Midwifery, Child and Family Health, Faculty of Health, University of Technology Sydney Having worked in the Australian health system for more than 30 years we both looked forward to “Keeping Australia Alive” series on the ABC. Health care in Australia is complex with its governance and provisionContinue reading “Keeping Australia Alive – only requires men?”