ACN endorses atrial fibrillation and heart failure clinical guidelines

The Australian College of Nursing welcomes today’s launch of clinical guidelines outlining current best practice in the diagnosis and management of atrial fibrillation (AF) and heart failure. The guidelines were developed by the National Heart Foundation of Australia and the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand (CSANZ), which sought input from a multidisciplinary group…

Nurses can help improve patient outcomes following cosmetic procedures

Today the Australian College of Nursing (ACN) has recommended fostering strong linkages between the nursing profession and the Health Care Complaints Commission (HCCC) to improve patient outcomes following cosmetic procedures. At a parliamentary inquiry into cosmetic health services complaints in New South Wales, ACN provided input on improving the framework for complaints regarding cosmetic health…

Need to encourage nursing students – not price them out

Proposed changes to university debt repayment thresholds have the very real potential of making nursing study unattractive and exacerbate anticipated workforce shortages. “To push nurse graduates to repay their university loans before establishing permanent and secure employment is unfairly handicapping graduates from realising their potential and poses another negative factor to those choosing a career…