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Primary Times - Past Issues

2014

Winter
When the only constant is change, Our strength is our membership, Changing of the guard, A journey, an honour and a priviledge, CPD update, CPD survey, Thriving Through Change, Best Practice Awards 2014, The 2014-15 Federal Budget: What now for primary health care nurses? Ideas worth charing, Decision support for family planning, Postgraduate nurse awarded, Postraduate study in primary health care nursing, Parkinson's explained and more.

Autumn
Thriving through partnerships, Doing more for our members, Influencing nurse issues, 2013 Salary and Conditions Survey, An opportunity for nurses to define our practice, Scholarships: How they can benefit your career - a personal experience, Flu news, Developing high quality practice performance, The under-used Indigenous health measures and how nurses can help, Book review: The Pregnancy Weight Plan, Three times six: Snapshots of general practice nursing in Western Australia 1981 to 2013 and more.

2013

Summer
Determined to make a difference, Nursing in General Practice (NiGP) Program, Best Practice Awards in Nursing 2014, Emotional wellbeing and diabetes foot complications, How primary health care nurses can work with accredited exercise physiologists to help patients better manage diabetes, How to manage patients with diabetes and receive lots of hugs, Advanced Practice Nursing: A title, a role or level of practice?, Alliance activity, Youth in primary care: HEADSSS assessment, The best way to help your patients: educate yourself, Innovation and opportunities, Three times six: Snapshots of practice nursing in Western Australia 1981 to 2013 and more.

Spring
Medicines in older people, The high cost of musculoskeletal conditions, Get your head around CPD, Member Satisfaction Survey 2013, Allow some sunshine in and thrive through change, Getting your voices heard, Pathways to sustainable and effective primary health care, Leading the winds of change, An extended insight into best practice diabetes care and more.

Winter
Best Practice Nursing Awards 2013, Movers & Shakers Conference, Members vote to change APNA's name, Rising demand for telehealth services, Modern Nurses Award explained, Eighteen months into the PNIP journey - how are we travelling?, Opportunistic family planning services, Key role for nurses in improving patient mental health care, Three steps to reduce the burden of chronic disease for your patients and more.

Autumn
Influenza season starts now, Registration roundup, Movers & Shakers Conference, An education and career framework for you, What is a primary health care nurse?, How do I work with a parent with learning difficulties?, Most people with non-valvular atrial fibrillation need anticoagulation, Switched on to the PNIP, Telehealth: Putting it into practice, Responses to consultation, CPD Survey and more.

2012
 

Summer
2012 Salary and Conditions Survey, Equal but not the same, Teens with type 1 diabetes, Dietary strategies to improve insulin sensitivity in overweight adolescents, Type 2 diabetes: Priorities and targets, Discussing healthy eating during the four year old health check, Smoking cessation: You’re more influential than you think, Important cancer research and you can help, Veterans’ care: Adopting a patient-centred approach, Key role for nurses in pain management, APNA is listening and more.

Spring
New beginnings for APNA, Welcome to our new CEO, Meet your APNA team, APNA Membership Survey 2012, Professor Jill White's Time to Shine conference address, Developing the women’s health Nurse Practitioner role, Supporting the practice nurse as the teacher, Bringing the benefits of telehealth to your workplace, An update from the Alliance, Social media risk, Catching breath, SANDS in GP, Caring for someone at the end of life, Time for action in rural and remote Australia, Growing impact of nurses in cervical screening program, Headache: Diagnosis and management, Depression: Beyond medicines and more.

Winter
Time to Shine conference wrap-up, Best Practice Nurse Awards 2012, Farewell to Belinda Caldwell, Working as a nurse consultant, Accreditation: From the surveyor’s perspective, Veterans’ care: Ongoing, planned, coordinated, An eHealth case study, Why do I need my own insurance, Budget aimed at frontline services, Chronic kidney disease detection and management, Malnutrition rife among older Australians and more.

Autumn
A collaborative model for chronic disease, Cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes, Nutrition in practice for primary health care nurses, Prescribing exercise for chronic disease, Challenging arthritis, COPD Online, PNIP will 'nip' a lot of unfunded services in the bud, eHealth on the horizon, Wanting a scholarship: Have I addresses the statement criteria?, An innovative approach to musculoskeletal health, Antibiotic resistance: The age of the superbug, Accreditation: Making a difference, Expanding the nurse role in child health and wellbeing and more.

2011

Summer
Primary health care nursing in 2012, Celebrating ten years since APNA incorporation, 2011 Salary and Conditions Survey, Men's sexual health, Tools to tackle men’s health, Talking to men about urinary incontinence, Mental health care for detainees, Palliative care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, Best Practice Nurse Award winner goes to Darwin, Nutrition: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and more.

Spring
Youth focus; Understanding eating disorders in adolescents, Sexual and reproductive health in adolescents, Overcoming barriers to cervical screening, Eating disorders and the family's role, CPD Update: Ear syringing, Nurse-led clinics for chronic disease management, More on the Practice Nurse Incentive Program, Parenting the newborn: common issues and strategies, Diabetes and chronic disease support, A population based approach to palliative care and more.

Winter
Includes National Conference Roadmap for the Future wrap up, Best Practice Nurse Awards, CPD Update, Understanding general practice funding, Collaboration the key, Practice design: the importance of knowing what you do, eHealth moves into Australian communities, Federal Budget summary for primary health care, yummy salmon recipe and more.

Autumn
Includes Exploring the practice nurse role in palliative care, Telephone triage in practice nursing, Telephone triage Q & A, Milk protein allergy versus milk intolerance, Is your mental health patient a parent, National eHealth strategy: what to expect, International study to explore the benefits of aspirin, Obstructive sleep apnoea: treatment update, Making Australia medicinewise, Beyond Blue releases DVD's about stroke and diabetes, Parenting website and Discussing lipid management with patients.

2010 

Summer
Includes Experiencing general practice in other settings, Delivering healthcare via ehealth, Simplifying wound care, Nutrition and ageing, Linking chronic disease services, RACGP standards released, Domestic violence, Ensuring accessibility for all patients, Living and coping with incontinence and the first practice nurse to complete PhD.

Spring
Includes Nutrition and chronic disease, Gastroenteritis in children, Common nutritional deficiencies, Motivational interviewing, Making sense of Professional Indemnity, Setting up a PoCT service, Practice nurse appointments for new patients, Early success for HPV vaccination program, Role of Codeine questioned and Malaria treatment on PBS.

Winter
Includes APNA Golden Opportunities conference, What's happening in sexual health, The silent chronic diseases, Best practice for chronic wounds, Chlamydia, Working in sexual health nursing, ACCEPt challenge, National Practice Nurse Survey, Reflecting on patient outcomes, Book review: General Practice Nursing, Pap test providers on the rise, Adrenaline auto-injector now available, Asthma how to video released, Osteoporosis guidelines and guidelines for constipation and impaction management.

Autumn
Includes 2009 APNA Best Practice Award winners, Recognising dementia, Immunising at Bakhita Health Clinic East Timor, Dealing with demanding and aggressive patients, Women's health clinics- a challenge for practice nurses, National registration on it's way, Child protection report, Immunisation news, Options to maximise sleep and Low vaccination rates in 4 year olds.

2009  

Summer
Includes information on Men's sheds, PSA testing, mental heath nursing in general practice, Identifying mood disorders in men, Counselling patients, working towards a stress free Christmas, Retention of rural practice nurses and New hope for men with prostrate cancer.

Spring
Includes Ischaemic heart disease update, Stroke and transient ischaemic attack, patient records and documentation, Professional indemnity insurance, National registration and accreditation, and a nurse practitioner in general practice profile.

Winter
Includes APNA 2009 conference highlights, Chronic disease funding for practice nurses, Quit smoking counselling in general practice, Preparing for potential influenza A pandemic, managing continence issues, Leadership in general practice and Introducing an asthma clinic to your practice.

Autumn
Includes Early detection and management of chronic kidney disease, the Measure up campaign, Diabetes management education and training, A healthier future for all Australian and Australia's best nurse.

2008  

Summer
Includes Dieting, How to monitor a child's growth, Child and Adolescent Obesity and Pandemic Influenza planning.

Spring
Includes STI screening in general practice, Vit D and sun exposure, Breast health, Detecting skin cancers and the PARTY project.