The first Wednesday in February each year is Primary Health Care Nurses Day, where we celebrate the amazing work that nurses do outside of the hospital setting, in aged care, community, general practice, custodial, schools and a range of other primary health care settings.
Australia is on notice that its nursing shortage is set to worsen, with one in four nurses working in primary health care (PHC) considering leaving their role in the next two to five years, according to the largest survey of the sector.
APNA’s annual Workforce Survey has provided a comprehensive picture of the working conditions and professional concerns of primary health care nurses across Australia for more than 15 years. It is the only national survey focusing exclusively on nurses who work in primary health care.
The APNA Workforce Survey Hub - click here to do the 2023 APNA Workforce Survey. You'll also find data snapshots, media coverage, and historical data.
Penthrox (methoxyflurane) is an inhaled analgesic agent indicated in adults and children for the emergency relief of trauma-associated pain and surgical procedures requiring analgesia.
Following the registration of extended valency pneumococcal conjugate vaccines in Australia, and subsequent recommendation by the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee (PBAC), the optimal pneumococcal vaccination program for Australia is currently under review.
Members-only articles, interviews, columns, and clinical updates from the latest edition of APNA's Primary Times magazine
APNA's Career Pathways Program (formerly known as the Student Nurse Placement Program) shines a light on primary health care, including aged care, for student nurses and helps to future-proof the primary health care nursing workforce.
Is this mosquito borne virus COVID 2.0? Listen to this educational segment on how to identify and protect your patients against this infectious disease of national significance.
Gain a better understand the lifestyle and medication management issues for people at risk of heart attack and stroke, and provide them with appropriate support in primary health care
With three categories open and five distinct awards, including awards for experienced primary health care nurses, graduate nurses, and student nurses - we have something for everyone.