Nursing Australia: Ep1. COVID - impacting our lives and careers

In the first episode of Nursing Australia, hosted by Nurse Robbie, we hear:


The latest Nursing Australia News


Calls to grow the workforce of skilled nurses in aged care to stop the COVID spread, fresh data on the effect of coronavirus on the nursing workforce and eye protection for all Victorian GP nurses becomes mandatory.

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Segment 1

Aimee’s story: Catching COVID in the clusters


Aged care, disability, and mental health nurse Aimee Sibson was let go from her job at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic and put her hand up to work on the Victorian COVID Response Taskforce. She was sent into Melbourne’s housing commission towers under the Government-imposed hard lockdown and caught COVID in the line of duty. Aimee wrote a letter to Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews about her experience, you can read it here.

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Segment 2

Kids' vaccination drop: The effect of COVID-19 on early childhood vaccinations


During COVID-19, nurses have observed that some patients are reluctant to attend clinics to receive scheduled immunisations. We explore the risks associated with children missing their early childhood vaccinations. For health care professionals find our more information about routine childhood immunisations here.

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Segment 3

Panel discussion: The future of primary health care nursing in a post-COVID world


Once the pandemic has passed and we all return to a more normal life, what will be the lasting effect on primary health care nursing as a profession? Hear from APNA Founder and Nurse Ambassador, Sam Moses and APNA Program Manager, Nursing in Primary Health Care, Lisa Collison.

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Nurse wellness with Sarah Cosgrave


In these crazy times, we all need to take some time-out for ourselves, especially nurses. Join nurse Sarah Cosgrave for a guided meditation that will leave you feeling relaxed, reconnected and re-energised.

Sarah is a Nourished Nurturer and founder of the global community, ‘The Nurtured Nurse Project’. Trained as a Critical Care Nurse, Sarah knows firsthand that nurses are facing a global epidemic of nurse burnout. It is Sarah’s mission to empower nurses with the tools and techniques to support their wellness so that they can continue sustainably supporting the journey of wellness in others. As a wellness consultant Sarah supports nurses guiding them to feel relaxed, reconnected and re-energised within their mind, body and soul.

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