Nursing Australia: Ep3. Helping the nation

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


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A nurse practitioner earns the right to prescribe HIV medicines, nurses speak up for primary health care reform, infection control checks still lacking in aged care and remembering nurses killed by COVID-19.

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Segment 1

COVID vaccine: Immunising the nation


When a COVID vaccine arrives in Australia, primary health care nurses will play a key role in immunising the Australian population. Learn about what nurses need to do to prepare for the mass-vaccination and the logistics of getting the vaccines into your clinic or facility.

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Segment 2

Vaccines: Recommended vs funded 


Nurses know the NIP funded vaccines inside-out, but how often do you speak to your patients about the recommended vaccines, but not funded ones? We discuss how to raise this sometimes-tricky conversation and share the reasoning behind recommended vs funded vaccines.

For health care professionals, there is an in-depth discussion available centered around the meningococcal vaccines. Find that here:

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Segment 3

Jane’s story: Helping the homeless


Driving into the gym carpark in Launceston one morning, Nurse Practitioner Jane Laidlaw was surprised to see a person rough sleeping in a car. She felt compelled to do something to help and the result is a thriving nurse-led clinic that has helped hundreds of homeless people.

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Financial wellness for nurses 


When we think of wellness, physical and mental health often come to mind. But financial wellness is just as important. In this segment, tailored for nurses, hear some tips and tricks to maximise your potential tax refund.

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