Nursing Australia: Ep9. Looking to the future

In this episode of Nursing Australia, hosted by Suzanne Blackeby, we hear:


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Ireland holts the use of the AstraZeneca COVID vaccine, PNG’s COVID-19 outbreak and vaccine rollout begins in Torres Strait Islands.

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Segment 1

Aged Care Royal Commission Final Report 


After more than 10,000 submissions, evidence from 641 witnesses and more than two years, The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety has handed down its final report.

Royal Commissioners have made 148 wide-ranging recommendations for the fundamental reform of the aged care system in Australia. The report titled ‘Care, Dignity and Respect’ was tabled in federal parliament earlier this month. 

But what do nurses working in aged care need to know? We find out. 

APNA Aged Care Planning and Advisory Group nominations:

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Segment 2

Setting up your COVID vaccination clinic 


To ensure nurses are up to date with the latest on the COVID vaccine rollout, APNA are hosting a special series of live webinars. The recordings of these are available here on Nursing Australia. To view the slides for the webinars, listen to Nursing Australia via the APNA website or if you are listening to audio only via a podcast listening app.

In the fourth webinar we were joined by Marg Jennings and Margaret Dempsey to discuss how to set up your COVID vaccination clinic.

Marg began by speaking about Infection prevention & control and then Margaret outlines how a nurse-led clinic model can be established.

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Nurse wellness with Sarah Cosgrave 


As we know there is a busy period ahead for nurses working in primary health care. It’s important to remember to take some time for us and stop.

Nurse Sarah Cosgrave is back to run us through a meditation that will help us prepare for the future.

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