May 2018. A collaborative healthcare approach with nurses at the helm of managing patient care is not a new concept. Yet this alternate model of care is neither well understood nor fully embraced by the primary health sector.
APNA is excited to be part of a project with the CSIRO on this topic and we would value your input.
August 2018. If you claim a Medicare benefit for a patient, remind them they don’t need to submit a claim online to get their benefit. Since Medicare improved its patients’ Medicare online accounts earlier this year, more patients are submitting their claims online. But some patients are claiming benefits for services the practice has already claimed for them. Find out how you can better assist your patients and your practice...
May 2018. Find out the key facts you should know about influenza vaccination in 2018, including resources and information from the Department of Health, ATAGI and the TGA.
Terminally-ill Victorians can now legally ask their doctors for lethal drugs under Australia's only voluntary assisted dying laws.
The Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) is currently testing a new DVA Toolbox for Coordinated Veterans’ Care (CVC), which supports medical clinics and practitioners who enrol and care for DVA clients in the CVC Program. Health professionals are invited to access and trial the toolbox during the testing phase.
Caring@home is a national project led by the Brisbane South Palliative Care Collaborative, and funded by the Australian Government. It has produced resources for community service providers and health care professionals to support carers
manage breakthrough symptoms safely using subcutaneous
medicines. Find out more...
May 2018. Release of a new report addressing the need for children to have timely access to appropriate healthcare for the management of urinary incontinence1 coincides with today’s launch of the second edition of the Australian Nocturnal Enuresis Resource Kit in the lead up to World Bedwetting Day (Tuesday, May 29, 2018).
July 2018. The Primary Care and Mental Health elearning modules are available for nurses working in primary health care. The modules cover mental health screening, assessment, planning care, referral and documentation and are developed by the Australian College of Mental Health Nurses (ACMHN). Mental Health Practice Standards for Nurses are also available.
July 2018. The Severe Asthma Toolkit is a dedicated, evidence-based online resource to support clinical care. The toolkit also provides practical resources that can be accessed in the clinic to support clinical management.
December 2017. Find out the latest about the Health Care Homes initiative and the role of nurses, including the Health Care Homes Q&A panel from the 2017 APNA conference, perspectives from those support practices involved, and a webinar on the role of nurse transformation.
March 2018. An article from Janine Mohammed, CEO of CATSINaM on the new code of conduct for nurses and midwives set by the Nursing and Midwife Board of Australia from 1 March 2018.
August 2018. Created by the Australian Healthcare and Hospital Association the End of Life Directions for Aged Care Primary Care Toolkit now contains new factsheets for primary health care providers in addition to the existing resources. Find out more...
Australian Government's initiative to improve access to health services needed in remote and rural areas across Australia by supporting an increase in skills, capacity and/or scope of practice.
September 2017. APNA Position Statement: Nurses working to their full scope of practice as part of an interdisciplinary team can enable more integrated, efficient and accessible healthcare. September 2017.
August 2018. First reports of Department of Veterans' Affairs (DVA) and Department of Defence-funded Transition and Wellbeing Research Programme have been published. The $6 million programme is the most comprehensive study undertaken in Australia on the impact of military service on the mental, physical and social health of current and ex-serving Australian Defence Force (ADF) members and their families. Find out more...
April 2018. With the flu season upon us, now comes a timely reminder to general practitioners in your practice about the importance of adult vaccination against shingles. Health professional-only information.
May 2018. Did you catch these conference interviews with Sue McInnes, Sharon James, Christine Ashley and Liz Halcomb in this week's APNA Connect? Hear them talking to Croakey at the APNA Conference about mental illness, lifestyle risk prevention and workforce issues.
April 2018. Two cases of multi-drug resistant gonorrhoea have been recently detected in Australia. One case was diagnosed in Western Australia and a second case diagnosed in Queensland.
March 2018. The community of Berrigan in NSW is the first town in Australia where all key healthcare providers are connected and using My Health Record.