Having a strong and effective team ready to take on the challenges of implementing a new model of nurse-led care is an essential part of a nurse clinic. While supporting and sustaining the team can be challenging there are a few things that can help to minimise potential issues.
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...
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.
Nurse and APNA Member Caroline Gibson has been recognised nationally for her innovative dementia care work. Ms Gibson was a finalist in the prestigious APNA Nurse Awards for developing a ground-breaking practice nurse dementia care model at Ballarat Community Health. Read more...
Nurse clinics are not a new concept, and operate in many settings from acute care to primary health care, both nationally and internationally. And while the format of these clinics may vary, their positive benefits and impacts are recognised with studies indicating nurse clinics result in improved health outcomes, reduced waiting times for care and decreased rates of hospital admission. Primary Times Summer 2017, Volume 17 Issue 4.
The systems and processes building block describes the fundamental requirements to maximise your clinic’s outcomes focusing on: technical systems, processes to manage patient appointments and reminders and data-management and privacy obligations.
When things go wrong, combined liability insurance can provide much needed financial assistance for legal and compensation costs in the event action is taken against you. This article tells you why reporting is important and the implications you might face if you don’t report. (Primary Times Summer 2017: Volume 17, Issue 4)
Working as a nurse in primary health care offers a diverse, dynamic and fulfilling career with opportunities. Find out about working in refugee health and more. Visit MyNursingFuture.com.au
The Career and Education Framework and Toolkit supports education and career progression and improves employment opportunities, recruitment and retention for nurses in primary health care.