Best-practice care ensures best patient outcomes with a rigorous approach to quality in your clinical practice. Find out about developing a knowledge-base for clinical care, building consistent clinical guidelines and implementing processes to deliver the highest quality care...
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.
Providing a snap shot of a day in the life' of three nurses across different geographical areas in Queensland this video showcases the diverse role of the general practice nurse.
Join us in conversation with Professor Jill White as we dissect nurse education in Australia, nurse leadership and how to advocate for the profession.
June 2018. Part of APNA’s Transition to Practice Pilot Program (TPPP), has been to ensure nurses stay informed of primary health care news and best practice. All nurses are actively encouraged to seek out additional and external resources, news and information, including keeping abreast of any changes occurring in local or national government. One such change has occurred recently, with the MBS requirements for Item 900 becoming more robust. Read more...
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.
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.
The National Employment Standards determines the absolute minimum standards of pay and conditions for any employee in Australia. Read them here.
June 2018. Australia faces a shortfall of 38,000 nurses in the primary health care sector by 2030, if industry stakeholders remain apathetic about workforce retention and recruitment.