'Need to Know' provides nurses and midwives in NSW with case studies, spotlight articles on practice issues and news items. Links to pdf copies of previous newsletters can be found below.
This issue includes an interview with Council Member Kate Cheney, a case study about a nurse whose poor performance exposed a serious health condition, a new decision-making framework and social media guide from the NMBA, and information on how to apply for NSW Health's Aboriginal Nursing & Midwifery Cadetship.
This issue introduces our new Council member Veronica Croome, important lessons about the standards from a tribunal decision, research on how NSW nurses and midwives regard the Codes of Conduct, and an Expression of Interest for a Council vacancy.
This issue focusses on the declarations that nurses and midwives respond to when renewing their annual registrations. We address common misperceptions about the declarations using real-life examples from our daily work. We also provide tips and resources for further understanding.
This issue focusses on meeting your CPD requirements and renewing your annual registration, the new codes of conduct (test your knowledge), and effective communications for providing respectful, safe, person-centred care.
This issue focusses on new drug and alcohol screening policies, news and events, and the NSW Inquiry into cosmetic health services.
This issue focusses on an interview with NSW Chief Nursing & Midwifery Officer Jacqui Cross, self care, upholding the professional standards, recent news and events, and topics of interest for learning and development.
In this issue, case studies examine the criticality of accurate observation and record-keeping within mental health settings, and the importance of gaining relevant further professional development if you notice a gap in your practice. Our spotlight pieces provide guidance for nurses and midwives administering immunisations and maintaining professional boundaries with clients.
In this issue, case studies will explore the importance of communicating and responding appropriately to patient deterioration and the vital nature of observation and assessment for maintaining patient safety. We will also explore the challenges faced by our new graduates when entering the workforce for the first time and how and why we need to support and mentor them.
In this issue, our case studies look at how to ensure patient safety when introducing new services and questioning patient medication regimes.
In this issue, we look at our shared responsibility to speak up when we observe poor or unsafe practices and explain when and how to make a complaint to us.
In this issue we look at continuing professional development (CPD) with a focus on improving performance, meeting registration requirements and sharing responsibility for maintaining standards.
This newsletter focuses on midwifery and discusses what constitutes safe practice in the variety of settings in which midwives practise.
This newsletter looks at students and new graduates transitioning into the workplace and recognises that public safety is a shared responsibility, which requires students and graduates to reflect on their competency, capability and capacity in developing their professional knowledge.
This newsletter discusses issues surrounding mental health nursing, patients with mental health issues and how we support nurses and midwives experiencing mental health problems.