'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.
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.