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Effective Communications

The Council received a notification in relation to a patient who presented at an Emergency Unit with a loss of vision and an unrelenting headache. The patient first presented at changeover time and was assigned a nurse. The assigned nurse did not provide the patient...

Are you registration ready? Don’t take the risk of making a false declaration!

In order to practise in Australia and under the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme, all nurses and midwives must be registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA), and meet the NMBA's registration standards . Your general or non-...

The Nursing and Midwifery Council supports joint statement regarding cultural safety

The Nursing and Midwifery Council supports a joint statement regarding cultural safety that has been released by organisations including; The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia, the Australian College of Midwives, the Australian College of Nursing, the Congress...

International Codes of Ethics to be adopted from 1 March 2018

The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA), Australian College of Midwives (ACM), Australian College of Nursing (ACN) and Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) have agreed to jointly adopt the International Council of Nurses Code of ethics for...

NMC and Far West LHD run workshops

NMC have continued with their program of events and recently visited the Far West Local Health District. A busy schedule of workshops, forums and open discussion sessions were held over a three day period. The sessions were well attended by nurses and midwives from the...

Managing Professional Boundaries: Professional v's Personal Relationships

The Nursing and Midwifery Council have recently commenced running a program of events about their role and responsibilities across NSW. Interactive workshops and forums have been exploring patient safety and the shared responsibility of nurses, midwives and regulators...

Administering Vaccinations: What do you need to know?

Immunisation is a targeted public health initiative to protect the individual and community. The Council currently is managing a number of cases involving the inaccurate administration of immunisations, so we wanted to shed some light on your responsibilities and where...

Are you completing appropriate Continuing Professional Development (CPD)?

A complaint was made to the Council about an experienced Registered Nurse and Midwife who had recently transferred her scope of practice from an acute setting to a community based setting. As part of her role, the practitioner was required to administer vaccines and...

Codeine to be script-only

Pain is a significant health burden for many Australians, with up to one in five Australians living with chronic pain. A large proportion of the population rely on over the counter combination medicines containing codeine to manage this pain. However, from 1 February...
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