Innovation through nursing solutions.

1 Publication Done, 2 More to Go!

Well, I’ve finally gotten one of my publications up in the Journal of Advanced Nursing…which explains my prolonged absence from blogging. 🙂   If you’d like to get a copy of my paper, please feel free to email me via the Contact Form. Only 2 more to go…and then I need to get this PhD … Continue reading 1 Publication Done, 2 More to Go!

Read More ...

Nurse Practitioner Resources Available

I’ve just finalised some of the resources for nurse practitioners working in the private sector! If you have any suggestions to help improve these resources, please feel free to contact me. These resources are provided free of charge to students and nurse practitioner colleagues. Enjoy! Resources Include: Brochure: Medicare Benefits for Nurse Practitioners Handout: Understanding … Continue reading Nurse Practitioner Resources Available

Read More ...

Curtin University Nurse Practitioner Forum

Just presented at the Curtin University Nurse Practitioner Forum via Skype (what a convenient way to present!).  I just want to extend a “thank you!” to my colleagues who invited me to speak about Nurse Practitioners and their contributions to Primary Health Care.  Overview from my session: Introduction Worked from primary to quaternary care environments … Continue reading Curtin University Nurse Practitioner Forum

Read More ...

AUSMED Conference

During past few years, Nurse Practitioners have made huge headway in the Australian healthcare system and have spearheaded new nursing roles. Due to the demanding nature of this advanced and extended practice there is a need for regular evidence- based high level clinical-related updates.  This seminar offers Nurse Practitioners an opportunity to complement their existing … Continue reading AUSMED Conference

Read More ...

Nurse Practitioners in General Practice

Nurse Practitioners (NP) are registered nurses endorsed to practice in an advanced and extended role through the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).  With a minimum of 10 years’ clinical training and experience, including postgraduate and master’s qualifications that prepare them for autonomous clinical practice, NPs provide safe, effective and affordable access to healthcare.   … Continue reading Nurse Practitioners in General Practice

Read More ...

Saving Health: SBS Insight

I had the great pleasure of being an invited guest of the televised program “Saving Health” on SBS Insight.  It was a brilliant opportunity to engage in intelligent conversation with health professionals and consumers alike!   I learned a great deal from the experience and only wished I had more time to discuss Nurse Practitioners, … Continue reading Saving Health: SBS Insight

Read More ...

My First Publication!

I’m proud to announce my very first “real” publication! 🙂  Apologies to those who’ve been waiting – it took them 7 months to find someone to peer review it! Better late than never, I always say. 🙂 Helms, C., Crookes, J., & Bailey, D. (2014). Financial viability, benefits and challenges of employing a nurse practitioner … Continue reading My First Publication!

Read More ...

GP Copayment Facts and Figures

Boy am I talkative these days.  I need to get a life. Anyway, just wanted to point out that NPs have finally made the spotlight with respects to the newly-proposed $5 copay and GP medicare rebate cut ‘n freeze. In the above linked Australian Doctor article (poorly written and confusing, IMHO) they point out that … Continue reading GP Copayment Facts and Figures

Read More ...

Physicians Assistants

Australian Doctor recently posted this article congratulating and supporting recent graduates of a physician’s assistant (PA) program from James Cook University.   Is it a surprise to anyone that doctors support the idea of a PA over a nurse practitioner (NP)?  The whole reason why doctors support this novel profession in Australia is because: They … Continue reading Physicians Assistants

Read More ...

The GP Copayment – A Pig Dressed in Lipstick?

There has been a lot of news today about the proposed GP copayment, which is meant to come into effect next year.  I gotta say, I find this “new” proposal more than a little suspicious given the Coalition government’s earlier $7 copayment proposal, which overtly discriminated against marginalised populations.   You have to wonder if … Continue reading The GP Copayment – A Pig Dressed in Lipstick?

Read More ...