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12
Dec

The new national cervical screening program

Cervical cancer is one of the most preventable cancers and routine screening has played a vital role in significantly reducing the incidence rate since national screening began in the 1990’s. It's widely acknowledged that regular cervical screening is the best protection against cervical cancer. Still, every year around 800 Australian women are diagnosed with cervical cancer, 80% of whom have never been screened or have not screened regularly. Starting this December cervical screening in Australia will change to a more accurate and less frequent test.

12
Dec

Clinician Profile - Justin Lee, Director of Medication Services Queensland

CKN will be regularly featuring the work of clinicians from around the state. Today we speak with Justin Lee, Director of Medication Services Queensland.

23
Nov

Workplace violence

Queensland hospital staff are exposed to serious physical and psychological risks, with more than 3,000 healthcare workers physically assaulted on the job every year. The frequency of violent incidents are increasing, and many more incidents are not reported.

23
Nov

Surviving shift work

Nursing is a round-the-clock job, and when other staff go home at 5 p.m. the night shift nurses are there with only their skills and colleagues to count on. The duties and responsibilities are no different for a nurse that works during the day or overnight, but shift work does present unique challenges. The workplace atmosphere and schedule at night require a significant adjustment to a nurse’s daily routine and personal life.

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