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May

Introducing the QNMU Statewide Research Branch!

The QNMU Council has given its stamp of approval to our brand new Statewide Research Branch!

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5/20/2024 12:00:00 AM

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May

Survey: Improving mandatory reporting of child maltreatment

The experiences of registered nurses, nurse managers and clinical educators is being sought in research which will involve interviewing newly registered nurses with up to two years’ post-registration experience, and managers and educators.

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5/14/2024 12:00:00 AM

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May

QLD Health nurses are considering leaving the profession they love

The state’s ongoing and worsening workforce health crisis is forcing frontline nurses to think about walking away.  Some have already left. Other QH nurses are going part time in order to survive unsafe conditions linked to chronic understaffing i

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5/12/2024 12:00:00 AM

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May

Labour Day wins for nurses and midwives

As usual, QNMU members were out in significant numbers on Labour Day, and we were hard to miss in our eye-catching blue shirts, proudly celebrating the achievements of the QNMU. To add to the sense of celebration, the day also saw a raft of anno

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5/9/2024 12:00:00 AM

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May

The Economic Power of Care

The International Council of Nurses (ICN) has adopted the theme Our Nurses. Our Future. The economic power of care, for International Nurses Day in 2024.

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5/8/2024 12:00:00 AM

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May

Beyond the hospital walls

Born at Home features stunning footage from empowering homebirth experiences – with much of the birth footage contributed by Queensland families themselves. Moving, authentic and at times confronting, Born at Home dives deep into the personal homebir

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5/2/2024 12:00:00 AM

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Apr

Advice to your younger self

Queensland Youth Week was in April, and we put the question out on social media: “What piece of advice would you give your younger self when starting your career in nursing/midwifery?” The answers were fantastic – from the profound to the practic

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4/23/2024 12:00:00 AM

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Apr

Nursing scope of practice – Qld Health survey

Nurses can make their voices heard and share their experiences in the latest phase of the EB11 Scope of Practice project.

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4/17/2024 12:00:00 AM

17

Apr

NMBA registration renewal - what you need to know

It’s almost time for Registered and Enrolled Nurses and Midwives to renew their NMBA registration (by 31 May 2024).

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4/17/2024 12:00:00 AM

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Apr

QNMU members secure aged care commitments

In late March, 15 QNMU members headed to Canberra to share their stories about what’s happening on the ground in aged care. The goal was clear: to send a message to decision makers that something needs to be done about understaffing in aged care.

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4/8/2024 12:00:00 AM

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Apr

Here is what you need to know about increases to aged care Award wages

What you need to know about increases to aged care Award wages following the Work Value case brought by the ANMF to the Fair Work Commission.

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4/5/2024 12:00:00 AM

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Apr

Public sector members gearing up for EB12

Later in 2024, the QNMU will begin negotiations with Queensland Health (QH) for a new public sector enterprise agreement – EB12.

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4/5/2024 12:00:00 AM

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Mar

Know the Ins and Outs of Nursing and Midwifery Entitlements

Queensland Health and the QNMU are delivering joint training for NUMs, MUMs and other line managers who have responsibilities for managing nurses or midwives.

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3/25/2024 12:00:00 AM

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Mar

CPD: The I-DECIDED device assessment and decision tool

Peripheral intravenous catheters (PIVCs) are extensively used in hospitals. Because they are seen as innocuous devices, however, their care is often not prioritised.

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3/22/2024 12:00:00 AM

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Mar

CPD: Do nurses’ characteristics and perceived competence contribute to missed nursing care?

'Change management’ is any change in your workplace that arises from the need to review and change service delivery and models of care. It may also be in response to changes in government policy or variations to the way services are funded.

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3/22/2024 12:00:00 AM

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Mar

CPD: A big year ahead for health and safety legislation

2024 is shaping up to be a big year in the workers' compensation and work health and safety space.

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3/22/2024 12:00:00 AM

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Mar

CPD: Change management in the workplace

'Change management’ is any change in your workplace that arises from the need to review and change service delivery and models of care. It may also be in response to changes in government policy or variations to the way services are funded.

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3/20/2024 12:00:00 AM

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Mar

CPD: Embrace the emotion - nurturing connection in the midst of grief

How can we be fully present to the magnitude of loss for those who grieve? Throughout our professional and private lives, nurses and midwives communicate compassion by remembering and recognising emotions we too have experienced around loss.

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3/20/2024 12:00:00 AM

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Mar

Unions win another increase to aged care award wages!

In a big win for unions, thanks to Stage 3 (the final stage) in our case to improve wages for aged care AINs and carers, the Fair Work Commission (FWC) has decided to increase base Award wages for AINs and PCWs by up to an additional 12%! This wage i

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3/15/2024 12:00:00 AM

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Mar

Celebrate with nurses and midwives this Labour Day!

March with nurses and midwives as we celebrate our proud union history of securing better wages, safer jobs and working conditions.

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3/13/2024 12:00:00 AM