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Stop the clot!!

How would you feel knowing that if you were unwell and became hospitalised, you may be at risk of dying from an illness that kills 40 times more people in Australia than HIV/AIDS? Those that survive are left with with long term complications such as discolouration and scarring of the skin. This illness costs the […]

The Bigger Journey Begins…

Hello everybody! Well, it is official I am no longer a grad… which means no more playing the “grad card” (and trust me for any new grads reading this blog, you will play the grad card at some point this year). Fortunately I finished off my grad year with a big bang and was the […]

Talk to Your Family!

Hello there everyone, I hope you all had a safe and happy Christmas and New Year. I may have spent my Christmas and New Year at work, but I was fortunate enough to share some good food and lot of laughs with a great bunch of staff, and managed to share some festive joy with […]

Tricks of the Trade

As much as I really enjoy the detective work of my job – the challenge of putting all the pieces together to come up with the diagnosis – by far my favourite part is getting in and getting my hands dirty; treating my patients and their ailments. Artistic flair is definitely not something that was […]

Look how far we’ve come, baby!

I often wonder what people want to read about in these blogs, and have put it ‘out there’ for anyone who may have suggestions. So, thanks to a lovely colleague (you know who you are!) I bring you today’s trip down memory lane. One of the things that inevitably comes up in many discussions when […]

Insight into Frankston’s Critical Care Liaison Nurse Service

Everyone has that someone who they look up to or perhaps admire in the workplace. For me there is no particular individual but rather a group of individuals that I aspire to be like one day. They often arrive like angels in times of need; only they’re not in white with halos on top of […]

Antibiotics

It has been an extended holiday from blogging for me…sorry about that folks! With Antibiotic Awareness Week last month I decided that this blog should focus on antibiotic awareness. To me, antibiotics are one of the most amazing groups of medications that we have. They are lifesaving medicines, drugs that stop people dying from diseases […]

Making Connections

Hello there everyone. It feels like the past couple of months have flown. Since my last blog I have completed my ICU rotation, had a lovely two weeks of annual leave and have moved to ward 5GN where I will complete the final rotation of my grad year. It is actually scary how fast this […]

Precious Premmies

As anyone who has previously read my blogs would be aware, I work part time in the Special Care Nursery (SCN). Some of my midwifery colleagues, who thrive on the challenges and break-neck pace in the maternity unit think I’m a bit crazy for doing this. Others think I do it because it is slower […]

Nevertheless there is always stress!

Happy spring everyone!! It is difficult to believe that this time last year I was anxiously awaiting the day I would find out my destiny…aka if and where I would be accepted into a graduate nurse program. I remember how nervous I was. I was getting ready, driving and waiting to go into my interviews, especially […]