THE AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF ADVANCED NURSING

VOLUME 35 ISSUE 2

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Designing simulation learning experiences to reduce technological burden on nursing academics: a discussion paper
The literature reports nursing academics avoid manikin-based simulation because they feel intimidated by the technology. With that in mind we sought to design a manikin-based simulation learning experience for nursing students, with low technological burden for those nursing academics expected to work with the technology.

KEY WORDS: simulation, nursing, satisfaction, medium fidelity, engaged

Colleen Ryan, MHlthProfEd, GCCE, BHLTH (nursing), CertIVTAE, Cert Add Studies, RN, Central Queensland University, Noosaville, Queensland, Australia
Dr Sherre Roy, PhD, M. Learn Innovation, B. Bus (Honours), Central Queensland University, Bundaberg, Queensland, Australia
Dr Barbara O’Neill, PhD, BA, BSN, GCertNursEd, RN, Central Queensland University, Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia
Tracey Simes, RN, BN, Central Queensland University, Noosaville, Queensland, Australia
Dr Samuel Lapkin, RN, BN Hons (1st Class), Grad Cert Tertiary Ed, PhD, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Centre for Research in Nursing and Health, Kogarah, NSW, and University of Wollongong, Wollongong, NSW, Australia
Elizabeth Riva, RN, BN, MN, University of Western Sydney, Penrith, NSW, Australia

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Profiling Australian school students’ interest in a nursing career: insights for ensuring the future workforce
Given that the current shortage of nurses threatens the quality of health care globally, we urgently need to find new ways to bolster recruitment. This paper aims to understand patterns and predictors of interest in a nursing career among school students in order to inform ways of ensuring a viable future workforce.

KEY WORDS: aspirations, career, school students, nursing, nurses

Jennifer Gore, BEd, MPE, PhD, The University of Newcastle, Callaghan NSW Australia
Bernadette Rickards, RN, MPH, Research Assistant, The University of Newcastle, Callaghan NSW Australia
Leanne Fray, BTeach, BSocSci(Hons), PhD, The University of Newcastle, Callaghan NSW Australia
Kathryn Holmes, BSc, DipEd, MEdStud, PhD, Western Sydney University, Kingswood NSW Australia
Maxwell Smith, BEc, DipEd, MEdStud, PhD, The University of Newcastle, Callaghan NSW Australia

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Improving diabetes control in the community: a nurse managed intervention model in a multidisciplinary clinic
To assess diabetes management and control measures in a central multidisciplinary primary care clinic, conducted by a nurse.

KEY WORDS: nurse, chronic disease care interventions, disease manager, diabetes, primary care, multidisciplinary clinic

Tatyana Ginzburg, RN, Maccabi Healthcare Services, Petah Tikva, Israel,
Robert Hoffman, MD, Tel Aviv University, Rehovot, Israel
Joseph Azuri, MD MHA, Tel Aviv University, Ramat Gan, Israel


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Is it time to re-examine the doctor-nurse relationship since the introduction of the independent nurse prescriber?
The aim of this paper is to stimulate a debate and discussion into how the nurse-doctor relationship needs to change.

KEY WORDS: non-medical prescribing, power, professional relationship

Michael John Pritchard, EN(G), RGN, DipHE, BA (Hons), Msc, Independent Nurse Prescriber, Wirral University Teaching Hospital, Bebington, United Kingdom


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Nurses plastering and splinting in the emergency department: an integrative review
Increasing numbers of presentations, high acuity of patients and a decreased access to hospital beds contribute to lengthy waiting times in Emergency Departments (EDs). Implementing models of care to improve patient flow through EDs is imperative. This integrative review was undertaken to evaluate existing evidence regarding the impact of nurses’ plastering and splinting in EDs.

KEY WORDS: emergency department, plastering, splinting, nurses practice

Leahanna Stevens, BN, MN, Nurse Practitioner, Mersey Community Hospital, Latrobe, Tasmania, Australia
Susie Thompson,BN, MN, Nurse Practitioner, Logan Hospital, Meadowbrook, Queensland, Australia
Emma Stoddart, BN, MN, Nurse Practitioner, Gold Coast Hospital and Health Service, Southport, Queensland, Australia
Nerolie Bost, BN MN, Nurse Researcher, Gold Coast Hospital and Health Service and Menzies Health Institute, Southport, Queensland, Australia
Amy N.B. Johnston, BN, BSc(hons), MEd, PhD, Research fellow, Gold Coast Hospital and Health Service and Menzies Health Institute Queensland, Griffith University, Queensland, Australia

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The non-medical surgical assistant in Australia: who should contribute to governance?
The NMSA is well established with clear mechanisms for governance internationally. This role has been practiced in Australia for more than 20 years, and while clinicians function under the guise of advanced practice, the role is not clearly defined, standardised or regulated. This is partially attributed to lack of sanctioned governance from AHPRA.

KEY WORDS: surgical assistant; non-medical surgical assistant; governance; Australian Health Practitioner Regulatory Agency; advanced practice nursing

Toni Hains, RN, MClinSc (PNSA), MNPractSt, PhD Scholar, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Catherine Turner, RN, PhD, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Haakan Strand, RN, MNPractSt, PhD, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

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