Ideas needed for improving nursing practice - page 2

We are under going acreditation at my hospital and have to start up quailty improvement projects. I'm needing Ideas for research into nursing practice....but it has to be something that you do... Read More

  1. by   RN from OZ
    In NSW we do a 3 year degree for Rn's .....But if you are from overseas and are a recognised Rn in that country, they will get you to do a refresher type of course and register you with the Nurses registration Board in Aust.
    Thinking of joining us ?
    RN from Oz
  2. by   RN from OZ

    Thanks for your suggestions.
    I work on an acute care surgical unit where we do have alot of long stay patients, but it is a country hospital and needs to under go accreditation.
    With our small budget I cannnot justify these bag baths ! we could afford another staff member for the cost of them.
    How do they work out in aged care ?
    We already use the J&J products.
    Thanks Rn from Oz
  3. by   renerian
    Aussie I want to work at a hospital in NSW Coffs Harbour, Baringa. Do you know of it? It just looked so daunting about the work visa. I am a little intimidated...........the ammount I was told would be around 3,000 to get a work visa........

  4. by   RN from OZ
    Some recruiting places will pay for your visa over and be your sponsors.
    Have a look in the NRB web site and you may find one that recruits for that hospital.
    I have seen the hospital but I have not worked there.
    Coffs harbour is a lovley place but I hear that it is very hard to get work there as all the RN's from QLD travel to the Coff's hospitals as the pay rate is much less in QLD then NSW.
    It may have changed now as we have this shortage.
    RN from Oz
  5. by   renerian
    Thanks for the information.

  6. by   Aussienurse2
    The pay rate hasn't changed and Q health is still the crappiest employer on the face of the eath! LOL!! Not that I'm bitter or anything! Am moving to NSW though!
    The bed bath bags are a wast of money but the hair wash bags are great, too expensive for us to use though!
    Why are you using 2nd daily baths in a hospital setting though? Sounds a bit weird! We use the old green bowls and hydroderm in water and do traditional bed baths now, I would imagine the laundry bills are huge! But then again I am used to finding the beds aren't getting changed either. I do a foot pleat in the beds I make to reduce pressure( dec. ulcers) and quite often find them there a week later....but as long as the ward is under budget...
    As I'm an EN and working in Aged care I don't realy know much about Hosp. accreditation, I just figured that you were talking about aged care ''cause of all the crap they put us through, sorry!

    Renerian - was the price in American or Australian? At the rate the dollar is now you could just about halve that price.