The Handover Nursing Podcast

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Episode 7 – How Hard is it to Get Onto a Graduate Nurse Program?  

Welcome to episode seven of the new Ausmed Handover podcast: How Hard is it to Get Onto a Graduate Nurse Program?

Welcome to episode seven of the Ausmed Handover podcast. Are you an undergraduate nurse? Do you believe that at the end of your degree you will simply walk into a Graduate Nurse Program? Think again: securing a position on a Graduate Nurse Program anywhere in the world is now an extremely competitive enterprise, with a significant percentage of graduates failing to secure a position on a program despite applying to multiple hospitals in several states. In this episode of the Handover podcast, I’ll be talking to three nurses who are currently on graduate nurse programs about why their applications were successful, and what they needed to do to stand out from the competition. Ausmed would like to thank Sue, Jane and Peter for participating in this episode.

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Episode 6 – Why do Incompetent Staff Always Get Promoted?  

Welcome to episode six of the new Ausmed Handover podcast: Why do Incompetent Staff Always Get Promoted?.
Welcome to Episode Six of the Ausmed Handover Podcast. The delivery of competent care has always been one of the core objectives of the nursing profession, but why is it that incompetent staff always seem to get promoted? In this episode, we’ll be looking closely at how an incompetent person thinks, why managers choose to ignore all the warning signs that an incompetent person is, well, incompetent, why they promote them into positions that are clearly beyond their ability, and why once the incompetent steps up onto the career ladder, their ascent to the top is virtually guaranteed.

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Episode 5 – What Happens When the Wolf Comes Home With You?  

Welcome to episode five of the new Ausmed Handover podcast: What Happens When The Wolf Comes Home With You? (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder).
What happens when the wolf comes home with you? Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is virtually ignored as a phenomenon amongst nurses. Everyday, nurses see, feel and hear things that would be wholly intolerable to the public: trauma of the worst possible kind in every conceivable manifestation. Yet we are expected by our colleagues, managers and the public alike to ‘suck it up and get on with the job’. Nurses do just that, but the price of this stoicism can be catastrophic.

 

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Episode 4 – Tales of the Guinea Pig Club  

Welcome to episode four of the new Ausmed Handover podcast: Tales of The Guinea Pig Club.
Teams are tricky things to manage effectively in any environment, and no less so in nursing. But, sometimes they work, and sometimes they work spectacularly well. In this episode, we’ll be looking at one of the most effective teams to have ever emerged in healthcare: the Guinea Pig Club. We’ll not only recount it’s story, but examine why that team was so effective, why teams so often don’t work, and suggest how to form a Guinea Pig Club of your own.

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Episode 3 – The Nurses’ Health Study  

Welcome to episode three of the new Ausmed Handover podcast: The Nurses' Health Study.
The Nurses' Health Study is one of the largest and longest running epidemiological studies ever to be undertaken in the history of medicine. Over a quarter of a million nurses have been contributing health and lifestyle data to researchers at Harvard University on a continual basis since 1976, and the information being extracted from this database by scientists has influenced virtually every aspect of women’s health since.

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Episode 2 – The Sorrow and Woes of Night Duty  

Welcome to episode two of the new Ausmed Handover nursing podcast: The Sorrows & Woes of Night Duty.

Ever felt like you were dying at 4am when you were doing night shift? Well, you actually were. The World Health Organization listed night shifts as a Class 2A carcinogen in 2007, and in this episode of the Ausmed Handover Podcast, we look at how this affects nurses, the largest group of shift working professionals in the world.

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Episode 1 – Let’s Talk About (Your Favourite) Drugs  

Welcome to the first episode of the new Ausmed Handover podcast, my name is Darren Wake, and today, I want to talk about drugs....

Why? Well, because there’s a ton of good quality research out there that’s been done with very large numbers of nurses over a long period of time that tells us exactly this sort of information, and most everyone has a vested interest and indeed a fascination with this kind of data: you’ll find similar research out there looking at the use of recreational drugs by doctors, dentists, pilots, policemen, firemen, ambulance officers and soldiers. Basically, everyone wants to know what the statistical likelihood is that the person to whom you have entrusted your life and wellbeing is stoned off their tree.

What I’m talking about here are drugs that are widely described as recreational, not medicinal. Although many of the drugs I’ll be talking about do have well-established medicinal uses, I’m really looking at those drugs that nurses take purely for the buzz the provide. I’ll be including both the legal and the not so legal varieties, otherwise the podcast just wouldn’t be fun, and we’ll be looking at who takes what, how much they take, how often, and if certain drugs are favourites amongst certain speciality areas of the profession. To wrap up the episode, I’ll be looking at how nurses compare to the population in general in the getting high stakes.

But first, let’s review those wonderful chemicals that are included in virtually all of the research I’ve been looking at.

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