Posts by Jessica Yun

Hyperglycemia vs Hypogylcemia: a crash course

According to Diabetes Australia, 280 Australians develop diabetes each and every day. That’s the equivalent of one person every five minutes! Nurses are exposed to this fact every day of their working lives and understand the importance of educating patients and promoting self care management. Diabetes is a complex yet manageable condition. However, the key to…

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Postural Hypotension

What is Postural Hypotension (also known as Orthostatic Hypotension)? According to Augn et al.(2012), Postural Hypotension (otherwise known as Orthostatic Hypotension) is defined as a reduction in systolic blood pressure of at least 20 mmHg and/or diastolic blood pressure of at least 10 mmHg within 3 minutes of standing from a lying position. It is…

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Trigeminal Neuralgia

What Is Trigeminal Neuralgia? Trigeminal neuralgia a disorder of the fifth cranial (trigeminal) nerve that causes episodes of intense, stabbing, electric shock-like pain in the areas of the face where the branches of the nerve are distributed – lips, eyes, nose, scalp, forehead, upper jaw, and lower jaw. Classic symptoms of Trigeminal Neuralgia include: Pain…

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Have you met mandatory CPD requirements?

What are CPD requirements? Nurses and midwives registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (National Board) are expected to annually attend to a minimum number of continuing professional development (CPD) hours directly relevant to the nurse or midwife’s context of practice. In what areas can I claim CPD hours? Basically any role, remunerated…

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