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15 November 2010 - Issue 22


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From the Editor... Welcome to Issue 22! Firstly, congratulations to Antony King for submitting this issue’s winning photo for the front cover competition. Antony is the Clinical Nurse Manager from Katherine District Hospital, an accredited 60-bed non-specialist medical, diagnostic and treatment facility. Antony wrote “Please find attached a photo of the staff from Jack Roney Ward at Katherine Hospital in Katherine NT. We were hoping you could use it on one of your covers?” Well, we certainly did. Congratulations Antony and thanks for submitting such a great and professional looking photo We have some interesting articles to read in this issue. Nursing Education in China (pg 30) is based on one Australian student’s point of view on the methods employed to teach nurses in Chinese universities. Be sure to also read a discussion on Continuing Nurse Education Points (pg 10) and whether its implementation has been successful or effective in Australia thus far. We are delivering diaries to our readers for Christmas again this year. So if you haven’t signed up for our newsletter, do it before December and you’ll receive a free 2011 Diary in your mailbox.

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Continuing Nurse Education (CNE) Points From Your World Medical Recruitment, Laurinda Rio-Copeland will be discussing the implementation of CNE and its effects on the nursing workforce

The introduction of Continuing Nurse Education (CNE) Points marks the latest national movement towards developing a well honed Australian nursing workforce. Every year, in order for our nurses to remain registered and receive the required certificate of achievement from the RCNA they must earn 30 CNE points. In turn this means nurses must engage in 30 hours of training per year as each point equates to 1 hours training. New options for nurses to obtain CNE points are being introduced every day; conferences, workshops and online training courses are just some of the ways to attain valuable points and refresh nursing skills. A cost effective and timely method, growing in popularity is the development of eLearning programs. The flexibility offered with this type of accredited system enables nurses to complete the course in the comfort of their own home. The key factor here is that CNE points open up a nationwide measurable training tool and that our nurses are continually trying to develop and expand their knowledge base which in turn will improve the health of the community Clearly, nurses need to keep abreast with the latest news and developments in health and science, with current changes in Australian demographics however, this increased training could also help prepare our nurses for the impending rise in number of patients our hospitals and facilities will open their doors to in the years to come. Not only will the Australian population grow older; the number of nursing professionals is set to decrease significantly, which consequently means our nurses will have an increased patient to nurse ratio. We’ve had a lot of time to come to terms with and understand the latest movement in continuing education within our nursing workforce. Many nurses welcome CNE points and consider the scheme to be an innovative way to measure training and development. Most, if not all nurses I speak with place huge importance on maintaining their clinical skills especially when one progresses into management and has less time on the floor. “If it wasn’t for the introduction of CNE points I would rarely attended a Nursing Conference. Now that I have to though, I find some of them, not only a great educator but also a fantastic opportunity for me to

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meet fellow nurses from Australia and the rest of the world, and that alone is a great way of developing as a health care professional.” While many are optimistic about CNE points and believe the scheme will improve the quality of Australian health care, others are more skeptical. Some are wondering what the real effect will be, and whether or not this move will even make a dent towards improving our skilled nursing workforce. A general view when talking to nurses around Australia is that more practical training is needed from the outset. “I attended a workshop last week and I’ve pretty much attained my full quota of points for the year, it’s easy, what our students really need is more hands on experience at University, this will make a difference” “Conferences and workshops that award CNE points are great for a mature nurse like myself, our new nurses however, would have benefited more from experiencing a full night shift!’ One might also argue that Australian hospitals have always had to offer and support further training and development to all nursing staff throughout the year, where we may see a substantial difference then is aged care. With the substantial lack of monitored on-going training in some of our age care facilities and the unfortunate fact that this area does not attract enough talented nurses, the CNE point system could be a successful method for nationally unifying the standards required across the sector all over Australia. “I don’t think it’s going to make a huge difference to hospital nursing to be honest, but the aged care sector is in desperate need for more training. Aged care needs more unified regulations to ensure professional development across the board, on a national level.” With the development of graduate programs in aged care and recent heightened aged care awareness, private facilities are slowly, but surely, coming in line with the public system. The CNE point system could potentially be a key to speeding up that process. Nurses around Australia obviously have different views on the subject, and whether or not the introduction of CNE points will present real quality improvements is hard to say at this early stage. But with increased unified regulations nationwide, Australia’s health care system is moving forward step by step. If you have any comments on the above article or would like your voice heard please write to Laurinda on Laurinda@ywrec.com.au.


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How does all that economic stuff affect your decision to work abroad? Hi everyone, It’s great to go on an adventure overseas, to see the world, appreciate a new culture and all those life-changing types of experiences but to do it you need to understand the financial and economic implications of a decision to work overseas. We are bombarded daily with economic news from all quarters about interest rates, exchange rates and growth rates in GDP and industry sectors. So I thought I would share with you some insights about what all this means for anyone thinking about working abroad. Probably the most important consideration is the size of the gap between salaries and the cost of living. In Australia at present we are preoccupied with the rising cost of living. With increased interest rates, high city rental costs due to a housing shortage and rapidly rising power and water costs, many people are struggling to save much at all. For governments with tight budgets, increases in nurses’ salaries are few and far between. According to recent surveys the cost of living in Australia is one of the highest in the world. However, we’re not alone - a tightening of the gap between salaries and the cost of living is occurring in many countries and nurses, being mostly in the government sector, are particularly vulnerable. The other effect with a big impact on the lives of nurses is the rate of growth in healthcare. If it is growing strongly with new hospitals being brought on-stream, more and better job vacancies come up more often, promotions are more likely (you don’t have to wait until someone retires) and nursing remuneration and benefits tend to keep up with cost of living rises. So I have two questions: • What region offers the highest gap between salaries and the cost of living? • What region has the highest rate of growth in the healthcare sector? The answer to both question, by a wide margin, is the Arab countries of the Gulf. Firstly, salaries outweigh living expenses in the Gulf by a whopping 80-85%, compared with maybe 10-20% here and arguably even less in the UK. The wide gap means an enormous amount in terms of what you can save or spend on holidays or on higher education or whatever. In case you’re wondering why, in Arabia there’s no tax, no costs for accommodation, utilities and recreation facilities, as well as free airflights, just for starters.

Secondly, in the Gulf new hospitals are being built and older ones expanded and redeveloped at an astonishing rate. Many are managed by the top hospital management companies in the world. In fact, the biggest constraint on the rate of growth is the availability of capable, well-trained nurses. If that doesn’t provide lots of opportunities for Australian and New Zealand nurses, I don’t know what does. The bottom line is that while economic fluctuations in interest rates and exchange rates and other factors do influence the relative attractiveness of working at home or in different countries abroad, the size of these impacts is nowhere near enough to negate the huge financial advantages of working in the Gulf. And I haven’t even mentioned the many other non-financial benefits you can experience there! I hope you have found this useful. Regards

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The Yin Yang theory

The abstract theory of Yin Yang is simple yet profound and forms the basis of TCM. The interdependent nature of Yin and Yang demonstrate that all things are opposite yet related. Generally, all things in the universe, including the structure of the body can be classified as either Yin or Yang. Objects that have active, ascending, warm and bright properties such as summer and fire are described as being Yang. Conversely, objects that are static, descending, cold and dim relate to Yin. The Yin Yang theory suggests that there is an opposition, yet also codependency between the two phenomena. Furthermore, the concepts of mutual rooting, waxing and waning of Yin and Yang and Yin-Yang conversion suggest that the two exist in a constant state of change, enabling balance. Another important principle of TCM is the essential substance “qi”, pronounced “chi”. Qi translates to ‘energy flow’ and is vital for maintaining life activity as it constantly flows through the body.

Yin Yang theory and TCM

The Yin Yang theory plays an important role in TCM diagnosis and treatment as it helps explain the pathophysiological states of the body. As with the classification of objects, the structure of the body, tissues and organs are also grouped as either Yin or Yang. For example, structures pertaining to Yang include the upper division of the body, the body’s outer surface and organs such as the gall bladder, stomach and the small and large intestines. On the other hand, parts of the body relating to Yin include the lower divisions and interior surface of the body, the heart, liver, lungs, spleen and the kidneys. An insight into how different aspects of the body are organised according to the Yin Yang theory helps form an understanding of how diseases are diagnosed and treated according to whether they are caused by an imbalance, deficiency, excess amount, exhaustion or separation of either Yin or Yang. For instance, treatment of sunburn, which would be explained as being an excess heat or Yang syndrome would be treated with cold-property medicine.

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uring my recent study tour in China, I was amongst eighteen nursing students who had the great opportunity to visit a large and very popular health sciences university. During this visit, we were taken on a guided tour of the university’s nursing faculty and we were fortunate enough to meet some very passionate Chinese nursing students. This visit was definitely eye opening and gave me a deeper understanding of how nursing is taught and studied in China. The university we visited was particularly proud of the nursing course it had developed and had evidently put a lot of time and money 30

into it. Students were provided with state-of-the-art facilities. For example, practical rooms were spacious, equipment was readily available and to my amazement there was even a mock operating theatre! The students informed us that they would only enter the room once or twice throughout their degree to get a feel for the surgical environment. Other than that, the room and its expensive equipment, remained largely unused! Proudly placed on the corridor walls of this giant nursing school were photos of the school’s high achievers for that year. These high achievers had performed exceptionally well in the annual nursing competitions. These competitions were designed to test the practical skills of students. I think


the ‘zhuanke’ program and the ‘baccalaureate’ program (Xu, Y., Xu, Z., Zhang, J., 2000). Each of the programs vary in length and at the end of the secondary and zhuanke programs one sits a registration exam. I don’t believe we have to sit such an exam in Australia but I do think it would be beneficial. It would give nurses an understanding of their overall strengths and weaknesses over their years of study and would encourage them to revise and consolidate course content. University attendance requirements are also different in China. Together with a Chinese nursing student, we calculated that on-campus attendance was approximately ten hours less for students in Australia. We put this down to the fact that in Australia, students learn more from home and are required to complete and submit assessment tasks. Overall, this visit was really fascinating. I would implore any nurse, student or educator who has the opportunity to visit another country’s nursing facility to grab it with open arms! We have a lot to learn from these different systems but can also use these visits as opportunities to strengthen relationships with other countries. that we are human and allowing ourselves to experience a sense of sadness related to loss is integral to remaining whole, able to perform our jobs with professionalism. As professionals, we owe it to our patients to care for ourselves so that we may be better able to care for them in their time of need.

Continued Professional Development provided by AusmedOnline Comment on this clinical article at: www.ausmedonline.com/nursing-blog.html Source: Xu, Y., Xu, Z., Zhang, J., 2000 The nursing education system in the People’s Republic of China: evolution, structure and reform. [Electronic version] International Nursing Review, 47, 207-217. Retrieved August 12, 2010 from Wiley Interscience database.

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such competitions would act as a great incentive for students to revise and receive feedback about their performance. I acknowledge however that it would be difficult to measure some essential skills of nurses such as their ability to engage and establish a therapeutic relationship with patients or clients. What also took my attention during this tour were the mirrors that were placed outside the classrooms. Upon enquiring about their purpose, to our amazement we discovered that students were expected to check their appearance before entering class as this was something that they were going to have to do before commencing a shift on the wards! I was also surprised that Chinese nursing students had to rigorously practice what I had learnt at university in one lesson, many times. For example, I was informed that at this particular campus, student nurses were expected to make one hundred beds to pass a bed making competency! We had covered how to make a bed at uni in about 20 minutes and that was that! Students were also asked to prepare their equipment as this was something they would have to do when registered. There were no pre-prepared wound packs like most students and Australian nurses are accustomed to! The students also informed us about the nursing education system in China. To become a registered nurse (RN) in China, there are three main educational pathways. That is, the secondary or vocational pathway,


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