And a student who started her nursing journey there wins a presitigious national award.June 25, 2014 3:06am
Seymour Health will be introducing a new model of advanced practice nurses to the Urgent Care Centre, which operates 24 hours a day.
The busy department, which sees up to 7000 patients each year, is supported by local GPs and nurse practitioners.
Rural and Isolated Practice Endorsed registered nurses are required to undergo specific education to provide them with the advanced skills in assessment and treating patients who present to the centre.
The advanced practice nurses, under a RIPERN model, are authorised to supply specific medications for certain medical conditions to patients.
GPs will be informed when one of their patients is treated by a RIPERN nurse and all patients will be instructed to follow up their care with their GP at their earliest convenience.
Seymour Health said it was excited to introduce this new model of care and anticipated that it would improve patient outcomes through timely care of their medical conditions.
Lauren Parkinson was on Monday announced the Victorian recipient of the Prime Minister’s Award for Skills Excellence in School, as well as being one of the state recipients of the Australian Vocational Student Prize.
The citation said she was someone with a lot of experience providing care to others.
She used the illness of a family member to inspire her to undertake nursing and, in her words, to ‘‘bring dignity and respect to people’’ needing nursing.
She trained in care and assistance for the elderly at SDMH, and later at BlueCross Willowmeade.
It was there she picked up a Top 4 Trainee in Aged Care award at the industry’s annual awards ceremony in 2013.
As she studied for her School Based Apprenticeship in Aged Care, Lauren was equally active on the sports field.
She not only completed a Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance and a Certificate III in Aged Care, she also undertook a Certificate II in Sport and Recreation.
Lauren is now undertaking her Bachelor of Nursing at RMIT.
The Bureau of Meteorology is forecasting damaging winds across the region tonight.
The Australian Waterski Show Team, consisting of 18 skiers from the local area placed second in a nail biting finish at the World Championships held last week in Wisconsin, USA.
Billed as ‘Fabulous Flowers and Fine Food’, Tatura’s Anglican Church Parish had a successful fundraiser on Thursday, September 4.
Sitting Member for Rodney Paul Weller is now number four on the National Party ticket to contest northern Victoria for the legislative council.
Staff and patients at Rochester and Elmore District Health Service showed of their true blue side.
Ky kids celebrate dad
Annual show wows the crowd.
The Finley Football & Netball Club added a 2014 premiership to it's cabinet thanks to a stunning display from its C-Reserve netballers.
Loddon Murray Community Leadership Program is taking enrolments for the 2015 program.
Berrigan Shire councillors discuss a poor financial outlook, and potentially, higher rates and less services for ratepayers.
Rams premiership stars Tim Holobowksi and Jack Lloyd head a list of five new recruits at the club.
The only consistent thing about frost damage in crops was its random nature, a cropping expert told his field day audience at Finley last Friday.
Major Collision Investigation Unit are on their way to Benalla where the body of a woman was found in Gray St.
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