Logan Hospital has held its first ever six month accelerated Midwifery and Special Care Nursing graduate program this year and last month these bright young midwives and nurses celebrated their graduation.
Nurse Educator Helen Maney said the graduates had spent time reflecting on their experiences, listening to wise words of advice and delivering an exceptionally high standard of ‘Insight’ presentations.
“The ‘Insight’ initiatives presented by the graduates showcased suggested strategies to support and increase the staffing levels Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander nurses and midwives across Metro South Health and the implementation of clearer processes to increase the safety in administering expressed breast milk and pasteurised donor human milk.
“Other presentations looked at the implementation of milestone cards for babies being cared for in the Special Care Nursery at Logan Hospital and the implementation of quick reference cards for new starters and agency staff working in maternity services to ensure consistency of practice and reduced delays in the delivery of high quality care for midwifery procedures.”
Helen said the Special Care Nursery graduates were voted the winners by their peers and were responsible for rolling out two quality initiatives within their six months.
“Every year I continue to be amazed by the wonderful ideas and the commitment by the graduates to improve their clinical practice environments by driving change.
“The accelerated midwives and nursing graduates did a fantastic job and I am excited to watch what is to come for this bright, engaged and highly motivated cohort as they journey to the next phase of their careers.
“Special thanks to the staff who have supported the graduates as they transitioned in the women’s and children’s stream, your at-the-elbow support is second to none and proof of a job well done.”