• Meet the Critical Care Unit nurse who thrives on challenge


    Posted on 11 December 2016

    Critical Care Unit (CCU) nursing is a specialty that requires intense training to make split-second decisions in life-threatening medical cases – sometimes without the presence of a doctor. Unit manager Fisanie Shabangu tells us the ins and outs of being a CCU nurse.

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  • Don’t fear the needle

    Patient Stories

    Posted on 14 June 2016

    Scared of needles? Don’t worry. You’re not alone. According to some estimates, one in every five people suffer from it – which can make donating blood or giving a blood sample a real nightmare…

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  • In praise of nurses


    Posted on 12 May 2016

    They say time is a healer, but hospital patients’ recovery is also dependent on the care of committed nurses. Clinical psychologist Ilse Pauw of Mediclinic Cape Town highlights the critical needs of recuperating patients and the various roles nurses play to fulfil them.

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  • Public-private nurse training


    Posted on 17 March 2015

    Mediclinic Southern Africa hosted top American foetal monitoring specialist, Professor Nancy Powell, at their Learning Centre in Cape Town on 16 and 17 March 2015. The aim of the workshop was to upskill public and private sector nurses towards reducing foetal or baby mortality and improving maternal health.

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