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News bulletin 13 Novemberon 13 November
Welcome to the College of Nurses Aotearoa News Update.
No. 470, Wednesday 13 November 2019
Weekly news round-up of nursing and health information in New Zealand and internationally
Shorecare has recently employed a new nurse practitioner, with special interests in wound care and the elderly. Shorecare, who have been providing ...
Damning headlines kept coming from the top, but Waikato DHB staffers carried on helping the sick. Stuff's Hard Yakka series shares their stories.
Sometimes it's a challenge for Whitney Te Wano just to find her patients.
"You might have a number but they don't answer," she says. "Or they get a new number every week. They move houses a lot. A lot of them are transient families."
The number of staff bullying complaints at Auckland District Health Board (ADHB) has nearly tripled in the last year.
Bullying of highly trained nurses has been going on for years at one of the country's busiest neonatal units for premature babies, newly released documents show.
AGING AND AGED CARE
EurekAlert (press release)
An analysis of research on the Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders (NICHE) ... The study is published in the journal The Gerontologist.
More than 2000 children and teenagers with severe allergies will be able to get free EpiPen injectors from today.
An oncologist is urging hundreds of Kiwi lung cancer patients to contact their doctor to ensure they are screened for a rare form of the disease, which can now be treated for free, under a new initiative.
Big differences in cancer care are "embarrassing" for the worst-performing District Health Boards and must be closed, Health Minister David Clark says
Health Minister David Clark has told the House the overall District Health Board deficit is actually almost $170 million higher than the Government had previously admitted.
HOUSING AND HOMELESSNESS
Ridding homes of damp and mould is working, with the number of children needing treatment for lung conditions down by thousands, including in Hawke’s Bay.
The national Health Homes Initiative, aimed at ensuring children are living in warmer drier homes, has led to a reduction in doctor visits, medications and hospital stays, a University of Otago (Wellington) evaluation has found.
A new study has found that copper hospital beds in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) harbored an average of 95% fewer bacteria than conventional hospital beds, and maintained these low-risk levels throughout patients' stay in hospital.
A study has found 180 people ended up in Auckland City Hospital with an e-scooter injury in the first 19 weeks the scooters were on the road.
Warning: This story deals with the topic of suicide
Suicide is not necessarily the result of mental health issues, says former coroner and director of the new Suicide Prevention Office.
Mild to moderate mental health needs can be addressed by a "wellbeing practitioner" within 24 hours at some Marlborough GPs
ORGAN DONATION / TRANSPLANTS
Kiwis are not big on donating organs, with a bill aimed at increasing donation and transplant rates poised to become law. Stuff looks at those giving and receiving the gift of life.
Lungs, liver, heart - we're all used to hearing about donations in terms of organs.
The perception that Māori are culturally opposed to sharing organs could be an "unsubstantiated myth", stifling transplant rates, says the head of the Medical Council of New Zealand.
PRIMARY HEALTH CARE
In 2017, The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners (the College) won its bid to host the 2020 WONCA Asia Pacific Regional Conference in Auckland, 23 – 26 April.
Samoa's Ministry of Health says relaunching the Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccination programme was a huge task for the country.
“I thought maybe we could come up with our own kind of recycling initiative," said Hubbard, chief nurse anesthetist at Tampa General. “It was a way to ...
TEXTING nurses promises to change the way patients of all ages take care of themselves. HELENA VESTY reports on the health bosses' hope that ...
Violence in healthcare settings, particularly against nurses and nursing assistants, occurs at much higher rates than in other workplaces — and it’s on the rise.
ARTICLES OF INTEREST
Nursing students’ perception of the clinical learning environment and supervision in relation to two different supervision models – a comparative cross-sectional study. Ekstedt, M., Lindblad, M. & Löfmark, A. BMC Nurs 18, 49 (2019) doi:10.1186/s12912-019-0375-6
Knowledge concerning nursing students’ experiences of the clinical learning environment and how supervision is carried out is largely lacking. This study compares nursing students’ perceptions of the clinical learning environment and supervision in two different supervision models: peer learning in student-dedicated units, with students working together in pairs and supervised by a “preceptor of the day” (model A), and traditional supervision, in which each student is assigned to a personal preceptor (model B).
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