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News bulletin 23 Juneon 23 June
Welcome to the College of Nurses Aotearoa News Update.
No. 548, Wednesday 23 June 2021
Weekly news round-up of nursing and health information in New Zealand and internationally
The nursing programmes at Whitireia have created a framework to ensure equity ... "Nurse education is a hallmark programme at Whitireia. ... The New Zealand Diploma in Enrolled Nursing and the Bachelor of Nursing sits within the ... Read more
SDHB chief nursing and midwifery officer Jane Wilson said the board was still working on confirming the exact numbers for each inpatient ward roster. " ...
MacCormick said high demand, bed shortages and the lack of anaesthetic technicians were problems that existed before the nurses strike.
(AP) New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed legislation requiring general hospitals in the state to seek input from nurses and other staff in creating ...
Exhausted nurses are opting to take shifts in vaccination hubs instead of emergency departments and GP surgeries because they are paid more to deliver vaccinations and can also obtain much-needed respite from overcrowded public hospitals and clinics.
A team of cardiac nurse practitioners in London are set to launch a new service where patients with heart failure will be monitored remotely through a “virtual ward”.
Last month the Nursing and Midwifery Council, the profession's regulator, warned that while 15,000 more nurses, midwives and nursing associates were ...
Nurses moved early and eagerly to advocate action to resist climate change and are ... Fortunately, for professional development the news is good.
"There are reasons to allow health workers to seek good jobs abroad," Bello told a news conference. "We will make sure we will not run out of nurses ...
AGED CARE AND ELDERLY
Lagman's boss, Albie Calope, says it can be stressful trying to find caregivers and nurses to care for the 116 aged care residents at the Malvina Major ...
COVID-19 / CORONAVIRUS
Just under 325,000 people are now fully vaccinated against Covid-19, about 7.7 per cent of the adult population.
The Government will stagger the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine roll-out from oldest to the youngest people eligible to be inoculated from the end of July.
Researchers from The University of Western Australia have highlighted a link between lack of positive public information about vaccination from governments and the adoption of mandatory vaccination policies.
Getting the two-dose Covid-19 jab will become a “social norm” and the number of people who say they don’t want it will drop by about half over time, director-general of health Ashley Bloomfield says.
The New Zealand Defence Force helps staff the country's MIQ facilities. ... “The pay range for registered nurses is between $54,034 for a graduate ...
The Medical Council is warning doctors spreading misinformation about the Covid-19 pandemic and the vaccination rollout that it could cost them their jobs.
Medsafe has granted provisional approval for the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine to be given to 12 to 15-year-olds.
The medical regulator has already approved it for use in those 16 and older, and this move follows decisions to approve the vaccine for use in 12 to 15-year-olds by other regulators in Europe, the US, Canada, and Japan.
David R Murdoch, Sue Crengle, Bob Frame, Nigel P French, Patricia C Priest
‘COVID-19: Make it the Last Pandemic’ is the aspirational title of the recently released report by the Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness and Response.
A young woman who lost her father to suicide is calling for more transparency from the government on what is being done to tackle the country's high suicide rate. Read more
The Ministry of Health is urgently investigating the state of maternal health services at the nation’s hospitals, with a leading obstetrician warning of a looming “crisis” years in the making. Read more
An “incredibly effective” treatment for a health condition suffered by more than one in 100 New Zealanders is very difficult to access leaving thousands struggling and some suicidal. Read more
Hundreds of people came forward in response to a social media video critical of the 1737 helpline. Now, the service is pleading for them to make official complaints, as Brianna Mcilraith reports. Read more
Health Minister Andrew Little is frustrated some patients in acute mental health care are not getting the treatment they need.
The number of children having to wait for over two months to see a counsellor has tripled in the last three years, amid a sharp rise in the number of young people needing mental health services.
NZNO professional nursing adviser Wendy Blair, RN, PhD, shares a summary of her research on the extent nurses in New Zealand recognise and report unsafe practice by their peers.
PHARMAC has reached a provisional agreement with medicine supplier Teva to fund a new brand of primidone which is most commonly used to treat and prevent seizures in people with epilepsy.
A push by the Ministry of Health to increase awareness among drinking-water suppliers of their responsibilities has led to tighter auditing and a boost in overall compliance, with standards up by 2.4% compared to last year.
Around 1,500 people who are at higher risk of contracting meningococcal disease will soon be able to get the meningococcal B vaccine for free.
TOBACCO, DRUGS AND ALCOHOL
A free quit smoking service based in Auckland, providing for whanau from Wellsford to Manukau, is taking a new tack to get wāhine hapu to give up by offering them incentives. Read more
MINISTRY OF HEALTH
Aotearoa’s approach to supporting people with mental health and addiction needs is undergoing transformation, driven by He Ara Oranga: Report of the Government Inquiry into Mental Health and Addiction, published in 2018. Read more
ARTICLES OF INTEREST
Schierberl Scherr AE, Ayotte BJ, Kellogg MB
SAGE Open Nursing. January 2021. doi:10.1177/23779608211024213
Staff and equipment shortages and an easily transmissible virus make working in the COVID-19 pandemic demanding physically and psychologically. Nurses on the frontlines are particularly vulnerable to the adversity of working under these conditions, particularly with regard to mental health. Thus, understanding risk and protective factors for this vulnerable and essential group is critical for identifying potential targets of interventions. We had two aims for the current study: (a) to examine work functioning and symptoms of depression, anxiety, and posttraumatic stress (PTSD) among nurses who did and did not care for patients with COVID-19; and (b) to determine if resilience and social support moderate these relationships.
The article below is not freely available but may be accessed through databases and libraries to which readers have access
Reducing turnover intention to improve care outcome: A two-wave study.
Huang, T-L, Wong, M-K, Shyu, Y-IL, Ho, L-H, Yeh, J-R, Teng, C-I.
J Adv Nurs. 2021; 77: 3083– 3092. https://doi.org/10.1111/jan.14831
To ascertain how professional turnover intention impacts nurse-assessed care outcomes, including patient-centered care and care quality.
Patient-centered care and care quality are critical to care outcomes. However, we do not know whether care outcomes would be improved by reducing nurses’ professional turnover intention
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