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News bulletin 1 Septemberon 1 September
Welcome to the College of Nurses Aotearoa News Update.
No. 558, Wednesday 1 September 2021
Weekly news round-up of nursing and health information in New Zealand and internationally
Dunedin Hospital’s emergency department has lost four nursing staff members in recent weeks, but seven staff have been newly recruited to work in the department.
They've been called the backbone of our healthcare system, but New Zealand nurses are tired, feeling unsafe at work, and increasingly wanting to leave.
"The hospital has said to just use them anyway," the nurse said. "Staff are being placed into scary situations without support. They are getting pulled into an ...
Aotearoa enjoyed more than 470 days without a level 4 lockdown. Did the Government use that time well or did it squander it? As the country endures ongoing restrictions, Stuff examines how well the Government prepared for the rising tide of Covid-19.
Clinical resource nurse Steve Kirby, a member of the New Zealand College of Critical Care Nurses committee, said the ideal ICU would have the capacity to ...
Tributes have flooded in from past colleagues of former nurse and stalwart of the community Ailsa Stewart QSO, who died last Wednesday, 25 August.
Michelle Rosentreter is a NSW Nurses and Midwives Association member and senior ICU nurse in a metropolitan Sydney hospital. When we spoke at noon on Friday, she was exhausted after another night in a “hot” ICU ward, trying to keep COVID patients alive.
Exclusive: nurses say 'hellhole' conditions and staff shortages are forcing them to 'knock patients out' with increased sedative doses as the safest way to ...
Raging Delta variant takes its toll as Philippines runs out of nurses. Bad pay and conditions at home and demand for Filipino nursing skills overseas have left ...
“When hospitals are understaffed, people die,” one expert warned as the U.S. health systems reach a breaking point in the face of the Delta variant.
The chaos and crisis of the Covid-19 pandemic have forced remarkable transformations in the U.S. health care system. Nurses — as they have done in public health emergencies from the frontlines of war to the frontlines of deadly infectious diseases like tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS and Ebola — have been innovators in helping reshape clinical practice throughout the Covid-19 response. Read more
As part of their three-year degree Australian nursing students must complete a minimum of 800 hours of clinical placement supervised by a registered nurse. But ...
Exhausted nurses are pleading with the unvaccinated in Oklahoma to do their ... Petitt told the Oklahoman newspaper that the latest wave of the pandemic has ...
The United Nurses of Alberta reached an agreement with Alberta Health Services on essential services staffing and will apply for formal mediation in negotiations, the union said Thursday
SINGAPORE - From November, Muslim nurses in the public healthcare sector here will be allowed to wear tudungs with their uniforms if they wish to, ...
AGED CARE AND ELDERLY
Nurses shortage threatens NZ - NZ Herald (Sponsored content)
One of the country's leading aged care professionals has blasted the government over its lack of preparation for the pandemic's Delta variant – and for making New Zealand "vulnerable".
CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE
Last year, Whānau Awhina Plunket set out on a mission to distance itself from its founder, Sir Truby King, widely regarded as a white supremacist. But some say the reimagining won’t work. CATE BROUGHTON investigates.
From 1905 King contracted a young Scottish woman, Joanna MacKinnon, as a ''community nurse'' to teach safe feeding practices to mothers around Dunedin.
COVID-19 / CORONAVIRUS
RNZ understands many doctors and nurses at Middlemore and Auckland hospitals are anxious about the current patient numbers. Middlemore would not comment on ...
Almost all of New Zealand’s Covid-19 cases in hospital are Pacific people, the Ministry of Health has revealed.
At Sunday’s 1pm daily update, the Director-General of Health announced there were 34 community cases currently in hospital – 32 of whom were in a stable condition in a ward, and two in stable condition in an intensive care unit.
Patients waiting for surgery in Auckland could be shipped off to other hospitals in the country, including Waikato, as pandemic restrictions create another backlog of delayed care and treatment.
A new study has found that individuals infected with the COVID-19 virus are most contagious two days before, and three days after, they develop symptoms. The study also finds that infected individuals are more likely to be asymptomatic if they contracted the virus from someone who was asymptomatic.
The latest COVID Delta outbreak and response shows now more than ever how important it is that community-based services work effectively together.
Urgent building work is underway at Auckland City Hospital to prepare more room for Covid-19 patients.
The peak body for wound prevention and management, Wounds Australia, has warned the latest COVID-19 outbreaks have led to a resurgence in reports of pressure injuries among patients, clinicians and essential workers.
Due to the current Delta outbreak the government has introduced a $1 million fund aimed at community projects to support youth mental health in Auckland and Northland, Health Minister Andrew Little announced today.
Wellington's centralised mental health triage system is 30 percent understaffed, pushing out wait times and clinicians say it is making patients harder to treat.
The government is being told to act swiftly on immigration because delays are leading to the loss of urgently needed medical staff during the Covid-19 outbreak.
For too long nursing has turned a blind eye to micro- and macro-aggressions committed by patients. The sociopolitical upheaval brought on by COVID-19 and an increased consciousness of health inequities have prompted the need for nuanced discussion of the prejudice healthcare workers experience. Read more
The content of this issue reflects the vast quantity of COVID vaccine studies that are currently being undertaken globally. We present reassuring evidence of the effectiveness of current COVID vaccines against the SARS-CoV-2 Delta variant, the efficacy of COVID vaccines in adolescents, and immune responses to COVID vaccination in breastfeeding women.
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