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News bulletin 22 August 2012on 22 August
Welcome to the College of Nurses – News Update.
No. 117, Wednesday 22 August 2012
From NZ media this week
Medical bonding scheme a winner
510 more health graduates on bonding scheme
For the fourth year in a row, registration for the government's Voluntary Bonding Scheme has attracted great interest with a total of 2,300 health graduates now accepted onto the scheme.
Rural Women calls for rural focus in bonding review
Rural Women New Zealand is calling for more transparency around the number of doctors, midwives and nursing graduates working in rural communities under the Voluntary Bonding Scheme, which gives financial incentives to health professionals who agree to work in hard-to-staff areas.
Rural Women seek bond numbers
Current shortage of GPs on the West Coast is the ‘greatest risk’ for the DHB?
Questions should be asked. How is it that the current shortage of GPs on the West Coast is the ‘greatest risk’ for the DHB?, when the DHB and the Ministry of Health have, on more than one occasion been presented with the solution?
Nurses play vital role on the West Coast - DHB
The West Coast DHB is well aware of the vital role nurses play in delivering quality health care to the people living on the Coast
Burnt out nurses consider quitting
Kiwi nurses 'stressed': survey
Nurses 'will walk away'
The Government needs to stop putting the financial squeeze on district health boards and allow decent care to be given to the citizens of New Zealand, a nurses' union spokeswoman says.
NZ Suicide stats spur action
The Government is developing an action plan to tackle New Zealand's relatively high suicide rates, which were highlighted in a report released this week.
Strengthen relationships to prevent suicide
The Mental Health Foundation (MHF) is encouraging all New Zealanders to think about how we can work together to reduce the suicide rate, chief executive Judi Clements says.
Elective surgery wait 'no longer than four months'
Elective surgery costing primary care - Street
An increase in elective surgery is coming at the cost of primary health care, Labour's Health spokeswoman Maryan Street says.
TeleHealth plays vital role in infection reduction
TeleHealth technology is playing a vital role in Canterbury District Health Board (CDHB) being one of the leading DHBs in the country to reduce hospital acquired blood infections.
Booze is worse - legal-high warning
Whanau Ora: Future of scheme hangs on results, says leader
Resource helps organisations keep child abuse at bay
Leading child advocate organisation, Child Matters, today launched a publication that it hopes will be used by every organisation in New Zealand that has staff coming into contact with children.
Medibank nurses high job satisfaction - survey
A recent independent survey has found that nurses working for Medibank Health Solutions NZ have a high level of job satisfaction. The organisation operates several telephone-based services, including Healthline for the Ministry of Health, and a Mental Health Line for a number of District Health Boards
Patients' passports to aid care of disabled
A new "health passport" will be just what the doctor ordered for people with disabilities and who live within the Whanganui District Health Board district.
No jobs for Vanuatu Nursing School graduates
There are no jobs for 22 recent graduates from Vanuatu’s College of Nursing Education due to a lack of Health Department funding.
9-Item Checklist Can Help Nurses Improve Hospital Patient FlowLisa Romano, RN, MSN, senior vice president and CNO of TeleTracking Technologies, shared a checklist for nurses to optimize patient flow on TeleTracking's blog.
Nurse burnout statistically linked to higher HAI rate
Work schedules contribute to nurses’ health issues
Massachusetts Latest State to Outlaw Mandatory Nurse Overtime
Dementia a national health priority
Website launches to spread the word about meningitis symptoms
Whooping cough controlled, serious
The NZ rate of hospitalisation for whooping cough has dropped but remains three times higher than that of Australia and the US.
Social Media: Cautionary Tales for Nurses
What Not to Share on Social Media
From the Ministry of Health
Suicide Facts: Deaths and intentional self-harm hospitalisations 2010
Explaining variation in use of emergency hospital beds by patients over 65This paper explores factors that might be driving the significant variation in use of hospital beds by patients over 65 admitted as an emergency. It considers the contribution made by patient-based (demand-side) factors, hospital (supply-side) factors, the availability of community services and resources, and broader system relationships (how care systems and staff work together and relate to each other) in driving the observed variation in length of stay and rate of admission. Its conclusions are based on new analysis by The King’s Fund of Hospital Episode Statistics (HES) and local population -based data.
The Advanced Practice Registered Nurse as a Prescriber
Edited by Marie Annette Brown and Louise Kaplan
An evidence-based resource for all APRNs and APRN students, The Advanced Practice Registered Nurse as a Prescriber provides a comprehensive and practical resource essential for APRNs in all advanced practice roles.
The above information has been collated for the College of Nurses Aotearoa (NZ) Inc by Linda Stopforth, SNIPS and is provided on a weekly basis. It is current as at Tuesday 21 August 2012 If you have any feedback about content - what parts are most useful or what you would like added - please email twitter: @SnipsInfo