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News bulletin 22 May 2013on 22 May
Welcome to the College of Nurses – News Update.
No. 154, Wednesday 22 May 2013
From NZ media this week
Courage earns Gisborne nurse highest honour
GISBORNE grandmother awarded the highest international honour for nurses says she relishes her work in the world’s war and disaster zones, but it does worry her mum.
Education is a major mission for Michele Udy, a Wairau Hospital nurse awarded a scholarship for her innovation and excellence in practice.
Nurse sacked for slapping violent patient keeps job
A nurse sacked for slapping a violent mental health patient who spat in his face has been allowed to keep his job.
Nurse censured for abuse, inappropriate touching
A former Wakari Hospital mental health nurse has been censured for verbally abusing patients, and inappropriately touching one of them.
Clinic doctors charge $25 to treat childrenDoctors' worries over being undercut means free care for under-6s unavailable after hours.
New hospital nears time to open doorsNursing staff will be the first to see inside Taranaki's new $80 million hospital this week.Taranaki Base Hospital's new children's and orthopaedic wards have been finished along with six state of the art operating theatres
Board adopts Whanau Ora
Whanganui District Health Board has formally adopted Whanau Ora - and it will benefit the entire Wanganui community.
Graduates key to medicine's gender disorder
The growing number of female senior medical professionals entering the workforce is exacerbating a much larger problem - not enough people are graduating from medical schools in New Zealand.
Three million calls to Healthline
Announcement of Ministry of Health Chief Advisor – pharmacy focus
The Pharmacy Guild of New Zealand (the Guild) is pleased to hear of the creation of a pharmacy-focused Chief Advisor at the Ministry of Health, and the appointment of Andi Shirtcliffe into the role.
Smoking ban in spotlight as judicial review begins
A former mental health patient, who was denied the right to smoke, believes allowing addicted patients to smoke has far more positives than negatives.
Hospital smoking ban labelled 'torture'
A mental health patient who killed himself was put off seeking hospital treatment because he was not allowed to smoke onsite, a lawyer leading a judicial review application on smoking in hospitals says.
New services for GPs aimed at enhancing rehabilitation after injury
Māori DHB directors isolated and over-burdened
Green Prescriptions going global
Coroner condemns bed sharing after another baby dies
A coroner has again found himself pleading with parents not to sleep with their babies beside them - a practice he earlier condemned as child abuse.
Time to celebrate work of our nurses
New campaign to reduce harm to patientsThe government has announced a new campaign to reduce harm to patients.
Canterbury DHB Welcomes National Patient Safety Campaign
Canterbury District Health Board (CDHB) is committed to its goal of zero harm to patients and pledges support to the Health Quality and Safety Commission (HQSC) for its leadership in announcing its National Patient Safety Campaign today.
Waitemata Hits New High in Hand Hygiene
New funding won't help
Today's Budget promise of an extra $21.5 million to reduce New Zealand's high rate of rheumatic fever among children will do little for Northland, which has the highest rate of the "Third World" disease in the country, Northland medical officer of health Clair Mills says.
Budget 2013: Health receives the largest Budget increase
Budget 2013: Families will be paid to care for disabled adult relatives
Family members will be paid to look after their disabled adult relatives after the Government set aside $23 million for carer payments in this year's Budget.
Govt unveils slim poverty-tackling package
Budget 2013: $4.3m prostate cancer campaign to save livesBudget 2013 will deliver $4.3 million over four years to raise awareness of prostate cancer and ensure men have better access to quality information and care, Health Minister Tony Ryall says.
Budget 2013: $35.5m extra for diabetes and heart disease
New Zealanders with or at risk of developing diabetes and heart disease will benefit from a $35.5 million boost of new funding over four years, Health Minister Tony Ryall says.
Workforce training cash surplus should be re-directed
A $10 million under spend in health workforce training coupled with a $2 million top-up to training announced in the Budget, clearly indicates that more incentives could be put into attracting doctors and nurses to hard to staff rural areas, says New Zealand Rural General Practice Network chairman Dr Jo Scott-Jones.
Meningococcal Meningitis: A Terrifying Illness
Media Release17 May 2013
Auckland Medical Research Foundation
Free Public Lecture
AMRF Auditorium, Faculty of Medical & Health Sciences, The University of Auckland 85 Park Road, Grafton, Auckland Thursday 23 May 2013, 7pm
Meningococcal Meningitis: a terrifying illness
The Auckland Medical Research Foundation is to hold a free public lecture on a topic of growing interest Meningococcal Meningitis.
Doctors seek help to mend broken hearts
A simple swab can diagnose a Third World disease that's striking down kids from New Zealand's poorer areas. District Health Boards are using part of an extra $21 million cash injection to expand a programme in our schools to stem acute rheumatic fever - which starts as a common sore throat.
Progress in K2 campaign
Progress has been made to clear the shelves of the synthetic drug K2.
2013 Asthma InformationAsthma Awareness Week is on the 20-26 May, with Balloon Day, our main fundraising event, on Friday 24 May.
With asthma, sometimes you need to make a fuss!
At least one person dies every week from asthma
Advance in halting 'allergic march'
Allergy epidemic impacts more than one-third of NZers
At least one-third of New Zealander’s health is impacted by allergies and one in ten babies born in New Zealand today will develop a significant allergy related health issue.
Asthma may hit learning
“Talk. They Hear You.”
SAMHSA’s underage drinking prevention PSA campaign helps parents and caregivers start talking to their children early—as early as nine years old—about the dangers of alcohol.
School breakfast programme may run five days a weekA school breakfast programme run by Fonterra and Sanitarium may be extended to five days a week with extra Government support from the Budget.
Psychiatric patients fight ban on smokingCigarette bans can be torture for people in mental health wards, says lawyer
Care plan urged for mental health patients
Wondering about work? New tool helps patients and their doctors talk about employment and mental health
16 May 2013
For many people experiencing a mental health condition, the decision to return to employment can be a difficult one.
Farming conference highlights depression in rural communities
Farmer David Hunt has spoken out about his battle with mental illness in a bid to raise awareness of the warning signs for depression in rural communities.
National empowerment key to reducing suicides and community distress
Police 'to get nurse help' dealing with mental health cases
Nurses will help police officers sent to deal with incidents involving mentally ill offenders, under plans revealed by the Home Secretary.
Charity highlights link between debt and mental health problems
Last year 5,000 people suffering from financial problems coupled with either anxiety or depression contacted StepChange
Perspectives of Physicians and Nurse Practitioners on Primary Care Practice
Expanding the Role of Advanced Nurse Practitioners — Risks and Rewards
Articles of interest
Clinical implications and validity of assessments: a longitudinal measure of patient condition from analysis of the Electronic Medical Record
Objectives This study investigates risk of mortality associated with nurses’ assessments of patients by physiological system. We hypothesise that assessments of in-patients performed at entry correlate with in-hospital mortality, and those performed just before discharge correlate with postdischarge mortality.
Helping Others – What Can You Do?
Critical Care Manual of Clinical Procedures and Competencies
Paperback 592 pages
July 2013, Wiley-Blackwell
The Critical Care Manual of Clinical Procedures and Competencies is the landmark new clinical skills resource designed for healthcare practitioners caring for critically ill patients. The Manual offers a complete, evidence-based guide to clinical skills procedures in critical care, addressing the needs of both novice and expert practitioners and recognising the roles that different disciplines contribute to the provision of effective care.The Manual provides guidelines on core critical care procedures based on the best available evidence for each procedure and includes a patient-centred competency framework, as well as fundamental and specific competencies to enable practitioners to assess their abilities and expertise. Each chapter provides a comprehensive overview, beginning with basic principles and progressing to more complex ideas, to support practitioners to develop their knowledge, skills and competencies in critical care.
The Putting Patients First Field Guide: Global Lessons in Designing and Implementing Patient-Centered Care
Susan F. Frampton (Editor), Patrick A. Charmel (Editor), Sara Guastello (Editor), Planetree Foundation
September 2013 The Putting Patients First Field Guide: Global Lessons in Designing and Implementing Patient Centered Care is the ultimate real-world guide to how hospitals, long-term care communities and integrated health care systems around the world are operationalizing the fundamental dimensions of a patient-centered culture, including access to information, family involvement, healing environments, employee and physician engagement, patient advocacy and more. Edited by Susan Framption and Patrick Charmel of Planetree, a nonprofit consulting and research organization dedicated to patient centered care, the book represents a concrete pathway to patient-centered excellence, using lessons from organizations around the world. By featuring real life examples of providers from nearly every continent, this book will underscore the adaptability of a patient-centered approach to accommodate cultural nuances while addressing the universal desire for patients and family members across cultures for holistic health care experiences that promote humanity, partnership and transparency.
Transforming Health Care Leadership: A Systems Guide to Improve Patient Care, Decrease Costs, and Improve Population Health
Michael Maccoby, Clifford L. Norman, Jane Norman, Richard Margolies
August 2013 Health care organizations are challenged to improve care at the bedside for patients, learn from individual patients to improve population health, and reduce per capita costs. To achieve these aims, leaders are needed in all parts of the organization need positive solutions. Transforming Health Care Leadership provides healthcare leaders with the knowledge and tools to master the unprecedented level of change that health care organizations and their leaders now face. It also challenges management myths that served in bureaucracies but mislead in learning organizations.
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 Wednesday 22 May 2013
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