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News bulletin 13 Novemberon 13 November
Welcome to the College of Nurses – News Update.
No. 178, Wednesday 13 November 2013
From NZ media this week
Holidays hard work for Kiwi volunteer
New nurses uniforms at Dunedin Hospital
Nurse on a quest
Dealing with limbs torn off by crocodile attacks and blasted by mine explosions is all part of the job for Joyce Hood.The 70-year-old Remuera grandmother has been nursing for 52 years and has volunteered in a long list of war-torn countries including Afghanistan, Libya, Sudan, Iraq and East Timor.
Air safety training threatened
Research results in big savings for cancer treatment
School nurses help Gisborne pupils quit smoking
Helping students quit smoking, arrange new glasses and attend school more frequently are just a few of the benefits for Gisborne students using School Based Health Services (SBHS).
Ex-nurse punished for hitting patient
Region still faces health concerns: prof
Launch of NZ Pain Foundation
Plunket cuts back lesser-used car seat hire services
Waikato parents face a trek into Hamilton to hire car seats after Plunket cut back its rental service soon after tougher new rules on using the seats came in.
Quit before surgery, doctors tell smokers
Parents in dark on how fat kids are
Institute of Healthy Ageing Launched At Waikato DHB
A joint collaboration between Waikato District Health Board (DHB) and the universities of Auckland and Waikato will provide a research framework to promote and support healthy ageing in the Waikato.
Whitireia Hosts Mental Health Nursing Symposium
Mental health questions
Health team calls offside on junk food
A team of health researchers is calling on the Government to keep junk food away from children's sports fields.
PHARMAC proposing to add rotavirus, varicella vaccines to national immunisation schedule
A vaccine for the gastric infection rotavirus and protection from varicella for the most vulnerable people are among proposed changes to the national immunisation schedule that PHARMAC is seeking feedback on.
Diabetes Awareness Week: 12-18th November
This year's Diabetes Awareness Week is all about letting people know that if they have diabetes, Diabetes New Zealand can help. With more than 225,000 Kiwis living with diabetes and 50 more people diagnosed every day, this message is now more important than ever.
Participants needed for world’s largest diabetes prevention study
Heart Foundation refreshes food pyramid with new healthy heart eating guide
Concern at new psychedelic drugs
Demand for informatics nurses rises
Study links RN perception of work environment to HAI likelihood
Nurse visiting programs don't have to be costly to be effective
Time for debate on future of nurse mentorship, says report(registration required)
There should be a debate on whether most nurses should continue to be viewed as potential mentors for students, according to nursing academics.
New Models of Primary Care Could Ease U.S. Physician Shortage
ICN forum: Nurse staffing cuts a risk to patients, societyNurse leaders at the 19th International Council of Nurses Workforce Forum issued a warning Oct. 28 that unsafe nurse staffing levels pose a risk to patients and society.
'About time' for Sudbury nurse practitioners
It's the biggest compliment Jennifer Clement has received in five years as a nurse practitioner.Teenage boys don't like going to see health care practitioners, so when a boy said to his mother, "Mom, something's not right. I need to go see Jen," Clement was pleased.
New Poll Shows Strong Public Support for Greater Access to Nurse Practitioner Care
The American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), the largest professional membership organization for nurse practitioners (NPs) in the world, today released survey results that show widespread, national support among the general public for legislative and policy proposals that give patients access to NP care and services.
Student nurses trial smart phone app
Making a clinical decision? There may just be an app for that.
Nursing students at a Canadian teaching hospital are trialing the use of a smart phone application at the patient’s bedside.
Work and management
Nursing Management:November 2013 - Volume 44 - Issue 11 - p 53–55
The cure for workplace bullying
Workplace bullying and general negativity are common topics.1,2 We all know the statistics.2–9 A literature summary can be boiled down to this bumper sticker: Bullying and negativity are a direct threat to patient safety. Unaddressed negative behavior becomes embraced, following the famous Quint Studer quote, “What you permit, you promote.”10Articles of interest
Acute Care Advisor: Detecting and treating hypoglycemia in patients with diabetesThe Nurse Practitioner: The American Journal of Primary Health Care
Volume 38 Number 11
Pages 11 - 14 Hypoglycemia is a potentially dangerous event that can occur in patients with diabetes mellitus (DM), especially those prescribed insulin, a sulfonylurea, or a meglitinide.1 The American Diabetes Association defines hypoglycemia as a blood glucose level less than 70 mg/dL.2Detecting hypoglycemia in the patient with diabetes as soon as possible will enable immediate treatment and prevent life-threatening complications.
Defy Diabetes! Impact on Faith Community/Parish Nurses Teaching Healthy Living ClassesJournal of Christian Nursing
Volume 30 Number 4
Pages 244 – 247ABSTRACT: Defy Diabetes! was a 2-year grant to Seton Health, Troy, New York, from the New York State Health Foundation to impact diabetes in the state. Development of a program using STEP (Spring into Healthy Habits) from St. John Community Health, Warren, Michigan, to teach Health Living classes in faith communities and monitor diabetes management in primary care offices yielded positive outcomes. This article reports the impact on the faith community nurses from participating in Defy Diabetes! and teaching Healthy Living classes.
Effectiveness of nurse-led preoperative assessment services for elective surgery: a systematic review update protocol
The objective of this review update is to evaluate the most recent available research on the effectiveness of nurse-led preoperative assessment clinics or services on patient and organizational outcomes. More specifically, the objectives are to identify: the effectiveness of nurse-led preoperative assessment services on reducing adverse surgical events, improving patient satisfaction, decreasing anxiety, cancellation of surgery, incidence of non-attendance for scheduled surgery, recognition and fulfillment of postoperative care needs; reducing inpatient days and reducing the number of overnight stays for day or ambulatory surgery patients having elective surgery in comparison to day of surgery assessment or other "usual care" admission assessments.
Hapū Ora: Wellbeing in the early stages of life
Office of the Director of Mental Health: Annual Report 2012
This is the eighth edition of the Office of the Director of Mental Health Annual Report. It reflects the Ministry’s ongoing emphasis on transparency, accountability and trust in government and its agencies.Mental health care - in particular, compulsory care - is often the subject of public concern. The annual report provides clarity by reporting on the legislative activities of the Office for the 2012 calendar year.
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 12 November 2013
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