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News bulletin 22 January 2014on 22 January
Welcome to the
College of Nurses – News Update.
No. 186 Wednesday 22 January 2014
From NZ media this week
Ambos forced to rejig offers
St John is being forced to re-shuffle its ambulance resources in an attempt to shoulder ballooning demand and a multimillion-dollar funding shortfalls.
GP handwriting so bad,
computers brought in
Ever had trouble reading your GP notes? You weren't alone, and now doctors will be using computers instead of pen and paper for patient referrals.
Experts warn of severe
Neknominations are the latest social media craze involving a person drinking a bottle of alcohol, usually a beer, as quickly as possible on camera in an unusual way and nominating two friends to do the same.
animal remedies being used on children
Desperate parents are using animal flea treatments to rid their kids of nits - at the risk of poisoning them.
Ministry defends cancer test criticism
New Ministry of Health advice on prostate cancer testing could lead to the needless mutilation of thousands of Kiwi men, the American scientist who discovered the test says.
The Kiwi diet:
How we rate in the world
NZ ranks 23rd equal with Israel when it comes to healthy eating, says Oxfam.
training for midwives to help more Kiwi Mums become smokefree
New Zealand midwives will be better equipped to help pregnant women protect themselves and their unborn babies from smoking, with the launch of the new Te Hapū Ora clinical training programme for midwives.
New Free Health Magazine
For Pacific People
Providing key information and content to help improve the general health of New Zealand’s Pacific population is behind the launch of Pacific Peoples Health, a FREE publication reaching Pacific people in Auckland, where two-thirds of the nation’s Pacific population lives.
Pandemic, not quake, the bigger risk
An infectious disease pandemic is more likely to strike Canterbury than another earthquake, a draft emergency management plan suggests.
Funding system for costly drugs 'unfair'
Access to costly but life-saving treatment for rare diseases comes down to looking cute on TV or knowing a politician, sufferers say.
More funding for addiction services
Southern health services that help youth struggling with addiction have been granted more funding by the Minsitry of Health.
Six times the cervical cancer risk if you
skip smears - research
Women over 50 are being urged to have regular smear tests after UK research showed those who skip screenings are six times more likely to end up with cervical cancer.
Specially trained nurses
support victims of sexual assault
AT the intersection of medical treatment and evidence collection in cases of sexual assault stands a committed group of nurses in Fayette County who provide compassionate care and special forensic expertise: the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners.
Nurses Say Kaiser Oakland
Is Shortchanging Patients
They say the hospital is understaffed and is releasing patients prematurely to save on costs.
Creating Change in Nursing
ANA's National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators provides nurses with essential tools necessary to generate positive outcomes
Primary care shortage
raises profile of nurses with advanced degrees
A Twin Cities foundation will invest $10 million in a University of Minnesota program that develops highly trained nurses.
Articles of interest
Research: The Transition to Practice
AJN, American Journal of Nursing
Volume 113 Number 11
Pages 24 - 32
Objective: The future of nursing depends on newly licensed RNs (NLRNs), who often need help in transitioning from an academic to a clinical setting. This study sought to describe the NLRN's orientation experience and to identify ways of enhancing it.
on Leadership: Partnering for Change
AJN, American Journal of Nursing
Volume 113 Number 2
Pages 47 - 51
and telemetry unit staff work together to change the way nurses conduct shift
This is the first article in a new series on leadership, coordinated by the American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE), highlighting how nurses are leading change efforts in hospitals. It describes work done in conjunction with the AONE's Care Innovation and Transformation initiative, which provides leadership development and educational opportunities to nurse managers and staff aimed at supporting nurses at the point of care in making changes to improve the quality and safety of patient care.
Legislation and consulations
Smoke-free Environments (Tobacco Plain Packaging)
Amendment Bill 2013
The main aim of this Bill is to introduce a plain packaging regime for tobacco products.
Caution: This Digest was prepared to assist consideration of the Bill by members of Parliament. It has no official status.Although every effort has been made to ensure accuracy, it should not be taken as a complete or authoritative guide to the Bill. Other sources should be consulted to determine the subsequent official status of the Bill.
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The above information has been collated for the
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Tuesday 21 January 2014
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