Advertisement

New pressure injury guide launched

New guiding principles for preventing pressure injuries launched last week are part of a wider project including developing a national approach to reporting pressure injuries.

Aged care survey finds pay and stress key issues for nurses

Nearly 70 per cent of aged care nurses are dissatisfied with their pay according to the New Zealand Aged Care Workforce Survey. And stress was the most common cause of work-related illnesses reported by both nurses and their managers.

Unions: health budget needs $1.1 billion just to retain status quo

Unions say health needs at least an extra $1.1 billion in the Budget if health care is not to go backwards.  And a $2.3 billion boost for the health sector to regain the same spending power it had seven years ago.

Two health winners in Hi-Tech Awards

An innovation growing of the Canterbury quake that allows nurses, doctors and pharmacists to electronically share a patient's care record was a winner at the recent Hi-Tech Awards.

Training of most NPs still being done ‘on a shoestring’

Nurse practitioner training shouldn't still need to rely on goodwill and keep facing funding uncertainty, say NP training providers.

Pilot NP interns from Kaikohe to Invercargill now registered and working

Eighteen graduates from the pilot fully-funded NP training programme are now registered and starting work as NPs – half of them in primary health care.

Tripling of NP registrations in one year

Increased support for the NP role and streamlined registration processes contributed to 77 new NPs being registered last year – more than triple the rate of previous years, says the Nursing Council.

Nurse’s PhD calls for better service for Samoans at risk of heart disease

Nurses need to involve the whole family of Samoan heart risk patients for lifestyle changes to be made, says nurse researcher Tua Taueetia-Su’a who graduated with her PhD today.

Kiwi nurses awarded Florence Nightingale Medal

A record three Kiwi nurses – who have served from Gaza to Ebola-struck Liberia – have been announced as winners of the International Red Cross's highest nursing award – the Florence Nightingale Medal.

Labour wants mental health teams within GP practices, free appointments for mental health issues

GP practices will have dedicated mental health teams and all appointments relating to mental health issues will be free under a pilot programme being proposed by the Labour Party, reports New Zealand Herald political reporter Isaac Davison.
Advertisement

Sign Up to the Nursing Review newsletter

By subscribing, you accept our website terms of use and Privacy policy.

You can also subscribe HERE to our student newsletter and print editions

From our latest print edition