Telehealth aiding wound care healing

Cameras able to zoom-in on wounds and enable face-to-face communication are aiding wound care healing for patients in the deep South.

Stretched nurses ignoring call bells as coping strategy, finds study

Pressured nurses can end up focusing on nursing tasks – and avoiding call bells or talking to patients– as a coping strategy for being unable to deliver the care they want, finds new Kiwi nursing research.

Statistics show Pacific and Māori graduates most successful in boomer mid-year job round

Pacific and Māori nurse graduates were most successful in the latest mid-year job round and Asian nurse graduates the least, according to a recent report.

Disappointment at initial job offers for pioneering Wānanga RN graduates

Just under half of the first graduates of the Whakatane-based Wānanga nursing degree have received job offers – a result that has slightly disappointed the degree’s director Ngaira Harker. A medal ceremony was held last...

Disappointment at lack of nursing voice on Ministerial Advisory Group

Nurse leaders are expressing disappointment that the Health Minister’s newly announced Ministerial Advisory Group does not include a voice from the largest health profession.

Nurses encouraged to get whooping cough boosters

Nurses who work with babies and pregnant women are being encouraged to get the whooping cough vaccine – and in high risk settings – to consider a booster if vaccinated more than five years ago.

Inequities in kids’ asthma control helps prompt new guidelines

Unhealthy homes and income inequity are some of the ‘big picture’ factors that are included in new asthma guidelines for health professionals caring for Kiwi children and adolescents.

Nurses hope landlords get ‘cracking’ now Healthy Homes bill passed

Nurses hope landlords get ‘cracking’ to make homes warmer before next winter following the passing of the Healthy Homes Guarantees bill, says nurses’ union NZNO.

New grad nurse job market looks slightly up

Early data shows 774 new graduate nurses were offered jobs in mid-November through the ACE job matching clearinghouse leaving nearly 140 positions still to be filled.

Kiwi nurse-led trial finds aspirin doesn’t speed leg ulcer healing

A major nurse-led trial to see whether aspirin could aid the healing of the often painful and disabling venous leg ulcers has found it made no impact.
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