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.

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.

Antibiotic Awareness Week: new guidance for clinicians on when not to prescribe

Clinicians are being encouraged during Antibiotic Awareness Week to consider 'Choosing Wisely' recommendations on antibiotic use before prescribing unnecessarily. World Antibiotic Awareness Week 2017 (November 13 to 19) is a World Health Organization global event...

All nurses are empathetic … aren’t they?

Although empathy is in decline, it matters profoundly in nursing and can be taught, believes Australian nursing professor Tracy Levett-Jones. NURSING REVIEW reports.

‘Magic wand’ numbs kids’ pain

No pain and more gain is how RACHEL WILSON describes trialling a pain-numbing device with Christchurch’s child cancer patients. NURSING REVIEW reports on the difference the ‘magic wand’ is making for children facing endless needles.

New Government’s health policy details revealed

Confused about whose health policy is whose and what is new? Nursing Review gives you a quick guide to what has been agreed to by the incoming Government.

Pensioner forced to wait four days for urgent hip surgery

The care of an elderly man who was forced to wait four days for surgery on his broken hip and then deteriorated and died, has been criticised by the Health and Disability Commissioner.

HDC criticises nurses’ failure to monitor newborn’s fluids and IV line

A newborn faced having plastic surgery on her arm after failures in IV nursing care and a registrar over-prescribed IV fluids, a Health and Disability Commissioner inquiry has found.

Mental health service and nurses criticised over death of patient

Nurses' failure to call for a weekend review of a deteriorating mental health and addiction patient is one of the criticisms in a Mental Health Commissioner inquiry into the patient's death.
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