Health professionals are being encouraged to encouraged to discuss the benefits and risks of taking anti-epileptic medicine during pregnancy with women of child-bearing age. New resources have just been developed with the support of ACC,...
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.
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.
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.
Frontline health workers can help victims of "modern slavery", researchers say.
Research on the growing impact of malnutrition on Kiwi kids' health is investigated by New Zealand Herald's Kirsty Johnston.
How soon should hip and knee replacement patients be up and mobile? Diane Alder reports on the research literature and her own master's research findings after mobilisation on the day of surgery was introduced at her hospital.
A major shake-up of postgraduate funding is on its way and nurses are keen to ensure they don’t get a penny less than they should. They’re also arguing that, as the largest health profession, they should, in fact, get a few pennies more. Nursing Review reports.
"Red flag" meningitis symptoms reported by a 20-year-old student should have lead to better questioning by telephone triage nurses, says a Health and Disability Commissioner's report.