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Postgraduate funding shake-up: what is a fair slice of the cake?

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.

Webscope: Keeping abreast internationally

Keeping abreast of nursing issues and evidence-based practice around the world is the focus of this edition’s website recommendations from Kathy Holloway.

Nurse telephone triage assessment criticised in HDC report

"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.

ED transfer targets and RN-ordered blood test results under spotlight in HDC decision

ED nurses transferring a 73-year-old patient to the wrong level ward under pressure to meet the six-hour ED target, is one of the care failures leading to a critical Health and Disability Commissioner's report.

New immunisation research findings published

The latest findings from the longitudinal Growing Up in New Zealand study found discouraging information on immunisation had more impact on soon-to-be mothers than no information at all.

Life stories and staff numbers the keys to person-centred care for older people

To deliver person-centred care to frail older people you need to know their life story, gerontology nurse leader Dr Kathy Peri tells Nursing Review. And you also need management support and enough staff and time.

Obese children more likely to have issues with their emotional health

A just published Taranaki study indicates obese children and teenagers are significantly more likely to have issues with their emotional health and wellbeing, reports the New Zealand Herald.

Nurse project leads to anti-infection innovation

A more straightforward, cheaper and still effective method of pre-surgery infection control is underway in Wellington Hospital thanks to a nurse quality project.

The broad role of public health nursing recognised in newly launched framework

A long awaited knowledge and skills framework has been launched recognising the public health nurse's broad and varied role from treating a child's sore throat to responding to public health emergencies.

New graduate nurse ups medication to lethal dose: poor communication highlighted in inquiry

A heart patient died in hospital after a graduate nurse upped the dosage of a beta-blocker thinking the prescribing doctor had made an error. The third time a similar medication error has been made by nurses in New Zealand.
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