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.
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.
About 15 registered nurse prescribers have now been authorised since the new prescribing pathway came into affect last September. But numbers are expected to grow soon with the first graduates of the new postgraduate diplomas in RN prescribing due this winter.
The views of graduate nurses on whether postgraduate study in your new graduate year adds or takes away from the experience are being sought in an online survey.
Not all people are ‘typical’ males or females. Nurse educator CRAIG WATERWORTH is keen to raise awareness amongst nurses about intersex people so they can be better supported.