"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 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.
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.
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.
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.