Poor use of oxygen therapy for a patient with severe respiratory failure highlighted weaknesses in respiratory protocols, doctor communication and nursing care, a Health and Disability investigation has found. Health and Disability Commissioner Anthony Hill...
Betty Jenkins - an 80-year-old practising nurse shares her tips for a healthy attitude to work with New Zealand Herald reporter Dubby Henry.
Nurses and GPs could improve their delivery of care to newly diagnosed diabetes patients by listening more, repeating less and co-ordinating better, a New Zealand research study has found. The study by Otago, Auckland and...
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.
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.
The increase in 'nurse sensitive' indicators like pressure injuries and hospital acquired infections in today's latest adverse events report were 'concerning', says the New Zealand Nurses Organisation.
The percentage of obese pre-schoolers has jumped three per cent in a year – reversing a downward trend, according to statistics released from the annual New Zealand Health Survey.