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Blow for NPs at finding one major barrier remains

Nurse practitioners are expressing frustration at discovering that a long-awaited law change still doesn’t allow them to complete all the paperwork at a patient’s death.

New roles for NPs & RNs come into effect today

Nurse practitioner leaders see amended laws coming into effect today – removing barriers to NP practice – as part of building momentum for the now fast growing role. From today for the first time nurse...

80-year-old nurse still working: ‘I can’t find the word retirement in the Bible’

Betty Jenkins - an 80-year-old practising nurse shares her tips for a healthy attitude to work with New Zealand Herald reporter Dubby Henry.

Minister excited about opportunities for nurses through new laws

Health Minister David Clark says he’s keen to see nurses working at the top of their scope and is excited about the new Acts coming into force on January 31 that will help this happen.

Listen more and talk less to patients with diabetes, study finds

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...

Nurses encouraged to get whooping cough boosters

Nurses who work with babies and pregnant women are being encouraged to get the whooping cough vaccine – and in high risk settings – to consider a booster if vaccinated more than five years ago.

Inequities in kids’ asthma control helps prompt new guidelines

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.

Kiwi nurse-led trial finds aspirin doesn’t speed leg ulcer healing

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.

NZNO concerned report shows increase in ‘nurse sensitive’ adverse events

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.

Childhood obesity back on the rise – according to latest NZ Health Survey stats

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.
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It’s not often you get to screen a patient for diabetes then have a heart-to-heart about why at, the age of 20, they are in prison… But that’s just a run-of-the-mill appointment for a Corrections nurse, says Sarah Nabizada, the clinical team leader at Mt Eden Corrections Facility (MECF).
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