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Nursing Review outlines some of the overseas volunteering options available to Kiwi nurses.

Failures in oxygen therapy highlighted by HDC report

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...

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.

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.

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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