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Kiwi nurses supporting nurse education in Kiribati

A team of Waikato nurse educators are working to upskill nurses in Kiribati – the Pacific nation often described as the poster child of climate change.

Boost to Sāmoa’s postgraduate nursing education thanks to NZ lecturers

A chronic shortage of qualified nursing lecturers in Samoa was the catalyst to a partnership with a New Zealand nursing school to boost postgraduate training opportunities.

Nurses should not be scared to come to work

“My partner fears for my safety every shift now.” – Enrolled nurse, acute inpatient mental health care “A frightened bunch of young nurses who want to be good nurses but are constantly in fear.” –...

Tips for good respiratory care this winter

Winter is fast approaching and with it the annual rise in respiratory hospitalisations. Respiratory nurse specialist SUE JONES shares advice on preventing or managing respiratory illness this winter – both inpatient and in the community.

From caring curiosity to leading diabetes researcher

A question with no answer prompted Lindsay McTavish to start researching how to help the children he cared for. More than a decade later, the Capital & Coast DHB diabetes clinical nurse specialist has been...

Treasuring every drop of blood

Some call them “the bloodhounds”. It’s a nickname the nurses of Waikato Hospital’s Patient Blood Management (PBM) team can laugh about as one part of their job is to ‘sniff out’ and reduce blood product...

Heart failure research could benefit all Kiwis

REBEKAH FRASER talks to heart failure clinical nurse specialist Dr Simone Inkrot, who hopes to validate years of nursing intuition when she presents her research findings at an international conference in June.

Coast nurses share nursing nostalgia tales

Getting dressed down by matron, a State Finals exam botch-up and mitred corners…West Coast DHB nurses recently shared some of their nursing memories.

Traffic jams and heart failure: using metaphors to learn pathophysiology

Teaching pathophysiology to undergraduate nursing students is challenging because there is a need to apply theory into the everyday clinical reality of nursing patients. Students may understand the abstract concepts but actually recognising pathophysiological changes...

Opinion: Michael Geraghty – a mega MECA ‘rant’

NP Michael Geraghty shares a senior nurse’s view on the year-long MECA talks culminating in the historic vote underway.
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