Stretched nurses ignoring call bells as coping strategy, finds study

Pressured nurses can end up focusing on nursing tasks – and avoiding call bells or talking to patients– as a coping strategy for being unable to deliver the care they want, finds new Kiwi nursing research.

Nurse’s PhD thesis highlights health challenges for the vulnerable

The complex needs of people with significant health issues was the research focus for Long-term conditions nurse specialist Helen Francis who has just received her PhD, reports Hawke's Bay Today.

Survey finds quarter of EN new grads employed in mental health

The latest graduate destination survey for enrolled nurse graduates shows an improved job success rate, with the short-staffed mental health sector being the most common destination.

Pay offer for DHB nurses given last-minute boost by new Minister

A last-minute funding boost by the new Minister of Health has seen NZNO negotiators give a thumbs-up to a revised pay offer from the 20 District Health Boards.

Nurses welcome extending paid parental leave as boost for baby bonding

Confirmation that the new government will extend parental leave from next year has been welcomed by nurses’ union NZNO as extra time to boost bonding and establish breastfeeding.

‘Leaky legs’ lessons leads to leadership award

A project to improve the quality of life for patients stressed by ‘leaky’ swollen legs has won a Wairarapa community health nurse a leadership award.

Dying wish prompts innovation

A woman’s wish to spend her dying days at home saw Christchurch’s Nurse Maude nurses go into overdrive. FIONA CASSIE reports on the speedy wound care initiative.

Not one bug but two: lessons learnt from recent gastro outbreaks

A patient vomits. The next day, 11 patients are vomiting. FIONA CASSIE talks to infection prevention and control nurse specialists at three hospitals about lessons learned from recent norovirus and other gastroenteritis bug outbreaks.

Nurse-led pressure injury intervention saves millions

Recently published research by clinical nurse specialist Heather Lewis estimates that reducing pressure injuries at Counties Manukau Health has saved not only suffering but also $12 million in costs to the DHB.

Creating a village

Caring for a child with complex needs is a 24/7 job for families. Nurse CHRIS MOIR is a respite volunteer for one such family.
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