Nurse fatigue survey shows weary nurses get significantly less sleep than most Kiwis

A draft proposal for better managing nurse fatigue has been released for consultation along with survey findings showing that 70 per cent of shift working Kiwi nurses rarely wake refreshed.

Nurse navigating patients to be ‘Fit for Surgery, Fit for Life’

A registered nurse is the lead navigator in a new Whanganui health and sports partnership aiming to get overweight elective hip and knee surgery candidates ‘Fit for Surgery, Fit for Life’.

Cancer nurse wins research fellowship into bowel cancer symptom ‘shyness’

Cancer nurse and PhD student Melissa Warren hopes to help save lives by researching why people with signs of bowel cancer put off seeking help until symptoms become severe.

Early onset dementia subject of nurse research

The unique challenges and needs of facing dementia as a younger person are the subject of a masters research project by a palliative care nurse specialist.

Nurses or midwives could carry out abortions, suggests Law Commission

Not all abortions need be carried out by a doctor – suggests the Law Commission report on abortion reform – suitably qualified nurses and midwives could also perform them.

Nurses to carry out heart monitor implant procedures at Tauranga Hospital

A new nurse-led procedure is seeing faster access to long-term heart monitor implants in an Australasian first, reports the Bay of Plenty Times.

Māori nurses’ decade-plus pay parity claim in front of Waitangi Tribunal

Māori nurses are calling for pay parity for Māori health provider nurses and an end to institutional racism in the health sector as part of an historic Waitangi Tribunal hearing that got underway this week.

Feared loss of nurses to DHBs turning into reality, says aged care sector

The feared exit of aged care nurses to DHBs is eventuating, says the Aged Care Association. One facility manager, working nights to cover roster gaps, fears the pay gap could “bleed aged care dry”. NZNO argues that migration is not the answer.

Nurses and GPs kind but follow-up middling – patient experience survey

Patients overwhelmingly report their GP or nurse is kind and respectful in a new national quarterly survey of general practice patients – but not so great at follow-up.

Nurse ratios, not Royal Commission, called for by Oz nurses

Details of Australia’s Royal Commission into aged care were announced this week – but Australian nurses argue that mandated staffing ratios are needed urgently now. Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison released the Commission’s Terms of...

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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).