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.
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.
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.
A New Zealand-developed app is allowing simultaneous sharing of patient notes, tasks and secure instant messaging by care team members. Danielle Spencer and Christine Baxter share with NURSING REVIEW why the nurses at Christchurch Hospital’s general surgery wards are such ardent fans.
Increasing school nurses was an election policy for both Labour and the Greens. Cherie Howie of the New Zealand Herald reports on a South Auckland school clinic considered 'gold standard'.
Nursing shortages have again caused acute mental health bed closures around the country – this time in the North Shore's only acute mental health unit – but unions report nurses in other centres working double shifts as vacancies take their toll.