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.
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.
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.
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.
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.