Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Eketahuna’s nurse-led healthcare rouses interest

Eketahuna set up one of the country's first nurse-led health clinics 30 years ago and is still going strong, reports the Hawke's Bay Herald.

Deal will deliver safe staffing, says DHBs spokesman

Nursing Review talks to DHBs spokesperson, and former nurse, Jim Green about boosting nursing numbers, employing all new graduates and convincing nurses that DHBs will finally deliver on safe staffing.

City Mission nurse role gets funding support

A practice nurse and a general practice assistant serving often homeless clients at Auckland City Mission's general practice are to be funded for three years by a charity trust.

MH college launches new branches for specialties

Addiction nurses and disability nurses were recently welcomed into Te Ao Māramatanga – New Zealand College of Mental Health Nurses with the launch of two new national branches.

Migrant nurses in New Zealand face racism daily, with experts saying ‘it’s time to...

Migrant nurses spoken to by New Zealand Herald reporter Emma Russell back a just-released study finding internationally qualified nurses face racism daily.

Safe alternatives to seclusion being sought, says mental health nurse leader

The use of seclusion needs to be reduced but safe alternatives also need to be found, says Heather Casey. The director of mental health nursing is one of two nurse advisors on a current Health Quality & Safety Commission project to reduce seclusion.

GP survey indicates regular practice nurse turnover

Almost half of general practices had a practice nurse vacancy in the previous 12 months compared to 39% facing a GP vacancy, a 2017 GP survey found.

Waitemata’s pilot’s new entrant school screening programme

New entrants at five Waitemata schools will undergo a comprehensive health screen by public health nurses in a pilot of  a new early intervention programme.

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...

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