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Nurse-developed app for saving clients’ texts

An app that allows mental health nurses to save young clients’ texts and calls directly to their clinical record is now a step closer. Called Ask Ruru, the app, which logs text messages and calls...

App of the Month: MS Energise

This time round we look at a review of a New Zealand-developed app for people with multiple sclerosis.

Waikato’s PDRP eportfolio gets Nursing Council tick

The 'courage' to shift to an eportfolio format was highlighted in a positive Nursing Council audit of Waikato DHB's professional development and recognition programme (PDRP). Cheryl Atherfold, associate director of nursing for the DHB’s Professional...

‘Prescribing’ apps: helping patients to select a health app

Nursing Review talks to Sandra Ponen, a clinical pharmacist and medical writer who has been working on the App Library project for Health Navigator, about how health professionals can guide patients on whether an...

Webscope: Global health campaigns

Kathy Holloway introduces two websites with a global focus on improving procedures and strengthening practice, including one hosting the Nursing Now campaign.

Hospital adopts nurse’s green initiative to stop drugs going down the sink

A nurse-led initiative is stopping liquid morphine and similar drugs at a Wellington Hospital from being flushed into New Zealand’s waterways.

Telehealth aiding wound care healing

Cameras able to zoom-in on wounds and enable face-to-face communication are aiding wound care healing for patients in the deep South.

Nursing tool proposal wins Clinicians Challenge

An IT proposal to help lessen the workload of practice nurses having to calculate ‘catch-up’ immunisations for migrant and refugee children has won a Clinician’s Challenge award.

‘Paradigm shift’ patient portal takes out Health IT award

An online appointment platform took out the New Zealand Health IT Innovation award announced at the recent Health Informatics New Zealand conference. The Vensa.com innovation by New Zealand health software company Vensa Health was one...

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.
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Studying health sciences: A pathway to leading positive change

If there is one characteristic that unites the students studying the Bachelor of Health Sciences (BHSc) at the University of Canterbury (UC) it is the passionate commitment to improving the lives of others, whether locally in the community, nationally or even globally. These students have the ambition; their degree gives them the opportunity to turn aspiration into action. Here are some examples of how a few students and graduates are doing it.
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