Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Plunket going digital creates ‘rich’ child health data

In 2015, Plunket embarked upon a bold digitisation programme that saw nurses swapping pen and paper for a tablet and a cloud-based app. Today, all of the organisation’s 800 nurses work entirely on the digital...

Nominations sought for nursing informatics cup

Once again nominations of leading nurses in nursing informatics are being sought for the Robyn Carr Cup for Excellence in Nursing Informatics.

Is e-learning the best way to teach nurses?

Which method of teaching nurses has the best impact on patient outcomes – traditional or e-learning? Dr Cynthia Wensley examines the research evidence.

App of the Month: period tracking apps

We check out two apps that help women track their menstrual period.

Webscope: long-term conditions

Global targets to reduce non-communicable diseases and local commentary on international diabetes research are the topics of the two websites Dr Kathy Holloway introduces this edition.

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.

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