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 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.

Webscope: infection control & child health sites

Kathy Holloway recommends handy websites for more information on two of this edition’s themes – infection control and child health.

App of the month: Babble

New app for parents of neonatal babies.

Clinicians clamour for collaborative ‘clinical cockpit’ app

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.

Waikato DHB to launch review of SmartHealth app

The new boss at the Waikato District Health Board is to launch a review of the 'virtual health' app which cost the health board millions and failed to attract the targeted number of users, reports the New Zealand Herald.

Obesity awareness: childhood growth charts go electronic

South Island children's growth records have gone electronic. And also on the way is a mobile interactive growth chart to help parents monitor whether their child's growth is healthy or unhealthy.

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Sponsored: Practising in Prison – what’s it like to nurse behind...

It’s not often you get to screen a patient for diabetes then have a heart-to-heart about why at, the age of 20, they are in prison… But that’s just a run-of-the-mill appointment for a Corrections nurse, says Sarah Nabizada, the clinical team leader at Mt Eden Corrections Facility (MECF).