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Bringing the joy back into work

Joy, not burnout, should rule the day, argues the Massachusetts-based Institute for Healthcare Improvement. In a recent White Paper, it puts a case for health leaders addressing the barriers to joy in work. NURSING REVIEW finds out more.

App of the month: Babble

New app for parents of neonatal babies.

The wicked problem of falls

Very common problems, like falls, can have complex causes and no simple solutions, nursing fall prevention experts tell NURSING REVIEW. And preventing falls needs the whole team on board – not just nurses.

Interprofessional study: how well do health professional graduates work together?

A longitudinal study is following a group of following a group of graduates from nursing and seven other health professions in their early career to partially check out interprofessional teamwork in action.

Not one bug but two: lessons learnt from recent gastro outbreaks

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.

Nurse-led pressure injury intervention saves millions

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.

Creating a village

Caring for a child with complex needs is a 24/7 job for families. Nurse CHRIS MOIR is a respite volunteer for one such family.

‘Magic wand’ numbs kids’ pain

No pain and more gain is how RACHEL WILSON describes trialling a pain-numbing device with Christchurch’s child cancer patients. NURSING REVIEW reports on the difference the ‘magic wand’ is making for children facing endless needles.

ED’s letter: Spring inspiration

This spring I was lucky enough to go to two conferences that gave me the spark I needed after a long, wet winter.

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.
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