Wednesday, September 19, 2018

New grad ACE placements up – Chief Nurse’s Office exploring employing all

Nursing Review talks to the Ministry of Health’s acting Chief Nursing Officer Dr Jill Clendon about exploring employing all new grads under the Accord, safe staffing commitments and the challenge post-strike of boosting the numbers entering nursing.

Criminal charges for medical error ‘very rare’ in NZ, says legal expert

A second Samoan nurse is reported to have been arrested and charged with manslaughter. A New Zealand health law expert says criminal charges against health professionals for medical error or negligence in New Zealand are very rare.

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.

Negotiations kick-start more DHBs on safe staffing system path

The just-ratified DHB NZNO deal includes a commitment for all DHBs to implement the Care Capacity Demand Management (CCDM) system by mid-2021, including filling the staffing gaps highlighted by using acuity data to calculate...

Nurse care ‘equal or even better’ than GP care for some conditions, finds review

For chronic conditions nurses “probably achieve equal or better health outcomes” for patients then doctors, a major international research review has concluded.

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.

Fears DHB deal could spark RN crisis in aged care

An exodus of nurses from the already struggling aged care sector is feared as result of DHBs’ proposed deal including the immediate recruitment of 500 extra nurses.

Nurse job ads up and teacher ads down, latest statistics show

In the same week an Accord is signed to address unsafe nursing levels, the latest statistics show nurse online job ads are steeply up – and teacher ads down. Nursing Review looks at the job statistics and DHB nurse sick leave and accrued annual leave trends.

Nurse and clinic censured after wrong vaccine given to girl

A medical centre’s policy has been updated following being censured after an unauthorized vaccinator assumed and gave Boostrix rather than Gardasil to a 12-year-old girl.

School nurses deserve better pay and support

The role of the school nurse is essential in primary healthcare – it gives students access to a health professional specialised in engaging with their age group. School nurses also support educational outcomes by supporting...

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