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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.

A good attitude, good shoes and home baking: a student’s tips on preparing for...

Third year nursing student Mady Watt looks back and shares some advice she'd liked to have read before her first clinical placement. Including some tips for getting along with your preceptor.

Health inequity: a tale of two neighbourhoods

SONIA HAWKINS explores health equity by looking at two neighbourhoods recently named the most deprived and the most advantaged in the country.

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.
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