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NZ Child Health Nursing Knowledge and Skills Framework 2016
The Child Health Nursing Knowledge and Skills Framework has been developed to describe the generic capabilities nurses need to deliver quality care to children and their families/whānau.
The Framework was developed by the NZNO College of Child and Youth Nurses (CCYN)
National Youth Health Nursing Knowledge and Skills Framework 2014
Maureen Morris, Chair of the Consortium, congratulates the National Youth Health Nurses Reference Group, Society of Youth Health Professionals Aotearoa New Zealand, and the Auckland School Nurses Group on receiving a five year endorsement for their knowledge and skills framework until May 2019.
Immunisation Handbook 2020
Last updated April 2022
The Immunisation Handbook 2020 provides clinical guidelines for health professionals on the safest and most effective use of vaccines in their practice. These guidelines are based on the best scientific evidence available at the time of publication, from published and unpublished literature.
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Newborn Pre-enrolment Toolkit
The Newborn Pre-enrolment Toolkit and the instructional video are now available on the Ministry of Health's Website. The toolkit and video provide:
- information about the Preliminary Newborn Enrolment policy aims and rationale
- a step-by-step guide on the preliminary newborn enrolment process
- an algorithm for newborn pre-enrolment
- the newborn pre-enrolment business rules
- frequently asked questions
- sample letters and instructions on how the newborn pre-enrolment code will operate in the various practice management systems.
Visit the Newborn enrolment with General practices page on the Ministry of Health website - or download here.
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Child Health Research Review
This Review features key medical articles from global paediatric journals with commentry from Assoc Professor (Hon) Craig Jefferies, Dr Helen Evans and Dr Jonathon Bishop. The Review covers topics such as paediatric endocrinology, nephrology, pharmacology, fractures, immunology, adolescent health, and paediatric neuropsychology.Research Review publications are free to receive for all NZ health professionals.
Also below are reviews of international medical conferences, new medicines, speaker events and other relevant publications.
Paediatric Vaccines Research Review
This Review features key medical articles from global paediatrics and infectious disease journals with commentary from Professor Nikki Turner and Associate Professor Helen Petousis-Harris. The Review covers topics such as:
- national immunisation programme,
- paediatric immunisation schedule,
- polio vaccine,
- pre-exposure prophylaxis,
- vaccine immunogenicity, and
- vaccine safety.
Research Review publications are free to receive for all NZ health professionals.
View back issues of Paediatric Vaccines Research Review publications here.
As a one off, the Research Review team have also published Countering Vaccine Misinformation: A Practical Guide for Healthcare Providers designed to use with people who are hesitant or opposed to being vaccinated. This resource gives information and strategies that health care providers can use to explore hesitancy and promote vaccination.
Screening Matters - Newsletter of the National Screening Unit
Team Around the Child (TAC) Bulletin
This is a UK Newsletter supporting those working with children who have disabilities and their families, with links to professional development opportunities and resources.
- Catch up on recent or previous copies of the TAC Bulletin
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Other relevant resources
The Office of the Children's Commissioner advocates for the best interests of all children and young people in New Zealand. The Office of the Children's Commissioner looks to ensure all of their rights are respected and upheld.
The first 1,000 days
Tackling Obesity - NZ Medical Association
This policy briefing from the NZ Medical Association about tackling obesity has some very useful information specifically surrounding childhood obesity, professional responsibilities and the complexity of the problem.
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