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Issue 1 - 31 January 2014

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Articles - Nursing Praxis New Zealand

1. With awareness comes choice: Only part of the picture.
By Holloway, Kathryn. Nursing Praxis in New Zealand. 01/07/2013, Vol. 29 Issue 2, p2-3. 2p.
: The author reflects on the transfer of knowledge from nursing research literature into nursing practice. She suggests that knowledge transfer is important in the nursing profession and that it occurs as a result of a complex and dynamic process. She argues that nurses need to consider multiple factors when determining whether knowledge in research is suitable for transfer to the nursing profession and is useful in the nursing profession

By Beasley, Catherine; Hauora Hokianga; Robyn Dixon, Rawene. Nursing Praxis in New Zealand. 01/07/2013, Vol. 29 Issue 2, p4-14. 11p.
: Cardiovascular disease has been identified as a leading cause of mortality in New Zealand. It is therefore of little surprise that the New Zealand Health Strategy has identified cardiovascular health as a target area for improved management. A main contributor to cardiovascular disease is coronary artery disease, which can lead to acute coronary syndromes such as myocardial infarction. Cardiac rehabilitation should be offered to those who have suffered from a coronary event, with the aim of improving quality of life for the client and reducing the incidence of further cardiac episodes. Since hospital stays are, on average, less than one week following a cardiac event such as a myocardial infarction, the majority of such rehabilitation is delivered in the primary care setting.

By Coats, Adrienne; Marshall, Diane. Nursing Praxis in New Zealand. 01/07/2013, Vol. 29 Issue 2, p15-24. 10p
Optimised glycaemic management during hospital admission is critical to good patient outcomes. Inpatient hypoglycaemia is associated with increased morbidity and mortality during the hospital stay and post-discharge. To mitigate the deleterious effects of hypoglycaemia, many hospitals have an inpatient protocol to guide clinicians. Earlier research has shown that nurses fail to follow such protocols. This descriptive study used a retrospective audit of inpatients' treatment and progress notes to examine nursing adherence to a hypoglycaemia protocol. Adult medical and surgical inpatients with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes mellitus and who had experienced hypoglycaemia during a three month period were included

By Davidson, Raewyn; Banister, Elizabeth; de Vries, Kay. Nursing Praxis in New Zealand. 01/07/2013, Vol. 29 Issue 2, p26-33
Advance directives are one aspect of advance care planning designed to improve end of life care. The New Zealand Nurses Organisation released their first mission statement in 2010 concerning advance directives suggesting an increase in the use of these. A burgeoning older population, expected to rise over the next few years, places the primary healthcare nurse in a pivotal role to address the challenges in constructing advance directives. While literature supports the role for primary healthcare nurses in promoting advance directives, no research was found on this role in the New Zealand context.

Articles - Clinical Practice

5. Changing Times: Enhancing Clinical Practice Through Evolving Technology.
By: Furst, Cari M.; Finto, Donna; Malouf-Todaro, Nabia; Moore, Carole; Orr, D'ann; Santos, Javier; Sutton, Kendra; Tipton, Phyllis Hart. MEDSURG Nursing. Mar/Apr2013, Vol. 22 Issue 2, p131-134. 4p
The article discusses a few technological advances in use in health care today. It mentions that the implementation of the Electronic Medical Records (EMR) has provided many benefits for direct-care nurses. It suggests that streamlined information available through EMRs help mitigate the increased strain of the profession. It concludes that nurses should recognize innovations and technology as tools for enhancing patient quality and delivery of safe care..

6. Examining the evidence for the use of probiotics in clinical practice. (cover story).
By Hickson, Mary. Nursing Standard. 3/20/2013, Vol. 27 Issue 29, p35-41. 7p
This article reviews the use of probiotics in clinical practice, including explanations of what they are and how they work. Evidence for the health benefits of consuming probiotic bacteria and yeast are examined in several clinical conditions. The problems associated with making recommendations for the use of probiotics in clinical practice are also discussed. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR] .

7.Consumer involvement in topic and outcome selection in the development of clinical practice guidelines.
By Tong, Allison; Lopez-Vargas, Pamela; Howell, Martin; Phoon, Richard; Johnson, David; Campbell, Denise; Walker, Rowan G; Craig, Jonathan C. Health Expectations. Dec 2012, Vol. 15 Issue 4, p410-423. 14p
: Consumer involvement in guideline development is advocated, but minimal participation, such as a nominated consumer representative on a guideline working group, can inhibit their decision-making power and contribution. Little is known about how to involve consumers more effectively in guideline development.
Objective To describe a targeted approach for involving consumers actively in guideline development, by focusing on topic and outcome selection, and to discuss the impact on content and structure of the final guideline.

8. Facilitating change in clinical practice.
By: Henderson, Yvonne. Practice Nurse. 11/9/2012, Vol. 42 Issue 17, p36-40. 5p
The article considers the use of interprofessional education (IPE) in the healthcare setting. Factors influencing change in a clinical practice are organisational culture, patient health belief and external policy drivers. Barriers to change in a practice include time, workload and resistance from colleagues. IPE can facilitate change by developing skills within the team and improving positive attitudes and respect between various professional groups.

9. Evidence-based practice for the busy nurse practitioner: Part one: Relevance to clinical practice and clinical inquiry process.
By: Facchiano, Lynda; Snyder, Charlene Hoffman. Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Oct 2012, Vol. 24 Issue 10, p579-586. 8p
Evidence-based practice (EBP) continues to gain momentum within health care. The purpose of this four-part EBP series is to provide an introductory overview of the EBP process, emphasizing EBP steps one through three, in order to assist nurse practitioners (NPs) in building EBP skills that can be integrated into clinical practice. The relevance of EBP to the NP's clinical practice, an introduction to the EBP process steps, and clinical inquiry process begin the series. Data sources: Scientific literature review, gray literature, and online evidence-based practice databases and resources

10. Pros and cons of using apps in clinical practice.
By: Moore, Sally; Anderson, John; Cox, Susanne. Nursing Management - UK. Oct 2012, Vol. 19 Issue 6, p14-17. 4p
: There is a lack of research on the use of smartphone apps among nurses in the UK, but the number of healthcare-related apps is increasing and it is likely that nurses will want to include them in practice. It will, therefore, be necessary to assess their effectiveness, appropriateness and efficacy to ensure they enhance patient care. This article looks at the literature on the subject and suggests some issues managers should consider before allowing the use of apps in their clinical areas. It also invites readers to take part in a survey on the use of apps in nursing. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR

Selected articles -  Nursing Inquiry Journal

11. Resistance, mobilization and militancy: nurses on strike.
By: Briskin, Linda. Nursing Inquiry. Dec2012, Vol. 19 Issue 4, p285-296. 12p.
: Drawing on nurses' strikes in many countries, this paper explores nurse militancy with reference to professionalism and the commitment to service; patriarchal practices and gendered subordination; and proletarianization and the confrontation with healthcare restructuring. These deeply entangled trajectories have had a significant impact on the work, consciousness and militancy of nurses and have shaped occupation-specific forms of resistance. They have produced a pattern of overlapping solidarities -occupational solidarity, gendered alliances and coalitions around healthcare restructuring - which have supported, indeed promoted, militancy among nurses, despite the multiple forces arrayed against them.

12. Blending critical realist and emancipatory practice development methodologies: making critical realism work in nursing research.
By: Parlour, Randal; Mccormack, Brendan. Nursing Inquiry. Dec 2012, Vol. 19 Issue 4, p308-321. 14p
This paper examines the efficacy of facilitation as a practice development intervention in changing practice within an Older Person setting and in implementing evidence into practice. It outlines the influences exerted by the critical realist paradigm in guiding emancipatory practice development activities and, in particular, how the former may be employed within an emancipatory practice development study to elucidate and increase understanding pertinent to causation and outcomes. The methodology is based upon an emancipatory practice development approach set within a realistic evaluation framework.

13. Critical action research applied in clinical placement development in aged care facilities.
By: Xiao, Lily D; Kelton, Moira; Paterson, Jan. Nursing Inquiry. Dec 2012, Vol. 19 Issue 4, p322-333. 12p
The aim of this study was to develop quality clinical placements in residential aged care facilities for undergraduate nursing students undertaking their nursing practicum topics. The proportion of people aged over 65 years is expected to increase steadily from 13% in 2006 to 26% of the total population in Australia in 2051. However, when demand is increasing for a nursing workforce competent in the care of older people,  studies have shown that nursing students generally lack interest in working with older people. The lack of exposure of nursing students to quality clinical placements is one of the key factors contributing to this situation.

12. Patients' experiences of health transitions in pulmonary rehabilitation.
By: Halding, Anne-Grethe; Heggdal, Kristin. Nursing Inquiry. Dec 2012, Vol. 19 Issue 4, p345-356. 12p
People who live with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) experience major changes in health. Coping with the illness and caring for themselves places extensive demands on them. Thus, pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) is recommended as a means to facilitate healthy transitions in everyday life with COPD. This study explores the experience of patients with COPD in terms of their transitions in health during and after PR.

Journal - Table Of Contents

13. From The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, December 2013, Volume 44, Number 12

13A. Quality Education: The Clinical Application
Patricia S. Yoder-Wise, RN, EdD, NEA-BC, ANEF, FAAN

Administrative Angles
13B. ◾Reflections on the Starfish and the Spider.
Lynore D. DeSilets, EdD, RN-BC

Clinical Updates
13C. ◾A Nursing Education Strategic Plan for Conquering Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections
Launette Woolforde, EdD, DNP, RN-BC; Emily Castro, MSN, RN, CCRN

Teaching Tips
13D. ◾The Language of Scholarship for Novice Writers
Wyona M. Freysteinson, PhD, MN, RN

CNE Article
13E. ◾Applying Mastery Learning in a Clinical Skills Training Program for Primary Care Nurses
Wern Ee Tang, MBBS, MMed; Lijuan Dong, BSN, MBA

CNE Quiz
13F. ◾Applying Mastery Learning in a Clinical Skills Training Program for Primary Care Nurses

Original Article
13G. ◾A Nationwide Survey of Nurses’ Attitudes Toward Music Therapy and Their Need for Education in Its Application
Yin-Ming Li, MS, MD; Chiung-Yu Huang, RN, PhD; Hui-Ling Lai, RN, PhD; Yuan-Mei Hsieh, MA

Original Article
13H. ◾Evaluating Nurses’ Knowledge of Chemotherapy
Hui-Yun Yu, MSN, RN; Shu Yu, PhD, RN; I-Ju Chen, PhD, RN; Kai-Wei K. Wang, PhD, RN; Fu-in Tang, PhD, RN

13I. ◾Iranian Nurses’ Experience With Applying Information From Continuing Education Programs in Clinical

Nahid Dehghan Nayeri, PhD; Laleh Khosravi, BSN, MSN

Conferences & Workshops

14. The 28th Annual Industrial and Employment Relations Summit
11 - 12 Mar, 2014
Venue: Crowne Plaza, Auckland
More Information:

15. Safety Leaders' Summit
The Safety Leaders’ Summit intends to lead the conversations that need to be had around creating high performing safety cultures and reducing work-place harm.
Date: 10 - 11 Mar, 2014, Auckland
Venue: Pullman Hotel, Aucklanf
More information:

16. Health Promotion Forum of New Zealand
Update your health promotion competency. Choose from the workshops that are designed for your on-going upskilling.
- Māori Concepts of Health Promotion
- Community Development & Pacific Determinants of Health
- Determinants of Wellbeing & Whanau Ora
- Asian Concepts of Health Promotion
- Health Promotion for Community Workers
More information:

News - National

17. Father's plea after legal high scare
ODT - 31 Jan 2014
A worried father has spoken about the dangers of legal highs after his son was put on life-support after having smoked a synthetic high product. On Thursday last week, the 24-year-old Dunedin man smoked the legal high, Karma, and was later taken by ambulance to Dunedin Hospital in a serious condition.

18. 'Didn't vote cause I wasn't interested'
TVNZ - January 31, 2014 
Some do bother to vote, but more and more don't. A common reason New Zealanders failed to vote at the last two General Elections is they "weren't interested", a survey has found. Statistics New Zealand data released today shows that at the 2011 election, 21% of people failed to vote because they didn't get round to it, forgot or just didn't care.

19. Equal pay case gets bigger
Friday, 20 December 2013, 9:08 am
Press Release: NZNO 
Equal pay case gets bigger, with thousands more caregivers expected to join
Unions representing thousands of aged care workers have begun legal proceedings under the Equal Pay Act against the countries’ major rest home chains. Unions claim that the very low pay endemic in the residential aged care sector is because of the gender of the workers in that sector

20. Driving with hangover as bad as drink driving - study
Drink driving checkpoint - Source: ONE News Getting behind the wheel while hungover could be just as dangerous as driving under the influence of alcohol, according to new research. The Dutch study has revealed the risks of driving the day after a big night on the booze - even when alcohol can no longer be detected in a person's blood

News - International

21. Council workers win equal pay appeal
A landmark ruling on equal pay has been made in the Supreme Court in the UK. In October 2012, 174 women who worked for Birmingham City Council won the right to have their equal pay claims heard. The ruling extends the time limit for lodging an equal pay claim from six months to six years, and may make pursuing such cases more lucrative. Concerns have been raised about the financial impact of the case on already stretched local authority budgets, and the consequent risks to jobs and services.

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