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Issue 17 - 12 May 2015

Welcome to the 2018 Census content discussion forum

The 2018 New Zealand Census of Population and Dwellings will take place five years after it was last held in 2013. It is used to help make decisions about which services are needed and where they should be, such as hospitals, kōhanga reo, schools, roads, public transport, and recreational facilities.

Articles – Face Masks

1. What mask to use?
By Paton, Rachel; Tolhurst, Nicole; Perisa, Marija; Dempsey, Kathy; Tallon, Jo.
Australian Nursing & Midwifery Journal. Nov 2014, Vol. 22 Issue 5, p31-31. 1p. 
: The article focuses on the type of face mask that medical personnel should use and what each mask protects against. It states national policies in 2011 separated respiratory precautions into droplet and airborne precautions with respiratory droplets transmitting infection through coughing, sneezing, fomites and hands to mucosal membranes and needing a fluid repellent surgical mask to prevent transmission. It talks about the use of high particular masks to prevent infection of airborne disease.

2. Unmasking the Confusion of Respiratory Protection to Prevent Influenza-Like Illness in Crowded Community Settings.
By Daniels, Titus L.; Talbot, Thomas R.
Journal of Infectious Diseases. 2/15/2010, Vol. 201 Issue 4, p483-485. 3p
: In this article the authors comment on the study on the effectiveness of using face mask only or in combination with hand hygiene for transmission of influenza-like illness (ILI) protection conducted by A. E. Aiello and colleagues. They remark that the effect of hand hygiene to ILI reduction cannot be overemphasized in the study unlike the face mask which show effectiveness for ILI prevention. Also discussed is randomized study of the combination of face mask and hand hygiene to ILI protection

3. The Effects of Hand Washing and Facemasks on Prevention of Influenza Infection
Annals of Internal Medicine. 10/6/2009, Vol. 151 Issue 7, p1-1. 1p.
The article presents a study entitled "Facemasks and Hand Hygiene to Prevent Influenza Transmission in Households: A Cluster Randomized Trial," by B. J. Cowling and colleagues. It investigates whether hand washing and use of facemasks prevents the spread of seasonal influenza infection. It suggests that facemasks and hand washing can prevent the transmission of influenza within household if they are used within 36 hours of the onset of symptoms.

4. Preventing and screening for communicable diseases
By Davison, Jean Ann, DNP, FNPBC.
The Clinical Advisor : For Nurse Practitioners (May 2015): 57-65.
[Proquest Nursing & Allied Health DB]
: Greater attention to managing infectious diseases by primary care providers will help ensure that the U.S. is ready for outbreaks such as measles or Ebola. Media attention given to the recent Ebola outbreak has overshadowed the fact that any number of communicable diseases can cause significant harm and death. Acute respiratory infections, such as pneumonia, and influenza are still the primary cause of infection-related deaths and in the top 10 leading causes of death in the United States.

Articles – American Journal of Nursing, April 2015

5. Predatory Publishing Is No Joke
American Journal of Nursing, April 2015, Pg 7
By Kennedy, Maureen Shawn
: How unethical publishers take advantage of unsuspecting authors

6. Moral Distress as a Contributor to Nurse Burnout
By Wagner, Cheryl
American Journal of Nursing, April 2015, Pg 11
: When patient care is compromised, the most committed nurses may feel it most acutely.

7. Planned Study on Minnesota Nurse Staffing Fails to Deliver
By Wallis, Laura
American Journal of Nursing, April 2015, Pg 14
: Hospitals flaunt a law requesting data to determine safe hospital RN staffing levels.

8. Neglecting mental health treatment in prisoners
By Wallis, Laura
American Journal of Nursing, April 2015, Pg 15
: High rates of recidivism are only one of the costs

9. Reassessing Tight Glucose Control in Older, Sicker Adults; Balancing ability correlates with small blood vessel damage
American Journal of Nursing, April 2015, Pg 16
: Tight glycemic control increases the risk of hypoglycemia in some, with little benefit; Findings may provide a way to recognize a risk of stroke or cognitive impairment..

10. Asthma Prevalence: A New Study Challenges Conventional Wisdom
By Nix, Maria
American Journal of Nursing, April 2015, Pg 17
: Race, ethnicity, and poverty increased the risk of asthma more than urban residence.

11. CE: Original Research: The Efficacy of a Nurse-Led Breathing Training Program in Reducing Depressive Symptoms in Patients on Hemodialysis: A Randomized Controlled Trial [Includes test questions]
By Tsai, Siou-Hung; Wang, Mei-Yeh; Miao, Nae-Fang
American Journal of Nursing, April 2015, Pg 24-33
: Depression is common in patients with chronic kidney disease who are on hemodialysis. Available behavioral modalities for treating depression may not be feasible for patients who receive hemodialysis two or three times per week

12. CE: The Potential Effects of Sleep Loss on a Nurse's Health
[Includes test questions]
By Eanes, Linda
American Journal of Nursing, April 2015, Pg 34-41
: While much has been written about the effects of extended work hours on quality of nursing care, nurse burnout, and job attrition, the potential adverse effects of acute and chronic sleep loss on the overall health and well-being of nurses has received little attention. The author describes the acute and chronic effects of sleep loss on nurses, strategies nurses can use to increase the quantity and quality of their sleep, and institutional policies that can promote adequate rest and recuperation between work shifts for nursing staff

13. Clinical Challenges in Isolation Care
By Beam, Elizabeth; Gibbs, Shawn G.; Hewlett, Angela L
American Journal of Nursing, April 2015, Pg 44-49
: In 2014, the authors published the results of a study investigating nurses’ use of personal protective equipment (PPE) in the care of a live simulated patient requiring contact and airborne precautions. The 24 participants were video-recorded as they donned and doffed PPE

14. Nursing Education Transformation
By Gorski, Mary Sue; Gerardi, Tina; Giddens, Jean
American Journal of Nursing, April 2015, Pg 53-57
: Building an infrastructure for the future.

Journal – Table of Contents

15. From International Journal of Nursing Practice, April 2015, Volume 21, Iss 2
15A. The effects of a smoking cessation programme on health-promoting lifestyles and smoking cessation in smokers who had undergone percutaneous coronary intervention
International Journal of Nursing Practice
15B. Thai nurses’ perspectives on the use of complementary and alternative medicine among Thai breast cancer survivors in northern Thailand
15C. Mixing medication into foodstuffs: Identifying the issues for paediatric nurses
15D. The work environment of haemodialysis nurses and its impact on patients’ outcomes
15E. Detecting medication errors: Analysis based on a hospital's incident reports
15F. Psychometric testing of the Chinese Mandarin version of the MacNew Heart Disease Health-related Quality of Life questionnaire for patients with myocardial infarction in mainland China
15G. Evaluating the effects of preoperative fasting and fluid limitation
15H. Cluster dyads of risk factors and symptoms are associated with major adverse cardiac events in patients with acute myocardial infarction
15I. Prevalence of metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular risk level in a vulnerable population
15J. Factors influencing the adaptation to skilled nursing facilities among older Korean adults
15K. The effects of Chinese five-element music therapy on nursing students with depressed mood
15L. We are nurses, they are doctors’: Barriers to nurses' roles in pain management following surgery in Jordan
15M. ‘Rounding’ for better patient care: An evaluation of an improvement intervention implementation
15N. Psychological state in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting surgery or percutaneous coronary intervention and their spouses

Conferences & Seminars

16. Difficult, Defiant & Different with Fintan O'Regan
Managing Challenging Behaviours The SF3R Model

Date: Thursday, 20 August, 2015
Details: 09:00 AM - 03:00 PM (Morning tea and lunch are provided)
Venue: Quality Hotel Parnell
Address: 20 Gladstone Road, Auckland

17. Maori in the 21st Century with Sir Mason Durie
Platforms for Social Transformation
: Tuesday, 20 October, 2015
Details: 09:00 AM - 03:30 PM (Morning tea and lunch provided)
Venue: InterContinental Hotel; 2 Grey Street, Wellington

18. Brain Based Therapy with Dr John Arden
Enacting Client Change Through the Persuasive Power of Neuroscience

Date: Tuesday, 26 May, 2015
Details: 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM (Morning Tea and Lunch are provided)
Venue: InterContinental Hotel; 2 Grey Street, Wellington

News – National

19. Suicide prevention app 'will save lives'
The Press - May 11 2015

Canterbury's mental health service plans to significantly reduce suicides with the help of live feedback from thousands of patients. The Perfect Care for Depression programme was developed by the Henry Ford Health System in Detroit, United States, and has delivered "outstanding results", according to clinical director of inpatient services at Hillmorton Hospital Dr Steve Duffy

20. Pacific Islanders more at risk of traumatic brain injuries – study
By ONE News Pacific Correspondent Barbara Dreaver

Friday April 17, 2015 Source: ONE News

21. Human clinical trials planned for new anti-cancer compound
University of Auckland - 23 April 2015

After a decade of discovery and research, two University of Auckland medical oncology researchers along with their dedicated teams have developed a new anti-cancer compound that will advance to human phase two clinical trials. The co-inventors of the compound TH-4000, Dr Adam Patterson and Dr Jeff Smaill, senior academics from the Auckland Cancer Society Research Centre and the Maurice Wilkins Centre, have collaborated with a NASDAQ-listed American bio-technology company, Threshold Pharmaceuticals, to advance the compound to this stage

22. Kiwi breakthrough could stop ghastly parasite infection
NZ Herald - 10:31 AM Tuesday Apr 28, 2015

A breakthrough by New Zealand scientists could lead to a vaccine to treat a ghastly disease which mostly affects the poorest billion people in the world. After a decade of research, Professor Graham Le Gros and his team at the Wellington-based Malaghan Institute of Medical Research have demonstrated a never-before-seen interaction between innate and adaptive immune cells, providing a new research pathway to prevent hookworm

23. Paracetamol: Pain killer also kills pleasure
NZ Herald - Thursday Apr 16, 2015

Paracetamol is an effective pain reliever but also reduces feelings of pleasure, a study suggests. The previously unknown side effect means that over-the-counter painkillers are leaving users not only pain-free, but also emotionally numb.

News – International

24. Australians to benefit from Sussan Ley's ehealth health records revamp
The Age - May 10, 2015

Australians will get easier access to their medical records and be at less risk of treatment and prescription blunders under a revamped e-health system that will cost the Abbott government at least half a billion dollars.

25. New blood tests may transform cancer care
The Associated Press: May 11, 2015, 9:12 am

More people get liquid biopsies to guide treatment. A new type of blood test is starting to transform cancer treatment, sparing some patients the surgical and needle biopsies long needed to guide their care. The tests, called liquid biopsies, capture cancer cells or DNA that tumors shed into the blood, instead of taking tissue from the tumour itself. A lot is still unknown about the value of these tests, but many doctors think they are a big advance that could make personalized medicine possible for far more people

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