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Issue 22 - 15 June 2015

NZ College of Primary Health Care Nurses NZNO
Conference 2015 -
Hanging Ten for Health
31 July - 2 August 2015
Venue: Te Papa, Wellington
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Articles - Legionnaire's Disease

1. Legionnaire’s disease, weather and climate.
By Ryota Sakamoto. Bulletin of the World Health Organization. Jun 2015, Vol. 93 Issue 6, p435-436. 2p
: In the summer of 1976, at a convention for the American Legion, a mysterious outbreak of pneumonia affected 182 people, of whom 29 died. The spread of the infection appeared to be airborne, but it was not until the following year that the cause was identified as a bacterium.Legionnaire’s disease, as it is now known, is caused by inhalation of aerosols (fine particles or droplets), containing bacteria of the genus Legionella.

2. Legionnaires' disease and Pontiac fever after using a private outdoor whirlpool spa
By Euser, Sjoerd M.; Pelgrim, Manon; den Boer, Jeroen W.
Scandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases. 2010, Vol. 42 Issue 11/12, p910-916. Abstract
: Pontiac fever and Legionnaires' disease are regarded as clinically and epidemiologically distinct diseases, caused by bacteria of the genus Legionella. Although several outbreaks of either Pontiac fever or Legionnaires' disease have been reported, they are rarely seen simultaneously. In this report we describe such a simultaneous outbreak of Pontiac fever and Legionnaires' disease that occurred in the Netherlands

Articles – MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus)

3. Integrated cluster- and case-based surveillance for detecting stage III zoonotic pathogens: an example of Nipah virus surveillance in Bangladesh
Epidemiology and Infection (Jul 2015): 1922-1930.
: This paper explores the utility of cluster- and case-based surveillance established in government hospitals in Bangladesh to detect Nipah virus, a stage III zoonotic pathogen. Physicians listed meningo-encephalitis cases in the 10 surveillance hospitals and identified a cluster when [= or >, slanted]2 cases who lived within 30 min walking distance of one another developed symptoms within 3 weeks of each other

4. Genomic Analysis and Surveillance of the Coronavirus Dominant in Ducks in China: e0129256
By Zhuang, Qing-Ye; Wang, Kai-Cheng; Liu, Shuo; Hou, Guang-Yu; Jiang, Wen-Ming; et al. PLoS One (Jun 2015).
: The severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) epidemic in 2003 which resulted in 775 human deaths was caused by SARS coronavirus (CoV) [1-2]. The ongoing Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) infections in recent years which have claimed hundreds of human lives were caused by MERS CoV [3].

5. Global funding for local health issues
By Fleck, Fiona. World Health Organization.
Bulletin of the World Health Organization (Jun 2015): 367-368.
: An interview with Jimmy Farrar, director, Wellcome Trust
Q: What have health funders learned from the current Ebola outbreak?
A: There are many lessons not just for funders but for everyone. Many of them are the same lessons from the severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and H5N1 [avian influenza] outbreaks as well as from the development of artemisinin-resistant malaria, the current epidemic of MERS-CoV [Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus] and many other national and regional epidemics over the last decade

Articles – Cellulitis

6. Diagnosing, assessing and managing cellulitis in the community
Journal of Community Nursing (Oct/Nov 2014): 92,94-96.
Cellulitis is an acute bacterial infection of the skin and underlying subcutaneous tissue, mostly caused by Group A Streptococci (Mortimer, 2000; Cox, 2009) and Staphylococcus aureus (Hadzovic et al, 2012)

7. Developing a Nurse-led Integrated 'Red Legs' Service - Caring for People with a Complex Diagnosis/Condition with Causes other than Acute Cellulitis
By Elwell, Rebecca; Sharp, Claire.
FoNS Improvement Insights (2014): 1.

Abstract: For some time clinicians from the lymphoedema and dermatology services within the University Hospital of North Staffordshire (UHNS) have had concerns that a significant number of patients are admitted to the acute trust with an apparent diagnosis of cellulitis, when they may have been misdiagnosed due to the complexity of their condition

8. Is Community-Acquired Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Coverage Needed for Cellulitis?
By Horseman, Michael; Bowman, John D.
Infectious Diseases and Therapy (Nov 2013): 175-185.
: Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus(MRSA) has become the dominant strain of Staphylococcus aureus inmany communities of the United States. As a result, many clinicians are now empirically covering for this pathogen in the treatment of various skinand soft-tissue infections. Should this practice apply to cellulitis?

Articles - Research and Theory for Nursing Practice [Journal]

9. Mentorship, Teamwork, and the Doctor of Nursing Practice Capstone Project: A Personal Perspective 
By Newland, Bernard A, RN, MA, GNPBC.
Research and Theory for Nursing Practice (2015): 5-9.
: Sometimes we experience miracles in our personal and professional development. This column is about my own personal, educational, and professional miracle that came about because of a change in the strategies to support students through their doctor of nursing practice (DNP) education at New York University College of Nursing (NYUCN).

10.  Korean Immigrant Women's Physical Activity Experience: A Situation-Specific Theory 
By Im, Eun-Ok, PhD, MPH, RN, CNS, FAAN; Chang, Sun Ju, PhD, RN; Nguyen, Giang, MD, MPH, MSCE; Stringer, Lynn, PhD, RN, FAAN; Chee, Wonshik, PhD
Research and Theory for Nursing Practice (2015): 10-24.
: To develop successful physical activity promotion programs for midlife immigrant women, especially for Korean immigrant midlife women, concrete theoretical bases are needed. The purpose of this article is to present a situation-specific theory on physical activity experience of Korean immigrant midlife women (SPAKIM) with its development process.

11. Liminality in Cultural Transition: Applying ID-EA to Advance a Concept Into Theory-Based Practice 
By Baird, Martha B, PhD, APRN/CNS-BC, CTN-A; Reed, Pamela G, PhD, RN, Research and Theory for Nursing Practice (2015): 25-37.
: As global migration increases worldwide, nursing interventions are needed to address the effects of migration on health. The concept of liminality emerged as a pivotal concept in the situation-specific theory of well-being in refugee women experiencing cultural transition

12. Exploring mHealth as a New Route to Bridging the Nursing Theory-Practice Gap 
By Moore, Scott Emory, MS, APRN, AGPCNP-BC, FGNLA; Holaday, Bonnie, PhD, RN, FAAN; Meehan, Nancy, PhD, RN; Watt, Paula J, PhD, APRN, FNP-BC.
Research and Theory for Nursing Practice (2015): 38-52.
: The purpose of this article is to evaluate mHealth as a tool for research and development of nursing theories. Mobile health (mHealth) is one of the most promising new advances in health care technology. mHealth is defined as the use of mobile technology in the provision of health care delivery or health promotion (Qiang, Yamamichi, Hausman, & Altman, 2011).

13. Patient Safety Culture and Nurse-Reported Adverse Events in Outpatient Hemodialysis Units 
By Thomas-Hawkins, Charlotte, PhD, RN; Flynn, Linda, PhD, RN, FAAN.
Research and Theory for Nursing Practice (2015): 53-65.
: Patient safety culture is an important quality indicator in health care facilities and has been associated with key patient outcomes in hospitals. The purpose of this analysis was to examine relationships between patient safety culture and nurse-reported adverse patient events in outpatient hemodialysis facilities

Journal – Table of Contents

14. From International Journal of Nursing Practice, June 2015

14A. HIV/AIDS stigma among older PLWHA in south rural China (pg 221–228)
14B. The Norwegian version of the Severe Respiratory Insufficiency Questionnaire (pg 229–238)
14C. Determinants of 1-year changes in disease-specific health status in patients with advanced chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: A 1-year observational study (pg 239–248)
14D. Patient satisfaction with primary health-care services in Kuwait (pg 249–257)
14E. Patient participation in hospital care: Nursing staffs' point of view (pg 258–268)
14F. Focus on Feeding! Evaluation of a framework for maximizing mealtime in aged care facilities (pg 269–277)
14G. Effects of a dietary modification on 2 h postprandial blood glucose in Thai population at risk of type 2 diabetes: An application of the Stages of Change Model (pg 278–285)
14H. Rekindling the role of nurses in patients' oral nutrition (pages 286–296)
14I. Nursing students in Iran identify the clinical environment stressors (pg 297–302)
14J. Relationships among structural empowerment, psychological empowerment, intent to stay and burnout in nursing field in mainland China—based on a cross-sectional questionnaire research (pg 303–312)
14K. Varicose veins of the legs among nurses: Occupational and demographic characteristics (pg 313–320)
14L. Prevalence and risk factors of frailty phenotype among vulnerable solitary elderly individuals (pages 321–327)
14M. Retrospective chart review of obesity and episodic and chronic illness among rural Mexican-American adolescents accessing rural health clinic services (pg 328–336)


15. 2015 2nd International Conference on Food Sciences and Health
(ICFSH 2015)

Date: 19 - 21 November 2015
Venue: The University of Auckland Business School
Address: Owen G Glenn Building 12 Grafton Road Auckland
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16. COPD and Adult Asthma - Updates on Assessment & Treatment 
This session led by Dr Jeff Garrett, Respiratory physician,supported by an interdisciplinary team including a clinical nurse specialist, physiotherapist and GP will focus on updates on assessment and treatment  for both COPD and adult asthma.  
Date: 20 August 2015
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News - National

17. Demand for plasma sparks search overseas to treat cancer patients
Dominion Post -  June 12 2015

It took the death of two sisters from leukemia for Lesley Holland to start regularly donating her life-saving plasma. The Wellington mother was shocked to learn New Zealand's supply of plasma was so low that New Zealand Blood Services are considering importing it from overseas.

18. Elder abuse a hidden problem: Tui Ora
Taranaki Daily News - June 12 2015
Elder abuse is a hidden problem and one that is expected to get worse as the population ages. Tui Ora Elder Protection Service coordinator David Lloyd receives at least one referral a week and all the cases he's dealt with - since starting in the job in March - involved family members, with abuse centred on financial issues.


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