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Issue 31 - 24 August 2015

Articles - Canadian Journal of Public Health

1. Advocacy: It's not a dirty word, it's a duty/Le plaidoyer pour la santé* : ce n'est pas un gros mot| c'est un devoir 
By Hancock, Trevor
Canadian Journal of Public Health (Mar/Apr 2015): E86-E88.
: Advocacy is included as a core competency in Canada's recognized set of public health competencies and is also central to the ethical codes of medicine and nursing, two of the main parent disciplines of public health. It has always been an important part of public health practice, and it has always been unpopular, particularly with the private sector

2. Community pharmacists' knowledge, beliefs and attitudes towards immunization in Quebec 
By Valiquette, Jean Rémi, PharmD; Bédard, Pascal, B Pharm, MSc.
Canadian Journal of Public Health (Mar/Apr 2015): E89-E94
: This paper aims to describe the knowledge, beliefs and attitudes of Quebec's pharmacists towards immunization and determine their perceived barriers to pharmacist-led immunization. The current study was a descriptive survey of pharmacists working in a community setting in Quebec

3. Variations over four decades in body mass index trajectories prior to diagnosis of diabetes mellitus: The Manitoba Follow-up Study, 1948-2007 
By Melesse, Dessalegn Y, MSc; Halli, Shiva S, PhD; Tate, Robert B, PhD.
Canadian Journal of Public Health (Mar/Apr 2015): E95-E100.
: The aim of the study was to explore the variations in body mass index (BMI) trajectories during the 20 years before diagnosis of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) over four decades between 1968 and 2007. Longitudinal measurements of BMI from 437 men, all with a diagnosis of T2DM, were used in the analysis.

4. Use of caffeinated energy drinks among secondary school students in Ontario: Prevalence and correlates of using energy drinks and mixing with alcohol 
By Reid, Jessica L, MSc; Hammond, David, PhD; McCrory, Cassondra, BSc; Dubin, Joel A, PhD; Leatherdale, Scott T, PhD.
Canadian Journal of Public Health (Mar/Apr 2015): E101-E108.
The current study examined consumption of caffeinated energy drinks and use of energy drinks with alcohol, as well as associations with socio-demographic and behavioural characteristics, among a sample of secondary school students in Ontario.Nearly one in five students reported consuming energy drinks in a usual week.

5. Exploring the prevalence and correlates of meeting health behaviour guidelines among university students 
By Scarapicchia, Tanya M F, MA; Sabiston, Catherine M, PhD; Faulkner, Guy, PhD.
Canadian Journal of Public Health (Mar/Apr 2015): E109-E114.
This paper aims to examine the prevalence of students meeting physical activity, diet and smoking health recommendations and to examine the correlates of meeting these guidelines. Randomly selected students at the University of Toronto completed the National College Health Assessment-II survey in spring of 2013. Only 0.1% of the sample reported meeting physical activity, diet and non-smoking guidelines. Males were more likely than females to meet physical activity and both physical activity and fruit and vegetable guidelines.

6. Patterns and trends in gambling participation in the Quebec population between 2009 and 2012 
By Kairouz, Sylvia, PhD; Paradis, Catherine, PhD; Nadeau, Louise, PhD; Hamel, Denis, MSc; Robillard, Chantal, PhD.
Canadian Journal of Public Health (Mar/Apr 2015): E115-E120
This paper aims to describe gambling practices and trends in Quebec between 2009 and 2012 given that, in Canada, public funding allocation to address the risks associated with gambling practices should be based on valid prevalence data and knowledge of patterns and trends in vulnerable populations.

Articles - Nursing Research and Practice [Journal]

7. Nurses' experiences of nonpatient factors that affect nursing workload: a study of the PAONCIL instrument's nonpatient factors.
By Lisbeth Fagerstrom and Paula Vainikainen.
Nursing Research and Practice (Annual 2014)
: In the RAFAELA patient classification system, the professional assessment of optimal nursing care intensity level (PAONCIL) instrument is used to assess the optimal nursing intensity level per unit. The PAONCIL instrument contains an overall assessment of the actual nursing intensity level and an additional list of central nonpatient factors that may increase or decrease the total nursing workload (NWL).

8. Role clarification processes for better integration of nurse practitioners into primary healthcare teams: A multiple-case study.
By Isabelle Brault, Kelley Kilpatrick, Danielle D'Amour, Damien Contandriopoulos, Veronique Chouinard, Carl-Ardy Dubois, et al.
Nursing Research and Practice. (Annual 2014)
: Role clarity is a crucial issue for effective interprofessional collaboration. Poorly defined roles can become a source of conflict in clinical teams and reduce the effectiveness of care and services delivered to the population. Our objective in this paper is to outline processes for clarifying professional roles when a new role is introduced into clinical teams, that of the primary healthcare nurse practitioner (PHCNP). To support our empirical analysis we used the Canadian National Interprofessional Competency Framework, which defines the essential components for role clarification among professionals

9. Organizing safe transitions from intensive care
By Marie Haggstrom and Britt Backstrom.
Nursing Research and Practice. (Annual 2014)
: Organizing and performing patient transfers in the continuum of care is part of the work of nurses and other staff of a multiprofessional healthcare team. An understanding of discharge practices is needed in order to ultimate patients' transfers from high technological intensive care units (ICU) to general wards. Aim. To describe, as experienced by intensive care and general ward staff, what strategies could be used when organizing patient's care before, during, and after transfer from intensive care

10. Implementation intentions on the effect of salt intake among hypertensive women: a pilot study
By Rubia de Freitas Agondi, Marilia Estevam Cornelio, Roberta Cunha Matheus Rodrigues, and Maria-Cecilia Gallani.
Nursing Research and Practice. (Annual 2014)
: This experimental study was aimed at assessing the potential effect of a theory-driven intervention--implementation intentions--on reducing salt intake among hypertensive Brazilian women. Ninety-eight participants were randomly assigned to participate in an implementation intentions intervention aimed at promoting lower salt intake through decreased addition of salt and salty spices to meals (intervention group, n = 49; group, n = 49).

Articles – Whooping Cough

11. Clinical edge: Bronchiectasis - the re-emergence of an old disease an approach to management
By Thompson, Phillip J.
Medicus, Vol. 53, No. 1, Feb 2013: 40-42
Bronchiectasis was first described by Laennec in 1819 and he implicated Tuberculosis and Pertussis infection in its aetiology. Although it was regarded as a common condition until the early 1960s, it has received little attention thereafter with many doctors believing it is no longer an issue. This is far from the situation and in the future we are likely to see many more bronchiectatic patients as whooping cough and tuberculosis continue to occur worldwide in epidemic proportions.

12. Whooping cough vaccine for pregnant women
Australian Nursing Journal: ANJ, Vol. 20, No. 10, Apr 2013: 49-50
: Mothers who receive the whooping cough vaccine before delivery lower the risk of pertussis infection in very young infants, latest research shows.

13. Pertussis in infants: how to protect the vulnerable?:
By May, ML;   Lambert, SB;   Sloots, TP;   Chuk, LR;   Nissen, MD;   Selvey, CE;   Beard, FH:
Communicable Diseases Intelligence Quarterly Report, Vol. 32, No. 4, 2008 Dec: 449-56
In terms of adverse outcomes, infants remain the group most vulnerable to severe pertussis disease. Adult household contact is thought to be the main source of transmission to infants. This study reviews exposure history, vaccination status, admission outcome and quality of discharge coding of hospitalised infants with pertussis at a tertiary paediatric hospital.

Journal – Table of Contents

14. From The Tube: NZNO Gastroenterology Nurses Section, Vol. 42, Issue 2, July 2015

14A. Chair report – Karen Kempin
14B. Olympus Corner
14C. Co-editors Report: Rosemary Tonkin
14D. Achalasia and POEM (Per Oral Endoscopic Myotomy): A technique in motion
14E. HALO [An endoscopic treatment for eradicating Barrett’s oesophagus]
14F. Audit of outcomes after PEG feeding tube insertion at Waitemata DHB in 2012 and 2013
14G. Camp Purple Live – 1st IBD Children’s Camp in NZ – 2015
14H. Endoscopic assessment of colonic lesions
14I. Appendix A: NBI International Colorectal Endoscopic (NICE) Classification
14J. Appendix B: Flow chart for Adenomatous Polyp Follow up
14K. Bowel cancer screening pilot extended; NZGNS 2014 survey: The results are in!
14L. Writing guidelines for The Tube
14M. Gastroenterology Units in New Zealand – contact details


15. Women’s Health Action
In commemoration of 122 years of women’s suffrage in Aotearoa New Zealand, Dr Ngahuia Te Awekotuku will reflect on 45 years since the growth of Second Wave feminism.

Date: Wednesday, 16 September 2015
Time:  6pm – 7:30pm
Venue: GridAKL, 132 Halsey Street, Auckland Central
Tickets: $20 include glass of juice or wine and nibbles. Cash raffle tickets available on the night.
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16. Australasian Nurse Educators Conference 2015
Being, Knowing, Caring

Date: 11-13 November 2015
Venue: Pullman Hotel, Auckland
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News – National

17. Bars could open for 68 hours during Rugby World Cup - health group
NZ Herald - Monday Aug 24, 2015

Bars could be able to open for 68 hours-straight under a Rugby World Cup booze bill, a Ministry of Health-funded group says. The National Public Health Alcohol Working Group is highly critical of the legislation, which was introduced by Act Party leader David Seymour and has cross-party support.

18. Rotorua turning blue for prostate awareness
2:20 PM Monday Aug 24, 2015

Rotorua will be alight with blue hues next month as part of Prostate Cancer Foundation's national awareness campaign. Blue September will once again feature iconic Rotorua buildings and landmarks lit up with blue lighting. They include Rotorua Lakes Council's Civic Centre, Rotorua Museum, Princes Gate Archway, Seddon Memorial Town Clock tower (i-SITE building), City Focus and the bike tree art installation at the Village Green.

News – International

19. Telstra bets on e-health to become billion dollar business
Telstra has launched its rapidly growing eHealth division into Asia, winning two key contracts worth tens of millions of dollars in Thailand and Malaysia. The latest deals signal a bold new push for the telco and forms a new plank of its strategy to  extract billions of dollars from Asia's increasingly affluent middle class.
The Age - August 24, 2015 - 12:15AM

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