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Issue 5 Library e-newsletter: 21 Feb 2017

Are you a budding writer?

Submit an article to the co-editors of Kai Tiaki Nursing New Zealand ( 
The best nurse writers published in Kai Tiaki Nursing New Zealand (KTNNZ) this year will be up for prize money totalling $750.
The writer of the winning article will receive $500, and the runner-up $250.

Articles – Legionnaires' Disease

1. Preventing legionnaires' disease: Environmental health expertise is key
By Kunz, Jasen; Cooley, Laura.
Journal of Environmental Health. Jul/Aug2016, Vol. 79 Issue 1, p24-26. 3p.
The article discusses the need to understand the environmental factors which allow Legionella bacteria to survive in order to prevent Legionnaires' disease. Topics covered include the role of environmental health professionals in providing expertise to responding to disease outbreaks, the release by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) of "Vital Signs" focused on the disease and the development of resources for preventing individual cases of Legionnaires' disease.

2.  Predictors of positive or negative legionella urinary antigen test in community-acquired pneumonia
By Roed, Torsten; Schonheyder, Henrik C.; Nielsen, Henrik.
Infectious Diseases. Jul 2015, Vol. 47 Issue 7, p484-490. 7p
: Legionella pneumonia remains a diagnostic challenge. The legionella urinary antigen test (LUT) primarily detects Legionella pneumophila serogroup 1, accounting for 64% of Danish cases, and is often the only legionella test performed. We aimed to identify variables predictive of a positive or negative test result and to explore how the LUT was used in clinical practice.

3. Extracorporeal life support for acute respiratory distress syndrome due to severe legionella pneumonia
By Bryner, B; Miskulin, J; Smith, C; Cooley, E; Grams, R; Bartlett, R; Annich, G; Mychaliska, GB.
Perfusion. Jan 2014, Vol. 29 Issue 1, p39-43. 5p
: The article reports a case series of patients with severe Legionella, a common cause of community-acquired pneumonia (CAP), who developed the acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), failed to get better with mechanical ventilation alone, and required extracorporeal life support (ECLS). It suggests that ECLS for severe ARDS linked to Legionella pneumonia is a possible treatment alternative when mechanical ventilation fails.

Articles –
Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners

4. Evolving role of pediatric nurse practitioners.
By Aruda, Mary M.; Griffin, Valerie J.; Schartz, Kathryn; Geist, Melissa.
Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Feb 2016, Vol. 28 Issue 2, p68-74. 7p
: To report and interpret findings from national pediatric nurse practitioner (PNP) job analysis surveys reflecting the changes in the knowledge and skills required for advanced practice. Data sources National role delineation studies (RDS) conducted by American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) in 2003, 2008, and 2011.

5.  Implementation of a rapid chest pain protocol in the emergency department; A quality improvement project
By Bunch, Azalea Marie; Leasure, A. Renee; Carithers, Cathrin; Burnette, Robert E.; Berryman, Michael Scott.
Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Feb 2016, Vol. 28 Issue 2, p75-83. 9p
: The purpose of this quality improvement (QI) project is to compare the effectiveness of a rapid 90-min chest pain screening and evaluation protocol to a 120-min screening and evaluation protocol in determining patient readiness for hospital admission or discharge home.

6. Ask about ice, then consider iron
By Rabel, Antoinette; Leitman, Susan F.; Miller, Jeffery L.
Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Feb 2016, Vol. 28 Issue 2, p116-120. 5p
: The study aims to review a condition defined by the desire to consume ice in order to satisfy an addictive-like compulsion, rather than for purposes of hydration or pain relief. This condition is called ice pica, or pagophagia. Associations between ice pica and iron deficiency, suggestions for clinical screening of at risk populations, and recommendations for treatment and follow-up care are provided.

Articles – New Zealand Journal of Employment Relations

7. Labour law and human rights
Mantouvalou, Virginia
New Zealand Journal of Employment Relations, Vol. 41 Issue 2 (2016)
: This article examines the relationship between human rights and labour law. It first explores the reasons for the resistance to examining labour rights as human rights. Second, it turns to European human rights developments in order to assess the case law of the European Court of Human Rights in this context.

8. Employee-citizens of the human rights state
Barrett, Jonathan
New Zealand Journal of Employment Relations, Vol. 41 Issue 2 (2016)
: This paper considers the position of rights-bearing citizens as employees. It is argued that the rights and responsibilities of citizenship should be fully exercisable within employer organisations. Contractual terms which restrict an employee's rights should be deemed void. Furthermore, employees should have a basic right to refuse to perform any action that negatively affects their own or their fellow citizens' rights

9. Privacy law reform in New Zealand: Will it touch the workplace?
Roth, Paul
New Zealand Journal of Employment Relations, Vol. 41 Issue 2 (2016)
: This paper explores the implications of the introduction of new information-gathering technologies into the workplace. It concludes that, unfortunately, proposed reforms to the Privacy Act 1993 are unlikely to 'step in' to protect workers' rights to privacy

10. A bad day at the sausage factory: The Health and Safety at Work Act 2015
Sissons, Jeff
New Zealand Journal of Employment Relations, Vol. 41 Issue 2 (2016)
: This paper outlines key concerns relating to New Zealand's new Health and Safety at Work Act 2015. It puts the Act in context as the most recent governmental attempt to reform health and safety in the workplace

11. Occupational health and safety: Why and how should worker participation be enhanced In New Zealand?
New Zealand Journal of Employment Relations, Vol. 41 Issue 2 (2016)
: This paper provides a brief overview of the international academic commentary on the subject of worker participation in Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) and then considers the character of worker participation in New Zealand OHS management (OHSM) in more detail

12. Regulating work that kills us slowly: The challenge of chronic work-related health problems
Duncan, Dawn
New Zealand Journal of Employment Relations, Vol. 41 Issue 2 (2016)

Abstract: New Zealand has a long history of neglecting the chronic health effects of work. Recent health and safety reforms, including the new Health and Safety at Work Act 2015, risk continuing this neglect, with serious negative consequences for worker health. This paper proposes three areas of legislative reform needed to begin to tackle the growing challenge of chronic work-related health problems in New Zealand.

Journal – Table of Contents

American Journal of Nursing, February 2017, Vol. 117, No. 2

13A. Editorial: Mitigating the effects of moral distress
13B. News: Proposed regulations for long-term care omit nurse staffing mandates; Bipartisan bills propose assistance for caregivers
13C. News: Nurse perception of workplace safety affects patient care; Updated recommendations for preventing CVD with statins
13D. Discussing death over coffee and cake: the emergence of the death café
13E. Improving outcomes for patients with chronic kidney disease: Part 1
13F. Nursing’s evolving role in patient safety
13G. Art of nursing: The red and the white
13H. Executive summary: Transforming moral distress into moral resilience in nursing
13I. Cochrane Corner: IV magnesium sulfate for treating children with acute asthma in the ED
13J. Medication management for people with dementia
13K. Journal Watch: Different strategies needed to prevent suicide in children and adolescents; Early introduction reduces risk of some food allergies; Flu vaccine during pregnancy didn’t increase risk of congenital malformations; Greater treatment failure rate with high-flow therapy vs. cpap in infants
13L. What patients told
13M. Ann Burgess: Studying victims of trauma-perpetrators, too
13N. Helen’s family: A nurse learns it’s not inappropriate to celebrate life as death approaches


14. Improving Patient Experience Conference
Ensuring high quality care and choice throughout the patient journey experience

Date: 27 – 28 April 2017
Venue: Rendezvous Melbourne

15. Operating Theatre Management Conference
Assisting Hospitals to Streamline Surgical Pathways & Balance Elective and Emergency Surgery Demand

Date: 20-21 July 2017
Venue: Novotel Twin Waters Sunshine Coast

16. 2017 Australian Pain Society 37th Annual Scientific Meeting
Expanding Horizons

Date: 9 - 12 April 2017
Venue: Adelaide Convention Centre, South Australia

News – National

17. Kaikoura earthquake mental health package $8m less than requested by DHB
Stuff - February 20 2017
The government's $3.7 million Kaikoura earthquake relief package was a fraction of the support requested by Canterbury health authorities and mental health advocates say people will suffer as a result. Documents obtained by Stuff show the Canterbury District Health Board (CDHB) submitted a proposal on November 27 for a relief package totalling $12.8m for psycho-social recovery in Kaikoura, Hurunui and Nelson-Marlborough to cover a one year period.

18. A two-week coma from potting mix for Waikato woman Susan Dromgool
Stuff - February 20 2017
She was just potting up succulents, but the homely task would nearly cost Susan Dromgool her life. She has recently been released from hospital after a near-death experience with Legionnaires' Disease, an atypical form of pneumonia. She contracted it on Thursday, December 15. She wore gloves while working with the potting mix, but no face mask

News – International

19. Cholesterol levels by age: Differences and recommendations
Medical News Today – 20 February 2017

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