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Issue 8 Library e-newsletter: 10 Mar 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 – Journal for Specialists in Pediatric Nursing

1. Impact of mobile apps to combat obesity in children and adolescents: A systematic literature review
By Quelly, Susan B.; Norris, Anne E.; DiPietro, Jessica L.
Journal for Specialists in Pediatric Nursing. Jan 2016, Vol. 21 Issue 1, p5-17. 13p
: This review examines the impact of mobile app technology on obesity-related anthropometric, psychosocial, and behavioral outcomes in children and adolescents. Conclusions Nine research articles retrieved from a systematic review of the literature met criteria. Evidence is limited and mixed, but argues for an impact of mobile app use on motivation and goal-setting behavior, and supports further study of the impact on childhood obesity-related outcomes such as attitudes, perceptions, physical activity, and dietary habits.

2. Identifying patterns of obesity risk behaviour to improve pediatric primary care
By Schmiege, Sarah J.; Gance-Cleveland, Bonnie; Gilbert, Lynn; Aldrich, Heather; Gilbert, Kevin C.; Barton, Amy.
Journal for Specialists in Pediatric Nursing. Jan 2016, Vol. 21 Issue 1, p18-28. 11p
: Purpose To develop profiles of obesity risk behaviors for children and adolescents. Design and Methods Risk assessments were obtained from patients ( n = 971) at a school-based health center. Latent class analysis was used to create subgroups based on seven indicators measuring diet, activity, and screen time.

3. Adolescent obesity risk knowledge (AORK): Let the discussion begin 
By Rutkowski, Elaine M.; Connelly, Cynthia D.
Journal for Specialists in Pediatric Nursing. Jan 2016, Vol. 21 Issue 1, p37-43. 7p
: Purpose This study aims to examine adolescent level of knowledge concerning obesity risk. Design and Methods Qualitative and quantitative data were collected using a staged process. Data collected with (a) Obesity Risk Knowledge Scale ( ORK-10), (b) focus groups, (c) scientific advisory group input, and (d) the Adolescent Obesity Risk Knowledge Scale ( AORK).

Articles – International Journal of Mental Health Nursing

4. Providing leadership on a hidden issue: Where are the mental health nurses
By Wynaden, Dianne; Heslop, Karen.
International Journal of Mental Health Nursing. Mar 2016, Vol. 25 Issue 2, p99-101. 3p
: Mental health nurses must determine what level of accountability and ethical responsibility they have to address the increasing poor physical health outcomes of consumers in their care. Can nurses continue to “close their eyes” to the accumulative health issues occurring in people they provide care to, some of which are linked to the use of antipsychotic medications they administer each day?

5. Self-expressed strengths and resources of cjildren of parents with a mental illness: A systematic review
By Drost, Louisa M.; Krieke, Lian; Sytema, Sjoerd; Schippers, Gerard M.
International Journal of Mental Health Nursing. Mar 2016, Vol. 25 Issue 2, p102-115. 14p
: The aim of the present study was to explore the strengths children reported to have acquired while coping with their parents illness, and the external factors these children indicated had facilitated their coping process. A systematic literature search was conducted of peer-reviewed papers that focused on self-reported experiences of children with parents who had mental illness, and revealed their strengths and resources.

6. Motivation for physical activity and exercise in severe mental illness: A systematic review of cross-sectional studies
By Farholm, Anders; Sørensen, Marit.
International Journal of Mental Health Nursing. Mar 2016, Vol. 25 Issue 2, p116-126. 11p
: Individuals with severe mental illness (SMI) are less physically active than the general population. One important barrier contributing to this inactivity is lack of motivation. The aim of this paper is to systematically review all cross-sectional literature on motivation for physical activity among people with SMI and to use the results as basis for guidance on how mental health nurses can facilitate motivation for physical activity.

7. Mental health consumers' with medical co-morbidity experience of the transition through tertiary medical services to primary care
By Cranwell, Kate; Polacsek, Meg; McCann, Terence V.
International Journal of Mental Health Nursing. Mar 2016, Vol. 25 Issue 2, p127-135. 9p

Articles – Older workers/Ageing Workforce

8. Nursing Management. Valuing Our Senior Nurses.
By Middaugh, Donna J.
MEDSURG Nursing. Nov/Dec 2016, Vol. 25 Issue 6, p433-434
: The article focuses on management of senior nurses in the face of the nursing shortage due to factors such as aging population, increase in incidence of chronic disease and aging nursing workforce and faculty. It discusses strategies on retention of senior clinical nurses by healthcare employers, productivity of older nurses and changes in employment policies and practices for older workers

9. Ageism and bias in the American workplace 
By Barrington, Linda.
Generations. Fall 2015, Vol. 39 Issue 3, p34-38. 5p
: The article discusses the prevalence of ageism and bias in workplaces in the U.S. Topics covered include the tendency for employers or hiring managers to be bias about demographic characteristics in recruiting and performance reviews, the higher likelihood for older workers to remain unemployed long term, and the impact of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) of 1967 on ageism. Also mentioned is the ability of apprenticeships and internships to create positive employment outcomes.

10. Work hazards for an aging nursing workforce
By Phillips, Jennan A.; Miltner, Rebecca.
Journal of Nursing Management. Sep 2015, Vol. 23 Issue 6, p803-812. 10p
: Aim To discuss selected work hazards and safety concerns for aging nurses. Background Greater numbers of older nurses remain in the workforce. Projections suggest that one-third of the nursing workforce will be over age 50 years by 2015. Employers will struggle to find ways to protect the health and safety of their aging workforce and prevent a massive loss of intellectual and human resources when these experienced nurses exit the workforce.

11.Retirement, age, gender and mental health: Findings from the 45 and Up study 
By Vo, Kha; Forder, Peta M.; Tavener, Meredith; Rodgers, Bryan; Banks, Emily; Bauman, Adrian; Byles, Julie E.
Aging & Mental Health. Jul 2015, Vol. 19 Issue 7, p647-657. 11p
: Objectives:To examine the relationships of retirement and reasons for retirement with psychological distress in men and women at the age of 45–79 years. Method:Data from 202,584 Australians participating in the large-scale 45 and Up Study was used. Psychological distress was measured by the Kessler psychological distress scale. Associations between different work status and reasons for retirement with psychological distress were assessed for men and women at different ages using logistic regression

Articles – Pain Management

12. Progress of Perioperative Pain Management, but Still Far from Perfect.
By Chelly, Jacques E.
Pain Medicine. Dec 2015, Vol. 16 Issue 12, p2219-2220. 2p.
: The author reflects on the progress of perioperative pain management. Topics covered include the stages of perioperative pain according to the article "The Incidence and Severity of Postoperative Pain Following Inpatient Surgery," perioperative pain assessment tools and classic pain markers, and the possible solutions proposed by the author to achieve better outcomes in perioperative pain management.

13. Perioperative Surgical Home and the Integral Role of Pain Medicine.
By: Walters, Tessa L.; Mariano, Edward R.; Clark, J. David.
Pain Medicine. Sep 2015, Vol. 16 Issue 9, p1666-1672. 7p
: The article discusses several important concepts and issues related to pain medicine and perioperative surgical home. Topics covered include the importance of health technologies such as video consultations and electronic health records to pain medicine. Also mentioned are the significance of patient evaluation, education and care optimization to perioperative pain assessment.

14. Regional Anesthesia Does Not Consistently Block Ischemic Pain: Two Further Cases and a Review of the Literature.
By: Kucera, Tomas J.; Boezaart, André P.
Pain Medicine. Feb 2014, Vol. 15 Issue 2, p316-319. 4p
: Ischemic pain is complex and poorly understood. There is controversy regarding whether or not regional anesthetic techniques block ischemic pain. We present two further cases where regional anesthesia did not block ischemic pain despite adequate motor and sensory block

15. Transforming the ED's culture with a shift away from opioids. 
H&HN: Hospitals & Health Networks. Oct 2016, Vol. 90 Issue 10, p27-28. 2p.
: The article discusses the uniform approach to emergency pain treatment applied at St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center in New Jersey, developed by its medical director of pain management Alexis LaPietra, which only utilizes opioid treatment as last resort.

16. A new paradigm for pain? 
By Davis, Bennet; Vanderah, Todd W.
Journal of Family Practice. Sep 2016, Vol. 65 Issue 9, p598-605. 8p.
: A new way of thinking about pain that occurs in the absence of a pathophysiologic process or injury may alter our approach to conditions like fibromyalgia

Journal – Table of Contents

The Tube: NZNO Gastroenterology Nurses Section, Vol. 44, Issue 4, December 2016

17A. Chairperson’s report
17B. Editor’s Report
17C. Olympus corner: 1st nurse endoscopist simulation training day; 2nd endoscopic imaging workshop; Endoscope reprocessing specialist training
17D. Bring the past forward [Anne Cleland]
17E. The use of abdominal pressure during colonoscopy
17F. 2016 conference report on nurses presentations
17G. Direct acting anti-virals: the Tauranga experience
17H. Endoskills 2016
17I. What supp doc?: managing refractory proctitis with tacrolimus suppositories: A case report
17J. Hepatitis nurses conference
17K. Effects of diet on the gut micriobiome – emad el-omar
17L. Writing guidelines for the Tube
17M. Gastroeneterology units in New Zealand
17N. Nurse endoscopy scholarship


17. 15th World Congress on Public Health 2017
Date: 3-7 April 2017
Venue: Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
1 Convention Centre Place, South Wharf 3006
More information:

18. 2017 Indigenous Diversity Forum
Aotearoa’s increasing population diversity and its effect on our national identity of biculturalism.
Date: 5 May 2017
Venue: Soundings Theatre, Te Papa, Wellington
More information:

News – National

19. Medical centres offer HPV vaccination in colleges
Stuff - Colin Williams 09:08, March 10 2017
Upper Hutt's medical centres are coming together to give local college students -  boys and girls - the opportunity to receive the HPV vaccine at their own schools. The initiative, developed by representatives of  five medical centres, follows the Government move this year to fully fund the vaccine for young people, up to 26 years old

News – International

20. How to deal with toxic employees and avoid hiring them in the first place
Linda Blair
The Age - Mar 7 2017
A 'toxic employee' – someone who behaves in ways that are harmful to a company's reputation, outcomes, and/or working environment – can be extremely costly. In a recent report for Harvard Business School, Michael Housman and Dylan Minor claim that keeping a toxic employee on the payroll can cost the average business more than $15,169 per year, primarily due to loss of co-workers who can no longer tolerate the atmosphere such an individual can create

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