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Issue 7 Library e-newsletter - 28 Feb 2018

Articles – Contemporary Nurse - Special Issue

Advances in Contemporary Community, Child and Family Health: focusing on health professional practice, service delivery and education

1. A feasibility study to improve practice nurses’ competence and confidence in providing care for mothers and infants
Fiona Bogossian, Wendy Brodribb, Rebecca Farley, Helen Goodwin, Anne Tin & Jacqui Young
Contemporary Nurse, Vol. 53, Issue 5 – 2017: 503-514
: Postnatal care is best provided in primary health care settings, yet Practice Nurses (PNs) lack relevant training and report difficulty in providing postnatal care. This article evaluates the feasibility of a pilot educational intervention in improving PN competence and confidence to care for mothers and infants in the first postnatal year

2. Pediatric nurse practitioners’ clinical competencies and knowing patterns in nursing: Focus group interviews
Hyejung Lee, Anna Kim, Anna Meong & Minjeong Seo
Contemporary Nurse, Vol. 53, Issue 5 – 2017: 515-523
: We identified the core clinical competencies of PNPs in South Korea and related these identified competencies to the five patterns of knowing in nursing.

3. Responding to the support needs of front-line public health nurses who work with vulnerable families and children: a qualitative study
Jackie Austin & Stephanie Holt
Contemporary Nurse, Vol. 53, Issue 5 – 2017: 524-535
: This paper reports on a research study to inform the development of a specialist role to support front line public health nurses (PHNs) working with vulnerable families and at risk children in Ireland.

4. The provision of nurse-led school based health services
Sarah Williams & Annette Dickinson
Contemporary Nurse, Vol. 53, Issue 5 – 2017: 536-544
: This discussion paper reviews the history and development of nurse-led school-based health services internationally and provides an insight into the current provision of primary school-based health services in New Zealand.

5. Working in the dark: a hermeneutic inquiry into health professionals’ stories of ketamine sedation with children
Michael Neufeld, Deborah Spence & Tineke Water
Contemporary Nurse, Vol. 53, Issue 5 – 2017: 545-557
: The study comprised hermeneutic narrative analysis of stories from seven HPs in nursing, medicine, paramedicine, and play therapy.

6. Peer-led Aboriginal parent support: Program development for vulnerable populations with participatory action research
Ailsa Munns, Christine Toye, Desley Hegney, Marion Kickett, Rhonda Marriott & Roz Walker
Contemporary Nurse, Vol. 53, Issue 5 – 2017: 558-575
: This PAR study was undertaken in a Western Australian metropolitan setting to develop and evaluate the suitability, feasibility and effectiveness of an Aboriginal peer-led home visiting.

7. The care needs of postpartum women taking their first time of doing the month: a qualitative study
Yueh-Chen Yeh, Winsome St John, Yeu-Hui Chuang & Yu-Ping Huang
Contemporary Nurse, Vol. 53, Issue 5 – 2017: 576-588
: In contemporary Taiwan, after giving birth, many women undertake a traditional postpartum practice called ‘doing the month’, which occurs in the medical context of postpartum nursing centres instead of at home. Thus, healthcare workers must identify and address the care needs of new mothers in this setting to improve the care of new mothers and their baby and family.

8. Promoting synergistic partnerships in low resource countries: a case study exemplar
Michele J. Upvall, Ho Thi Thuy Trang, Jill B. Derstine, Maria A. Mendoza, Priscilla L. Sagar & Pat Scheans.
Contemporary Nurse, Vol. 53, Issue 5 – 2017: 589-595
: The purpose of this discussion is to explore the dynamics of partnership and its impact on both nursing faculty at Hue University of Medicine and Pharmacy (HueUMP) and Health Volunteers Overseas (HVO) volunteers.
Articles – Queensland Nurse, Dec 2016

9. The role of nurses and midwives in medication administration
The Queensland Nurse, Vol. 35 Issue 5 (Dec 2016)
: Every day, nurses and midwives administer medication. It is important to consider this responsibility carefully each time you undertake this important task. The QNU became aware of an incident recently where a nurse was involved in dispensing a medication on a doctor's orders, but the patient was allergic to the requested drug.

10. Continuing professional development: Asserting yourself in the workplace
The Queensland Nurse, Vol. 35 Issue 5 (Dec 2016)
: An assertive communication style involves making sure others are aware of your needs, wants and opinions in such a way that others' needs, wants and opinions are respected.

11. Health and safety: Fatigue management - whose obligation is it?
The Queensland Nurse, Vol. 35 Issue 5 (Dec 2016)
: The QNU was recently contacted by a member who experienced ‘micro sleeps’ while driving home after working numerous 12 hour night duty shifts in a row.

Articles – The Australian Journal of Advanced Nursing, Jun/Aug 2017

12. Rotating shift work and colorectal cancer among nurses and midwives: A cross-sectional study
Wickremaratne, Kalana; Strand, Haakan; Zhao, Isabella
The Australian Journal of Advanced Nursing, Vol. 34 Issue 4 (Jun/Aug 2017)
: The main aim of this study was to explore any association between colorectal cancer (CRC) and rotating shift work in nurses and midwives. The secondary aim of this study was to identify risk factors for CRC in nurses and midwives who are rotating shift workers.

13. Elements to promote a successful relationship between stakeholders interested in mental health promotion in schools
Handley, Christine; McAllister, Margaret
The Australian Journal of Advanced Nursing, Vol. 34 Issue 4 (Jun/Aug 2017)
: An evaluation of a mental health promotion program called iCARE which depended on collaboration between multiple partners.

14. Accessibility and outcomes from a rural diabetes nurse-educator led self-management program
Roberts, Diane Patricia; Ward, Bernadette Maree; Russell, Deborah Jane; O'Sullivan, Belinda Gabrielle
The Australian Journal of Advanced Nursing, Vol. 34 Issue 4 (Jun/Aug 2017)
: To investigate factors associated with access to, and health outcomes of, a diabetes nurse-educator led self-management program for rural Australians with diabetes.

15. A paediatric nurses' journal club: Developing the critical appraisal skills to turn research into practice
Purnell, Margaret; Majid, Gina; Skinner, Virginia
The Australian Journal of Advanced Nursing, Vol. 34 Issue 4 (Jun/Aug 2017)
: The aim of this study was to determine if implementation of a regular journal club improves critical appraisal confidence and facilitates integrating research literature into nursing practice.

Journal - Table of Contents

The Tube, Vol. 44, Issue 6, February 2018

16A. Chairperson’s report
16B. Editor’s report
16C. Nurse led consent: What does it mean
16D. Endoscopic bariatric therapies
16E. Polyps and polypectomy for the everyday gastrointestinal clinic
16F. Code of conduct
16G. Preoperative fasting
16H. Understanding liver cirrhosis and oesophageal varices
16I. Writing guidelines for The Tube
16J. NZSE/NZNOGNC annual scientific meeting
16K. Gastroenterology units in New Zealand

Conferences & Workshops

17. All Together Better Health IX (ATBH IX)
The World Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice Coordinating Committee
Date: 3-6 September 2018
Venue: AUT City Campus - Sir Paul Reeves Building (WG)
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18. 2018 HiNZ Conference
Date: Wednesday 21 November to Friday 23 November. Includes the NZ Nursing Informatics event (NZNI) on Wednesday 21 November.
Venue: TSB Arena and Shed 6 in Wellington
More information:

19. UV Radiation: Effects on Human Health and the Environment
UV radiation - both damaging (eg. melanoma, other skin cancers, cataracts) and beneficial (including updates on vitamin D and health outcomes
Date: 4-6 April, 2018
Venue: James Cook Grand Chancellor, Wellington

News National

20. Hastings Council cuts sugary drinks from all events
TVNZ – 28/2/2018
The local authority has decided to adopt a healthy beverage policy, meaning the only available drinks will be water, 100 per cent fruit juice, unsweetened milk and zero-sugar drinks.

21. Food for thought
Otago Daily Times, 26 February 2018
Children need the right fuel to run and jump and play. But also to think, says Dr Kirsty Fairbairn. We all want our children to do well in life. We want them to be happy, have self-belief and have a passion to learn about the world.

22. Hot summer sees surge in tummy bugs
Newshub - 25/02/2018
High temperatures and sloppy food preparation are being blamed for a surge in stomach bugs. Scientists say January was the country's hottest month in 150 years, which can provide a breeding ground for bacteria. Cooking food on the barbeque is as quintessentially summer as a day at the beach - but the combination could be making you sick.

23. Crisis in aged care looms
NZ Herald - February 25 2018
Depending on who you talk to, the crisis in aged care is either coming or already here. There is even an ugly term for one aspect of it: bed-blocking. The definition is simple enough: because of the ageing population, when elderly people land up in hospital, they often tie up beds for longer than strictly necessary because there is nowhere for them to go.

24. Construction industry should hire employees, not contractors – union
Newshub – 26 Feb 2018
The E tu union is urging the construction industry to get its house in order after a scam involving illegal Malaysian construction workers was uncovered.

News International

25. Are varicose veins a warning sign of potentially deadly clots?
CNN, February 27, 2018
Varicose veins may be an early warning sign of potentially deadly blood clots, suggests a study published Tuesday in the journal JAMA.  Enlarged and gnarled varicose veins and deep venous thrombosis, a clot that forms in the deep veins of the body, are strongly associated, the Taiwanese researchers found.

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