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1. Understanding patient safety (WB 100 WAC)
Wachter, Robert M & Gupta, Kiran
3rd edition, 2018
Covers the clinical, organisational and systems issues of patient safety. Surveys specific types of medical errors, including surgical parmaceutical, diagnostic, and those related to handovers and infections. Suggests how to establish reporting systems and create a safety culture.
2. Nursing: An exquisite obsession (WZ 100 CLA)
Published in 2016
Autobiographical account of the nursing career of a former president of the Royal College of Nursing
3. Talk like Ted: The nine public speaking secrets of the world's top mind (P95 GAL)
Published in 2015
Analyses hundreds of TED talks and interviews the most popularTED (technology, entertainment, design) presenters as well as the top researchers in the fields of psychology, communications, and neuroscience to reveal the nine secrets of all successful TED presentations
4. What patients teach: Everyday ethics of health care (W 50 CHU)
Churchill, Larry R., Fanning, Joseph B & Schenck, David
Published in 2014
Presents detailed descriptions and analyses of 55 interviews with 58 patients, highlighting the ethics of interdependence between clinicians and patients.
5. Ethics and issues in contemporary nursing (WY 85 BUR)
Fourth edition, 2018
Examines the latest trends, principles, theories, and models in patient care to enable nurses to make ethically-sound decisions in complex and controversial situations.
Articles - Measles
6. Correlation between measles vaccine doses: implications for the maintenance of elimination
McKee, A ; Ferrari, M J ; Shea, K .
Epidemiology and Infection; Cambridge Vol. 146, Iss. 4, (Mar 2018): 468-475.
Abstract: Measles eradication efforts have been successful at achieving elimination in many countries worldwide. While improving measles vaccine coverage is always beneficial, we show, using a steady-state analysis of a dynamical model, that the correlation between populations receiving the first and second routine dose also has a significant impact on the population immunity achieved by a specified combination of first and second dose coverage.
7. Public health response to a measles outbreak on a university campus in Australia, 2015
Smith, J ; Banu, S ; Young, M ; Francis, D ; Langfeldt, K ; et al.
Epidemiology and Infection; Cambridge Vol. 146, Iss. 3, (Feb 2018): 314-318
Abstract: This report describes the effective public health response to a measles outbreak involving a university campus in Brisbane, Australia. Eleven cases in total were notified, mostly university students. The public health response included targeted measles vaccination clinics which were established on campus and focused on student groups most likely to have been exposed.
8. Impact of measles supplementary immunization activities on reaching children missed by routine programs
Portnoy, Allison; Jit, Mark; Helleringer, Stéphane; Verguet, Stéphane.
Vaccine; Kidlington Vol. 36, Iss. 1, (Jan 2, 2018): 170-178
Abstract: Measles supplementary immunization activities (SIAs) are vaccination campaigns that supplement routine vaccination programs with a recommended second dose opportunity to children of different ages regardless of their previous history of measles vaccination. They are conducted every 2-4 years and over a few weeks in many low- and middle-income countries.
Moss, William J.
The Lancet; London Vol. 390, Iss. 10111, (Dec 2, 2017): 2490-2502.
Abstract: Measles is a highly contagious disease that results from infection with measles virus and is still responsible for more than 100 000 deaths every year, down from more than 2 million deaths annually before the introduction and widespread use of measles vaccine. Measles virus is transmitted by the respiratory route and illness begins with fever, cough, coryza, and conjunctivitis followed by a characteristic rash.
10. Pain caused by measles, mumps, and rubella vaccines: A systematic literature review
Willame, Corinne; Ouzama Henry; Lin, Lan; Vetter, Volker; Baril, Laurence; et al.
Vaccine; Kidlington Vol. 35, Iss. 42, (Oct 9, 2017): 5551-5558.
Abstract: The risk of post-vaccination adverse events (AEs) is a primary public health concern. Among the AEs, pain is a significant source of anxiety for both children and their parents. This review describes and assesses the intensity of pain experienced by children post-vaccination with widely used Measles-Mumps-Rubella (MMR) vaccines.
11. What will it take to end human suffering from measles?
Thompson, Kimberly M.
The Lancet Infectious Diseases; London Vol. 17, Iss. 10, (Oct 1, 2017): 1013-1014.
Abstract: The results emphasised that to achieve and maintain measles elimination, countries will need to focus immunisation efforts on reaching different age groups and improving immunisation coverage.1 Specifically, in low-income (and high-fertility) countries, susceptibility remains concentrated in early childhood, and periodic Supplementary Immunization Activities continue to contribute substantially to population immunity.
Articles – Pain Management
12. Medication in review: Pain management with gabapentinoids: Benefits and harms
AJP: The Australian Journal of Pharmacy, Vol. 99, No. 1169, Feb 2018: 68-71
Abstract: Gabapentinoids offer an alternative that is potentially safer than opioids in the treatment of neuropathic pain. However, pharmacists should be alert the potential for abuse and misuse
13. Management of postoperative pain in opioid-tolerant patients
Cooney, Maureen F
ACORN: The Journal of Perioperative Nursing in Australia, Vol. 30, No. 2, Jul 2017: 13-20
Abstract: One of the most challenging aspects of acute pain management is the management of pain in patients who are opioid tolerant, whether tolerant from opioids prescribed for chronic pain or from opioid use related to addiction
14. Take Charge of Pain: Evaluating a community-targeted self-management education program for people with musculoskeletal pain
Hoon, Elizabeth; Smith, Karen; Black, Julie; Burnet, Simon; Hill, Catherine; Gill, Tiffany K
Health Promotion Journal of Australia: Official Journal of Australian Association of Health Promotion Professionals, Vol. 28, No. 1, Apr 2017: 77-80
Abstract: Musculoskeletal conditions are highly prevalent, affecting 28% of the Australian population. Given the persistent nature of many musculoskeletal conditions self-management is recognised as an important aspect of effective disease management. However, participant recruitment and retention for formal self-management programs is a challenge.
15. Pain management in the opioid-tolerant patient undergoing day surgery
Day Surgery Australia, Vol. 15, No. 2, Dec 2016: 8-9
the rate of patients receiving opioids for chronic non-cancer pain and cancer pain is rising. Abstract: There is also a percentage of the population who are receiving opioids as part of an opioid substitution programme and individuals who may be abusing prescribed and non-prescribed opioids, which means that personnel working in these areas are more likely to encounter a patient who is opioid-tolerant. Evidence has shown that these patients benefit most from a multi-modal approach to postoperative analgesia in the day surgery setting, with a clear pain management plan that involves the multidisciplinary team.
16. Improving pain management through best practice
Hodgson, Anne Maree
Australian Ageing Agenda, Nov/Dec 2016, Dec 2016: 50-51
Journal - Table of Contents
Australian Nursing and Midwifery Journal (ANMJ), Vol. 25, No.7, February 2018
17A. Editorial [Annie Butler]
17B. News: ANMF Tasmanian branch moving forward
17C. News: Bullying common among nurses says research; Australia’s first post-traumatic stress research centre launched; 10 years of ethics and law for ANMJ
17D. News: Nurse led trial to improve physical health of mentally ill; MYEFO could derail career pathways of future nurses and midwives; Thousands of Australians tap into super to pay for medical bills
17E. Victoria passes voluntary assisted dying laws; Australians pay tribute and call for national Gayle’s law
17F. Reflections: Nurses uniting to better healthcare globally
17G. World: Sharing skills and training in a developing country
17H. Industrial: Domestic violence leave – What are the entitlements
17I. ANMF priorities 2018: Time for action [Aged care; making things fairer-change the rules; Health impacts of climate change; Influencing national policy; Better communication with ANMF members]
17J. Use of point of care outcomes data facilities quality improvement in palliative care
17K. Dignity and respect in aged care
17L. Nursing, ethics and the meaning of life
17M. Research: Study will assess health at conception; Home-testing HIV kits to tackle late diagnosis; Functional fitness more effective tan body imagery; Online privacy beyond control
17N. Aged care: Why are we still reluctant to talk about end of life care
17O. Aged care: Exercise and psychological benefits for older people; Positive ageing on our mind – an initiatie called AFIA (Age Friendly Illawarra Alliance)
17P. Improving the lives of rural residents using nurse-led telemonitoring in community aged care; Registered nurses and delirium recognition in older people in hospital: A clinical nurse consultant workplace study; Is working in aged care becoming more attractive
17Q. Greek older people and later life depression and anxiety
17R. Learning about management of a deteriorating patient through simulation
17S. The therapeutic lie: A reflective account illustrating the potential benefits when nursing an elderly confused patient
17T. Exercise for individuals living with dementia in residential aged care facilities: A neglected issue
17U. The importance of integrating cultural and spiritual care into aboriginal aged care
17V. Indigenous aunties: Dementia and dance
17W. Better equipping healthcare professionals in pain management of people with dementia
17X. Developing gerontological nursing competencies: An e-delphi study
17Y. Evaluating the effects of a physical activity program on agitation and wandering experiences by individuals living with a dementia in care homes; Models of care for aged care – social or biomedical?; Oral health in residential aged care: Are nurses bearing the brunt of a multidisciplinary solution?
17Z. Homelessness is everybody’s business
18. All Together Better Health
Transforming the Landscape of Healthcare
Date: 3-6 September 2018
Venue: AUT City Campus - Sir Paul Reeves Building (WG)
19. Meningococcal case prompts warning from DHB
The suspected case is in New Plymouth. Taranaki DHB medical officer of health Dr Greg Simmons says the case does not increase the risk for the community, but it is a good time to remind people of the symptoms, which are flu-like Doctor concerned with new rules which allow alternative remedies to be sold next to scientifically-proven medicines in pharmacies
The Council previously had a code which required credible evidence of the efficacy of a product before it could be sold at pharmacies, but this is changing on March 12, Newsroom reports
20. Smoking numbers fall among Kiwi nurses and doctors, study finds
One News – 9 March 2018
The number of New Zealand doctors smoking continues to decline, but psychiatric nurses still like a puff on their break, a study published in the NZ Medical Journal has shown.
Surveys of doctors from 1963 and 1972, and censuses up to 2013, show the number that are smoking is dropping - just 2.1 per cent admitted to be regular smokers in 2013, down from 3.5 per cent in 2006 and 5 per cent in 1996
21. Science proves attitude can be a powerful mental tool
The Age - 15 March 2018
Last year, a child was born at Glenfield Hospital in Leicester in the UK with her heart outside her body. It is a rare condition known as ectopia cordis. Few babies with it survive, and those who do must endure numerous operations and are likely to have complex needs. When her mother was interviewed, three weeks after her daughter's birth, she was asked if she was prepared for what might be a daunting task caring for her. She answered without hesitation that, as far as she was concerned, this would be a "privilege".