Articles – Australian Journal of Advanced Nursing, Mar-May 2018
1. Outbreak management in residential aged care facilities--prevention and response strategies in regional Australia.
Latta, Rachel & Massey, Peter D.
Australian Journal of Advanced Nursing, Mar-May2018; 35(3): 6-13. 8p
Abstract: Objective To identify the outbreak prevention and response preparedness of residential aged care facilities (RACFs) in the Hunter New England area of New South Wales (NSW). Design A cross-sectional telephone survey. Setting RACFs who provide full time nursing care in regional NSW.
2. Glycaemic response to three main meals or five smaller meals for patients on rapid-acting insulin.
Australian Journal of Advanced Nursing, Mar-May2018; 35(3): 14-20. 7p
Abstract: Objective To compare seven-point blood glucose profiles of patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus using rapid-acting insulin, when daily calories were provided as three main meals versus five smaller meals (three main meals + two snacks), while maintaining the same total daily calorie intake and composition of carbohydrates, fats and protein.
3. No one said he was dying: families' experiences of end-of-life care in an acute setting.
Australian Journal of Advanced Nursing, Mar-May2018; 35(3): 21-31. 11p
Abstract: Objective To explore the family's experience of end-of-life care for their dying family member during the last few days of life in an acute rural hospital. Design Interpretive design using qualitative methods, including 1:1 semi- structured interviews. Setting The study was undertaken in a large regional health service in Victoria.
4. Pilot study: how Sydney community nurses identified food security, and student nurse focus group perceptions.
Australian Journal of Advanced Nursing, Mar-May2018; 35(3): 32-38. 7p
Abstract: Objectives This paper aims to discuss and explore food security in the context of community health nursing, to provide insight about how frontline workers may identify whether their client is food secure. Design A qualitative descriptive design pilot study, using questionnaire and unstructured interviews.
5. Osteoporosis treatment preferences and satisfaction in postmenopausal women: Denosumab compared with oral bisphosphonates.
Australian Journal of Advanced Nursing, Mar-May2018; 35(3): 39-49. 11p
Abstract: Aim This paper aims to investigate whether Denosumab is more effective in promoting adherence and satisfaction than oral bisphosphonates in the treatment of osteoporosis in postmenopausal women.
6. Sporting injuries amongst children in Australia: a review of the literature.
Australian Journal of Advanced Nursing, Mar-May 2018; 35(3): 50-56. 7p
Abstract: Objective Sports and recreation promotes health benefits to the child's wellbeing but can also expose him or her to injury risks. Literature that explores sporting injuries amongst children in Australia with discussions about the paediatric nursing role is reviewed.
Articles – Osteoarthritis
7. Knee osteoarthritis: Put the knife down and embrace exercise therapy
Sport Health, Vol. 35, No. 2, 2017: 38-41
Abstract: La Trobe University's Dr Christian Barton, outlines the over reliance on surgery to repair knee osteoarthritis in Australia and discusses some safer and more cost-effective alternatives.
8. Oa of the knee - a conservative approach
Medicus, Vol. 56, No. 6, Jul 2016: 40-41
Abstract: Osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee is a chronic disease with no known cure. Nearly one in two adults are at risk. Radiographic evidence is almost universal by age 80. Only 19 per cent of patients with OA of the knee are satisfied with their current non-surgical treatment options (OTC medications, physical therapy, NSAIDs.
Articles – Vaccination
9. Probing Beyond Individual Factors to Understand Influenza and Pneumococcal Vaccine Uptake.
By Quinn, Sandra Crouse.
American Journal of Public Health. Apr 2018, Vol. 108 Issue 4, p427-429. 3p
Abstract: The article examines disparities by race, ethnicity, and income that contribute to a lack of vaccinations use that could prevent unnecessary illness and death from influenza and pneumonia. Particular attention is given to research on the social determinants of influenza and vaccination that examine trends based on neighborhood and community characteristics.
10. More Research Needed to Increase Policies for HPV Vaccine Uptake.
By Barraza, Leila; Campos-Outcalt, Doug.
American Journal of Public Health. Apr 2018, Vol. 108 Issue 4, p430-431. 2p
Abstract: The authors discuss the need for more research to support vaccination against human papillomavirus (HPV) infections. They mention the states that have developed policies regarding the vaccinations, the need for more research into disparities in vaccination, and the arguments against vaccination.
11. Dealing with the out of the ordinary: Most routine childhood immunisations are just that -- routine. But to keep us on our toes, situations crop up from time to time when we need to exercise both wisdom and knowledge, and to ensure that whatever crops up, our practice is evidence-based
By Hunt, Katherine.
Practice Nurse. Feb 2018, Vol. 48 Issue 2, p10-14. 5p
Abstract: The article discusses how general practice nurses can deal with unexpected problems that emerge in childhood immunizations in Great Britain. It is said that nurses need to exercise both wisdom and knowledge to cope with situations that crop up from time to time. They should be up to date with national policy and changes to vaccination programmes.
12. Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices for Use of Herpes Zoster Vaccines.
By Dooling, Kathleen L.; Guo, Angela; Patel, Manisha; Lee, Grace M.; Moore, Kelly; Belongia, Edward A.; Harpaz, Rafael.
MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report. 1/26/2018, Vol. 67 Issue 3, p103-108. 6p
Abstract: On October 20, 2017, Zoster Vaccine Recombinant, Adjuvanted (Shingrix, GlaxoSmithKline, [GSK] Research Triangle Park, North Carolina), a 2-dose, subunit vaccine containing recombinant glycoprotein E in combination with a novel adjuvant (AS01B), was approved by the Food and Drug Administration for the prevention of herpes zoster in adults aged ≥50 years. The vaccine consists of 2 doses (0.5 mL each), administered intramuscularly, 2-6 months apart (1). On October 25, 2017, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommended the recombinant zoster vaccine (RZV) for use in immunocompetent adults aged ≥50 years
13. HPV Vaccination: Increase Uptake Now to Reduce Cancer.
By: Hawes, Stephen E.
American Journal of Public Health. Jan 2018, Vol. 108 Issue 1, p23-24. 2p
Abstract: An editorial is presented which addresses the author's views about human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccinations and cancer prevention, and it mentions another article which appears in the same issue of the journal and deals with epidemiological evidence of a decline in anogenital warts in young males and females who have private health insurance in the U.S. The World Health Organization, medical care cost control, and national health care vaccination programs are examined.
Journal – Table of Contents
Canadian Nurse, January/February 2018
14A. From the CEO [Membership decision pending]
14B. President’s message: History in the making
14C. 2018 ticket of nominations
14D. Fall 2017 government relations roundup
14E. Canadians expect guidance on superbug threat; Knowledge gap identified on non-medical cannabis risks
14F. Amalgamation the next step for B.C.’s professional associations
14G. Perspectives: Bones, hormones and metabolism; A baby’s gut-the secret to asthma prevention?; The deadly impact of pollution; Tool to plot decline in cognitive performance; Lasting effect of child abuse on the brain
14H. Calculations: Feb. 28 is Rare Disease day
14I. Better together: A fresh look at collaboration within nursing [Researchers see improved intra-professional relationships in nursing as key to helping optimal patient and health-system outcomes]
14J. Project safe audience [Two nursing students launch a harm reduction project targeting high-risk behaviours at rave events in Winnipeg’s underground music scene]
14K. Preventing burn injuries to children in the home
14L. Love and boundaries in relational practice [A client tells an RN she loves her]
14M. legal matters: Individual accountability in collaborative care settings
14N. A specialist in primary care [The clinic environment gives Kaitlan Knowles autonomy and the freedom to carve out areas of expertise that match her interests]
14O. CNA proposes membership expansion to represent all nurses
Conferences & Workshops
15. Australian Society of Anaesthetists’ 2018 National Scientific Congress
Date: 6-9 October 2018
Venue: Adelaide Convention Centre (ACC)
More information: http://asa2018.com.au/
16. 15th NZCOM Biennial National Conference
One Voice – Women and Midwives
Date: 24 – 25 August 2018
Venue: Energy Events Centre, Rotorua
More information: https://www.midwife.org.nz/resources-events
17. All Together Better Health
Transforming the Landscape of Healthcare
Date: 3-6 September 2018
Venue: AUT City Campus - Sir Paul Reeves Building (WG)
More information: Events@aut.ac.nz
News - National
18. Release of Revised National Diabetes Nursing Knowledge & Skills Framework 2018
19. Rural health initiatives constrained by dearth of funding
Otago Daily Times – 10 April 2018
Work on initiatives aimed at improving health services for rural areas has been paused while the Rural Health Alliance Aotearoa New Zealand fights for its own survival.
RHAANZ last week hauled up the shutters, saying without government funding it would be forced to close permanently
20. Families celebrate former maternity hospital’s history
Otago Daily Times – 9 April 2018
More than 100 people braved rain yesterday to be part of an historic photo commemorating the "halcyon days" of maternity services in Queenstown.
In an event organised by former mayoress Lorraine Cooper, mothers and their children were invited to gather outside the former Queenstown maternity home for one last photo before the building is demolished
News - International
21. Gut health: How your weekly shop could be messing with your microbiome
Apr 10 2018
Is it a coincidence that as the number of overprocessed foods in our supermarkets has grown, the diversity of microbes living in our gut has shrunk?
Many researchers say our modern diet has a lot to answer for when it comes to the rise in obesity, diabetes, allergy and asthma over the past few decades
22. New shingles vaccination keeps the pox from striking back in older age
Shingles is a reactivation of chickenpox in older age and can have disabling complications. Drs Varma and Ganesh review a new shingles vaccine.