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1. Glimpses of Te Omanga: 100+ hospice stories
Collated by Beryl Anderson
2. Promoting health in Aotearoa New Zealand
Edited by Louise Signal & Mihi Ratima
This book explores ways in which Maori and other, perspectives have been melded with Western ideas to produce distinctly New Zealand approaches. Progressive health promotion is an approach that can counterbalance climate change, obesity and infectious diseases with practice, policy and advocacy for health, wellbeing and equity.
3. Health activism: Foundations and strategies
This book provides a clear foundation to the theory, evidence-base and strategies that can be harnessed to bring about change to improve the lives and health of others.
4. With you: The Mary Potter Hospice story
This book moves the reader along the journey of the Hospice, pays tribute to the vast army of people, professional and lay, who made it the centre of acre that it is today, and honours the people of Wellington who support it.
Articles – Hand Hygiene
5. Infection protection
PS Post Script, Oct 2017: 36-38
Abstract: Infection control and hand hygiene are a key part of protecting your customers, your work colleagues and yourself from the spread of infection
6. Factors influencing hand hygiene compliance among nurses: An integrative review
Winship, Sarah; McClunie-Trust, Patricia
Kai Tiaki Nursing Research, Vol. 7, No. 1, Sep 2016: 19-26
Abstract: The aim of this integrative review was to appraise primary research to identify factors influencing qualified nurses' hand hygiene compliance during patient care. Health-care associated infections (HAI) adversely affect patient health outcomes during hospital admissions, raising morbidity and mortality rates, extending lengths of hospital stay, and increasing health-care costs.
7. Key beliefs of hospital nurses' hand-hygiene behaviour: Protecting your peers and needing effective reminders
White, Katherine M; Jimmieson, Nerina L; Graves, Nicholas; Barnett, Adrian; Cockshaw, Wendell; Gee, Phillip; Page, Katie; Campbell, Megan; Martin, Elizabeth; Brain, David
Health Promotion Journal of Australia: Official Journal of Australian Association of Health Promotion Professionals, Vol. 26, No. 1, Apr 2015: 74-78
8. Hazards in the workplace
Australian Nursing and Midwifery Journal: ANJ; Melbourne Vol. 25, Iss. 10, (May 2018): 26-29.
Abstract: Infection control advances boost patient safety As the Infection Control Coordinator at Calvary North Adelaide Hospital, Lisa Ryan's role is to ensure patients, staff and visitors have minimal exposure to infections. Lisa says hand hygiene is the most important aspect to ensuring patients do not contract hospital-acquired infections and is also critical in the prevention of infection across the broader community.
9. Patients' Hand Washing and Reducing Hospital-Acquired Infection.
By Haverstick, Stacy.
Critical Care Nurse. Jun 2017, Vol. 37 Issue 3, pe1-e8. 8p
Abstract: Hand hygiene is important to prevent hospital-acquired infections. Patients' hand hygiene is just as important as hospital workers' hand hygiene. Hospital-acquired infection rates remain a concern across health centers. Objectives To improve patients' hand hygiene through the promotion and use of hand washing with soap and water, hand sanitizer, or both and improve patients' education to reduce hospital-acquired infections.
10. Hand Hygiene Do's & Don'ts.
By Karash, Julius A.
H&HN: Hospitals & Health Networks. May 2017, Vol. 91 Issue 5, p39-42. 4p.
Abstract: The article offers information on improving hand hygiene. Topics discussed include primary causes of poor hand hygiene including lack of accountability and just-in-time coaching, ineffective placement of dispensers or sinks, and ineffective or insufficient education, recommendations to improve hand hygiene, and the significance of sensors as a key to hand-washing compliance efforts.
11. Social-cognitive antecedents of hand washing: Action control bridges the planning–behaviour gap. By Reyes Fernández, Benjamín; Knoll, Nina; Hamilton, Kyra; Schwarzer, Ralf.
Psychology & Health. Aug 2016, Vol. 31 Issue 8, p993-1004. 12p
Abstract: To examine motivational and volitional factors for hand washing in young adults, using the Health Action Process Approach (HAPA) as a theoretical framework. Design.In a longitudinal design with two measurement points, six weeks apart, university students (N = 440) completed paper-based questionnaires.
- Comprehensive Child & Adolescent Nursing, Sep 2016
12. New Guidance for Spotting the Signs of Sepsis in Sick Children.
By Glasper, Edward Alan.
Comprehensive Child & Adolescent Nursing. Sep 2016, Vol. 39 Issue 3, p161-165.
Abstract: Emeritus Professor Alan Glasper, from the University of Southampton, discusses a new publication from the English National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) that gives guidance to nurses on the recognition and management of the early signs of sepsis in sick children
13. Continuous Service Quality Improvement and Change Management for Children and Young People with Autism and Their Families: A Model for Change.
By Kennedy, R.; Binns, F.; Brammer, A.; Grant, J.; Bowen, J.; Morgan, R.
Comprehensive Child & Adolescent Nursing. Sep 2016, Vol. 39 Issue 3, p192-214.
Abstract: A case study approach was used that included data collection from a wide range of sources, e.g., a stakeholder conference, audit, questionnaires, and evaluative feedback from carers, families, staff, and Autism Champions. Integrated pathways for patient care improvement were developed. Families and carers were involved in raising awareness of the needs of children with autism and policy development to meet these needs.
14. An Exploratory Study of Health Literacy and African American Adolescents.
By Manganello, Jennifer A.; Sojka, Carey Jean.
Comprehensive Child & Adolescent Nursing. Sep 2016, Vol. 39 Issue 3, p221-239.
Abstract: Adolescents are increasingly involved with their health care, but little information is available about the health literacy of adolescents from vulnerable populations. Although African American youth are significantly impacted by health disparities, there is almost no research on African American youth and health literacy. This exploratory study conducted 48 semi-structured interviews with African American adolescents ages 14 to 17 in the United States
Journal - Table of Contents
Emergency Nurse New Zealand: The Journal of the College of Emergency Nurses New Zealand (NZNO), April 2018
15A. A word from the editor [Retiring editor Michael Geraghty; New editor Matt Comeskey]
15B. Chairperson’s report
15C. What’s new with poo? Contemporary approaches to paediatric gastroenteritis in the emergency department
15D. Research snippets
15E. Global emergency department conferences 2018
15F. Regional reports: Northland/Te Taitokerau, Auckland, Midland, Hawkes Bay/Tarawhiti, Mid Central, Wellington, Top of the South, Canterbury/Westland, Southern
16. Australasian Ethics Network Conference (AEN18)
Theme: “Bridging the Barriers – Understanding misconceptions”.
Date: 26-28 September 2018
Venue: Rydges, Townsville – AUSTRALIA
More information: http://aen2018.org.au/
News - National
17. Govt announces $100m to tackle homelessness
The Government will invest $100 million into tackling homelessness in this month's Budget. Of that total, $37m will go into providing 1500 shorter-term houses, which should be in place by the end of winter.
18. Cellphone fears after malignant brain cancers soar
NZ Herald - 4 May, 2018
Fresh fears have been raised over the role of mobile phones in brain cancer after evidence revealed rates of a malignant type of tumour have doubled in the past two decades. Charities and scientists have called on the Government to heed long-standing warnings about the dangers of radiation after a fresh analysis revealed a more "alarming" trend in cancers than previously thought.
News - International
19. People urged to get flu jab as cases outstrip 2017's horror year
Sydney Morning Herald - 2 May 2018 — 4:11pm
Queenslanders have been urged to get the flu jab, as the number of influenza cases reported so far in 2018 outstrips last year's horror record. So far this year, there have been 3941 lab-confirmed cases of flu in Queensland.