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Issue 23 Library e-newsletter 22 June 2018


Available for issue for 4 weeks to current NZNO members. Please provide your address so the books can be couriered to you.

1. Antibiotic resistance: The end of modern medicine?
Siouxsie Wiles
In ten years’ time, will antibiotics still work? Have we let bacteria get the upper hand in the evolutionary arms race?

2. The gene: An intimate history
Siddhartha Mukherjee
The past, the present, and the future of genome science. Throughout the narrative, the story of Mukherjee’s own family—with its tragic and bewildering history of mental illness—cuts like a bright, red line, reminding us of the many questions that hang over our ability to translate the science of genetics from the laboratory to the real world.

3. How to write a thesis
Rowena Murray
In this book the author moves beyond the basics of thesis writing, introducing practical writing techniques such as freewriting and generative writing.

4. A nurse on the edge of the desert: From Birdsville to Kandahar: The art of extreme nursing
Andrew Cameron
New Zealand nurse Andrew Cameron is the winner of the Florence Nightingale Medal. In this gripping book he recounts his remarkable life nursing in some of the world’s most dangerous and challenging locations including South Sudan, Yemen, Sierra, Leone and Afghanistan.

5. Privacy Law in New Zealand
Stephen Penk & Rosemary Tobin
An examination of privacy principles from theoretical and practical perspectives.

6.  Where are we?:  Workplace communication between RNs in culturally diverse healthcare organisations: Analysis of a 2-phase, mixed-method study
A report prepared for the New Zealand Nursing Education and Research Foundation. October 2017
Assoc Prof Margaret Brunton, School of Communication, Journalism & Marketing, Massey University
Dr Catherine Cook, School of Nursing, Massey University
Dr Léonie Walker, School of Public Health, Massey University
Dr Jill Clendon, Ministry of Health
Phase 2 of this project was funded by a grant from the Ailsa McCutchan Trust administered by the Nursing Education and Research Foundation, 2016-2017.
A summary and the full report in PDF are available upon request from the NZNO Library

Articles – Safe Staffing

7. District nursing renascent as Wales adopts safe staffing levels.
Labourne, Paul
British Journal of Community Nursing, May 2018; 23(5): 225-228. 4p
: This article reflects on the history of the NHS in Wales and how this
has led to its current structure. How this structure supports integrated
working across primary, community and secondary care and how further
integration with social care is moving forward and its direct effects on
district nursing are explored.

8. Safety first, nurses and midwives tell Ramsay: Nurses and midwives continue to press for safe staffing standards at NSW hospitals owned by Ramsay Health Care.
Lamp, Apr 2018; 75(3): 16-17. 2p

9. Stand together for safer staffing.
Lamp, Dec 2017/Jan2018; 74(11): 18-19. 2p
: The article reports that nurses and midwives at Ramsay in Sydney, New South Wales are calling for safer staffing in order for them to deliver quality patient care. Topics discussed include details on a "Safe Staffing Framework" sought by nurses and midwives and statement from New South Wales Nurses and Midwives' Association General Secretary Brett Holmes.

10. Nurses say, "Enough! It is time for Safe Staffing."
Michigan Nurse, Spring 2017; 90(2): 10-12. 3p

Abstract: Michigan nurses marching in support of the Safe Patient Care Act

11. Setting staffing levels: what to consider.
Foster, Sam
British Journal of Nursing, 12/8/2016; 25(22): 1277-1277. 1p
: The article discusses several factors that nurses should consider when faced with the need to recruit and retain a modern workforce. Topics discussed include workforce planning guidance issued by Health Education England for 2015-2016, framework set by the National Health Service Quality Board Safe Staffing Guidance that nurse directors are expected to follow to enable board assurance, and the increase in the numbers of delayed transfers of care.

Articles – Clinical Pathways

12. Disease-specific clinical pathways - are they feasible in primary care? A mixed-methods study.
Grimsmo, Anders; Løhre, Audhild; Røsstad, Tove; Gjerde, Ingunn; Heiberg, Ina; Steinsbekk, Aslak.
Scandinavian Journal of Primary Health Care. Jun 2018, Vol. 36 Issue 2, p152-160. 9p. DOI: 10.1080/02813432.2018.1459167.
: To explore the feasibility of disease-specific clinical pathways when used in primary care. Design: A mixed-method sequential exploratory design was used. First, merging and exploring quality interview data across two cases of collaboration between the specialist care and primary care on the introduction of clinical pathways for four selected chronic diseases.

13. A clinical pathway for the management of difficult venous access.
Sou, Vanno; McManus, Craig; Mifflin, Nicholas; Frost, Steven A.; Ale, Julie; Alexandrou, Evan
BMC Nursing, 11/17/2017; 16 1-7. 7p
: Many patients are admitted to hospital with non-visible or palpable veins, often resulting in multiple painful attempts at cannulation, anxiety and catheter failure. We developed a difficult intravenous pathway at our institution to reduce the burden of difficult access for patients by increasing first attempt success with ultrasound guidance.

14. Enlisting Patient and Family Advisers in the Design of Clinical Pathways
Smith, Shawn R, CPXP.
Journal of Healthcare Management; Chicago Vol. 62, Iss. 3, 
(May/Jun 2017): 160-165.
: A tremendous opportunity exists to include patients and families in the very fundamentals of care transformation and the move toward the Institute of Healthcare Improvement's Triple Aim of improving the patient's experience of care, improving the health of populations, and providing better value by reducing the per capita cost of care.

15. Preoperative clinical pathway of breast cancer patients: determinants of compliance with EUSOMA quality indicators
Héquet, Delphine; Huchon, Cyrille; Baffert, Sandrine; Alran, Séverine; Reyal, Fabien; et al.
The British Journal of Cancer; London Vol. 116, Iss. 11,  (May 23, 2017): 1394-1401
Abstract: It is recognised that a quality assurance policy for breast cancer management should be compulsory. Therefore, EUSOMA indicators are a useful tool to evaluate quality of care in routine practice.

Journal - Table of Contents

Journal of Infection Prevention, Vol. 19, Issue 3, May 2018

16A. Editorial: Preventing sepsis in health care – It’s in your hands: A World Health Organization call for action
16B. Interventions to improve hand hygiene compliance in patient care: Reflections on three systematic reviews for the Cochrane Collaboration 2007 – 2017
16C. Hand hygiene compliance monitoring in anaesthetics: Feasibility and validity
16D. Point prevalence survey of indwelling urinary catheter use and appropriateness in patients living at home and receiving a community nursing service in Ireland
16E. Infection prevention and control: Who is the judge, you or the guidelines?
16F. Impact of clostridium difficile toxin gene PCR result on decisions to de-isolate patients: Do the ends justify the means?
16G. Recipes for simulated vomitus
16H Outbreak column 21: Tuberculosis (TB): Still a nosocomial threat
16I. Letter to the editor: Screening and diagnosis of Zika in the Emergency Department

News - National

17. Otago University research team's fertility quest granted $5 million boost
Stuff - June 22 2018
Otago researchers working to help women struggling with one of the country's leading causes of infertility have received a $5 million boost. An University of Otago research team, whose ultimate goal is to restore fertility in polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) sufferers, was awarded a grant from the Health Research Council on Friday.

18. Revealed: New Zealand regions with the most alcohol deaths
Newshub - 20/06/2018

News – International

19. The worrying mental health trend affecting Australians
The Age - 21 June 2018
While older Australians die of heart attacks and dementia, mental health disorders are taking a heavy toll on children and younger adults.

20. Aboriginal children healthier than ever but generations behind peers
Aboriginal children born today have a better start in life than ever before, the latest Chief Health Officer's report shows. But health services alone will not be enough to bridge the yawning gap between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal children, the report's authors say.

21. Vanderburg: Technology has taken its toll on youth fitness
Calgary Herald - June 21, 2018
Are your children suffering from EDD? Exercise deficient disorder. In other words, not enough physical activity to meet the minimum requirements for health. According to Health Canada, children and youth aged 5 to 17 should get at least 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous intensity physical activity per day.

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