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Issue 29 Library e-newsletter: 27 Aug 2018


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

1.  The activists’ handbook: A step-by-step guide to participatory democracy
Aidan Ricketts

Providing all the essential practical tools, methods and strategies needed for a successful campaign and extensively discussing legal and ethical issues, the activists’ handbook empowers its readers to effectively promote their cause.

2. Reclaiming conversation: The power of talk in a digital age
Sherry Turkle

Based on five years of research and interviews in homes, schools, and the workplace, Turkle argues that we have come to a better understanding of where our technology can and cannot take us and that the time is right to reclaim conversation. The most human—and humanizing—thing that we do.
3. Rapid access guide for triage and emergency nurses: Chief complaints with high-risk presentations
Lynn Sayre Visser & Anna Sivo Montejano

The first pocket-sized clinical manual focusing on patient-driven chief complaints. Content covers each body system and its most common chief complaints along with first-line questions, assessments, and interventions to prompt the user. The guide includes evidence-based practice guidelines, reference tables, and checklists for at-a-glance retrieval of information.

4. Ko Matakitaki te Tuatahi – A sort of life
Janice Wenn

Janice, a Maori nurse of Kahungunu ki Wairarapa, is a visionary health leader committed to improving health for Maori whanau in Aotearoa. She has worked in health for more than half a century and got her PhD at the age of 74. She remains the oldest Maori to graduate from Massey University with a PhD.

Articles  - Safe Staffing

5. Struggling to keep patients safe: what our survey found
Stephanie Jones-Berry
Nursing Standard. 33 (5),19-22. doi: 10.7748/ns.33.5.19.s12

Nurses’ responses to joint Nursing Standard-Sunday Mirror survey add weight to the case for safe staffing law, argues RCN. Thousands of nurses say there aren’t enough staff where they work to provide safe care. A nursing workforce survey by Nursing Standard and the Sunday Mirror has highlighted serious safety and patient care concerns in the profession.

6. How a social media post started a safe staffing revolution
Jennifer Trueland Freelance health journalist
Nursing Standard. 33(5), 32-34. doi: 10.7748/ns.33.5.32.s15

An exhausted nurse’s comments about the number of patients she was caring for prompted action on staffing ratios in Canada. Early this year, a social media post by a young Canadian nurse went viral – and started a movement on nurse-patient ratios.

Articles – Antibiotic Resistance

7. Antibiotic resistance
Ministry of Health

Antibiotics are medicines that kill bacteria. Antibiotics can be given as pills, ointments, drops or injections. Bacteria can become resistant to antibiotics, which makes it harder to treat infections

8. New Zealand Antimicrobial Resistance Action Plan
Published online: 06 August 2017

The New Zealand Antimicrobial Resistance Action Plan was jointly developed by the Ministry of Health, Ministry for Primary Industries and representatives from across the human health, animal health and agriculture sectors. The document draws upon the findings from Antimicrobial Resistance - New Zealand's current situation and identified areas for action, released earlier this year.

9. Inpatient antibiotic resistance: Everyone's problem.
Wiskirchen, Dora E.; Ulysses Wu; Summa, Maria & Perrin, Adam.
Journal of Family Practice. Feb 2018, 67(2), E1-E11.

Greater efforts aimed at using antimicrobials sparingly and appropriately, as well as developing new antimicrobials with activity against multidrug-resistant pathogens, are ultimately needed to address the threat of antimicrobial resistance. This article describes the evidence-based management of inpatient infections caused by resistant bacteria and the role family physicians can play in reducing further development of resistance through antimicrobial stewardship practices.

10. Stop using antibiotics in healthy animals.
Bulletin of the World Health Organization. Dec 2017, 95(12), 796-797.
DOI: 10.2471/BLT.17.011217.

The article reports on the recommendations of the World Health Organization (WHO) for farmers and the food industry to stop using antibiotics to promote growth and prevent disease in healthy animals, to help prevent the spread of antibiotic resistance in humans.

11. Antimicrobial resistance in New Zealand: the evidence and a call for action
New Zealand Medical Journal. 28 October 2016, 129(1444), 105-111.

The RACP has released a policy paper highlighting three common pathogens that pose a risk to the health of New Zealanders. Although AMR is a complex and urgent public health concern, RACP identifies specific causes where improved understanding and action would reduce potential threats.

Articles - Telehealth

12. Telehealth impacts ROI, patient safety
Wider, Janette
Health Management Technology. Mar/Apr2018, 39(2), 6-11. 
The article provides insights from health information technology providers on the challenges and trends in the telehealth industry. Topics covered include security concerns according to Advanced ICU Care Chairman Lou Silverman, interoperability challenges according to eClinicalWorks executive Rakhee Langer, and cost and billing challenges according to Avizia Chief Executive Officer Mike Baird.

13. ‘Telehealth is patient empowerment in action’
Jennifer Trueland
Nursing Standard. 3 May 2017, 31(36), 24-26. doi: 10.7748/ns.31.36.24.s24

As a senior nurse with many years of experience, mostly in general practice, Cathy Gillespie admits to having been a bit sceptical about telehealth at first. Surely the essence of nursing is being face-to-face with your patient, not sitting in an office perhaps many miles away? And how would patients – many of them elderly and vulnerable – cope with the demands of new technology?

14. Healthcare via your fridge could be coming sooner than you think
New Zealand Doctor, Wednesday 20 June 2018

Health IT enthusiasts from around the country descended on Christchurch last month for the Emerging Tech in Health conference, organised by Health Informatics New Zealand and New Zealand Health IT. Fiona Thomas reports on some of the latest developments.

Journal - Table of Contents

Australian Nursing & Midwifery journal, Vol. 26(2), August 2018

15A. Editorial [Annie Butler ANMF Federal Secretary]
15B. James Lloyd: A passion for advocacy [New Federal Vice President of the ANMF]; Aged care homes face unannounced audits
15C. New ANMF Federal Leadership Team at the helm; Australian dementia network launched
15D. Assisted suicide bill up for debate; Domestic and family violence common among female health professionals; Sugar reduction pan lacks teeth
15E. Australia wins ruling on tobacco plain packaging laws; Indigenous Australians face higher mental health burden; Health priorities for people in the bush
15F. Mental health apps could lead to over diagnosis; Funding boost for mental health support; Real-time prescription drug monitoring system looms; Royal flying doctor service targets mental health in rural and remote
15G. Taking control of Lynch Syndrome-Australia’s first national symposium; Dramatic drop in hand hygiene compliance when not observed; Queensland poised to vote on decriminalising abortion; Funding boost to tackle homelessness; New legislation to minimise impact of medicines shortages
15H. New era in electronic health [All Australians will have a My Health Record created unless they chose to opt out by 15 October]
15I. Research: Call for deadly worm to be a notifiable disease; Post-traumatic stress disorder trial for vets; Sitting down a risk for frailty
15J. Workplace culture [What is workplace culture and why does it matter to nurses, and more importantly to patients?]
15K. Thank you Nick [Goodbye to retiring Senior Industrial Officer Nick Blake who worked at the ANMF Federal Office for over 22 years]
15L. Working life: Jess Davis [Two months spent on board the Africa Mercy while it was docked in the Central  African nation of Cameroon in late March]
15M. Global: Drug could save thousands of women’s lives; ICN supports early childhood development improvement; NHS launches recruitment drive
15N. Clinical Update: Vaccination during pregnancy: the first dose for newborns
15O. Nursing Research: From integration with clinical practice to future science
15P. Infection control [A crucial component for the implementation of best practice for nurses and midwives in order to ensure patient /resident safety as well as provide high quality care]
15Q. Focus Drugs & Alcohol: Recovery – Is one piece of the puzzle missing; Act drug strategy action plan; Mandatory treatment for young people who are drug dependent; Alcohol use disorders in women: A client group who fall through the cracks; An undergraduate nurses’s experience of patients with drug-seeking behaviours
15R. Role models at risk? Personal harm or social responsibility for nurses and alcohol; Drug and alcohol nursing informatics focused on improving patient care; Mixed messages about drinking while pregnant
15S. The importance of the dedicated alcohol and other drug nursing role; Chisholm responds to a growing demand for mental health workers
15T. Alcohol related injury [The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare has identified injury prevention and control as one of the nine Australian National Health priority areas]
15U. Medically supervised injecting centre in Melbourne will save lives


16. CultureShift 2018 (Strategies to Combat Workplace Bullying)
Hosts world-renowned expert Dr Gary Namie
Founder and Director of the American Workplace Bullying Institute

Date: 24/25 October 2018
Venue: Te Papa, Wellington
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17. Employment Law Update 2018
A 1-day insight to ensure that you comply and are prepared for the negotiating table
Auckland: 24 September 2018
Wellington: 26 September 2018
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18. Tackling Diet-related Disease in New Zealand
: Tuesday, 4 September 2018, 9.00am – 4.30pm
Venue: Nordmeyer Lecture Theatre, University of Otago Wellington
23A Mein St, Newtown, Wellington
More information:

News - National

19. Melanomas possibly missed
ODT - Monday, 20 August 2018
Potentially lethal melanomas may be being missed by doctors because the formula they are taught to recognise skin cancers often fails to identify thick melanomas, a University of Otago researcher says.

20. Help us to improve DermNet NZ by contributing clinical photos
DermNet NZ has a vast resource of clinical photos.  However, there are some pages without illustrations or the photos could be improved. We welcome contributions to our image library.

21. Approaches to obesity in NZ not working: physio PhD grad
University of Otago graduate Dr Ricky Bell says "you don’t have to be Einstein" to realise that current approaches to countering obesity  are "simply not working" in this country. He was among more than 320 people to graduate from Otago University at a Dunedin Town Hall ceremony at 3pm on Saturday and also became the first Maori student to gain a PhD in physiotherapy from the university.

News – International

22. Gym junkies, get off the ‘dreadmill’ and get outside
Calgary Herald - August 24, 2018
Who wants to be cooped up in a fluorescent-lit gym when you could be outside in the sunshine with a breeze getting a healthy dose of vitamin D and vitamin N (as in Nature)? Plenty of studies have shown that outdoor exercise has greater benefits, both mentally and physically, than similar workouts indoors.

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