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Issue 39 Library e-newsletter 17 Dec 2018

Be safe - be SunSmart

Articles - Fall Prevention

1. Falls Prevention
Australian Nursing and Midwifery Journal, 26(4), Oct 2018: 32-34
: Falls can affect individuals in many ways. These impacts can cause physical injuries, have negative social consequences and induce psychological distress.

2. A balanced approach to falls prevention: Application in the real world
Jancey, J;   Wold, C;   Meade, R;   Sweeney, R;   Davison, E;   Leavy, J
Health Promotion Journal of Australia: Official Journal of Australian Association of Health Promotion Professionals, 29(2), Aug 2018: 199-203

Falls place a heavy burden on the health system, impacting on an individual's quality of life, often resulting in a fear of falling, reduction in independence and at times admission to residential care. This study aimed to determine health professionals' confidence in discussing falls prevention strategies, topics discussed and the barriers and enablers to falls prevention discussions with clients aged 60 years and over.

3. Clinical commentary: Predicting falls in the inpatient setting
McKechnie, Duncan;   Pryor, Julie;   Fisher, Murray
Journal of the Australasian Rehabilitation Nurses Association, 20(3),
Nov 2017: 14-19
: In hospitals, falls are the most frequently reported patient safety incident (Clinical Excellence Commission, 2013). As a result, the prevention of falls is core business for hospitals. Regardless of the health care context, prediction of potential fallers is the first step in the prevention of falls (Victorian Department of Human Services, 2004).

4. Concern of older people falling
Marcus, Seng Giap;   Wilson, Amanda;   O'Brien, Anthony Paul
Australian Nursing and Midwifery Journal, 25 (11), Jun 2018: 36
: Carers' falls concern is an important psychological factor associated with the care recipients' falling. Further, 90% of carers of older people are concerned about them falling again (Faes et al. 2011).

Articles – Skin Tears

5. No tears for skin tears
Porter, Michelle
British Journal of Community Nursing, Oct 2018; 23(10): 478-480. 3p
: The article reports that the East Coast Community Healthcare Community Interest Company has carried out a review of skin tear management and prevention. Unwarranted variation in the referrals process has been identified by the team. They formed an evidence-based education package to promote skin integrity, prevent tears, and explain the care pathway.

6. Skin tear risks associated with aged care residents: a cross-sectional study.
Rayner, R.; Carville, K.; Leslie, G.; Dhaliwal, S. S.
Wound Practice & Research, Sep 2018; 26(3): 127-135. 9p
: Background: To describe the profile of aged care residents and to examine those variables that were associated with skin tears. Method: A representative sample of 200 elderly residents were recruited into this cross-sectional study, which was conducted between February and December 2014 from four aged care facilities in Western Australia.

7. Best practice recommendations for the prevention and management of skin tears in aged skin: an overview.
Campbell, Karen; LeBlanc, Kimberly; Woo, Kevin
Wounds International, Sep 2018; 9(3): 66-70. 5p
: This article is based on a symposium held at the European Wound Management Association (EWMA) conference in Krakow on 9th May 2018, which was sponsored by Mölnlycke, to launch the new guidelines document by the International Skin Tear Advisory Panel (ISTAP) 'Best practice recommendations for the prevention and management of skin tears in aged skin' (Wounds International, 2018).

8. Skin tear prevention in elderly patients using twice-daily moisturiser.
Finch, Karen; Osseiran-Moisson, Rebecca; Carville, Keryln; Leslie, Gavin; Dwyer, Miriam
Wound Practice & Research, Jun 2018; 26(2): 99-109. 11p
: Skin tears increase morbidity and implicit and explicit costs for the individual and the health care system. A 580- bed private hospital in Brisbane undertook a prospective interventional study and results were compared to historical controls.

9. Skin tears in the aging population: Remember the 5 Ws.
Vanzi, Valentina & LeBlanc, Kimberly
EWMA Journal, Apr 2018; 19(1): 15-20. 6p
: Skin tears represent a relevant clinical consequence of age-associated skin vulnerability, and are extremely common among frail and older individuals. They are acute wounds with the potential to be closed by primary intention, however they are often mismanaged and misdiagnosed and transition to become chronic and complex wounds.

10. How to prevent and avoid common mistakes in skin tear management in the home setting.
Vanzi, Valentina & Toma, Elena
British Journal of Community Nursing, 2017 Supplement 9; 22 S14-S19. 6p
: Skin tears are acute wounds, often mismanaged and misdiagnosed that can convert to chronic wounds, representing a common but relevant burden to both the individual and the health care system. The implementation of prevention protocols and training programs is essential to manage these wounds in the community

Selected articles – Primary Healthcare journal [RCN], 28 Nov 2018

11. Digital by choice: becoming part of a digitally ready general practice team
Ruth Chambers, Rudy McKinney, Marc Schmid, Paul Beaney
Primary Healthcare journal [RCN], 28 November 2018 | Vol 28, Issue 7
: Practice nurses from a sustainability and transformation partnership area participated in six action learning sets focused on digital upskilling.

12. A qualitative study of primary healthcare professionals’ views of falls prevention
Suhail Amin Tarafdar, Nichola Pugh, Alison Doyle, Debbie Bowen, Kathy Lee, Julie Law, Hashum Mahmood
Primary Healthcare journal [RCN], 28 November 2018 | Vol 28, Issue 7
: Falls in older people are a major cause of hospital admissions. Primary healthcare professionals play an important role in preventing falls, although they experience barriers to achieving this.

13. Increasing use of long-acting contraception in primary care
Rachel McKenna
Primary Healthcare journal [RCN], 28 November 2018 | Vol 28, Issue 7
: Long-acting, reversible contraception is a safe and effective way to control fertility, enabling women to have the sex life they want without the risk of pregnancy. Nurses working in primary care are important in providing contraception and promoting long-acting methods.

14. ‘As professionals, we need to convey educational messages’
Kimberley Hackett
Primary Healthcare journal [RCN], 28 November 2018 | Vol 28, Issue 7
: Jane Chiodini, travel health specialist nurse and newly appointed dean of the faculty of travel medicine at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow suggests that people are not fully aware about what travel health covers.

15. We’re in a good position to tackle antibiotic resistance
Joanne Bosanquet
Primary Healthcare journal [RCN], 28 November 2018 | Vol 28, Issue 7
: Public Health England (PHE) has relaunched its Keep antibiotics working campaign to alert the public to the personal risks of antibiotic resistance – and to urge people to take their healthcare professional’s advice on antibiotics.

Journal - Table of Contents

Australian Nursing & Midwifery Journal, 26(4), Oct-Dec 2018

16A. Editorial: Welcome to the first new-look quarterly ANMJ
16B. News bites: Medicine shortage law; For-profit aged care providers probed; making work fairer for women; safer hospitals could save billions; New path for healthcare delivery; Treatment standard for colonoscopies
16C. The path to a peaceful future [Our Federal Morrison government must act now to sign the treaty to prohibit nuclear weapons]
16D. Celebrating the ANMJ [We take a look back in the archives and celebrate the journal’s history]
16E. End of era: An inspiring aboriginal leader [Janine Mohamed]
16F. Industrial: national inquiry into sexual harassment at work
16G. Research & Policy:  Keeping up with best evidence for nursing and midwifery practice
16H. ANMF fosters global partnerships
16I. Professional: The case for ratios in aged care
16J. Legal: Risks of dual relationships in delivering care
16K. Clinical Update: The effects and impact of second-hand cannabis smoke exposure on nurses working in the community
16L. Issues: The role of schools of nursing in continuing professional education provision
16M. Sizing up a stronger rural health strategy
16N. Nurses, gun control and why we have a stake
16O. Our role in the prevention of nuclear war
16P. Falls prevention
16Q. Focus: Indigenous health & rural/remote


17. World Congress on Nursing and Healthcare
: Explore latest innovations in Nursing and Health care
Date: July 15-17, 2019
Location: Rome, Italy

News – National

18. Analysis of the Cultural, Ethical, Research, Legal and Scientific (CERLS) Issues Inherent in Rongoā Māori Research
Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga (NPM) is New Zealand's Māori Centre of Research Excellence (CoRE) funded by the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) and hosted by The University of Auckland.
Debate about the misappropriation of information and knowledge in research means that greater care and attention is needed regarding Māori input and participation into research. This is even more important in the area of Rongoā Māori where matters such as inappropriate usage, intellectual property rights and commercialisation of information are of significant concern.

19. The file on YOU
Otago Daily Times - Friday, 14 December 2018
You will be surprised, maybe even scared, when you realise how much of your personal data is in other people's hands. Bruce Munro requested all the information held on him.  The biggest challenge, after the initial shock, is working out how to live well in this unprivate, digital age, he writes.

News - International

20. Does listening to music really help you to fall asleep?
ABC Science – 16 December 2018
When we fall asleep our brain cycles through different phases from wakefulness to non-REM sleep and then REM sleep. These phases produce distinct changes in our brainwaves, and physiological signs such as eye movements, heart rate, blood pressure and levels of consciousness

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