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Issue 2 - Library e-newsletter 8 Feb 2019

Books available for Borrowing

NZNO members can borrow books for a 4 week loan period. Please provide your current address so the books can be couriered out to you.

1/ Gene:  an intimate history / Mukherjee, Siddartha, 2017 (QU 475 MUK)
Outlines the history of genetics research and highlights evolving understanding of the role of genes in inherited characteristics and diseases.

2/ Good doctor:  breaking the rules, making a difference / O'Sullivan, Lance and Thomson, Margie, 2015 (WZ 100 OSU)
Autobiography of the Māori primary health care practitioner.

3/ Hope circuit: a psychologist's journey from helplessness to optimism
Seligman, Martin, 2018 (WZ 100 SEL)

Chronicles the author's life and involvement, via his Positive Psychology movement, in the transformative years of modern psychology from its early focus on trauma to its present emphasis on self-help.

4/ How healthy are New Zealand food environments?: a comprehensive assessment 2014-2017 / Vandevijvere, S. and others, 2018 (WA 695 VAN)
Undertakes a comprehensive, national food environments and policies survey.  Benchmarks progress on implementing recommended food policies and improving food environments to reduce obesity, diet-related non-communicable diseases and their inequalities.

Articles – Nurse Practitioners

5. Nurse Practitioners: Barriers to practice
By Beadnell, Cathy.
Australian Nursing & Midwifery Journal. Jan-Mar 2019, Vol. 26 Issue 5, p14-16. 3p
: The article reports on the barriers faced by Australian nurse practitioner Jo Perks in giving optimal care to her patients due to restrictions imposed on her practice. Perks was one of the first 100 nurse practitioners to be authorised in Australia.

6. The nurse practitioner role is ideally suited for palliative care practice: A qualitative descriptive study.
Collins, Carmel M. & Small, Sandra P.
Canadian Oncology Nursing Journal, Winter2019; 29(1): 4-16. 13p

Abstract: It is suggested in the literature that nurse practitioners (NPs) could help fill the gap in PC services (Deitrick et al., 2011).
NPs are RNs with additional education and clinical experience (Canadian Nurses Association [CNA], 2016; Canadian Nurse
Practitioner Initiative, 2006).

7. Predictors of Success in a Graduate Nurse Practitioner Program.
George, Tracy P.; Munn, Allison C.; Kershner, Sarah H.; Phillips, Tiffany A
Online Journal of Rural Nursing & Health Care, 2018; 18(2): 209-223. 15p
: Prior research studies on the predictors of success in nurse practitioner programs have not focused on students in rural areas. The purpose of this study was to examine factors that influence student success in a rural nurse practitioner program in the Southeastern United States.

8. Complexities of the Australian perioperative nurse entrepreneur.
Hains, Toni
Australian Journal of Advanced Nursing, Sep-Nov 2018; 36(1): 48-55. 8p
: This paper articulates a need for the nurse entrepreneur working as a surgical assistant. Negatively impacting on the role are the complex factors of: * lack of professional support from the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia; * lack of a process for remuneration through the Medical Benefits Schedule; and a * lack of guidance to navigate the bureaucratic system.

9. Focused Integrative Review Of Current Continence Care and Prevention Strategies: Expanding The Role of the Nurse Practitioner.
Cera, Jennifer L.
Urologic Nursing, Jul/Aug 2018; 38(4): 169-193. 9p
: Current research on urinary incontinence emphasizes addressing modifiable risk factors to prevent or delay the onset. This review documented five distinct themes relative to community continence programs: health promotion services, lifestyle/behavior modifications, pelvic floor muscle exercises, quality of life, and self-efficacy.

10. Lessons Learned from Nurse Practitioner Independent Practice: A Conversation with a Nurse Practitioner Entrepreneur.
Hahn, Joyce A.
Nursing Economic$; Jan/Feb 2018; v.36. n.1, 18-22. 5p
: An interview with Wesley Cook, nurse practitioner (NP) entrepreneur and owner and president of District Primary Care LLC, is presented.

Articles – Smartphones and Neck pain/Effect on muscles

11. The effects of smart phone gaming duration on muscle activation and spinal posture: Pilot study.
By Park, Joo-Hee; Kang, Sun-Young; Lee, Sa-Gyeom; Jeon, Hye-Seon.
Physiotherapy Theory & Practice. Aug 2017, Vol. 33 Issue 8, p661-669. 9p
: This study investigates changes in the posture angles of the neck and trunk, together with changes in the muscle activation of users, at the start of and at 5, 10, and 15 minutes of smartphone use

12. Professional Pulse. Study Contradicts Popular 'Text Neck' Theory.
PT in Motion. Mar 2018, Vol. 10 Issue 2, p49-49
: The article discusses a Brazilian study published in the "European Spine Journal" that investigated the link of "text neck" or hand-held device posture and neck pain. The study found unquestionable awkward neck positions in the postures of mobile device users but found no connection between these postures and the presence and frequency of neck pain in the cohorts.

13. A scoping review on smart mobile devices and physical strain.
Tegtmeier, Patricia;
Work, 2018; 59(2): 273-283. 11p
: Smart mobile devices gain increasing importance at work. Integrating these smart mobile devices into the workplace creates new opportunities and challenges for occupational health and safety. OBJECTIVES: Therefore the aim of the following scoping review was to identify ergonomic challenges with the use of smart mobile devices at work with respect to physical problems.

14. Association Between Smartphone Use and Musculoskeletal Discomfort in Adolescent Students.
Yang, Shang-Yu; Chen, Ming-De; Huang, Yueh-Chu; Lin, Chung-Ying & Chang, Jer-Hao
Journal of Community Health, Jun 2017; 42(3): 423-430. 8p
: The purpose of this study was to explore the association between smartphone use and musculoskeletal discomfort in students at a Taiwanese junior college. We hypothesised that the duration of smartphone use would be associated with increased instances of musculoskeletal discomfort in these students.

Articles – Work related musculoskeletal disorders

15. Bringing a structural perspective to work: Framing occupational safety and health disparities for nursing assistants with work-related musculoskeletal disorders.
Haas, Alysa D.; Hunter, Daniel A. & Howard, Ninica L.
Work, 2018; 59(2): 211-229. 19p
: Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) experience a high risk of work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSDs) and are further made vulnerable by their situation in low levels of workplace and societal hierarchies of power and privilege. OBJECTIVE: This study applies structural vulnerability theory to CNA WMSD experiences in order to identify structural factors that may influence such injuries

16. Work-related musculoskeletal disorders among Greek hospital nursing professionals: A cross-sectional observational study.
Passali, Christina; Maniopoulou, Dionysia; Apostolakis, Ioannis; Varlamis, Iraklis
Work, 2018; 61(3): 489-498. 10p
: The serious shortages of nurses are related to increased risk for musculoskeletal disorders during work. The complexity of patient care places nurses at high-risk for injury and high in the list of occupations with risk for work-related musculoskeletal disorders. The current study evaluated the association of personal, professional and health factors with the development of WMSD in the nursing staff of hospitals in the capital of Greece

Journal - Table of Contents

Journal of Infection Prevention, Vol. 20, Number 1, January 2019

17A. Editorial [How Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) teams can contribute to organisational culture]
17B. Review: Does a hospital culture influence adherence to infection prevention and control 5
and rates of healthcare associated infection? A literature review
17C. Revised Infection Prevention Society (IPS) Competences 2018
17D. The experience of dental practices that use automatic washer disinfectors
17E. Single-use of endodontic hand files: perceptions and practice
17F. An evaluation of an infection prevention link nurse programme in community hospitals 37 and development of an implementation model
17G. To assess the stethoscope cleaning practices, microbial load and efficacy of cleaning 46 stethoscopes with alcohol-based disinfectant in a tertiary care hospital
17H. Evaluation of Skin Colonisation And Placement of vascular access device Exit sites (ESCAPE Study)


18. Goodfellow Symposium
: 22- 24 March 2019
80 presentations over two days. The programme includes: what's new in joint replacement with Kevin Karpik, early detection of skin cancer with Chris Boberg, exploring new paradigms for depression with Giresh Kanji, as well as everything you need to know about ear infections with Melanie Collins
More information and to register:

News – National

19. PM signals major restructure of polytechs, economic plan
Otago daily Times - Friday, 8 February 2019

20. Australia's melanoma rates overtake New Zealand
Newshub – 8 February 2019
A melanoma patient says although Australia now has higher melanoma rates than us, access to treatment is far better. New research shows New Zealand is no longer the melanoma capital of the world as Australia has taken the number one spot.

News – International

21. Nausea, panic, tears – why wasn't I warned about antidepressant comedown
The Age - February 7, 2019
A strange sensation, like electric currents passing through my brain, jolted me and brought on a strong feeling of unease. Nauseous, a sense of impending doom began to creep.

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