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Issue 4 Library e-newsletter - 1 Mar 2019


Available for borrowing by current NZNO members, for a period of 4 weeks. Please supply a street address so books can be couriered out to you.

1. Do damp and mould matter? Health impacts of leaky homes
Edited by Philippa Howden-Chapman, Julie Bennett & Rob Siebers
Steele Roberts, 2009
This book outlines:
- the extent of damp, mouldy houses in New Zealand
- the history of our leaky buildings health effects — and costs — of exposure to indoor mould
- methods for measuring mould
- likely costs of fixing leaky homes
- what we still don’t know about indoor mould, and recommendations for future research

2. Making healthy places: Designing and building for health, well-being
Edited by Andrew L. Dannenberg, Howard Frumkin & Richard J. Jackson
Island Press, 2011
The manner in which we design and build our communities – where we spend virtually our entire lives – has profound impacts on our physical, mental, social, environmental, and economic well-being.

3. Rising from the rubble: A health system's extraordinary response to the Canterbury earthquakes
Michael Ardagh & Joanne Deely
Canterbury University Press, 2018

Articles – Healthy Homes

4. Climate change: allergens and allergic diseases.
Katelaris, Constance H.; Beggs, Paul J.
Internal Medicine Journal. Feb 2018, 48(2), 129-134.
There is now compelling evidence that rising air temperatures and carbon dioxide concentrations are, in some plant species, resulting in increased pollen production and allergenicity and advancement and lengthening of the pollen season. Changes in extreme events, such as thunderstorms and tropical cyclones, will also have impacts on allergic diseases, with, for example, the flooding associated with tropical cyclones leading to proliferation of mould growth in damp homes. .

5. Exploring the associations between parent-reported biological indoor environment and airway-related symptoms and allergic diseases in children.
Weber, Alisa; Fuchs, Nina; Kutzora, Susanne; Hendrowarsito, Lana; Nennstiel-Ratzel, Uta; von Mutius, Erika; Herr, Caroline & Heinze, Stefanie; GME Study Group
International Journal of Hygiene & Environmental Health. Nov 2017, 220(8), 1333-1339.
: Asthma and allergic rhinitis are diseases which require special attention in childhood. Previous studies have shown associations between indoor mould and respiratory diseases in children. Besides indoor mould, organic waste storage, potted plants, pets and crowding could influence the microbial indoor environment at home and the respiratory health of children.

6. Clinical digest. Mould in the home implicated in study of middle-age asthma and respiratory problems.
Nursing Standard. 3/19/2014, 28(29), 16-17.
: An investigation into the role of indoor air pollution in asthma in middle age has found a strong association between the condition and mould in the home.

7. Health Hazards in the Home: An Assessment of a Southern Nevada Community
Sokolowsky, Amanda; Marquez, Erika; Sheehy, Erin; Barber, Casey & Gerstenberger, Shawn.
Journal of Community Health; New York.  Aug 2017, 42(4), 730-738
: The purpose of this research is to characterize housing conditions in southern Nevada, compare data to census data, and to highlight the health outcomes associated with adverse housing conditions. Lead, domestic hygiene, carbon monoxide, damp and mold, excess cold and heat, and structural collapse were the most frequently identified hazards, found in at least 101 (90%) of participant households.

Articles – Respiratory Health

8. Development and validation of clinical prediction models to distinguish influenza from other viruses causing acute respiratory infections in children and adults
Vuichard-Gysin, Danielle; ⨯ Dominik Mertz; Pullenayegum, Eleanor; Singh, Pardeep; Smieja, Marek; et al.
PLoS One; San Francisco. Feb 2019, 14(2), e0212050
: Predictive models have been developed for influenza but have seldom been validated. Typically they have focused on patients meeting a definition of infection that includes fever. Less is known about how models perform when more symptoms are considered. We, therefore, aimed to create and internally validate predictive scores of acute respiratory infection (ARI) symptoms to diagnose influenza virus infection as confirmed by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) from respiratory specimens.

9. Observed Home Dampness and Mold Are Associated with Sustained Spikes in Personal Exposure to Particulate Matter Less than 10 mm in Diameter in Exacerbation-Prone Children with Asthma
Dutmer, Cullen M; Schiltz, Allison M; Freeman, Kristy L; Christie, Matthew J; Cerna, Juana A; et al. Annals of the American Thoracic Society, Supplement 2; New York. Apr 2018, 15, S131-S132.
: Home dampness and mold are associated with asthma severity and exacerbations, but little is known about the nature of these exposures in at-risk children.
Objectives: To test the hypothesis that observed dampness, water damage, and mold in the home are associated with higher exposure to particulate matter less than 10 mm in diameter in a cohort of at-risk children with asthma.

10. Indoor Environmental Interventions for Furry Pet Allergens, Pest Allergens, and Mold: Looking to the Future
Ahluwalia, Sharon K & Matsui, Elizabeth C.
Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. In Practice; Amsterdam. Jan 1, 2018, 6(1), 9-19.
: Over the last 2 to 3 decades, significant advances have been made in understanding the role that indoor allergen exposures play with regard to respiratory health. In this article, we review recent literature on home environmental interventions and their effects on specific indoor allergen levels and asthma-related outcomes.

Articles –Maori Health

11. Realising the rhetoric: refreshing public health providers’ efforts to honour Te Tiriti o Waitangi in New Zealand.
By Came, H. A.; McCreanor, T.; Doole, C.; Simpson, T.
Ethnicity & Health. Apr 2017, Vol. 22 Issue 2, p105-118. 14p
New Zealand has a unique tool, Te Tiriti o Waitangi, the Treaty of Waitangi, for addressing health disparities. Indigenous Māori have compromised health status compared to other groups. This paper investigates ways in which public health units (PHUs) and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) use Te Tiriti o Waitangi in service delivery to Māori.

12. Exercise to Support Indigenous Pregnant Women to Stop Smoking: Acceptability to Māori.
By Roberts, Vaughan; Glover, Marewa; Mccowan, Lesley; Walker, Natalie; Ussher, Michael; Heke, Ihirangi; Maddison, Ralph.
Maternal & Child Health Journal. Nov 2017, Vol. 21 Issue 11, p2040-2051. 12p
: Smoking during pregnancy is harmful for the woman and the unborn child, and the harms raise risks for the child going forward. Indigenous women often have higher rates of smoking prevalence than non-indigenous. Māori (New Zealand Indigenous) women have high rates of physical activity suggesting that an exercise programme to aid quitting could be an attractive initiative. This study explored attitudes towards an exercise programme to aid smoking cessation for Māori pregnant women

13. Development of a structured diabetes self-management education program specific to the cultural and ethnic population of New Zealand.
By Gamble, Eirean; Parry‐Strong, Amber; Coppell, Kirsten J.; McBain, Lynn; Bingham, Lorna J.; Dutton, Liz; Tapu‐Ta'ala, Sera; Smith, Robert B.W.; Howells, Joe; Metekingi, Howard & Krebs, Jeremy D.
Nutrition & Dietetics. Sep 2017, Vol. 74 Issue 4, p415-422. 8p
: Aim: To develop and pilot a diabetes self-management education (DSME) program specific to the needs of New Zealanders with type 2 diabetes mellitus ( T2DM. The present study achieved its primary goal of developing, piloting and modifying a DSME program specific to the New Zealand population.

Journal - Table of Contents

Registered Nurse Journal , November/December 2018, Vol. 20, No. 6

14A. Editor’s Note: Diving into digital
14B. President’s view: Connecting with members
14C. Conversations with members: Advancing nursing and health through social movement thinking
14D. Paid to play: RN Richard Booth uses robots to enhance nursing roles and explore innovation
14E.  Nursing in the News: New RN programs coming to the north; Hospitals need more funding; Patient ombudsman position on the line; Less accessibility in northern Ontario; Lessons in human trafficking; People living with diabetes celebrated for courage; Nurse becomes regional VP; NPs advocate for medical marijuana
14F. Nursing Notes: CEO inducted into American Academy of Nursing – Doris Grinspun; RNAO immediate past president joins CNO – Carol Timmings; RNAO member receives Oncology Nurse of the Year award – Robin Morash
14G. Getting through the dark days: Revised guideline helps health professionals detect and treat perinatal depression that can strike nurses too
14H. Hearing from members [RNAO leaders toured the provinces from September to December to hear from members]
14I. Patients, hospitals do better with best-educated nurses [Peter Buerhaus]
14J. Heroic stand in face of fire [Nurses among group of care providers in California who found themselves surrounded by a raging wildfire while trying to keep patients safe]
14K. Policy at work: Coroner’s inquest focuses on homelessness and addiction; CIHI report finds Ontario spends less than other provinces on health; Bill 34 seeks to repeal green energy measures
14L. The look of change: The evolution of the journal [A decade of transformation - 2000 onwards]
14M. In the end: What nursing means to me


15. Council of International Neonatal Nurses Conference
Venue: SkyCity Auckland Convention Centre, Auckland
Date: 5 - 8 May 2019
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16. Goodfellow Symposium
Date: 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


17. Anti-vaxxers face backlash in the US as measles cases surge
Stuff - Feb 27 2019
The resurgence of measles across the United States is spurring a backlash against vaccine critics, from congressional hearings probing the spread of vaccine misinformation to state measures that would make it harder for parents to opt out of immunising their children.

18. Fears flight nurse jobs at risk in Ministry of Heath air ambulance review
Stuff - Feb 25 2019
A Ministry of Health-led plan to "improve and modernise" the country's air ambulance service has flight nurses concerned about the future of their job. Prompted by a suggestion that nurses be substituted by trained, but currently unregistered, paramedics on air ambulances, the College of Air and Surface Transport Nurses (COASTN) stepped into the conversation to ensure nurses' voices were heard.
News – International

19. Why technologists are limiting their families' screen time
The Age – 1 March 2019
Fears over the side effects of digital devices and social media are prompting tech experts to limit the time they and their children spend online.

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