Novel coronavirus, China (2019-nCoV)
A cluster of pneumonia has been caused by a novel coronavirus (nCoV) called 2019-nCoV. Coronaviruses are a large and diverse family of viruses which include viruses that are known to cause illness in animals and in humans, including the common cold, severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS).
More information: https://www.health.govt.nz/our-work/diseases-and-conditions/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov
Books – Available from the NZNO Library
These books can be borrowed by current NZNO members, for a period of 4 weeks. Please provide a street address if you request any items, as they are couriered out to you.
1. Caring matters most: The ethical significance of nursing
Through an exploration of the ethical nature of nursing, Caring Matters Most asserts that the act of nursing itself embodies goodness. Nurses can develop this moral character in themselves by cultivating five habits: trustworthiness, imagination, beauty, space, and presence.
2. The quest for health equity
This book focuses on the achievement of health equity. In this book, the author address disparities existing in several populations to include (but not be limited to) low-income, racial and ethnic minorities, women, children, low literacy, disabled, GLBTI, as well as other groups who are victims of health disparities.
3. Survive bird flu and other disasters: The essential guide to preparing for a disaster and what to do when it happens
This book will help people prepare for a flu pandemic or other natural disaster. It provides expert, practical advice about storing food and water, sterilizing water, good hygiene and how to minimise the risk of infection.
4. Whole person caring: An interprofessional model for healing and wellness
The aim of this book is to present a new way of looking at who we are and what we do. Focusing on mental - as well as physical - aspects of patient healing and employee care, this book helps health care leaders recognize not only the symptoms of illness but the root causes, providing an integrative approach and holistic model to help hospitals and other health care organizations transform.
AlterNative: An International Journal of Indigenous Peoples
[Online First articles]
5. A culturally derived framework of values-driven transformation in Māori economies of well-being (Ngā hono ōhanga oranga)
Rachel Wolfgramm., Chellie Spiller., Ella Henry & Robert Pouwhare
AlterNative: An International Journal of Indigenous Peoples, First Published 25 Nov 2019. https://doi.org/10.1177/1177180119885663
This article is based on current research investigating Māori economies of well-being. A primary question is “what constitutes transformative and prosperous Māori economies of well-being?” The impetus for the inquiry is a surge in interest in strategies that reconcile multidimensional demands in Māori development. The study is situated within an international renaissance of research and policy development in economies of well-being
6. Indigenous voices on measuring and valuing health states
Esther Willing., Sarah-Jane Paine., Emma Wyeth., Braden Te Ao., Rhema Vaithianathan & Papaarangi Reid
AlterNative: An International Journal of Indigenous Peoples, First Published 2 Nov 2019. https://doi.org/10.1177/1177180119885418
The philosophical assumptions that underpin the way in which health states are valued within economic measures of health are rarely made explicit and fail to capture the experiences of Indigenous peoples. Within a Kaupapa Māori theoretical paradigm, in-depth interviews were conducted with six Māori key informants who had cared for whānau (family) members through illness to give voice to dimensions of health and illness that Western economic measures of health fail to capture.
Articles – Coronavirus
7. Wuhan coronavirus epidemic: Cases rising rapidly
New Zealand Doctor, Thursday 23 January 2020
The number of cases and deaths from the new coronavirus epidemic that has exploded out of Wuhan is rising rapidly. Authorities in the Chinese city report that by yesterday there had been 444 confirmed cases, including 17 deaths. The epidemic has spread widely in China and a handful of cases, all people who had been in Wuhan, have been detected in other countries, including the US, Japan and Thailand.
8. Vaccine against Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus
Shen, Xuejuan; Sabir, Jamal S M; Irwin, David M & Shen, Yongyi.
The Lancet Infectious Diseases; Vol. 19, Iss. 10, (Oct 2019): 1053-1054.
In The Lancet Infectious Diseases, Kayvon Modjarrad and colleagues1 reported results of the first in-human clinical trial of the GLS-5300 vaccine candidate against Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS)coronavirus. The vaccine induced both humoral and cellular MERS coronavirus-specific immune responses. These data suggest that GLS-5300 has potential value in protecting humans from MERS coronavirus infections. However, who should be vaccinated?
9. First Travel-related Case of 2019 Novel Coronavirus Detected in United States
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Washington, (Jan 21, 2020).
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today confirmed the first case of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in the United States in the state of Washington. The patient recently returned from Wuhan, China, where an outbreak of pneumonia caused by this novel coronavirus has been ongoing since December 2019. While originally thought to be spreading from animal-to-person, there are growing indications that limited person-to-person spread is happening. It's unclear how easily this virus is spreading between people.
Articles – Hand Hygiene
10. Impact of alcohol-based hand-gel sanitizer and hand hygiene advice on travellers’ diarrhoea and colonization with extended-spectrum beta-lactamase-producing Enterobacteriaceae: A randomised, controlled trial.
Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease, Vol. 32, (Nov 2019). DOI:10.1016/j.tmaid.2019.101475
Travellers’ diarrhoea (TD) is the most common health problem in international travellers. Besides being bothersome for the individual and a considerable economic burden for the public, TD is also known to be associated with becoming colonized with extended-spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL)-producing Enterobacteriacea. The aim of this study was to assess the impact of using hand gel sanitizer on the incidence of TD and colonization with ESBL-producing Enterobacteriaceae.
11. Solutions at Work: Improving hand hygiene auditing and personnel compliance
AORN Journal: The Official Voice of Perioperative Nursing, Vol. 110, Iss. 1, (Jul 2019): P14-P16.
Periop Briefing interviewed Matthew Beier, MS, RN, CNOR, CNS-BC, clinical nurse specialist at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin in Milwaukee about his team's project to improve their hand hygiene auditing and personnel compliance
12. Hand Hygiene in the Operating Room it's in your hands
The Dissector; Vol. 47, Iss. 1, (Jun 2019): 16-18.
Despite limited data from studies and understanding the role all health professional play in reducing microbial cross-contamination, Auckland District Health Board's (Auckland DHB) Perioperative Directorate worked to create expectation for hand hygiene practices in the OR.
13. Factors influencing hand hygiene compliance among nurses: An integrative review
Winship, Sarah & McClunie-Trust, Patricia
Kai Tiaki Nursing Research, Vol. 7, No. 1, Sep 2016: 19-26
The aim of this integrative review was to appraise primary research to identify factors influencing qualified nurses' hand hygiene compliance during patient care. Health-care associated infections (HAI) adversely affect patient health outcomes during hospital admissions, raising morbidity and mortality rates, extending lengths of hospital stay, and increasing health-care costs.
14. Back to basics: Preventing surgical site infections
ACORN: The Journal of Perioperative Nursing in Australia, Vol. 29, No. 3, Spring 2016: 13-18
A surgical site infection (SSI) is an unintended and oftentimes preventable consequence of surgery. There is a significant amount of literature related to preventing SSIs, and it is up to practitioners in each care setting to review the evidence and work together to implement SSI prevention measures, such as nasal decolonisation, antibiotic prophylaxis, preoperative showers, preoperative oxygen supplementation, and antimicrobial sutures.
Articles – Collegian, December 2019
15. Extending palliative care for underserved populations: Time to act
Jane Phillips., Melissa Bloomer & Jason Mills
Collegian, 2019-12-01, Volume 26, Issue 6, Pages 607-608
Palliative care may have its genesis in cancer, but over the past two decades it has been expanded to include people living with other chronic life-limiting illnesses. As a result there is now growing international acceptance that access to palliative care is a basic human right ( Gwyther, Brennan, & Harding, 2009 ).
16. The experience and challenges of rural persons with cancer and their families
Coyne, Elisabeth, Frommolt, Valda, & Salehi, Asiyeh.
Collegian, 2019-12-01, Vol. 26, Issue 6, Pages 609-614.
Approximately 30% of the population of Australia live over 180 km from tertiary healthcare facilities. In rural areas there are fewer health resources and greater travelling distances for treatment. This research sought to understand the experiences and challenges for persons with cancer and their families from rural Queensland.
17. ‘Through the eyes of the dying’—Identifying who may benefit from bereavement follow-up: A qualitative study
Phillips, Jane L., Lobb, Elizabeth A., Bellemore, Frances, Hays, Terrence, and Currow, David C..
Collegian, 2019-12-01, Vol. 26, Issue 6, Pages 615-620.
Bereavement support is an integral element of palliative care. Emerging evidence stipulates that bereavement support should be reserved for those most at risk of poor outcomes. While this evidence makes identifying those at risk of experiencing a complex bereavement a necessary first step, it has been difficult to arrive at a consensus as to whom that should be.
Journal – Table of Contents
The Dissector: Journal of the Perioperative Nurses College of the New Zealand Nurses Organisation, December 2019, Vol. 47, Number 3
18A. Editorial: Small team provides great conference
18B. News: 2020 Vision-PNC conference returns to Christchurch; 2020 Year of the Nurse; Surgico acquired by OBEX Medical
18C. Hawkes bay Regional Seminar: Boys2Men
18D. Reports presented at the 46rd annual general meeting of the perioperative Nurses College, held in Hamilton Saturday October 19, 2019: Chairperson’s annual report 2018-19; Website report 2019; The Dissector annual report; Membership report 2019; Submissions & crate weight project report; Professional Practice Committee; Professional Nursing Adviser report
18E. Lifebloood: The indispensable factor or influence that gives something its strength and vitality [An overview of the conference presentations]
18F. New products: GE Healthcare uses AI to help spot pneumothorax; Simeon Medical adopts recyclable materials; EcoAid biodegradable medical hollowware from Bamfords
18G. Making a difference in perioperative nursing: making gains and moving ahead
19. New Zealand Pain Society 2020
Making the Connection : Cortex, Culture and Community
Date: Mar 19 - 21, 2020
Venue: Copthorne Hotel, Bay of Islands, New Zealand
All of us at some time in our lives will experience pain; for many of us that is a short lived experience and we move on but for around 20% or more of the population that pain continues and can become a disabling, distressing and disrupting experience and frequently a challenging issue for health providers working with people in this situation.
More information: https://www.nzccp.co.nz/events/conferences/new-zealand-pain-society-2020-conference/
20. Med Can 2020 - New Zealand's first medicinal cannabis summit
Date: 18th Mar 2020 - 19th Mar 2020
Venue: SkyCity Convention Centre, Auckland, New Zealand
The purpose of MedCan 2020 is to educate and enable the New Zealand medicinal cannabis sector. We want to ensure that New Zealanders are equipped to maximise the opportunities that medicinal cannabis brings – improving quality of life and fuelling economic growth.
News – National
21. Researchers believe Chinese coronavirus came from snakes
Newshub - 24 January 2019
Researchers in China say a deadly virus outbreak which has killed 18 people so far originated in snakes, but others aren't so sure. The virus, known as 2019-nCoV, is closely related to SARS and the common cold, but had never been seen before it first appeared in the city of Wuhan in December.
News – International
22. Coronavirus Live Updates: 1st Death Outside Epicenter Is Reported, but W.H.O. Doesn’t Declare Emergency Yet
New York Times – 23 January 2020
The travel restrictions imposed on Wuhan were extended to at least four more cities. At least 18 people have died and more than 600 have been sickened by a mysterious illness. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/23/world/asia/china-coronavirus.html