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Issue 4 NZNO Library e-newsletter 24 February 2020

Novel coronavirus (COVID-19)

There are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New Zealand to date. The likelihood of an imported case in New Zealand is high, however the likelihood of a widespread outbreak is low-moderate.
For COVID-19 health advice and information, contact the Healthline team (for free) on 0800 358 5453 or +64 9 358 5453 for international SIMS.
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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. Advancing perioperative practice
Edited by Mark Radford., Bernie County & Melanie Oakley
Published 2004
All three areas of the surgical experience are covered: pre-operative, intra-operative and post-operative care.

2. Fast facts for the radiology nurse: An orientation and nursing are guide in a nutshell
Valerie Aarne Grossman
Published 2014
This book discusses care for all patient populations including morbidly obese, pediatric, geriatric, and oncology and addresses vascular access, infection control, teamwork, and sterile technique in the radiology setting. The book encompasses over 50 different IR procedures, and also describes emergency situations in radiology and how to respond to them.

3. Mental health: A person-centred approach
Edited by Nicholas Procter., Helen P. Hamer., Denise McGarry., Rhonda L/ Wilson & Terry Froggatt
Published 2014
This book adopts a storytelling approach, which encourages engagement with the lives and needs of consumers and carers in mental health. Each chapter features learning objectives, reflective and critical thinking questions, extension activities and further reading.

4. Plunket Pioneers: Recollections of plunket nurses from 1940 – 2000
Joyce Powell
Published 2003
This book is a collection of recollections from some of the Plunket Nurses in the service between the years 1940 and 2000

Articles - Primary Health Care [RCN Journal]
                29 January 2020 | Vol 30, Issue 1

5. CPD: Improving women’s uptake of cervical screening in primary care
Valerie McMunn, Visiting lecturer in women’s and sexual health, Division of Midwifery and Radiography, School of Health Sciences, City University of London, London, England
Primary Health Care. doi: 10.7748/phc.2019.e1588. Published online: 04 December 2019

This article outlines the data on non-attendance at cervical screening appointments and identifies the cohorts of women who are at the highest risk of non-attendance. The article also discusses strategies that healthcare professionals can implement to improve the uptake of cervical screening.

6. How to manage PVL-associated Staphylococcus aureus infections in primary care
Ed Andrews, Health protection practitioner, Public Health England, South London health protection team, London, England
Jane de Burgh, Senior health protection practitioner, Public Health England, South London health protection team, London, England
Primary Health Care. doi: 10.7748/phc.2020.e1636. Published online: 23 January 2020

Staphylococcus aureus is a bacterium commonly found on human skin and in the upper respiratory tract. Although it is usually harmless, some strains of Staphylococcus aureus produce a toxin known as Panton-Valentine Leukocidin (PVL) that can cause mild to severe health effects. Health protection and primary care teams should work together to carry out a risk assessment and take appropriate action.

7. Why general practice nurses need education about cancer as a long-term condition
Sandra Dyer Advanced nurse practitioner, Macmillan primary care lead nurse, South West London Health and Care Partnership, London, England
Sarah Dewhurst Macmillan specialist clinician, physiotherapist, South West London Health and Care Partnership, London, England
Primary Health Care. doi: 10.7748/phc.2020.e1566. Published online: 15 January 2020

This article outlines the results of a survey of cancer training needs conducted with general practice nurses (GPNs) in South West London in 2018. The survey determined the nurses’ views about three areas of their work related to cancer: how they see their role in cancer care, their confidence in their cancer knowledge and their attitude towards cancer education.

8. Death: a social disadvantage? How one hospice is addressing inequality at end of life
Clare Lawrance Education lead, Education and training team, Woking and Sam Beare Hospices, Woking, Surrey, England
Primary Health Care. doi: 10.7748/phc.2019.e1573. Published online: 06 November 2019

This article describes an initiative in a small independent hospice to develop an equalities steering committee to identify and meet the needs of underrepresented groups in the local community. The involvement of clinical staff, particularly nurses, as well as local equality engagement officers and representatives from marginalised groups, supports the development of service improvement plans.

9. Family members’ and carers’ perceptions of palliative care provided by district nurses
Christine Coldrick, Practice nurse, adults and community, Midlands Medical Partnership, Birmingham, England
Kevin Crimmons, Associate professor, Birmingham City University, England
Primary Health Care. doi: 10.7748/phc.2019.e1478. Published online: 16 October 2019

The aim of this literature review was to analyse the available evidence from families and carers of patients with life-limiting conditions to identify any inconsistencies in the provision of palliative care by district nurses.

Articles –  Primary Health Care [RCN Journal], 29 Nov 2019 | Vol 29, Issue 6

10. General practice nursing is a specialism in need of a higher profile – and more recruits
Primary Health Care. 29(6), 20-21. doi: 10.7748/phc.29.6.20.s18

Many concerns were raised in a Queen’s Nursing Institute survey of general practice nurses in 2016, but, three years on, have those issues been addressed? More than one third of the 3,400 respondents were due to retire by 2020 and vacancies were proving hard to fill. Just 43% of GPNs said their nursing team had the right number of staff to meet patient need.

11. What does the future hold for district nursing?
Primary Health Care. 29(6), 14-16. doi: 10.7748/phc.29.6.14.s16

Once predicted to be facing ‘extinction’ by the RCN, the value of nursing in the community could be starting to be recognised once again. Five years ago, the RCN warned that district nursing was facing ‘extinction’ by 2025 as staff numbers were declining so alarmingly.

12. We are super nurses, not mini doctors
Primary Health Care. 29, 6, 12-12. doi: 10.7748/phc.29.6.12.s14

Many general practice nurses are frustrated with their status and often feel undervalued. Is it time to reconsider their role? At a time when general practice nurses (GPNs) are extending their roles into chronic disease management, minor illness and prescribing to meet the growing needs of primary care, research shows they think their role is misunderstood and undervalued.

Journal - Table Of Contents

World of Irish Nursing & Midwifery: Journal of the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation, Vol 28, No 1 February 2020

13A. Editorial: Using our voices in GE 2020
13B. Your priorities with the president
13C. News: 2019 saw thousands more on trolleys; INMO calls for a ‘line in the sand’ as 2020 opens with overcrowding chaos
13D. Opinion: Message for your doorsteps [General election is set for Saturday Feb 8, 2020]
13E. IR Update: Hospital crowding: politicians spin, HSE denies and patients die; HSE employment control breaches 2017 agreement; Ministers additional beds to be gone again by end of March; Update on termination of pregnancy services
13F. News: Norwegian visit marks International Year of the Nurse and Midwife; Emergency measures agreed to ease severe overcrowding levels in Cork; Improved terms for nurses within health promotion moving to CHOs; Clocking-in dispute averted; IBTS implements dispute settlement; Kerala nurses in mid-west celebrate
13G. Section News: OHN Section conference hears from wide variety of expert speakers; ODN Section conference: ‘Together Towards Tomorrow’
13H. 2020: International year of the nurse and midwife [Discusses the background of the year-long celebration and outlines events ahead
13I. Industrial Relations: New year – newly enhance IR team
13J. Interview: harnessing potential [ Catherine O’Connor – her role as the INMO’s next student and new graduate officer]
13K. INMO Professional education programmes
13L. Joanna Briggs Institute evidence-based practice database
13M. Q&A Bulleting Board
13N. Quality & safety [HSE’s new quality improvement strategic approach]
13O. Spotlight on Michelle O’Hara
13P. Skin care in babies
13Q. Building on success [UCC celebrates 25 years of nursing and midwifery]
13R. Inclusive healthcare
13S. Workplace engagement [Staff engagement is the best indicator of organisational performance]
13T. Update in urology care: a nurse-led approach
13U. Role of the diabetes specialist
13V. Smoke signals [A team from Limerick University Hospital and Limerick IT discuss efforts to lower smoking]
13W. Curing hepatitis C
13X. Special Olympics: the joy of taking part; Nursing department enjoys success at St Luke’s award ceremony; UHL ANPs pioneering surgery; European index shows lack of specialist healthcare services for Irish MS patients


14. In the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife, we are delighted to bring you the New Zealand Nursing Leaders’ Summit
: 25 - 26 Mar 2020
Venue: Ellerslie Events Centre, Auckland
More information:

15. Southern Suicide Prevention Symposium: Working together to prevent suicide
: 10 &11 September 2020

16. NZBCS: The Second New Zealand Breast Cancer Symposium
: “From prevention, early diagnosis to targeted therapy”
Date: 12-14 November 2020
Venue: AUT City Campus, Sir Paul Reeves Building, 35 Wellesley Street East, Auckland 1010

News – National

17. Coronavirus will arrive in New Zealand, say medical experts
Healthcentral - February 21, 2020
Authorities need to prepare for the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak reaching New Zealand, say two top experts who warn our country likely won't stay free of the disease for long.

18. Whooping cough bug becoming ‘smarter’, researchers warn
Healthcentral - January 24, 2020
Data shows an outbreak of whooping cough tends to occur every three to five years
News – International

19. Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak
World Health Organisation
This website you can find information and guidance from WHO regarding the current outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) that was first reported from Wuhan, China, on 31 December 2019. Please visit this page for daily updates.

20. Everything travelers need to know about novel coronavirus
CNN • Updated 21st February 2020
The spread of novel coronavirus has travelers around the world on edge. Much is still unknown about the outbreak, and health officials are urging caution. That means travelers crisscrossing the globe should be aware of the virus, steer clear of heavily impacted areas and exercise some of the same kinds of preventive measures they'd use to avoid influenza and other illnesses.

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