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1 July 2020, Issue 10, COVID19-free resources; Nurses and fatigue; Preceptorship

Open access (free) evidence based resources on COVID19

American Society for Microbiology (ASM)
ASM is providing free access to nearly 50 research articles published over the last year in ASM’s 16 scholarly journals to support research efforts and communications about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). ASM has also committed to making all of its COVID19 and coronavirus related publications, and the available data supporting them, immediately accessible in PubMed Central (PMC) and other public repositories.
Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) resources (ASM)

Annual Reviews
Annual Reviews is a nonprofit publisher dedicated to synthesizing and integrating knowledge for the progress of science and the benefit of society. Annual Reviews has set up a resource center for articles that are freely available.
Research Support: Coronavirus primer (Annual Reviews)

British Medical Journal - BMJ
This page collects all BMJ coverage of the coronavirus outbreak from across the BMJ's journals and learning resources. All articles and resources are freely available.

Cambridge University Press
Free COVID-19 collection from Cambridge University Press. Some of this content is open access anyway; the rest has been made freely available:

Cochrane Resources and News
2 COVID-19 Special Collections published. Critical care & infection control and prevention, plus other Cochrane resources.

Elsevier – Free health and medical research on the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) and COVID-19
Since January 2020 Elsevier has created a COVID-19 resource center with free information in English and Mandarin on the novel coronavirus COVID-19. Coronavirus information center here.

Emerald research on COVID-19 and the management of epidemics and pandemics free for anyone to access and have also made this available with full text and data mining rights to PubMed Central and the World Health Organisation repository.


These books can be borrowed by current NZNO members for a period of 4 weeks. Please provide a street address so that we can courier the books out to you.

1. Listening with my heart: Poems by Aotearoa New Zealand nurses
edited by Lorraine Ritchie
Published in 2017
The New Zealand Nurses Organisation supported the poetry book project as part of its visibility of nursing project. Moving and poignant, the poems offer deep observation and insight into the diversity and lived experience of our nurses.

2. 100 years of purpose: Hospital for infectious diseases
Its been 100 years since the building that is now known as the Margaret Doucas Animal Hospital, and occupied by SPCA Wellington, was first built as a sanatorium. We celebrate the building’s past and its different purposes, and tell stories of those that have worked, studied or been a part of its history.

3. Pee into this jar for me, please: A humorous look at a hospital vacation
Shona Daube
Published in 2019
Sometime in your life you may find yourself on a hospital merry-go-round, maybe facing surgery for the first time, or going through a diagnostic process, or starting a series of treatments. This is my attempt to demystify this strange world of hospital that you are entering and make fun of it.

4. Sleeping better in pregnancy: A guide to sleep health for New Zealand women
Clare Ladyman with Leigh Signal
Published in 2020
This book, based on the latest research from Massey University’s Sleep/Wake research centre, includes information about why sleep is important, how sleep works, and the different lifestyle and physical changes during pregnancy that can affect your sleep.

5. The spirit of Maori leadership
Selwyn Ratene
Published in 2013
The book provides insights into and analysis of traditional and contemporary models of Māori leadership. From this, it identifies three connected themes: understanding what makes a good leader, the importance of people and relationships, and the need to formulate a strategic plan and examines four leadership models: transactional, charismatic, transformational and organic.

6. Stories of resilience in nursing: Tales from the frontline of nursing
Michael Traynor
Published in 2020
This engaging book recounts direct and vivid stories told by or about nurses. These vignettes discuss nursing's ideals without idealising them and show nursing work and the lives of nurses in all their complexity. They include contributions from mental health nurses, a former nurse, student nurses, a migrant nurse and a whistle-blowing nurse, among others.

7. The unknown sea: An anthology of poems on living and dying
Selected by Rod MacLeod
Published in 2014
Death is a part of life that none of us can avoid. The poems in this anthology give insight into the world of those who are grieving, facing the death of someone they love, or even facing death themselves. Some illustrate joy and acceptance; others, blackness and despair. Some are angry, sad, descriptive and emotional.

Articles – Preceptorship

8. Improving Nurse Practitioner and Physician Assistant Preceptor Knowledge, Self-Efficacy, and Willingness in a Hospital Medicine Practice: An Online Experience
Heusinkvelt, Sally E & Tracy, Mary.
The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, Jun 2020. 51(6), 275-279.

A hospital medicine practice experienced an increased demand for additional nurse practitioner (NP) and physician assistant (PA) preceptors.

9. The One-Minute Preceptor: A Framework for clinical education in the field: Keep students focused on the problems they need to solve
Gerard, Daniel R
EMS World, Mar 2020. 49 (3), 36-37

The one-minute preceptor teaching model was developed at the University of Washington's Department of Family Medicine several years ago and has been used in a variety of settings with a variety of students. The model provides a starting point for new and even experienced educators to improve their encounters with students and new hires.

10. Measuring Preceptor Selection in Long-Term Care
Burt, Susan C.
The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, Oct 2019. 50(10), 455-462

Orienting new nursing staff is costly for health care organizations. Identifying preceptor characteristics and structuring preceptor education to support those characteristics may improve the orientation process and decrease orientation cost.

11. Effects of Trait Anger and Anger Expression on Job Satisfaction and Burnout in Preceptor Nurses and Newly Graduated Nurses: A Dyadic Analysis
In Seo La & Yun, Eun Kyoung.
Asian Nursing Research, Oct 2019. 13(4), 242-248

The preceptor–newly graduated nurse (NGN) relationship is integral to the successful experience of clinical teaching and learning and new nurses' transition. However, interpersonal conflicts between them are common. Little is known whether their anger contributes to their level of job satisfaction and burnout. This study aimed to examine the effects of each nurse's anger on job satisfaction and burnout in preceptor–NGN dyads.

12. Should Preceptors Be Paid?
The Journal for Nurse Practitioners, Sep 2019. 15(8), 542-543

Primary care shortages throughout the country place increased demands on providers. To meet these demands, health care organizations often increase productivity expectations for providers, which limit provider time with the patient and the provision of high-quality care.

13. Preceptorship in Practice
Martin, Amanda & Dodd, Emma.
Imaging & Therapy Practice, Jun 2020. 12-14.

Creating positive role models in preceptorship. The Department of Health (2010) define preceptorship as: 'a period of structured transition for the newly registered practitioner during which he or she will be supported by a preceptor to develop their confidence as an autonomous professional, refine skills, values and behaviours and to continue on their journey of life-long learning'.

Articles – Nurses and Fatigue

14. Development and evaluation of a matrix for assessing fatigue-related risk, derived from a national survey of nurses' work patterns
Philippa Gander., Karyn O'Keeffe., Edgar Santos-Fernandez., Annette Huntington., Leonie Walker & Jinny Willis
International Journal of Nursing Studies, Article 103573

Multiple aspects of nurses’ rosters interact to affect the quality of patient care they can provide and their own health, safety and wellbeing

15. Compassion satisfaction and fatigue in cardiovascular nurses: A cross-sectional descriptive study
Babaei, Sima & Haratian, Marzieh.
Iranian Journal of Nursing and Midwifery Research, May-Jun 2020. 25(3), 212-216
Cardiovascular nurses play a key role in improving the treatment outcomes in patients. Compassion satisfaction and fatigue influence the quality of nursing care. Thus, it is important to examine the levels of compassion satisfaction and fatigue in cardiovascular nurses. This study was performed to determine compassion satisfaction and fatigue in cardiovascular nurses.

16. Who’s helping nurses through menopause?: Health services risk losing experienced nurses because of a failure to acknowledge symptoms such as fatigue and hot flushes.
Nursing Standard, Oct 30, 2019. 34(11), 39-40.

Women aged 45 to 55, the core menopausal years, form the largest single age group on the nursing. Yet despite the large numbers of menopausal women in the workforce, managing the menopause at work is no easy feat. A recent study of 1,000 women aged over 50 by Health & Her, an online resource that provides advice on menopause from nurses, GPs and gynaecologists, suggests that 14 million working days may be lost due to the menopause each year.

17. Association of Organisational Stress with Fatigue in Operating Room Nurses
Akansel, Neriman., Akansel, Mehmet & Yanik, Hulya.
International Journal of Caring Sciences, May-Aug 2019. 12(2), 1-12.

There are several factors that cause fatigue on working nurses. However, very limited research is available on association of organisational stress with fatigue in operating room nurses. Aim: This was a descriptive and cross-sectional study which aimed to determine the association of the organizational stress with fatigue in operating room nurses (OR) nurses.


18. The New Zealand Nursing Leaders' Summit 2020
Addressing the challenges of the modern nurse leader
The Nurse Leaders' Summit has been rescheduled from March 2020. If you had booked on the March Summit your booking has been transferred to the new September dates and you do not need to do anything further.
RESCHEDULED DATES: 2-3 September 2020
More information:

19. New Zealand Medico-Legal Congress
Examining the key medico-legal issues and the implications on industry and public
Date: 14-15 October 2020
Venue: Novotel Ellerslie, Auckland
More information:

News – National


20. New flu virus with 'pandemic potential' found in China
Radio New Zealand, 30 June 2020
A new strain of flu that has the potential to become a pandemic has been identified in China by scientists.
News – International

21. Victoria state in Australia announces second lockdown in hotspots
The Australian state of Victoria is to reimpose stay-at-home orders from tomorrow night in certain hot spot areas, as the state grapples with a spike in Covid-19 cases

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