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22 October 2020, Issue 18 - Books; Surgical Plume; Nurses Health & Wellbeing; Nursing Times-October 2020; Conferences


The following books can be borrowed by current NZNO members, for a period of 4 weeks.  Please provide a physical address so that the books can be couriered out to you.

1. Clinical governance [WA 525 CLI]

Edited by Myriam Lugon & Jonathan Secker-Walker
Published in 1999

This practical guide describes all the inter-related elements that make up clinical governance.  The contributors highlight good practice and help you to understand the context and to develop systems within your own organisation in order to achieve this.  it is essential for all members of staff to become involved as clinical governance will be the responsibility of managers and clinicians working at all levels within Trusts.

2. The dark side of nursing [WX185 PRY]

Ingrid Teresa Pryde
Published in 2014

In The Dark Side of Nursing, author Ingrid Teresa Pryde shares her story of bullying in the health-care field.  She defines the crime of bullying in all its forms and explores the behaviours and motivations of the bully, going on to suggest approaches for dealing with the problem of bullying, gleaned from literature written by experts in the field of behavioural science.

3. Health Activism: Foundations and strategies [WA 540 LAV]\

Glenn Laverack
Published in 2013

Health activism is a growing area of interest for many who work to improve health at both a national and international levels because it offers a more direct approach to achieve lasting social and political change. This book provides theory, evidence-base and strategies that can be harnessed to bring about change.

4. The health of the people [WA 540.KN4 SKE]

David Skegg
Published in 2019

Argues that the Havelock North drinking water contamination in 2016 that caused widespread community infection signals an underlying  weakness in our country’s health infrastructure – weaknesses already evident in problems ranging from child nutrition to cancer.

Articles – Surgical Plume

5. The risk of COVID-19 transmission by laparoscopic smoke may be lower than for laparotomy: a narrative review

Mintz, Yoav; Arezzo, Alberto; Boni Luigi; Baldari Ludovica; Cassinotti Elisa; et al.
Surgical Endoscopy, Aug 2020, 34(8), 3298-3305

At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, surgical societies quickly published guidelines recommending avoiding laparoscopy or to consider open surgery because of the fear of transmission of SARS-CoV-2 through surgical smoke or aerosol. This narrative review of the literature aimed to determine whether there are any differences in the creation of surgical smoke/aerosol between laparoscopy and laparotomy and if laparoscopy may be safer than laparotomy.

6. Smoke management/evacuation

AORN Journal: The Official Voice of Perioperative Nursing, Aug 2020, 112 (2), 143,145-149,151

Documented evidence of the harmful effects of surgical smoke is prevalent in literature and recommendations for reducing the risk of harm to patients and health care workers have been published by organizations such as the AORN, Joint Commission, ANSI, and NIOSH. Improve staff knowledge related to the following areas: how surgical smoke (plume) is generated, the contents of surgical smoke (plume) and its harmful effects, "best practice" interventions for minimizing surgical smoke in the environment and mitigating its harmful effects to patients, operating room personnel and surgical team members.

7. Ultrasonic versus monopolar energy-based surgical devices in terms of surgical smoke and lateral thermal damage (ULMOST): a randomized controlled trial

Choi, Chahien; Do, In-Gu; Song, Taejong.
Surgical Endoscopy, Nov 2018, 32(11), 4415-4421

The purpose of this study was to compare the degree of surgical smoke or vapor and lateral thermal damage caused by two different energy-based surgical devices (ESDs) used in colpotomy during total laparoscopic hysterectomy.

8. Surgical Plume Survey 2018

McCamish, Johanna.
The Dissector, Jun 2018, 46(1), 28-30

Symptoms reported by staff members include nausea, double vision, headaches fatigue and a number of respiratory problems (Ball, 2018; Alp, Biji, Bleichrodt, Hansson & Voss, 2006). Because of the potential impact surgical plume has on Perioperative Nurses, a survey was compiled with the objective of exploring Perioperative Nurses College (PNC) members' knowledge and understanding of surgical smoke plume and what they saw happening in the workplace.

Articles –  Nursing Times, October 2020 [UK Journal]

9. ‘Florence Nightingale: Is she still relevant today?’

Greta Westwood
Nursing Times, 21 October 2020

For the next two weeks, FNF will mark Florence Nightingale leaving London for Crimea with 38 nurses (21 October) and arriving at Scutari Barracks, Turkey (4 November) to care for the injured soldiers during the Crimean War. So, what did Florence do at Scutari that is so relevant today?

10. Worrying’ rise in lung cancer nurses wanting to quit since Covid-19

Gemma Mitchell
Nursing Times, 21 October 2020

The number of lung cancer nurses in the UK expressing their intention to quit has skyrocketed over the course of the coronavirus pandemic, during which many have been redeployed away from their normal roles. The findings are outlined in a new report published today by the UK Lung Cancer Coalition (UKLCC) looking at the impact of the Covid-19 crisis on lung cancer services, patients and staff.

11. Nurse educators: Using theatre to increase understanding of learning disabilities

Nursing Times, 19 October 2020

People with learning disabilities often receive poorer healthcare services than the general population; to improve this, changes need to be made to the undergraduate health education. Northumbria University and Lawnmowers Independent Theatre Company have codeveloped a creative health-awareness training (CHAT) project, in which actors with learning disabilities run a workshop for student nurses.

12. Exploring the impact on frontline staff of training in advance care planning

Nursing Times, 19 October 2020

Advance care planning is an essential part of end-of-life care, but barriers exist to its timely delivery. A one-day training course increased frontline staff’s knowledge, confidence and willingness to implement it.

Articles – Nurses Health & Wellbeing

13. Registered nurses as role models for healthy lifestyles

Heidke, Penny;   Madsen, Wendy L &   Langham, Erika M
Australian Journal of Advanced Nursing, 37(2), Mar-May 2020, 11-18

The aim of this paper is to report on registered nurses' adherence to current Australian health behaviour recommendations. Barriers and facilitators to healthy lifestyles, and their attitudes towards being role models and promoting healthy lifestyles to their patients.

14. Primary healthcare: How do general practice nurses perceive and communicate lifestyle risk discussions?

James, Sharon;  Halcomb, Elizabeth;  McInnes, Susan & Desborough, Jane
Australian Nursing and Midwifery Journal, Apr-Jun 2020, 26(10), 42

A growing demand in primary care necessitates a shift towards preventative initiatives (Swerissen et al. 2018), such as communicating lifestyle risk reduction.

15. Nutrition for the nurse

Hawkins, Kathryn
The Lamp, Feb 2020, 77(1), 28-29

Eating well when you have a job of stress and shifts is challenging but it can be done, says Kathryn Hawkins, an expert in women's health.

16. Experiences of nursing and allied health students undertaking a rural placement - barriers and enablers to satisfaction and wellbeing

Bradley, Donna; Bourke, Lisa & Cosgrave, Catherine
Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, Apr 2020, 30(1), 51-63

This study investigated the lived experiences of nursing and allied health students on placement in rural and regional Victoria. Its purpose was to identify the enablers and barriers most strongly affecting placement satisfaction and personal wellbeing

17. Issues: Emergency department nurses' narratives of burnout: Blurring of roles and professional identity

Hetherington, Debbie; Murphy, Gillian; Wilson, Nathan;  Dixon, Kathleen
Australian Nursing and Midwifery Journal, 26(11), Jul-Sep 2020: 40-41

Australian nurses are exposed to ongoing stressful work situations with emergency department nurses facing unique stressors: including traumatic emergency cases (World Health Organization [WHO], 2019). Constant exposure to such stressful events presents the potential for the emergency department nurse to develop emotional coping response mechanisms that run counter to their professional identity as a nurse, such as a loss of compassion towards others.


18. HiNZ Networking Events - November 2020

HiNZ is running three networking events to give the HiNZ community opportunity to meet in-person before the end of the year.

Each event will run from 5-7pm and guest speaker Shayne Hunter, Deputy Director General of Data and Digital, Ministry of Health, will speak at approximately 6pm.

  • Auckland - Thursday 19 November 2020
  • Christchurch - Monday 23 November 2020
  • Wellington - Wednesday 25 November 2020
  • Get more information

19. Tackling Inequity to Improve Outcomes Conference

Using an equity approach for improving public services in New Zealand

Date: 9 - 10 Dec 2020
Venue: Te Wharewaka, Wellington

20. Health and Care Services for NZ's Ageing Population

A vision for an integrated aged care system for NZ's future

Key themes:

  • Aged care and health of older people into the future
  • Case studies: Innovation in our aged care services
  • An evolving aged care sector
  • Encouraging social wellbeing for the aged population

Date: 17 - 18 Feb 2021
Venue: Ellerslie Event Centre, Auckland

News – National

21. New Covid fears in Auckland

From Nine To Noon, 9:08 am today
Epidemiologist Sir David Skegg is concerned at the level of complacency the public and government is showing towards Covid-19 since the country reverted to alert level 1.

22. 'Dust off those masks' - Bloomfield warns Kiwis not to be complacent about virus over long weekend

His words come after a man infected with Covid-19 recently visited an Auckland pub before later testing positive. People who attended The Malt in Greenhithe between 7:30pm and 10pm last Friday night have been asked to get tested and self-isolate.

News – International

23. Doctors say this will be the worst surge yet. From treatments to testing to PPE, is the US better at handling Covid-19 now?

By Holly Yan, CNN October 21, 2020

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