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Issue 23 - 18 December 2020

Articles: Nurse Leader Journal, December 2020

  1. Dress Code Expectations and Working from Home
  2. Nursing Leadership COVID-19 Insight Survey
  3. Proactive Strategy to Improve Staff Engagement
  4. Successfully Deploying Your Valuable Resources
  5. Use of the ADKAR® and CLARC® Change Models to Navigate Staffing Model Changes During the COVID-19 Pandemic
  6. President of Nursing Staff

Articles: Professional Conduct, Ethics, Social Media

  1. Think before you send: Professional conduct and online communication
  2. Social Media Posts Used in Lawsuit
  3. Impact of social media interventions and tools among informal caregivers of critically ill patients after patient admission to the intensive care unit: A scoping review
  4. A Nurse's Guide to the Use of Social Media
  5. The Usage of Social Media Networks as a Tool by Employers to Screen Job Candidates
  6. Friendship or therapeutic relationships?

Table of Contents

  1. American Journal of Nursing, October 2020

Events

  1. 43rd annual Enrolled Nurse Section NZNO conference - The year of the Enrolled Nurse

National news

  1. Information for Health Practitioners - December 2020
  2. 'We are all struggling': The 'crisis'; in general practices leading to longer wait times, and difficulty finding a GP
  3. Auckland medical centre ends 24/7 service over safety issues, staff burnout

International news

  1. NSW records new coronavirus case in Sydney airport van driver

Articles – Nurse Leader Journal, December 2020

1. Dress Code Expectations and Working from Home

Beth A. Brooks

Nurse Leader, 2020-12-01, 18(6), 517-518.

The spread of the coronavirus has meant that the workplace will be forever redefined under a “new normal,” where one of those new realties is that most teams will continue to work remotely. You want to make sure you’re dressed appropriate to your meeting’s purpose and its audience.

2. Nursing Leadership COVID-19 Insight Survey

Daryl Joslin & Hunter Joslin

Nurse Leader, 2020-12-01, 18(6), 527-531.

The American Organization for Nursing Leadership (AONL) and Joslin Marketing partnered to conduct a study on the impact of COVID-19 on nursing leadership. The findings from the interviews and online survey identify key concerns, primary challenges, lasting changes, and preparedness for future pandemics or surges.

3. Proactive Strategy to Improve Staff Engagement

Viji George & Laura Massey

Nurse Leader, 2020-12-01, 18(6), 532-535

Leader visibility, 2-way communication, and promotion of recognition called the VCR (Visibility, Communication, Recognition) strategy can lead to robust staff engagement. Application of the VCR strategy improved participation of nursing staff in the shared governance activities of a mid-sized Magnet®-recognized health care organization.

4. Successfully Deploying Your Valuable Resources:

Rosemarie Aznavorian

Nurse Leader, 2020-12-01, 18(6), 536-538

Whether your facility is standalone or part of a multihospital system, meeting operational demand for patient care under routine circumstances can be challenging. This article explores the challenges of staffing during a crisis and patient surge, providing strategies that can be utilized to optimize resources.

5. Use of the ADKAR® and CLARC® Change Models to Navigate Staffing Model Changes During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Julie Balluck., Elizabeth Asturi & Vicki Brockman

Nurse Leader, 2020-12-01, 18(6), 539-546

In early 2020, hospitals faced unprecedented patient volumes resulting from the COVID-19 outbreak. Nurse executives at a faith-based, not-for-profit health care system quickly responded to ensure safe staffing, conservation of personal protective equipment, and implementation of infection prevention strategies. A significant challenge was safe staffing for the expected patient surge.

6. President of Nursing Staff

Veronica L. Rankin & Robert V. Rose

Nurse Leader, 2020-12-01, 18(6), 547-551

Shared governance is a proven tactic in improving nursing excellence, although it can be quite difficult to master and maintain in health care. This role has resulted in improved nurse satisfaction, autonomy, and engagement scores, as well as a reinvigorated shared governance model.

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Articles – Professional Conduct/Ethics/Social Media

7. Think before you send: Professional conduct and online communication

Wischer, Kristen

Australian Nursing and Midwifery Journal, 26(11), Jul-Sep 2020

Abstract: Health practitioners, nurses and midwives are bound by a code of conduct and professional standards. In addition, many workplaces will have policies setting out the standard of behaviour expected with regard to electronic communication with colleagues, patients, clients and residents as well as their families and representatives.

8. Social Media Posts Used in Lawsuit

Latner, Ann W, JD.

The Clinical Advisor: For Nurse Practitioners, 23(9), Nov 2020, 27-28.

The court rules that some social media posts by a nurse practitioner are acceptable as evidence.

9. Impact of social media interventions and tools among informal caregivers of critically ill patients after patient admission to the intensive care unit: A scoping review

Cherak, Stephana J; Rosgen, Brianna K; Amarbayan, Mungunzul; Plotnikoff, Kara; Wollny, Krista; et al.

PLoS One, 15(9), Sep 2020: e0238803. DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0238803

The use of social media in healthcare continues to evolve. The purpose of this scoping review was to summarize existing research on the impact of social media interventions and tools among informal caregivers of critically ill patients after patient admission to the intensive care unit (ICU).

10. A Nurse's Guide to the Use of Social Media

Missouri State Board of Nursing Newsletter, 22 (3), Aug-Oct 2020, 8-9.

Social media in the workplace. Social media can benefit health care in a variety of ways, including fostering professional connections, promoting timely communication with patients and family members, and educating and informing consumers and health care professionals.

11. The Usage of Social Media Networks as a Tool by Employers to Screen Job Candidates

Kaura, Jaspreet; Arianayagamb, Sheila & Singhc, Parmjit.

The European Journal of Social & Behavioural Sciences, 29(3), Aug 2020, 3225-3240.

This study examines firstly, the usage of SNS as a possible tool by employers to screen job candidates during the recruitment process and secondly, the awareness of potential job candidates/employees on its impact. College students are constantly using SNS as a mode of communication, interaction and entertainment where they freely express their opinions and share their posts in these sites, without considering the repercussions at a professional level like job interviews.

12. Friendship or therapeutic relationships?

Starr, Linda

Australian Nursing and Midwifery Journal, 25(4), Oct 2017

Abstract: Browsing through a list of recent decisions by the Courts and Tribunals serves to remind us of the need for the regulation of health practitioners and the establishment of registration standards, codes and policies to guide professional conduct.

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Table of Contents

13. American Journal of Nursing, October 2020

  • 13A. Editorial: No time for silence: This presidential election may be the most important of modern times
  • 13B. Viewpoint: Improving access to preventive care for HIV
  • 13C. News: The race to develop a COVID-19 vaccine
  • 13D. News: COVID-19 Upends progress on opioid crisis; Supreme court upholds rules allowing some employers to opt out of contraceptive coverage
  • 13E. The U.S COVID-19 testing failure
  • 13F. Interventions for drug-using offenders with mental health problems
  • 13G. Suicide among RNs: An analysis of 2015 data from the national violent death reporting system
  • 13H. Poem: Chest pain, female
  • 13I. From the CDC: Understanding autism spectrum disorder
  • 13J. From the AJN Archives: Childhood Schizophrenia                                                                                                  
  • 13K. How does research start?: Identifying a strong topic of interest and developing a well-defined research question
  • 13L. Every front line has a back line: What nursing can learn from rugby
  • 13M. A case of tachycardia and shortness of breath
  • 13N. Behind the scenes of an educational escape room: Using an immersive gaming experience as a learning strategy
  • 13O. How marketing practices undermine nurses
  • 13P. Improving quiet at night on a telemetry unit: Introducing a holistic sleep menu intervention
  • 13Q. Resources for nurses in an election year: The profession is primed to influence policy at all levels
  • 13R. Reflections: Meeting Ms. Ada: An encounter dreaded by a new nurse becomes a cherished memory

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Events

14. 43rd annual Enrolled Nurse Section NZNO conference - The year of the Enrolled Nurse

Date: 18-20 May 2021

Venue: Glenroy Auditorium, Dunedin

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National News

15. Information for Health Practitioners – December 2020

The Arms Legislation Act 2020 introduced changes to the Arms Act 1983 which come into effect from 24 December 2020. The December 2020 amendments will mean:

  1. Health practitioners must consider notifying Police of health concerns related to their patient’s firearms access

  2. Police will notify health practitioners when their patient has been issued with a firearms licence.

16. 'We are all struggling': The 'crisis' in general practices leading to longer wait times, and difficulty finding a GP

Stuff – Dec 13 2020: A GP shortage across the country means having the comfort and continuity of care of your local doctor is a thing of the past for many New Zealanders, all while locum costs soar in rural areas.

17. Auckland medical centre ends 24/7 service over safety issues, staff burnout

Stuff – Dec 14 2020: East and south Auckland’s only private 24-hour medical clinic is scrapping its overnight service after more than 20 years due to fears for staff and patient safety.

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International news

18. NSW records new coronavirus case in Sydney airport van driver

The Age – 16 December 2020: A van driver who drives airline crew to and from Sydney Airport has become the first case of COVID-19 contracted via community transmission in NSW since December 3.

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