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Issue 4 - 22 April 2021

Check it out - Kai Tiaki is now online

Articles: Shiftwork

  1. Impact of night shift rotations on nursing performance and patient safety: A cross sectional study
  2. The impact of a meal, snack, or not eating during the night shift on simulated driving performance post-shift
  3. The Association Between Cognitive Medical Errors and Their Contributing Organizational and Individual Factors

Articles: Nursing Update [South Africa]

  1. Compensation for Catching Covid-19 at work: New COIDA directive outlines the claiming process for the affected nurses
  2. Should Occupational Health Nurses be made to fill in Dr’s medical report forms for occupational injuries and diseases?
  3. Covid-19 and Primary healthcare: Strategies proving too difficult for congested clinics

Articles: Journal of Perioperative Nursing

  1. Can the role of the nurse as surgical assistant add value in the Australian public health care sector?
  2. The effects of staffing practices on safety and quality of perioperative nursing care - an integrative review.
  3. Asleep on the job: Can night shift napping provide greater safety for both staff and patients?
  4. Smartphones in the operating room: Can perioperative nurses be trusted?

Articles: Gender Pay Gap

  1. The persistence of pay inequality: The gender pay gap in an anonymous online labor market
  2. Career Choices and the Gender Pay Gap: The Role of Work Preferences and Attitudes
  3. Advancing gender equity in medicine
  4. Outdated career ideals stifle medical women and hurt us all
  5. Technology as the key to women’s empowerment: a scoping review

Table of Contents:

  1. The Outlet: New Zealand Stomal Therapy Nurses

Events:

  1. Transforming Mental Health conference
  2. New Zealand Medico-Legal Congress

National news:

  1. Saliva tests seen as helpful

International news:

  1. Johnson & Johnson vaccine: EU regulator says blood clot very rare side effect
  2. Why long-term workplace trauma is a real phenomenon

Articles – Shiftwork

1.Impact of night shift rotations on nursing performance and patient safety: A cross sectional study

Alsharari, Abdalkarem F; Abuadas, Fuad H et al.
Nursing Open. 8(3), May 2021, 1479-1488

Hospitals operate on a 24 hr basis, with shiftwork being unavoidable for most nurses. This study aims to explore the impact of night shiftwork rotations on nurses' physiological status, work performance and patient safety concerns among nurses in public hospitals.

2. The impact of a meal, snack, or not eating during the night shift on simulated driving performance post-shift

Gupta, Charlotte C; Centofanti, Stephanie et al.
Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment & Health. 47(1), 2021, 78-84

The commute home following a night shift is associated with an increased risk for accidents. This study investigated the relationship between food intake during the night shift and simulated driving performance post-shift.

3. The Association Between Cognitive Medical Errors and Their Contributing Organizational and Individual Factors

Alyahya, Mohammad S; Hijazi, Heba H et al.
Risk Management and Healthcare Policy. Vol. 14, 2021, 415-430

Examining cognitive medical errors (MEs) and their contributing factors is vital in health systems research, as it provides baseline data that can be used to develop appropriate interventions to prevent and/or minimize errors. The primary aim of this study was to investigate the association between cognitive MEs and hospitals’ organizational factors and the individual psychological and functional factors.

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Articles – Nursing Update [South Africa]

4. Compensation for Catching Covid-19 at work: New COIDA directive outlines the claiming process for the affected nurses...

Collier, Kate; Johnson, Shane et al. Nursing Update, Aug-Oct 2020, 45(3), 30-33

The Department of Employment and Labour (DEL) has issued revised guidelines on how to submit claims to the Compensation Fund for Covid-19 contracted in the workplace.

5. Should Occupational Health Nurses be made to fill in Dr's medical report forms for occupational injuries and diseases?

Motseki, Tebogo. Nursing Update, Aug-Oct 2020, 45(3), 34-35

Colleagues in nursing, it has surfaced elsewhere that Occupational Health Nurses are being coerced by some of their managers to perform tasks and make decisions which are beyond their current scope of practice.

6. Covid-19 and Primary healthcare: Strategies proving too difficult for congested clinics

Delihlazo, Sibongiseni. Nursing Update, Aug-Oct 2020, 45(3), 36-37

Coronavirus have caused havoc not only to secondary and tertiary healthcare establishments throughout the world. Primary healthcare services have proven to be the hardest hit in many cases, especially during the national lockdown.

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Articles – Journal of Perioperative Nursing

7. Can the role of the nurse as surgical assistant add value in the Australian public health care sector?

Hains, Toni; Navaratnam, Anojan; O'Brien, Andrew & Walsh, Karen
Journal of Perioperative Nursing, 2021, 34(1): e-9-e-13

Registered nurses (RNs) and subsequently nurse practitioners (NP) have practiced the role of surgical assistant in the Australian health care system for more than 30 years. While the majority of nurses as surgical assistants work in the private sector in the Australian health care system, the role is underutilised in the Australian public health care sector.

8. The effects of staffing practices on safety and quality of perioperative nursing care -- an integrative review.

Nijkamp, Nick & Foran, Paula
Journal of Perioperative Nursing, 2021, 34(1), e-15-e-22

Patients undergoing invasive procedures are highly vulnerable to adverse outcomes. From 2012 to 2013, 5.5 per cent of all inpatient admissions reported an adverse event. Perioperative nurses play an important role in providing safe patient care and acting as the patient advocate. This review of literature aims to examine the effects of perioperative staffing and patient safety. 

9. Asleep on the job: Can night shift napping provide greater safety for both staff and patients?

Gamble, Jennifer; Foran, Paula
Journal of Perioperative Nursing, 2021, 34(1), e-23-e-26

Fatigue presents as an all-pervasive challenge to anyone who is engaged in shift work. While this affects all nurses, those who work on night duty have been shown to have the greatest risk of fatigue and cognitive impairment thus potentially posing a higher safety risk to themselves, the patients under their care and the wider community as nurses make their way home driving while drowsy.

10. Smartphones in the operating room: Can perioperative nurses be trusted?

Armour, Tarryn; Coffey, Elyse
Journal of Perioperative Nursing, 2021; 34(1): e-27-e-30

A lack of policy and difference between generations’ perceptions regarding the use of personal hand-held devices has resulted in a persistent cultural overtone of distrust of their use in the clinical environment. Perhaps it is time to consider the use of hand-held technology by perioperative nurses in the operating room as a valuable resource to enhance patient safety and improve the delivery of patient care.

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Articles – Gender Pay Gap

11. The persistence of pay inequality: The gender pay gap in an anonymous online labor market

Litman, Leib; Robinson, Jonathan; Rosen, Zohn; Rosenzweig, Cheskie; Waxman, Joshua; et al.
PLoS One, 15 (2), Feb 2020), e0229383.

Studies of the gender pay gap are seldom able to simultaneously account for the range of alternative putative mechanisms underlying it. Using CloudResearch, an online microtask platform connecting employers to workers who perform research-related tasks, we examine whether gender pay discrepancies are still evident in a labor market characterized by anonymity, relatively homogeneous work, and flexibility.

12. Career Choices and the Gender Pay Gap: The Role of Work Preferences and Attitudes

BensiDoun, Isabelle & TranCart, Danièle.
Population, 73(1), 2018, 35-59

Progress towards gender equality is held back by numerous obstacles, both in the private sphere, with the unequal division of domestic tasks, and in the occupational sphere, with the disparities between men's and women's wages and the glass ceiling over women's careers. There are multiple reasons–linked to women's education, working hours, employment sector and family constraints–why women tend to hold jobs that are less qualified, less valued and less well paid than those of men.

13. Advancing gender equity in medicine

Tricco, Andrea C, Bourgeault, Ivy, Moore, Ainsley et al.
Canadian Medical Association. Journal: CMAJ, 193(7), Feb 16, 2021, E244-E250.

In the medical profession, inequities in compensation and career advancement, and discriminatory treatment by peers and patients, has been associated with the intersection of race and gender. Here, Tricco et al discuss the problem of gender inequity in medicine in Canada, its root causes, the problems inequity raises for the profession and multipronged approaches to promoting equity at all levels of medical organizations, based on best available evidence.

14. Outdated career ideals stifle medical women and hurt us all

Marx, Clare.
BMJ : British Medical Journal (Online) Vol. 372, (Feb 8, 2021). DOI:10.1136/bmj.n353

Combatting inequality of any kind is an essential part of delivering first class care

15. Technology as the key to women’s empowerment: a scoping review

Mackey, April & Petrucka, Pammla.
BMC Women's Health, Vol. 21,  (2021), 1-12. DOI:10.1186/s12905-021-01225-4

This scoping review provides a comprehensive review of current and emerging eforts to use ICTs to empower women. The findings suggest a need for collaborative efforts between researchers, program implementers and policy makers as well as the various communities of women to address the persistent gender disparities with respect to ICTs.

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Table of Contents:

16. The Outlet: New Zealand Stomal Therapy Nurses

16A. Your executive committee members

16B. Chairpersons report [Nicky Bates]

16C. Editor’s report

16D. Profile page – Maree Warne

16E. A neuroendocrine tumour, metastatic spread, a stoma and a fistula: is quality of life possible

16F. Quality of life case study: My experience using Dansac NovaLife TRE soft conex barrier [Sue Delanty]

16G. The gut microbiome and the use of pre and probiotics

16H. The prevention and treatment of stomal skin damage – Is manuka honey effective

16I. Education section: Why a manuka honey appliance for Colleen?

16J. Policy for Bernadette Hart Award; Application for Bernadette Hart Award

16K. Writing in The Outlet

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Events:

17. Transforming Mental Health conference

Will look into the planning, funding and management of clinical and social mental healthcare, addiction, and community support services. It will explore what has been done so far, and the issues and challenges that we continue to face, and outline the next steps towards a better mental health system in New Zealand.

Dates: 12-13 May 2021
Venue: Wharewaka, Wellington

18. New Zealand Medico-Legal Congress

Will examine relevant changes in legislation, look at pertinent case law and supply updates on key developments that have implications on medical and legal profession.

Date: 26-27 July 2021
Venue: Te Papa, Wellington

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National news:

19. Saliva tests seen as helpful

Otago Daily Times- Thursday, 22 April 2021

Anxiety about pandemic risks could be reduced by adding pre-departure saliva testing for Covid-19 for incoming Australian green zone passengers, a researcher says. University of Otago geneticist Prof Neil Gemmell said many New Zealanders welcomed the start of two-way quarantine-free travel between New Zealand and Australia this week.

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International news:

20. Johnson & Johnson vaccine: EU regulator says blood clot very rare side effect

BBC News – 21 April 2021

The EU's drugs regulator has said that blood clots should be listed as a "very rare" side effect of the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine. The European Medicines Agency said in a statement that it had found a "possible link" between the jab and clots.

21. Why long-term workplace trauma is a real phenomenon

BBC News - 20th April 2021

Although some joke about being 'scarred' by past bad jobs, workplace-induced emotional trauma is real – with long-lasting effects.

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