Books held by the NZNO Library:
- Critical thinking and everyday argument [HF 5548 VER]
- The ethics of health care rationing: An introduction [WA 525 BOG]
- A handbook for the interpretation of laboratory tests [WB 141 HAN]
- Six frames for thinking about information [HF 5548 DEB]
- The six value medals: the essential tool for success in the 21st century [HF 5387 DEB]
Articles: Journal of Infection Prevention:
- Antibiotic usage and stewardship in patients with COVID-19: too much antibiotic in uncharted waters?
- Covering surgical instruments with single- or double-layer drape pending surgery: an experimental study in a perioperative setting
- Reasons behind flu vaccine acceptance and suggested interventions to promote flu vaccination acceptance among healthcare workers
- Using a nurse-initiated bedside tool to decrease inappropriate testing for Clostridioides difficile in hospital settings
Articles: Stroke Prevention:
- The role of diet in secondary stroke prevention
- Patient Perspectives on Factors Affecting Direct Oral Anticoagulant Use for Stroke Prevention in Atrial Fibrillation
- Efficacy of aspirin, clopidogrel, and ticlopidine in stroke prevention: A population-based case-cohort study in Taiwan
- Lifestyle counselling as secondary prevention in patients with minor stroke and transient ischemic attack: study protocol for a randomized controlled pilot study
- Trans Health Symposium
- Ransomware attack: Waikato DHB documents appear to have been released online
- Lockdowns harmed children’s writing achievement, Education Ministry report says
- Managing your mental health when facing a new COVID-19 lockdown
- Children who eat more ultra-processed food gain weight more quickly, study suggests
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Books held by the NZNO Library
The following books can be borrowed by current NZNO members, for a period of 4 weeks. Please provide a street address so that the books can be couriered to you.
Argumentation isn’t just for members of the debate team. It’s for you and the situation you’ll encounter every day in your life. With this book you will learn how to present your ideas and respond to arguments made by others with confidence.
Greg Bognar and Iwao Hirose
This book considers and assesses the major ethical problems and dilemmas about the allocation, scarcity and rationing of health care. What is the value of health? How can it be measured? What does it mean that a treatment is "good value for money"?
Edited by Michael Gill
A useful resource for practitioners in primary health care. One of the roles of laboratory medicine is to look at the possibility of early disease and provide evidence for an against, before the classical picture has time to develop.
Edward de Bono
How much attention do we pay to the usual? So, what can we do about it? Well, instead of waiting for attention to be pulled towards something unusual, we can set out frameworks for 'directing' our attention in a conscious manner. Just as we can decide to look north, west or even south-east, so we can set up a framework for directing our attention, and that's where Edward de Bono's 'six frames' come into it.
Edward de Bono
Conflicts in the business world often arise because of a clash of values, and it is therefore essential that companies, managers, and employees all have a full understanding of the values at play. This pioneering study provides a basis for values assessment and explains how values come into all areas of business thinking, behavior, and decision-making, whether human values, organizational values, cultural values, or perceptual values.
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Articles – Journal of Infection Prevention
Terry John Evans., Harriet Claire Davidson., Jen Mae Low., Marina Basarab & Amber Arnold
Journal of Infection Prevention 2021), 22(3), 119–125.
Antimicrobial usage and stewardship programmes during COVID-19 have been poorly studied. Prescribing practice varies despite national guidelines, and there is concern that stewardship principles have suffered.
Maria Qvistgaard., Sofia Almerud-Österberg & Jenny Lovebo
Journal of Infection Prevention 2021, 22(3), 126–131.
Surgical site infections (SSI) constitute a severe threat to surgery patients. The surgical environment must be as free of contaminating microorganisms as possible. Using sterile surgical instruments while performing surgery is an absolute necessity for ensuring quality of care in perioperative settings.
Aim: To compare bacterial contamination of agar plates after 15h on set surgical instrument tables covered with a single- or double-layer drape.
Omar Enzo Santangelo., Fabrizio Cedrone., Leandro Gentile., Sandro Provenzano., Giulia Dallagiacoma., Francesco Armetta & Vincenza Gianfredi
Journal of Infection Prevention 2021, 22(3), 132-135.
The flu vaccination rate is still too low, both among healthcare providers (HCPs) and among health sciences university students. This study aims to assess the reasons of past and future flu vaccination acceptance among health sciences university students, and second, to identify what interventions would be helpful to foster acceptance of the flu vaccination among HCPs
Amy Lenz., Genevieve Davis., Hoda Asmar., Arby Nahapetian., John Dingilian & Ramesh V Nathan
Journal of Infection Prevention 2021, 22(3), 136–139.
Overdiagnosis of Clostridioides difficile (C. difficile) is associated with increased hospital length of stay, antibiotic overuse, unnecessary infection prevention efforts and excess costs. This study evaluated a paper-based bedside C. difficile screening tool on the number of C. difficile laboratory tests performed and number of C. difficile infection (CDI) diagnoses. Nurses used the tool to determine whether stool should be sent for C. difficile testing.
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Articles – Stroke Prevention
English, Coralie., MacDonald-Wicks, Lesley., Patterson, Amanda., Attia, John., & Hankey, Graeme J.
The Lancet Neurology, Feb 2021. 20(2), 150-160.
The association between diet quality and the risk of recurrent stroke is less certain and there is no reliable evidence that improving diet quality or dietary supplementation reduces recurrent stroke risk. In the absence of reliable evidence from randomised clinical trials, the GRADE (Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development, and Evaluation) approach can be used to assess the potential causal role of diet quality and interventions in reducing recurrent stroke, and to provide guidance for clinical practice and directions for future research.
Medlinskiene, Kristina., Richardson, Susan., Fylan, Beth., Stirling, Katherine., Rattray, Marcus; et al.
Patient Preference and Adherence, 2021. Vol. 15, 953-966.
Oral anticoagulant therapy choices for patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) expanded in the last decade with the introduction of direct oral anticoagulants (DOAC). However, the implementation of DOACs was slow and varied across different health economies in England. There is limited evidence on the patient role in the uptake of new medicines, including DOACs, apart from considering their demographic and clinical characteristics. Hence, this study aimed to address the gap by exploring the view of patients with AF on factors affecting DOAC use.
Yi-Sin, Wong., Ching-Fang, Tsai., Yueh-Han Hsu & Cheung-Ter Ong.
PLoS One, Dec 2020. 15 (12), e0242466.
In real-world practice settings, there is insufficient evidence on the efficacy of antiplatelet drugs, including clopidogrel, aspirin, and ticlopidine, in stroke prevention.
Purpose: To compare the efficacies between aspirin and clopidogrel and aspirin and ticlopidine in stroke prevention.
Liljehult, Jacob., Molsted, Stig., Møller, Tom., Overgaard, Dorthe., Adamsen, Lis; et al.
Pilot and Feasibility Studies, 2020. Vol. 6, 1-11.
Most patients with minor stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA) are discharged with little or no specialised follow-up. Nonetheless, these patients have a high prevalence of cognitive impairments and a considerable risk of recurrent stroke. Smoking cessation, physical activity, and adherence to antihypertensive and antithrombotic medication are highly recommended in patients with minor stroke and TIA. Evidence suggests that simple encouragement to change lifestyle is ineffective. Behavioural interventions might therefore be needed to support patients in managing their own health post-discharge.
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The Professional Association for Transgender Health Aotearoa (PATHA) is an interdisciplinary professional organisation working to promote the health, wellbeing, and rights of transgender people.
Date: Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 September 2021
Venue: Tautoru TSB Space, Tūranga Central Library, Ōtautahi Christchurch
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Stuff – 29 June 2021
Documents from Waikato District Health Board appear to have been released online in the wake of the devastating ransomware attack on the DHB in May. The list of documents suggests it includes folders housing patient information as well information about employees and the DHB’s financial affairs.
Radio New Zealand – 29 June 2021
Test results indicate last year's lockdowns damaged children's achievement in writing, but had little effect on their reading and maths.
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ABC Everyday – June 2021
As we prepare to retreat to our homes, it's important to be mindful of the impacts of uncertainty and isolation. Here are some strategies from psychologists to help you manage your mental health in lockdown.
By Katie Hunt, CNN – June 2021
Children who eat more ultra-processed food are more likely to be overweight or obese as adults, a new 17-year study of more than 9,000 British children born in the 1990s suggests. The researchers also found that ultra-processed foods -- including frozen pizzas, fizzy drinks, mass-produced bread and some ready-to-eat meals -- accounted for a very high proportion of children's diets -- more than 60% of calories on average.
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