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Issue 10 - 14 July 2021

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Books held by the NZNO Library

  1. Essentials of nursing research: Appraising evidence for nursing practice [W20.5 POL]
  2. Holistic Nursing: A handbook for practice [WY 86.5 DOS]
  3. Mental Health Nursing: Dimensions of Praxis [W 160 EDW]
  4. Safety in numbers: Nurse-to-patient ratios and the future of health care [WY 125 GOR]

Articles: Covid-19: Health Workers; Maori and Pacific People

  1. Maori and Pacific people in New Zealand have a higher risk of hospitalisation for COVID-19 | Open access
  2. Investigations, actions and learning from an outbreak of SARS-CoV-2 infection among healthcare workers in the United Kingdom

Articles: Primary Healthcare [RCN journal] - 01 June 2021

  1. Nurse prescribing: developing confidence, autonomy and collaboration
  2. Long-COVID: the range of symptoms and how to help your patients
  3. Early implementation of the Enhanced Health in Care Homes model due to COVID-19: a service review
  4. Treating opiate dependence in primary care: the role of non-medical prescribers
  5. Missed care in community and primary care
  6. My tips for developing real confidence as a nurse leader
  7. Anaphylaxis: how to make a swift diagnosis, treat, monitor and advise patients
  8. Nurses can help tackle the 'time bomb'; of patients' opioid long-term use and addiction

Articles: Hand Hygiene

  1. Hand Hygiene: how can you be sure your workplace is getting it right?
  2. Factors influencing hand hygiene compliance among nurses: An integrative review
  3. Strategies for Promoting Hand Hygiene Compliance on Inpatient Psychiatric Units
  4. Hand Hygiene Compliance and Influencing Factors Among Nursing Assistants in Nursing Homes

Events

  1. PATHA Trans Health Symposium
  2. Privacy Officer Toolkit Workshop

National news

  1. What you need to know about the coronavirus right now

International news

  1. WHO says vaccinated countries must stop ordering booster shots until others are fully vaccinated

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.

1. Essentials of nursing research: Appraising evidence for nursing practice [W20.5 POL]

Polit, D. F. & Beck, C. T.

International edition, 2014

This edition, like its predecessors, is focused on the art – and science – of research critiques. It offers guidance to students who are learning to appraise research reports and use research findings in practice.

2. Holistic Nursing: A handbook for practice [WY 86.5 DOS]

Dossey, B. M. & Keegan, L

5th edition, 2009

This book guides nurses in the art and science of holistic nursing and offers ways of thinking, practicing, and responding to bring healing to the forefront of health care. Using self-assessments, relaxation, imagery nutrition, and exercise, it presents expanded strategies for enhancing psychophysiology.

3. Mental Health Nursing: Dimensions of Praxis [W 160 EDW]

Edited by Karen-leigh Edward, Ian Munro, Anthony Welch & Alan Robins

2nd edition, Oxford University Press, 2014

This text shows how to apply assessment processes to treatment practice, work with clients with a range of disorders, and apply nursing intervention strategies in order to achieve best practice outcomes. Starting with the context of mental health, then building through parts focused on the challenges to people's mental health, the praxis of mental health nursing, and what the future holds for mental health nurses, this book prepares student nurses by engaging them and equipping them with the best skills and knowledge for working in mental health.

4. Safety in numbers: Nurse-to-patient ratios and the future of health care [WY 125 GOR]

Gordon, S., Buchanan, J & Bretherton, T.

Published in 2008

Safety in Numbers examines the arguments for and against ratios. Utilizing survey data, interviews, and other original research, Suzanne Gordon, John Buchanan, and Tanya Bretherton weigh the cost, benefits, and effectiveness of ratios in California and the state of Victoria in Australia, the two places where RN staffing levels have been mandated the longest. They show how hospital cost cutting and layoffs in the 1990s created larger workloads and deteriorating conditions for both nurses and their patients-leading nursing organizations to embrace staffing level regulation.

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Articles: Covid-19: Health Workers; Maori and Pacific People

5. Maori and Pacific people in New Zealand have a higher risk of hospitalisation for COVID-19 | Open access

Nicholas Steyn, Rachelle N Binny, Kate Hannah, Shaun C Hendy, Alex James, Audrey Lustig, Kannan Ridings, Michael J Plank and Andrew Sporle

New Zealand Medical Journal, 9 July 2021, 134(1538), 28-43.

Structural inequities and systemic racism in the healthcare system mean that M?ori and Pacific communities face a much greater health burden from COVID-19. Older people and those with pre-existing health conditions are also at greater risk. This should inform future policy decisions including prioritising groups for vaccination.

6. Investigations, actions and learning from an outbreak of SARS-CoV-2 infection among healthcare workers in the United Kingdom

Kordo Saeed, Emanuela Pelosi, Nitin Mahobia, Nicola White, Christopher Labdon, Nusreen Ahmad-Saeed, Ashley Grieves, Penelope Johnstone, David Higgs, Sarah Jeramiah, Sue Dailly, Thelma Henderson, Mary Stringfellow, Eleri Wilson-Davies and Paul Grundy

Journal of Infection Prevention 2021. 22(4), 156–161

We report an outbreak of SARS coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection among healthcare workers (HCW) in an NHS elective healthcare facility.

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Articles: Primary Healthcare [RCN journal] - 01 June 2021

7. Nurse prescribing: developing confidence, autonomy and collaboration

Summers RE & East L

Primary Healthcare, 2021. 31(3). doi: 10.7748/phc.2021.e1723

This article discusses the fundamental requirements for nurses to become effective and safe prescribers, a process underpinned by developing confidence, autonomy and collaboration – in particular with prescribing mentors. This article is written from the combined perspectives of the Australian and UK contexts.

8. Long-COVID: the range of symptoms and how to help your patients

Nick Evans

Primary Health Care, 2021. 31(3), 6-8. doi: 10.7748/phc.31.3.6.s2

Understanding the long-term implications for individuals and where to signpost or refer for support. COVID-19 has left devastation in its wake, not only in terms of the number of people who have died, but also those who have survived and are experiencing the lasting effects of the virus.

9. Early implementation of the Enhanced Health in Care Homes model due to COVID-19: a service review

Riverol, S. L. & McCarthy, Rosie

Primary Health Care, 2021. doi: 10.7748/phc.2021.e1703

One of the priorities set out by the NHS Long Term Plan in 2019 was a commitment to improving services and outcomes for those living in care homes and thereby reducing avoidable emergency hospital admissions. This article reflects on one nurse’s experience of implementing the model in a care home in her area and the challenges that were overcome.

10. Treating opiate dependence in primary care: the role of non-medical prescribers

Jeff Fernandez

Primary Health Care, 2021. doi: 10.7748/phc.2021.e1697

This paper examines the approach of a clinical service developed in an inner London borough to address the growing issue of opiate dependence. It outlines the approach of a Benzodiazepine and Opiate Withdrawal Service (BOWS) to illustrate the innovative role that non-medical prescribers can play in treating patients.

11. Missed care in community and primary care

Senek, M., Robertson, S., Ryan, T., Tod, A., King, R., Wood, E. & Taylor, B.

Primary Health Care, 2021. doi: 10.7748/phc.2021.e1692

There is a high prevalence of understaffing in community nursing and instances of missed care are more likely to occur on understaffed shifts. Assessing appropriate staffing levels and skill mixes in community nursing is complex and current models tend to emphasise caseload numbers rather than workload.

12. My tips for developing real confidence as a nurse leader

Layla Alani, Deputy director of governance, Warrington and Halton Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Primary Health Care, 2021. 31 (3) 18-19. doi: 10.7748/phc.31.3.18.s8

Learn from a mentor, silence your inner voice of doubt and develop your own leadership style. A few years ago, if someone had asked me who I am, I would have said I am a wife, a mother and a nurse, without giving the question any real thought.

13. Anaphylaxis: how to make a swift diagnosis, treat, monitor and advise patients

Erin Dean, Health journalist

Primary Health Care, 2021. 31 (3), 15-17. doi: 10.7748/phc.31.3.15.s7

What nurses need to know about anaphylaxis, a systemic allergic reaction and medical emergency. Anaphylaxis is an extremely serious allergic reaction that sends an increasing number of patients to hospital with potentially life-threatening conditions.

14. Nurses can help tackle the ‘time bomb’ of patients’ opioid long-term use and addiction

Erin Dean, Health journalist

Primary Health Care, 2021. 31 (3), 12-14. doi: 10.7748/phc.31.3.12.s6

Spotting red flags and advising individuals on appropriate ways to cope with chronic pain. More than one in ten of the adult population were prescribed powerful opioid pain medications in 2017-2018, a major review by Public Health England (PHE) found.

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Articles: Hand Hygiene

15. Hand Hygiene: how can you be sure your workplace is getting it right?

Dinah Gould, Nurse and infection prevention expert

Nursing Management, 2021. 28 (3), 15-17. doi: 10.7748/nm.28.3.15.s11

Monitoring nurses’ compliance is critical for prevention of healthcare-associated infections, but it’s far from straightforward. Healthcare-associated infections are the most common untoward incidents in healthcare. Such infections – known as HCAIs – include respiratory, urinary, surgical site, gastrointestinal and bloodstream infections, as well as clinical sepsis and many others.

16. Factors influencing hand hygiene compliance among nurses: An integrative review

Winship, S & McClunie-Trust, P

Kai Tiaki Nursing Research, 2016. 7(1), 19-26.

The aim of this integrative review was to appraise primary research to identify factors influencing qualified nurses' hand hygiene compliance during patient care. The appraisal revealed five key themes, including time constraints and busyness; hand hygiene as self-protection for nurses and self-analysis of risk; awareness of being watched; converting knowledge into action and changing intention into behaviour; and social pressure and role modelling.

17. Strategies for Promoting Hand Hygiene Compliance on Inpatient Psychiatric Units

Bonine, Christopher James.

Journal of Psychosocial Nursing & Mental Health Services, (2021, May). 59(5), 21-24.

To identify recommendations to improve staff and patient adherence to hand hygiene best practices on inpatient psychiatric units, a survey of the literature was conducted to distill the most effective recommendations The literature suggests that strict hand hygiene and infection control processes can be implemented to the benefit of an inpatient psychiatric ward, but only with significant adjustments for staff and patients.

18. Hand Hygiene Compliance and Influencing Factors Among Nursing Assistants in Nursing Homes

Journal of Gerontological Nursing, (2021, Apr). 47(4), 45-52.

The current study explored compliance with hand hygiene and related influencing factors among nursing assistants (NAs) in nursing homes. Working experience and educational background were the two major influencing factors for hand hygiene.

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Events

19. PATHA Trans Health Symposium

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

20. Privacy Officer Toolkit Workshop

Privacy is a hot consumer topic – if you get privacy wrong, it can take a long time and a lot of work to try and regain the trust (and business) of your customers. The Privacy Act 2020 introduced mandatory reporting for serious privacy breaches, new obligations around transferring personal information to other countries, and gives the Privacy Commissioner increased compliance and enforcement powers.

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National news

21. What you need to know about the coronavirus right now

Otago Daily Times – 12 July 2021

Snapshots from around the world: What you need to know about the coronavirus right now.

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International news

22. WHO says vaccinated countries must stop ordering booster shots until others are fully vaccinated

ABC News – 13 July 2021

Countries should not be ordering booster shots for their vaccinated populations when other countries have not yet received COVID-19 vaccines, the World Health Organization said. WHO says vaccinated countries must stop ordering booster shots until others are fully vaccinated.

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