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Issue 11 - 21 July 2021

Read Kai Tiaki online

Books held by the NZNO Library

  1. Better send-off: The ultimate funeral guide
  2. From the heart: True stories by Australian nurses
  3. Poor New Zealand: An open letter on poverty
  4. Preventing patient falls

Articles: Safe Staffing

  1. Delivering, funding, and rating safe staffing levels and skills mix in aged care
  2. Creating an Intermediate Float Pool to Meet the Demands of Rising Acuity
  3. On the Threshold of Safety: A Qualitative Exploration of Nurses' Perceptions of Factors Involved in Safe Staffing Levels in Emergency Departments

Articles: Nursing Management [RCN Journal], June 2021

  1. Promoting healthy eating in nurses
  2. Implementation of a ward staff self-rostering system: improving morale and retention
  3. Nursing-sensitive indicators: a concept analysis
  4. Lost out on a promotion? How to use the experience to build your career

Articles: Patient Falls

  1. How to prevent inpatient falls: start by refusing to accept they are inevitable
  2. Fall prevention interventions for older community-dwelling adults: systematic reviews on benefits, harms, and patient values and preferences
  3. Increased risk of falls and fractures in patients with psychosis and Parkinson disease
  4. A Replication Study of Fall TIPS (Tailoring Interventions for Patient Safety): A Patient-Centered Fall Prevention Toolkit

Articles: Shift Workers and Effect on Health

  1. Short sleep duration and high exposure to quick returns are associated with impaired everyday memory in shift workers
  2. Association between shift work and obesity among nurses: A systematic review and meta-analysis
  3. Sleep diary- and actigraphy-derived sleep parameters of 8-hour fast-rotating shift work nurses: A prospective descriptive study
  4. Exposure to working-hour characteristics and short sickness absence in hospital workers: A case-crossover study using objective data

Events

  1. Webinar: Bullying: Complaints, Investigations and Resolution
  2. Webinar: Trust - Why Your Team Performance Relies on it and How to Build it

National news

  1. Soothing the scars of a lifetime
  2. Eight ways to lose weight for good: from running up the stairs to eggs for breakfast

International news

  1. Do phone calls make you anxious? You're not alone

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. Better send-off: The ultimate funeral guide

Gail McJorrow
Published in 2015

“Better Send-Off is the brainchild of funeral whisperer, Gail McJorrow. She’ll get you started on one of the most important tasks of your life with creative ideas, products and services, legal and financial information and much more

2. From the heart: True stories by Australian nurses

Edited by Amanda Tattam
Published in 1997

Every nurse has a story to tell... about birth and death, about the joys, struggles and ethical dilemmas found in hospital wards and community health care throughout Australia. These are immensely moving, tragic, funny, true stories about the ordinary and the extraordinary experiences of Australian nurses.

3. Poor New Zealand: An open letter on poverty

Charles Waldegrave & Rosalyn Coventry
Platform publishing, 1987

Poverty does exist in New Zealand. More people now face poverty than any other time since the Depression of the 1930s. Some New Zealanders can’t pay for a visit to the doctor so they or their children get sick.

4. Preventing patient falls

Janice M. Morse
Published in 1997

Preventing Patient Falls presents the authoritative Morse Fall Scale for predicting the likelihood of a patient falling. The book is the culmination of the author's eight years of research into patient falls and what can be done to prevent them.

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Articles: Safe Staffing

5. Delivering, funding, and rating safe staffing levels and skills mix in aged care

Micah D.J. Peters., Casey Marnie & Annie Butler
International Journal of Nursing Studies, July 2021. Volume 119, Article 103943

Beyond determining staffing levels and skills mix and funding care delivery, transparently rating the adequacy of staffing is also important to enable informed decision-making amongst consumers, policy makers, staff, and other stakeholders. There are existing tools for determining nursing home staffing levels and skills mix, funding care, and rating and reporting staffing, however there appears to be ongoing confusion regarding how these different tools might work together to achieve different things in order to ensure safe, quality care.

6. Creating an Intermediate Float Pool to Meet the Demands of Rising Acuity

Correia, Andrea & Goodrow, Linda.
Journal of Pediatric Nursing, May 2021. Vol. 58. Pages 107-109

Maintaining a highly skilled pool of nurses, prepared to care for a variety of patients, is critical to ensure safe staffing in a hospital setting ( Dziuba-Ellis, 2006 ; Overman et al., 2014 ). Organizations often utilize a team of float pool nurses to ensure adequate staffing and skill mix ( Dziuba-Ellis, 2006 ; Overman et al., 2014 ). However, training float pool nurses to care for patients of varying acuity across multiple areas can be difficult ( Dziuba-Ellis, 2006 ; Overman et al., 2014 ).

7. On the Threshold of Safety: A Qualitative Exploration of Nurses’ Perceptions of Factors Involved in Safe Staffing Levels in Emergency Departments

Lisa A. Wolf., Cydne Perhats., Altair M. Delao., Paul R. Clark & Michael D. Moon
Journal of Emergency Nursing, 2017-03-01, 43(2), 150-157

The emergency department is a unique practice environment in that the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA), which mandates a medical screening examination for all presenting patients, effectively precludes any sort of patient volume control; staffing needs are therefore fluid and unpredictable. The purpose of this study is to explore emergency nurses’ perceptions of factors involved in safe staffing levels and to identify factors that negatively and positively influence staffing levels and might lend themselves to more effective interventions and evaluations.

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Articles: Nursing Management [RCN Journal], June 2021

8. Promoting healthy eating in nurses

Robert Davies
Nursing Management, 3 June 2021. Vol 28, Issue 3

The nature of nursing shift patterns and the healthcare workplace itself can influence a nurse’s ability to eat healthily. This article discusses how obesity and healthy eating can affect the nursing role, as well as examining leadership and management practices that can support healthy eating in the workplace.

9. Implementation of a ward staff self-rostering system: improving morale and retention

Catherine Laura Hainey, 3 June 2021. Vol 28, Issue 3.  doi: 10.7748/nm.2021.e1987

This article describes a ward-based quality improvement project that introduced a self-rostering system that enabled nurses to select their own shifts for a given four-week roster period.

10. Nursing-sensitive indicators: a concept analysis

Tareq Afaneh., Fathieh Abu-Moghli & Muayyad Ahmad
Nursing Management, 3 June 2021. Vol 28, Issue 3. doi: 10.7748/nm.2021.e1982

Nursing-sensitive indicators (NSIs) are the criteria for changes in a person’s health status that nursing care can directly affect, and they form the foundation for monitoring the quality of nursing care. For example, they can assist in establishing a common ground for benchmarking and in providing evidence of the cost-effectiveness of nursing care. This article describes a literature review and concept analysis, which enabled the authors to develop a concept model for NSIs, with the intention of improving the concept of NSIs.

11. Lost out on a promotion? How to use the experience to build your career

Daniel Allen
Nursing Management, 3 June 2021. 28(3), 8-10

Being knocked back for a more senior role can be deflating, but with our tips you can turn it to your advantage.

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Articles: Patient Falls

12. How to prevent inpatient falls: start by refusing to accept they are inevitable

Nursing Older People. 33 (3), 12-14. doi: 10.7748/nop.33.3.12.s5

Nurses used reflection and after-action review to identify the small changes they could make to reduce risk and avoid normalisation of falls among inpatients.

13. Fall prevention interventions for older community-dwelling adults: systematic reviews on benefits, harms, and patient values and preferences

Pillay, Jennifer; Riva, John J; Tessier, Laure A; Colquhoun, Heather; Lang, Eddy; et al.
Systematic Reviews. 2021. Vol. 10, 1-18

An estimated 20–30% of community-dwelling Canadian adults aged 65 years or older experience one or more falls each year. Fall-related injuries are a leading cause of hospitalization and can lead to functional independence. Many fall prevention interventions, often based on modifiable risk factors, have been studied.

14. Increased risk of falls and fractures in patients with psychosis and Parkinson disease

Forns, Joan; J Bradley Layton; Bartsch, Jennifer; Turner, Mary Ellen; Dempsey, Colleen; et al.
PLoS One, (Jan 2021): Vol. 16, Iss. 1, e0246121. DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0246121

Both PD and PD with psychosis (PDP) have been implicated as risk factors for falls and fractures due to several PD-specific factors, including cognitive and motor impairment, postural instability, unsteady gait, bradykinesia, rigidity, increased PD severity, duration of disease, medication use (including dopamine agonists), and frailty. However, it has not yet been established whether the risk of falls and fractures in PD patients differs between those with psychosis and those without.

15. A Replication Study of Fall TIPS (Tailoring Interventions for Patient Safety): A Patient-Centered Fall Prevention Toolkit

Fowler, Susan B; Reising, Ellen S.
Medsurg Nursing, (Jan/Feb 2021). 30(1), 128-34.

The primary purpose of this research was to replicate a published study (Dykes et al., 2017) to determine the suitability of a patient-centered fall prevention tool and its impact on patient knowledge of fall risk factors and prevention interventions, overall fall rates, and falls with injury. Interventions were tailored to individual patient needs, including history of falls, medication side effects, use of walking aid, intravenous-related equipment, unsteady gait or walk, and cognition issues such as forgetting or resistance to calling for assistance.

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Articles: Shift Workers and Effect on Health

16. Short sleep duration and high exposure to quick returns are associated with impaired everyday memory in shift workers 

Eirunn Thun., Siri Waage., Bjørn Bjorvatn., Bente Elisabeth Moen., Øystein Vedaa., Kjersti Marie Blytt & Ståle Pallesen
Nursing Outlook, 2021, May. 69(3), 293-301.

To investigate the relationship between self-reported everyday memory problems the last month, and: (a) shift work schedule, (b) night shifts and quick returns worked the last year, and (c) sleep duration the last month.

17. Association between shift work and obesity among nurses: A systematic review and meta-analysis 

Qi Zhang., Sek Ying Chair., Suzanne Hoi Shan Lo., Janita Pak-Chun Chau., Mark Schwade & Xiaosu Zhao
International Journal of Nursing Studies, (2020, Dec). Volume 112, Article 103757.

The association of shiftwork and the risk of obesity in nurses has been inconsistent in the literature. We therefore conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis to quantitatively summarize this association in nurses.

18. Sleep diary- and actigraphy-derived sleep parameters of 8-hour fast-rotating shift work nurses: A prospective descriptive study 

Jihyun Baek., Kihye Han & Smi Choi-Kwon
International Journal of Nursing Studies, (2020, Dec). Volume 112, Article 103719

Given the harmful effects of night shifts and rotating schedules on nurses’ sleep and work performance, shift nurses’ sleep patterns have been a research concern.

19. Exposure to working-hour characteristics and short sickness absence in hospital workers: A case-crossover study using objective data

Annina Ropponen., Aki Koskinen., Sampsa Puttonen & Mikko Härmä
International Journal of Nursing Studies, (2019, Mar). Volume 91, Pages 14-21.

Shift work characteristics, such as the number of night shifts or quick returns, are linked to disturbed sleep and greater work-life conflict, but little is known about their association with short sickness absences. Shift work characteristics, such as the number of night shifts or quick returns, are linked to disturbed sleep and greater work-life conflict, but little is known about their association with short sickness absences.

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Events

20. Webinar: Bullying: Complaints, Investigations and Resolution

This webinar will address the issue of workplace bullying, and how it should be dealt with from a New Zealand legal perspective.

Date: 4 August 2021
Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm

21. Webinar: Trust - Why Your Team Performance Relies on it & How to Build it

This webinar will explore the importance of trust to team performance, and how you build trust as a leader.

Date: 20 October 2021
Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm

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National news

22. Soothing the scars of a lifetime

ODT – 19 July 2021

Teenage spots can ravage not just skin but mental health, too. Martin Love considers the lasting issues that can still be triggered years later.

23. Eight ways to lose weight for good: from running up the stairs to eggs for breakfast

NZ Herald – 20 July 2021

There is no better time to start losing weight for good than now. But most of us have already tried many different types of diet plans, so how can we find the one that will really work?

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International news

24. Do phone calls make you anxious? You're not alone

ABC Everyday

Over the phone, 23-year-old Stuart Creighton sounds confident, thoughtful and articulate. But he says it's all a bit of an act. "I try and put on a sense of confidence that I feel like I don't normally have when I'm over the phone," the Brisbane student says.

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