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Issue 14 - 31 August 2021

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Articles: Sleep Hygiene/Quality

  1. Factors associated with the teaching of sleep hygiene to patients in nursing students
  2. Sleep Quality in School-Aged Children: A Concept Analysis
  3. The effects of insomnia on older adults' quality of life and daily functioning: A mixed-methods study
  4. Predictors of sleep disturbances in caregivers of patients with advanced cancer receiving home palliative care: A descriptive cross-sectional study
  5. Practical non-pharmacological intervention approaches for sleep problems among older adults
  6. Objective sleep efficiency but not subjective sleep quality is associated with longitudinal risk of depression in pregnant women: A prospective observational cohort study
  7. Pediatric Insomnia

Articles: The Clinical Advisor: For Nurse Practitioners, July/Aug 2021

  1. Preventing Shingles: Raising Awareness and Promoting Vaccination
  2. Clinical Challenge: An Underdiagnosed Cause of Resistant Hypertension
  3. Patches of hair loss

Articles: Journal of Community Nursing, Apr/May 2021

  1. What does the new burden of wounds study mean for community nurses?
  2. Nutritional status of Covid-19 and long Covid patients
  3. OPEN ACCESS ARTICLE: : Every front line has a back line: What nursing can learn from rugby
  4. OPEN ACCESS ARTICLE: COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy and Acceptance in a Cohort of Diverse New Zealanders

Articles: Nursing Management, August 2021 [RCN journal]

  1. Exploring the role of effective nurse leadership during COVID-19
  2. Perceptions and beliefs about the regulation of advanced nurse practitioners
  3. Supporting the well-being of nurses working during COVID-19
  4. How to ensure racism does not hold back your career

Events

  1. 19th Māori Legal, Business and Governance Forum
  2. New Zealand Nursing Leaders' Summit

National news

  1. Are we being duped on the gender pay gap?
  2. Workplace Relations Minister confirms COVID-19 vaccination requirement can be written into new employment agreements
  3. Progress in establishment of Aged Care Commissioner

International news

  1. Why the “Great Remote Work Experiment” may have been flawed
  2. ‘If only I'd found out earlier I had pelvic congestion syndrome'
  3. Metabolism peaks at age one and tanks after 60, study finds

Articles: Sleep Hygiene/Quality

1. Factors associated with the teaching of sleep hygiene to patients in nursing students  

Chiung-Yu Huang., Hui-Yen Liao., En-Ting Chang & Hui-Ling Lai
Nurse Education in Practice. (2018). 28, 150-155.

Teaching patients about sleep hygiene is a common practice in nursing. This study investigated the relationships of nursing students' sleep quality, sleep knowledge, and attitudes toward sleep hygiene with the teaching of sleep hygiene to patients with sleep disorders.

2. Sleep Quality in School-Aged Children: A Concept Analysis  

Shameka R. Phillips., Ann H. Johnson., Maria R. Shirey & Marti Rice
Journal of Pediatric Nursing. (2020). 52, 54-63.

Sleep deprivation, generally defined as not achieving the required hours of sleep per night ( American Academy of Sleep Medicine, 2008 ), increases in children as they age with the result that 95% of 12th graders are getting less than recommended sleep ( Basch, Basch, Ruggles, & Rajam, 2014 ). However, there are limited data on the percentage of school-aged children who report less than the recommended amount of sleep per night.

3. The effects of insomnia on older adults’ quality of life and daily functioning: A mixed-methods study

Amy S. Berkley., Patricia A. Carter., Linda H. Yoder., Gayle Acton & Carole K. Holahan
Geriatric Nursing. (2020). 41(6), 832-838.

Insomnia in older adults has been linked to increased incidence of falls, depression and anxiety, cognitive impairment, institutionalization, and mortality, but traditional sleep assessment instruments, designed for the general adult population, fail to capture many of the experiences and causes that are unique to older adults.

4. Predictors of sleep disturbances in caregivers of patients with advanced cancer receiving home palliative care: A descriptive cross-sectional study

Inmaculada Valero-Cantero., Julia Wärnberg., Yolanda Carrión-Velasco., Francisco Javier Martínez-Valero., Cristina Casals & María Ángeles Vázquez-Sánchez
European Journal of Oncology Nursing. (2021). Vol. 51, Article 101907.

To evaluate the quality of sleep in caregivers of patients with advanced cancer receiving home palliative care, basing the analysis on subjective and objective measures, and to develop a predictive model of sleep disturbances among this population.

5. Practical non-pharmacological intervention approaches for sleep problems among older adults

Stephanie MacLeod., Shirley Musich., Sandra Kraemer & Ellen Wicker
Geriatric Nursing. (2018), 39(5), 506-512.

Our primary purpose is to explore practical non-pharmacological intervention approaches integrating stress management to improve sleep quality among older adults. In doing so, we highlight approaches that appear to hold promise in real-world settings with older individuals.

6. Objective sleep efficiency but not subjective sleep quality is associated with longitudinal risk of depression in pregnant women: A prospective observational cohort study

Shao-Yu Tsai., Pei-Lin Lee., Christopher Gordon., Elizabeth Cayanan & Chien-Nan Lee
International Journal of Nursing Studies. (2021). Vol. 120, Article 103966.

Sleep disturbances are one of the most frequent chief complaints brought to the healthcare professionals during routine prenatal care visits. Sleep and mood disturbances are often intertwined, and depression in particular is a leading cause of disability and disease burden worldwide with women more likely to be affected than men.

7. Pediatric Insomnia 

Madeline Himelfarb & Jess P. Shatkin
Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America. (2021), 30(1), 117-129.

Insomnia is the most common sleep disorder among all ages; unfortunately, however, child and adolescent insomnia is infrequently addresse. This article is the result of a comprehensive literature review and serves as a guide to the disorder and how it presents differently across child development.

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Articles:  The Clinical Advisor: For Nurse Practitioners, July/Aug 2021

8. Preventing Shingles: Raising Awareness and Promoting Vaccination

Hanson, Mary Jane S
The Clinical Advisor : For Nurse Practitioners. (2021, Jul/Aug). 24(4), 21-23,26

Antiviral treatment should be started as soon as possible and is most effective when started within 72 hours of rash onset . Shingles Prevention During COVID-19 According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HZ vaccination is an essential preventive care service for older adults that should not be delayed or discontinued during the COVID-19 pandemic unless a patient is suspected or confirmed to have COVID-19

9. Clinical Challenge: An Underdiagnosed Cause of Resistant Hypertension

Alois, Corinne I & Quinlan, Alyssa C
The Clinical Advisor : For Nurse Practitioners. (2021, Jul/Aug).  24(4), 35-38.

Anion gap, blood glucose, hemoglobin A1c, and lowdensity lipoprotein cholesterol levels are elevated. Complete blood cell count, troponin level, and coagulation studies are unremarkable. Secondary hyperaldosteronism is caused by excessive activation of the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS) caused by extra-adrenal stimuli, such as a renin-producing tumor, renal artery stenosis, or edematous disorders (eg, heart failure, pregnancy)

10. Patches of hair loss

Tran, Tiffaney., Braun, Tara & Rizk, Christopher
The Clinical Advisor : For Nurse Practitioners (2021, Jul/Aug). 24(4), 39-41.

AA also has been referred to as porrigo decalvans, tinea decalvans, and phytoalopecia. In the United States, the lifetime prevalence of AA is estimated to be 2.5%

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Articles: Journal of Community Nursing, Apr/May 2021

 

11. What does the new burden of wounds study mean for community nurses?

 Journal of Community Nursing. (2021, Apr/May). 35(2), 8-10,12-14.

The burden of wounds study used evidence taken from the anonymised medical records of 3,000 patients in The Health Improvement Network database (a national database of over 11 million patients registered with UK GPs). In terms of the workload incurred by various treatments, the researchers made some interesting findings about individual wounds in the study period.

12. Nutritional status of Covid-19 and long Covid patients

Journal of Community Nursing. (2021, Apr/May). 35(2), 16-18.

For individuals who are underweight or continuing to lose weight following Covid-19 infection, nutrition support in the form of a high energy, high protein diet is indicated, combined with the use of oral nutritional supplements (ONS) for those in whom it is anticipated that dietary intake from food alone will be inadequate, or if a foodbased approach has failed to achieve an adequate intake (Malnutrition Pathway, 2020)

13. OPEN ACCESS ARTICLE: : Every front line has a back line: What nursing can learn from rugby

American Journal of Nursing. (2020, Oct). 120(10), 45-46.
doi: 10.1097/01.NAJ.0000718648.34409.e2

There's been an outpouring of support for front-line health care workers; however, it's time to talk about the back line. The back line is every person who supported the front line during COVID-19. Without the back line, the front line would have fallen. It's the back line whose essential role supports the front line.

AJN: Every Front line has a back line https://journals.lww.com/ajnonline/Fulltext/2020/10000/Every_Front_Line_Has_a_Back_Line__What_Nursing_Can.30.aspx

14. OPEN ACCESS ARTICLE: COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy and Acceptance in a Cohort of Diverse New Zealanders

The Lancet, September 1, 2021.   Vol 14,  100241.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.lanwpc.2021.100241

This study sought to: (1) identify potential vaccine uptake rates among New Zealanders prior to programme rollout; (2) understand reasons for unlikelihood/likelihood of vaccine uptake; and, (3) explore sociodemographic differences in risk of and reasons for vaccine hesitancy.

https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanwpc/article/PIIS2666-6065(21)00150-4/fulltext

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Articles: Nursing Management, August 2021 [RCN journal]

15. Exploring the role of effective nurse leadership during COVID-19

Barry Gerard Quinn., Catherine McLaughlin., Anna Bunting., Lynsey McLaughlin., Susanna Scales., Stephanie Craig & Shannon Copeland
Nursing Management, 5 August 2021 | Vol 28, Issue 4

The role of leadership in nursing and healthcare is continuously being examined, and has undergone increasing public and media scrutiny due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. This article details a project that brought together five final-year nursing students and two experienced nurses who had all worked as part of the early response to the pandemic.

16. Perceptions and beliefs about the regulation of advanced nurse practitioners

Rachel York
Nursing Management, 5 August 2021 | Vol 28, Issue 4

Aim: To examine the perceptions and beliefs about ANP regulation, and to explore and discuss any ideas about proposed regulation.

17. Supporting the well-being of nurses working during COVID-19

Debbie Duncan & Alison Smart
Nursing Management, 5 August 2021 | Vol 28, Issue 4

This article discusses the challenges experienced by healthcare staff working during COVID-19, and the lessons that can be learned, such as the enhanced support required for staff.

18. How to ensure racism does not hold back your career

Anoop Raghunath
Nursing Management. (2021, Aug). 28(4), 18-19.doi:10.7748/nm.28.4.18.s13.

As a migrant nurse, Anoop Raghunath knew he had to create professional development opportunities.

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Events

19. 19th Māori Legal, Business and Governance Forum

Realising prosperity within an everchanging legislative, business and governance environment

Date: 29-30 September 2021
Venue: Wharewaka o Pōneke, Wellington

20. New Zealand Nursing Leaders’ Summit

Nurses leading change

Date: 29-30 September 2021
Venue: Ellerslie Events Centre, Auckland

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National news

21. Are we being duped on the gender pay gap?

Stuff - Alison Mau 05:00, Aug 29 2021

Eyebrows were raised when an 18 per cent gender pay gap at a major media company was revealed in an independent audit – double Stats NZ's annual figure. But as Alison Mau reports, new research shows gaps of 20, or even 30 per cent are common – prompting calls for legislation to trigger action in the private sector. Deep in the executive summary of the Maria Dew report is an arresting number – one that readers of the QC's delve into MediaWorks' worrisome corporate culture might not have been expecting.

22. Workplace Relations Minister confirms COVID-19 vaccination requirement can be written into new employment agreements

Newshub – 26 August 2021

Workplace Relations Minister Michael Wood has confirmed COVID-19 vaccination requirements can be written into new employment agreements, but not existing ones unless agreed to. 

23. Progress in establishment of Aged Care Commissioner

Beehive - 31 JULY 2021

Recruitment for an Aged Care Commissioner will start next month, to ensure greater oversight of New Zealand’s aged care sector.

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International news

24. Why the 'Great Remote Work Experiment' may have been flawed

BBC News – 12 August 2021

We've lived through a global remote-work experiment. But is our assessment of work-from-home flawed since we didn't have a choice? Since the pandemic hit, people around the world have been taking part in a ‘Great Remote Work Experiment’. We’ve learned a lot, about things like productivity, communication and boundaries. We’ve proved we can do get our jobs done, something that has fueled global conversations about work structures once Covid-19 subsides.

25. ‘If only I’d found out earlier I had pelvic congestion syndrome’

BBC News – 31 July 2021

Sophie Robehmed spent most of 2018 with chronic abdominal and lower back pain, symptoms she'd had before but never for more than a week or so. Then she was diagnosed with pelvic congestion syndrome - a condition no doctor had mentioned in the many years she'd been seeking medical help.

26. Metabolism peaks at age one and tanks after 60, study finds

BBC News – August 2021

Middle-aged spread cannot be blamed on a waning metabolism, according to an unprecedented analysis of the body's energy use. The study, of 6,400 people, from eight days old up to age 95, in 29 countries, suggests the metabolism remains "rock solid" throughout mid-life.

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