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Issue 33 - 17 May 2022

 

Books available for borrowing

  1. Black November: The 1918 influenza pandemic in New Zealand
  2. But I changed all that: ‘First’ New Zealand women
  3. Experiences of health workers in the COVID-19 pandemic: In their own words
  4. Pasifika women: Our stories in New Zealand
  5. Women, politics & power: Essays by Marilyn Waring

Articles - American Journal of Nursing, April 2022

  1. Losing the art and failing the science of nursing: The experiences of nurses working during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  2. Trauma-informed care in nursing practice
  3. Improving Accuracy in Documenting Cardiopulmonary Arrest Events
  4. Planetary Health Nursing
  5. Secondary Data in Nursing Research

Articles - American Journal of Nursing, May 2022

  1. Overcoming Mental Health Stigma
  2. Original Research: Combating the Opioid Epidemic Through Nurse Use of Multimodal Analgesia: An Integrative Literature Review
  3. CE: Environments & Health: Chemicals in the Home That Can Exacerbate Asthma
  4. Effective Holistic Approaches to Reducing Nurse Stress and Burnout During COVID-19
  5. Recognizing and Acting on Mentation Concerns
  6. Assessing Chest Pain

Selected Articles – International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, June 2022

  1. Editorial: Supporting the emergent nursing workforce in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic
  2. Prevalence, associated factors and adverse outcomes of workplace violence towards nurses in psychiatric settings: A systematic review
  3. Exploring mental health clinicians’ perceptions of the Zero Suicide Prevention Initiative
  4. Wait times in an Australian emergency department: A comparison of mental health and non-mental health patients in a regional emergency department
  5. Experiences and challenges faced by community mental health workers when providing care to people with mental health conditions: A qualitative descriptive study
  6. Older residents’ perceptions of loneliness in long-term care facilities: A qualitative study

Selected Articles – British Journal of Nursing, April 2022

  1. Exploring the role of the nutrition nurse specialist in an intestinal failure tertiary referral centre.
  2. A guide to undertaking and understanding blood pressure measurement.
  3. Research as part of the advanced clinical practitioner role.

Events

  1. The Third New Zealand Breast Cancer Symposium

National News

  1. Around half the population will have been infected with Covid-19 - modeller

International News

  1. Eat or brush your teeth before taking a RAT swab? Here’s why it may affect the results
  2. Returning to the office? You need to be kind to yourself
  3. There’s no such thing as a textbook menopause - and taking HRT isn’t “cheating”

 

Books available for borrowing

The following books can be borrowed by NZNO members for a period of 4 weeks. Please provide a physical address as the books will be couriered out to you.

1.Black November: The 1918 influenza pandemic in New Zealand

Geoffrey W. Rice
First published 1988

Over 8,500 New Zealanders died from influenza and pneumonia in just six weeks. Nearly a quarter of the victims were Maori, who died at seven times the death rate of European New Zealanders.

2. But I changed all that: 'First' New Zealand women

Jane Tolerton
Published 2018

This book celebrates some of our first women: of politics and public service, business and broadcasting, the arts and academia, sport and cinema. From 1893 to 2018, from Kate Sheppard to Jacinda Ardern.

3. Experiences of health workers in the COVID-19 pandemic: In their own words

Marie Bismark, Karen Wills, Sophie Lewis & Natasha Smallwood
Routledge, Published 2022

The book draws on over 9,000 responses to a survey examining the psychological, occupational, and social impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on frontline health workers. Survey participants came from all areas of the health sector, from intensive care doctors to hospital cleaners to aged care nurses, and from large metropolitan hospitals to rural primary care practices.

4. Pasifika women: Our stories in New Zealand

Kailahi, Sandra

Sandra Kailahi has interviewed 20 Pacific women that have worked tirelessly within the New Zealand community to better the lives of their peoples. Included are politicians, artists, writers, church representatives, sportswomen, community leaders and many more. The interviews cover early lives to the present, and showcase the strengths and depths of knowledge the women contribute to New Zealand society every day.

5. Women, politics & power: Essays by Marilyn Waring

Foreword by Robin Morgan
Port Nicholson Press, Published 1985

As a member of parliament, Marilyn waring took a courageous stand on a number of issues. These essays develop her ideas about women's position - in sport, in politics, in everyday life.

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Articles - American Journal of Nursing, April 2022

6. Losing the art and failing the science of nursing: The experiences of nurses working during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Stimpfel, Amy Witkoski., Ghazal, Lauren., Goldsamt, Lloyd A., Zhanay, Jessie BS., Dickson, Victoria Vaughan
AJN (2022, Apr). 122(4), 22-29.

RNs have served as the bedrock of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic, working under unprecedented and difficult conditions. In this study, we sought to understand the experiences of nurses working across a range of care settings in the United States during the first six months of the pandemic, and to learn more about barriers to and facilitators of their work.

7. Trauma-informed care in nursing practice

Dowdell, Elizabeth B.; Speck, Patricia M.
AJN (2022, Apr). 122(4), 30-38.

Trauma-informed care foundational principles guide the application of the nursing process using patient-centered care to create safety, the first principle in TIC. Here, the authors discuss the application of these core principles in nursing through a deidentified case study.

8. Improving Accuracy in Documenting Cardiopulmonary Arrest Events

Joseph, Bridgid., Sulmonte, Kimberlyann., DeSanto-Madeya, Susan.
AJN, American Journal of Nursing (2022, Apr). 122(4), 40-45.

The aim of this quality improvement initiative was to compare the timeliness and accuracy of paper-based versus electronic documentation of live CPA events.

9. Planetary Health Nursing

LeClair, Jessica & Potter, Teddie.
AJN, American Journal of Nursing. (2022, Apr). 122(4), 47-52.

Planetary health is focused on the interconnectedness of the health of humans, other species, and the physical environment. Restoring planetary health requires new directions for nursing. The pragmatic implications for nursing research, education, advocacy, and practice are explored in this article.

10. Secondary Data in Nursing Research

Keeler, Courtney & Curtis, Alexa Colgrove
AJN, American Journal of Nursing. (2022, Apr). 122 (4), 58-61. 
doi: 10.1097/01.NAJ.0000827360.84863.f1

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Articles - American Journal of Nursing, May 2022

11. Overcoming Mental Health Stigma

Fauteux, Nicole
AJN, American Journal of Nursing. (2022, May). 122(5), 16-17.

The stigma attached to mental illness poses a formidable barrier to care. It is a social determinant of health and a key driver of population health inequities. Nevertheless, there are signs of hope. The word stigma appeared in 33 National Institutes of Health active funding opportunity notices in 2021, up from two in 2017.

12. Original Research: Combating the Opioid Epidemic Through Nurse Use of Multimodal Analgesia: An Integrative Literature Review

Tavernier, Jennifer René
AJN, American Journal of Nursing. (2022, May). 122(5), 20-32.
doi: 10.1097/01.NAJ.0000829772.68328.d5

Opioid misuse and addiction have become a national crisis. New pain management guidelines call for the use of multimodal analgesia to manage acute pain. In hospital settings, a clinical decision aid that emphasizes multimodal analgesia may improve nurses' use of this opioid-sparing strategy.

13. CE: Environments & Health: Chemicals in the Home That Can Exacerbate Asthma

Polivka, Barbara J., Huntington-Moskos, Luz & Folz, Rodney
AJN, American Journal of Nursing. (2022, May). 122(5), 34-39.

Although chemical exposures from cleaning and disinfectant products often go unnoticed or unrecognized, such exposures have been associated with asthma-related symptoms and exacerbations. The Environmental Working Group (EWG) website provides consumer information on a wide range of issues and products related to human health and the environment, including the use of cleaning and disinfectant products, 2,500 of which it has rated in terms of their effects on respiratory function and asthma.

14. Effective Holistic Approaches to Reducing Nurse Stress and Burnout During COVID-19

Pagador, Florida., Barone, Melanie & Manoukian, Mana.
AJN, American Journal of Nursing. (2022, May). 122(5), 40-47.

Prolonged exposure to work-related stress can lead to nurse burnout, potentiating clinical and medication errors and low-quality patient care. Holistic approaches (such as mindfulness training, "zen rooms," and massage chairs, among others) have been shown to reduce nurses' anxiety, stress, and burnout.

15. Recognizing and Acting on Mentation Concerns

Mack, Laurin., Zonsius, Mary C. & Newman, Michelle 
AJN, American Journal of Nursing. (2022, May). 122(5), 50-55.
doi: 10.1097/01.NAJ.0000830764.74949.fd

The Mentation element of the 4Ms framework focuses on three conditions that if undetected or poorly managed can have significant negative implications for older adults and caregivers: depression, dementia, and delirium. Nurses play a key role in engaging family caregivers by explaining how mentation can be altered during hospitalization, encouraging caregivers to share their observations about any changes in the older adult's mental state, and educating them on strategies to support the older adult's mentation in the hospital setting and after discharge.

16. Assessing Chest Pain

Cutugno, Christine
AJN, American Journal of Nursing. (2022, May). 122(5), 56-58.

Revised guidelines by a joint committee of the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association have been released to improve early identification and management of chest pain. Clinical goals of the guidelines are to identify life-threatening causes of chest pain, determine a patient's clinical stability, and assess whether the patient needs to be hospitalized or can safely be treated on an outpatient basis.

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Selected Articles - International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, June 2022

17. Editorial: Supporting the emergent nursing workforce in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic

Debra Jackson & Kim Usher
International Journal of Mental Health Nursing. (2022, June). 31(3), 447-449.

Even without a pandemic, anxiety is prevalent among nursing students (Savitsky et al. 2020) and nursing school is recognized as a ‘high stake, stressful environment, and the opportunity to be re-traumatized is high’ (Fowler & Wholeben 2020). It is likely that the effects of COVID-19 restrictions and the resultant disruption to student education has exacerbated the stressors of nursing school.

18. Prevalence, associated factors and adverse outcomes of workplace violence towards nurses in psychiatric settings: A systematic review

Sun Joo Jang, Youn-Jung Son & Haeyoung Lee
International Journal of Mental Health Nursing. (2022, June). 31(3), 450-468.

Workplace violence towards psychiatric nurses by psychiatric patients is common, which can potentially affect care quality as well as nurses’ health. This study aimed to synthesize the literature on workplace violence towards psychiatric nurses and identify the prevalence and factors influencing workplace violence and related outcomes.

19. Exploring mental health clinicians' perceptions of the Zero Suicide Prevention Initiative

Joanne E. Porter., Elissa Dabkowski., Owen Connolly & Valerie Prokopiv
International Journal of Mental Health Nursing. (2022, June). 31(3), 536-543.

Suicide continues to impact rural and regional families and communities across Australia and has become a key focus of healthcare, research, and government policy in recent years. This study explored the introduction of an evidence-based Zero Suicide framework that includes a suicide prevention pathway and training package to a rural and regional community mental health team in Victoria, Australia.

20. Wait times in an Australian emergency department: A comparison of mental health and non-mental health patients in a regional emergency department

Sharene E. Pascoe., Christina Aggar & Olivia Penman
International Journal of Mental Health Nursing. (2022, June). 31(3), 544-552.

Evidence suggests that mental health presentations to metropolitan or city emergency departments are exposed to longer waiting times, extended length of stays, and higher rates of access block than non-mental health presentations. The aim of the current study was to explore wait time and length of stay for mental and non-mental health patients at a regional emergency department.

21. Experiences and challenges faced by community mental health workers when providing care to people with mental health conditions: A qualitative descriptive study

Yong-Shian Goh., Qing Yun Jenna Ow Yong., Shuenn-Chiang Soo., Po Ching Jennie Wan & Vincent Chee Keong Ng
International Journal of Mental Health Nursing. (2022, June). 31(3), 591-600.

The global prevalence of mental health conditions and the associated wide treatment gaps have led to increased demand for quality mental healthcare services. In Singapore, despite a shift towards a joint provision of mental healthcare in hospitals and the community, experiences of mental healthcare teams in such hospital-community partnerships have remained unclear.

22. Older residents' perceptions of loneliness in long-term care facilities: A qualitative study

Pi-Hua Huang., Shou-Yu Wang., Sophia H. Hu & Yeu-Hui Chuang
International Journal of Mental Health Nursing. (2022, June). 31(3), 601-610.

Loneliness is a negative emotional feeling often experienced by older residents in long-term care facilities (LTCFs). Previous studies have shown that loneliness is related to depression, inferior quality of life, cardiovascular disease, and suicidal thoughts. Thus, it is important to understand older residents' viewpoints about loneliness to provide better care in the long-term care context. 

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Selected Articles – British Journal of Nursing, April 2022

23. Exploring the role of the nutrition nurse specialist in an intestinal failure tertiary referral centre.

Malhi, Hardip., Dera, Merceline & Fletcher, Jane.
British Journal of Nursing (4/7/2022). 31(7), S4-S12.

The role of the nutrition nurse specialist (NNS) is diverse and is usually integral to a wider, multidisciplinary nutrition support team (NST). Practice frameworks have been developed to identify competencies within the NNS role. A mind-mapping technique was used with the NNS team and the wider NST to explore the role of the NNS in the authors' intestinal failure tertiary referral centre.

24. A guide to undertaking and understanding blood pressure measurement.

Park, Laura., Ford, Claire & Allan, Jaden
British Journal of Nursing (4/7/2022). 31(7), 356-362.

This article aims to provide background information on blood pressure. It outlines the anatomy and physiology associated with the skill of blood pressure measurement, and the varying techniques for taking blood pressure readings, both invasively and non-invasively. It further explains the steps for taking a manual blood pressure and provides top tips for carrying out this procedure in clinical practice.

25. Research as part of the advanced clinical practitioner role.

Fielding, Catherine., Riley, Jennifer., Sutherland, Clare., Swift, Karen & Gordon, Adam
British Journal of Nursing (4/7/2022). 31(7), 372-374.

Within the UK, the role of the advanced clinical practitioner (ACP) has developed to fill workforce shortages but also to address concerns about the quality, safety, and delivery of healthcare. This article considers why all ACPs need to be able to work with, and interpret, research evidence and describes the authors' recent experience with an ACP clinical academic role as one way to establish research within advanced clinical practice.

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Events

26. The Third New Zealand Breast Cancer Symposium

Dates: Thursday 17 - Saturday 19 November 2022
Venue: Auckland University of Technology (AUT), Auckland, New Zealand

NZBCS Symposium: nzbcs@aut.ac.nz

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National News

27. Around half the population will have been infected with Covid-19 – modeller

Radio New Zealand – 16 May 2022

Based on what has been seen overseas and on the modelling, around half of the population will have been infected with Covid-19, says Te Pūnaha Matatini contagion modeller Dion O'Neale.

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International News

28. Eat or brush your teeth before taking a RAT swab? Here's why it may affect the results

Rapid antigen tests — or RATs as they're more commonly known now — have become a staple of pandemic life. But did you know that if you eat, drink, brush your teeth or smoke in the 30 minutes before taking a saliva rapid test, it can affect your results?

29. Returning to the office? You need to be kind to yourself

ABC News – Everyday

Whether you're heading back full-time, or transitioning to a hybrid model, there are practical considerations for anyone who has been working from home for years. They might include anxious pets, lingering fears about COVID, and the needs of children. Balancing all these is psychologically demanding work.

30. There’s no such thing as a textbook menopause – and taking HRT isn’t ‘cheating’

Jenny Éclair
The Guardian – 15 May 2022

Too many people think they have the right to tell you how to do the menopause. If HRT works for me, I’ll keep taking it – if I can find it

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