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Issue 38 - 15 August 2022

Books

  1. Experiences of health workers in the COVID-19 Pandemic: In their own words
  2. No one left behind: How nurse practitioners are changing the Canadian health care system
  3. Nursing: an exquisite obsession
  4. Professional practice models in nursing: Successful health system integration

Articles – Nurse Prescribing

  1. Professional, legal and ethical dimensions of prescribing. Part 1: professional
  2. Professional, legal and ethical dimensions of prescribing. Part 2: legal and ethical
  3. Assessment framework for prescribing: lower limb skin tears.
  4. Nurses, physicians and patients' knowledge and attitudes about nurse prescribing
  5. Implications of prescribing SGLT2 inhibitors to a wider population.
  6.  Introducing nurse prescribing in Gibraltar: the impact on palliative care.
  7. Informing and Supporting the New Clinical Nurse Specialist Prescriber
  8. Anticipatory prescribing in community palliative and end-of-life care: A realist review

Articles – Safe Vaccination Practice

  1. Using the'8Rs'  checklist to support safe vaccination practice
  2. COVID-19 Vaccination Among Individuals With Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Perception, Efficacy, and Safety.
  3. Using the Points of Distribution Site Model for Timely and Safe Administration of COVID-19 Vaccinations During the Pandemic.

Events

  1. Australia New Zealand Intensive Care Society (ANZICS) - NZ Regional Annual Scientific Meeting
  2. 4TH National NDIS & Mental Health Conference 2023

National news

  1. Diabetes and Me: Never forget - you've got to still enjoy life
  2. Listening to right kind of music could alleviate chronic pain

International news

  1. Already had COVID-19? Here's what we know about reinfections
  2. Health experts on who would benefit most from a second COVID booster

 

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Books available for borrowing

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

1. Experiences of health workers in the COVID-19 Pandemic: In their own words

Bismark, M., Willis, K., Lewis, S & Smallwood, N.
Published February 22, 2022

This book shares the stories of frontline health workers—told in their own words—during the second wave of COVID-19 in Australia. The book records the complex emotions healthcare workers experienced as the pandemic unfolded, and the challenges they faced in caring for themselves, their families, and their patients.

2. No one left behind: How nurse practitioners are changing the Canadian health care system

A collection of true stories edited by Claudia Mariano
Published 2015

The role of an NP has evolved significantly over the years, and is in different stages of progress throughout the country. This book shares a variety of stories from NPs across all sectors of the health care system to provide detailed accounts of what they do.

3. Nursing: an exquisite obsession

Clark, J.
Published 2016

The story of a career in nursing which lead to June Clark becoming president of the Royal College of Nursing - the largest nursing union in the world - and her subsequent loss of faith in the organisation. This autobiography covers the fascinating career of Professor Dame June Clark, from her beginnings as a health visitor through her career in further education, her involvement in nursing around the world, and her work with and subsequent presidency of the Royal College of Nursing.

4. Professional practice models in nursing: Successful health system integration

Duffy, J.R.
Published 2016

Distinguished by its focus on the “how to” of successful enculturation this book guides nurse leaders and educators in the process of integrating professional practice models into clinical workflow, advancing nursing practice, improving the quality of patient care, and facilitating Magnet® designation.

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Articles – Nurse Prescribing

5. Professional, legal and ethical dimensions of prescribing. Part 1: professional

Gould J., & Bain H.
Primary Health Care (2022, Aug). 32(4). doi: 10.7748/phc.2022.e1773

This article is part one of two exploring the core professional, legal and ethical dimensions of prescribing. Reference is made to a contemporary prescribing model, RAPID-CASE, devised by the authors to demonstrate the application of key prescribing practice principles. This first article identifies the main professional dimensions of prescribing practice.

6. Professional, legal and ethical dimensions of prescribing. Part 2: legal and ethical

Gould, J., & Bain, H.
Primary Health Care (2022, Aug). 32(4). doi: 10.7748/phc.2022.e1774

This is the second of two articles exploring the core professional, legal and ethical dimensions of prescribing. This second article examines pertinent legislation and underpinning ethical principles that guide decision-making in prescribing.

7. Assessment framework for prescribing: lower limb skin tears.

Gould, J., & Bain, H.
Journal of Community Nursing, (2022, Aug). 36(4), 42-49.

Prescribing by nurses was initiated in the 1990s and supported by the National Prescribing Centre's 'prescribing pyramid' or seven steps or principles for good prescribing (NPC, 1999). This article explores a new prescribing consultation model (RAPID-CASE), which is composed of elements from the prescribing pyramid and the Competency Framework for all prescribers (Royal Pharmaceutical Society [RPS], 2021).

8. Nurses, physicians and patients' knowledge and attitudes about nurse prescribing

Haririan, Hamidreza., Seresht, Deniz Manie., Hassankhani, Hadi., Porter, Joanne E., Wytenbroek, Lydia
BMC Nursing (2022). 21(1), 1-8.

One of the roles that nurses have acquired in recent years is the role of prescribing. This study aimed to investigate the knowledge and attitudes of critical care nurses, physicians and patients about nurse prescribing.

9. Implications of prescribing SGLT2 inhibitors to a wider population.

Diggle, Jane (Specialist Diabetes Nurse Practitioner)
Diabetes & Primary Care (2022). 24(3), 65-67.

In individuals with type 2 diabetes, I do not think there will be many for whom we do not at least consider an SGLT2 inhibitor. This is likely to have a significant impact on our workload and at a time when many practices are still struggling to re-establish routine diabetes services and address the backlog due to the COVID-19 pandemic

10. Introducing nurse prescribing in Gibraltar: the impact on palliative care.

Santos-Willshere, Jamesina., & Pizarro, Nicole 
British Journal of Nursing. (2022). 31(3), 162-168.

This article critically explores the impact of the introduction of nurse prescribing on palliative care in Gibraltar. A preliminary audit review of the prescriptions issued by the two palliative independent nurse prescribers over their first full calendar year of prescribing (2020) revealed two primary areas of impact: facilitating end-of-life care at home and improving anticipatory prescribing for end-of-life symptom management.

11. Informing and Supporting the New Clinical Nurse Specialist Prescriber

Saunders, Mitzi M.
AACN Advanced Critical Care. (2021, Winter). 32(4), 404-412.

The purpose of this article is to inform and support the new CNS prescriber. The article reviews CNS prescribing, credentialing and privileging, safety strategies, and educational considerations that influence CNS prescribing and offers current recommendations for new CNS prescribers. Clinical nurse specialist prescribing can enhance the patient care experience and fill unmet prescriptive needs for patients.

12. Anticipatory prescribing in community palliative and end-of-life care: A realist review

McChesney, Ruth., McClunie-Trust, Patricia
Kai Tiaki Nursing Research. (2021, Nov.). 12(1), 32-43.

Access to community palliative and end-of-life care that is patientcentred, culturally sensitive and responsive is not equitable for all people in New Zealand. There is an opportunity to transform primary palliative care through an anticipatory prescribing approach and an interdisciplinary workforce. This study aimed to identify the factors influencing anticipatory prescribing in community palliative and end-of-life care.

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Articles – Safe Vaccination Practice

13. Using the ‘8Rs’ checklist to support safe vaccination practice

Falconer, M., Stoker, K., Dennis, A.
Primary Health Care (2022, Aug). 32(4). doi: 10.7748/phc.2022.e1761

This article focuses on safe vaccination practice in relation to the routine vaccination programme, as well as considering vaccination against coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). It provides examples of vaccine-related adverse events and explains how using the ‘8Rs’ checklist can promote patient safety and reduce the risk of such events.

14. COVID-19 Vaccination Among Individuals With Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Perception, Efficacy, and Safety.

Weaver, Kimberly N., Kappelman, Michael D., Long, Millie D.
Gastroenterology & Hepatology. (2022, Jul). 18(7), 388-399.

This article provides an overview of the peer-reviewed literature addressing COVID-19 vaccination in individuals with IBD; details the perceptions of patients with IBD of COVID-19 vaccines, including how gastroenterologists can help to reduce vaccine hesitancy; and describes the humoral immune response to COVID-19 vaccines, with a majority of patients with IBD seroconverting following complete vaccination regardless of medication exposure.

15. Using the Points of Distribution Site Model for Timely and Safe Administration of COVID-19 Vaccinations During the Pandemic.

Kershner, Rebecca Y., Beckham, Susan R., Stewart, Shalonna M., Hooks Jr, Jerry Dwayne., Nicosia, Susan., & Allen, Kimberly A. 
American Journal of Public Health (2022 Supplement). 112(Sup3), S279-S283.

The Georgia Department of Public Health–East Central District and its local partners implemented an open, drive-through point of distribution site to administer the COVID-19 vaccine to eligible populations. The site was in Augusta, Georgia, from mid-December 2020 through mid-May 2021. The point of distribution site successfully provided 42 342 vaccines.

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Events

16. Australia New Zealand Intensive Care Society (ANZICS) - NZ Regional Annual Scientific Meeting

Equity, quality and wellbeing

Date: 7 – 9 November 2022
Venue: The Dunedin Centre, 1 Harrop Street, Dunedin 9016

17. 4TH National NDIS & Mental Health Conference 2023

Improving Recovery, Capacity Building and Wellbeing

Date: 20 - 21 February 2023
Venue: International Convention Centre, Sydney

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National news

18. Diabetes and Me: Never forget - you've got to still enjoy life

Radio New Zealand – 10 August 2022

The day I found out about my diabetes, I rang her in tears, and she talked me through what to do next. It was a couple of weeks before Christmas, and I was dreading the parties. What canapés would be OK? Could I have a glass (or several) of wine? Wise woman that she is, she reassured me. "You've got to still enjoy life, Megan. Otherwise, what's the point?"

19. Listening to right kind of music could alleviate chronic pain

Radio New Zealand – 5 August 2022

Listening to music you enjoy – and especially music that you've chosen – can help alleviate chronic pain, according to new research. Music has been used as a pain therapy for decades, says University of London psychology professor Claire Howlin, but she and her colleagues wanted to better understand how it works.

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International news

20. Already had COVID-19? Here's what we know about reinfections

CTV News – 17 July 2022

As research suggests that COVID-19 has infected roughly half of the Canadian population, the emergence of an even more contagious version of the virus means some people may be in for another round.

21. Health experts on who would benefit most from a second COVID booster

CTV News -17 July 2022

As some Canadians over 18 wonder whether to get a fourth dose of the COVID-19 vaccine now that they’re eligible, health experts say it’s more important for those with “risk factors” to get one now, while healthy people could consider holding off if they choose.

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