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Issue 17 - 10 June 2013

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Events in New Zealand- Saturday June 15



Books available for borrowing

Issued to NZNO members for a period of 4 weeks.

1.  Making Strategic Planning Happen: A Simple and Effective Guide to Developing and Implementing a Practical Strategic Plan
A simple and effective guide to developing and implementing a practical strategic plan
By Neville Lake. Published 2001

2.  Managing Mayhem: Work-Life Balance Issues in New Zealand
By Marilyn Waring, Christa B. Fouché
Dunmore Publishing, Limited, 1/01/2007
This book explores the reality of what work-life balance means in Aotearoa-New Zealand. Waring and Fouche have brought together recent research that reveals the complexities and nuances that people grapple with in their lives as they seek to balance unpaid work with paid work and still find time to live in between.

3. The Public Hospital Specialist Workforce: Entrenched Shortages Or Workforce Investment?
Association of Salaried Medical Specialists, February 2013

4. Whole-Scale Change: Unleashing the Magic in Organizations
by Dannemiller Tyson Associates. Published 2000

Articles - Journal of Community Nursing

5. Lindsay Leg Clubs: clinically effective, cost effective 
By Lindsay, Ellie. Journal of Community Nursing 27. 1 (Jan/Feb 2013): 5-6,8
 Economic studies of leg ulcer management strategies have mainly concentrated on different compression, dressing and pharmaceutical products rather than different modes of delivery or systems of care. Leg ulcer management in the community presents a number of challenges. This paper discusses the challenges and rationale of introducing a new service delivery for leg ulcer management based on patient empowerment, health promotion and education, and its implication for clinical practice.

6. Who's taking care of the boys? 
By DeVille-Almond, Jane. Journal of Community Nursing 27. 1 (Jan/Feb 2013): 10-11.
'It is widely known that there are differences between men and women in the incidence and prevalence of most health conditions. Sometimes there are clear biological reasons for these differences - but often there are not.' (Mens Health Forum - www.menshealthforum. Although men are starting to realise that their health outcomes could be much better with a bit of effort, they continue to die on average, years earlier than women, and for just about every disease common to both sexes, men still come off worse.

7. Academia and clinical practice - working together successfully to develop skin integrity knowledge and skills 
By Ousey, Karen; Atkinson, Rose; Fleming, Leigh; Conway, Barbara. Journal of Community Nursing 27. 1 (Jan/Feb 2013): 15-17
Clinicians often find it difficult to devote sufficient time to develop proposals that will investigate issues that enhance the patient experience. Thus, clinicians need to access researchers and academics who can assist in developing research proposals, undertake service evaluation, audit current practice, provide advice on best practice and offer education that maintains clinical knowledge and skills. The University of Huddersfield recognised the challenges faced by clinicians in undertaking research in the specialist area of skin, and in 2011 formed the Skin Interface Sciences (SIS) Research Group. This article outlines its development and achievements to date. 

8. Aquamol 'improves' psoriasis 
Journal of Community Nursing 27. 1 (Jan/Feb 2013): 18.
: A new survey of people with psoriasis has shown promising results for T&R Derma's clinically proven emollient cream - Aquamol®. Eighty per cent of respondents wanted to continue using Aquamol as part of their psoriasis treatment. The main symptoms showing improvement were a 'decrease in scaling', an 'improvement in redness' and a 'reduction in itch'. (Data on file.) Aquamol has a moisture enhancing formula which is free from colour, fragrance and sodium lauryl sulphate. It has a light, non-greasy feel and can be used as an emollient and a soap substitute. 

9. Cleansing chronic wounds with tap water or saline: a review 
By Ljubic, Andreja. Journal of Community Nursing 27. 1 (Jan/Feb 2013): 19-21
: The systematic review by Fernandez, Griffiths and Ussia3 included 11 RCT's and quasi RCT's that assessed wound healing outcomes and infection rates in acute and chronic wounds after cleaning with tap water compared to sterile saline in healthcare settings (hospital, community, nursing homes, general practice, wound clinics). The authors concluded that tap water may be as safe and effective as sterile saline but with certain conditions, namely that practitioners should take into account: * the quality of water * the nature of wounds * the patient's general condition, including the presence of comorbidities that compromise immune function

Articles - Nursing Leadership

10. The perceived leadership skills needed to improve the effectiveness of charge nurses: A grounded theory study
By Gloria M.. Capella University, ProQuest, UMI Dissertations Publishing, 2008
: As nurses transition from staff nurses to charge nurses, they are thrust into a role change in which they go from having control of their own workload to guiding and supervising the workload of other nurses. The researcher's purpose was to observe, collect data, and analyze, through a qualitative methodology, the data on a group of staff nurses, relief charge nurses, and charge nurses, and former charge nurses now serving as managers to identify skills and behaviors that enhance the effectiveness of charge nurses.

11. Nurses' views of shared leadership in ICU: A case study
By Rosengren, Kristina; Bondas, Terese; Nordholm, Lena; Nordström, Gun. Intensive & Critical Care Nursing 26. 4 (Aug 2010): 226-33
: New management models develop; one of them is shared leadership where two nurse managers share tasks and responsibility for a unit. The overall aim of this study was to describe the view of the staff about shared leadership at an ICU in Sweden and to study if there were any differences in perceptions between staff groups. This unit had changed the management organisation from single leadership (one nurse manager) to shared leadership (two nurse managers).

12. Taking Charge: Front-Line Nurse Leadership Development:
By Schwarzkopf, Ruth; Sherman, Rose O.; Kiger, Anna J.. The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing 43. 4 (Apr 2012): 154-159
: The recent Institute of Medicine (2010 ) report, The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health, included a recommendation that nurses at all levels should be prepared and enabled to lead change to advance health care in the United States. Historically, in most organizations, nursing leadership development programs have focused on nurses in management or executive roles rather than those working in front-line leadership roles. This article describes a front-line leadership development initiative developed by Tenet Healthcare Corporation and attended by 400 charge nurses. Program development, evaluation, and lessons learned that can be applied in other organizations are discussed.

13. Why management skills are a priority for nurses
By Kerridge, Joanna; Ryder, Sue. Nursing Times 109. 9 (Mar 5-Mar 11, 2013): 16-7.
Newly qualified nurses and new nurse managers are often expected to hit the ground running with no management training. Management skills are as important as leadership skills in addressing some of the failings identified in the Francis report. A management framework is required to provide a consistent approach to management development for all staff in healthcare, irrespective of discipline, role, function or seniority. [PUBLICATION ABSTRACT]

Articles - Journal of Gerontological Nursing

14. The Choosing Wisely? Campaign and Nurses' Role in Dissemination 
By Fick, Donna M; Resnick, Barbara. Journal of Gerontological Nursing 39. 5 (May 2013): 4-6
On February 21, 2013, the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) released its list of "Five Things Physicians and Patients Should Question" as part of the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Foundation's Choosing Wisely® campaign. The AGS list can be found on the Choosing Wisely webpage ( with accompanying rationales and references, a new "Ask the Expert" series for patients and caregivers, and a tip sheet for patients on communicating with their health care providers.

15. Monitoring Exercise Delivery to Increase Participation Adherence in Older Adults with Alzheimer's Disease 
By Watson, Elle; Yu, Fang. Journal of Gerontological Nursing 39. 5 (May 2013): 11-4
There are many established benefits of exercise for older adults. Emerging studies suggest that it may even be able to slow the progression of Alzheimer's disease (AD) in older adults with the disease. However, it is yet unknown how bedside nurses can monitor ongoing exercise participation in this population due to the complexity and impact of AD symptoms. The purpose of this study is to provide bedside nurses with tools to capture actual received exercise doses to ensure adequate exercise participation by older adults with AD. 

16. Pilot Testing a Couples-Focused Intervention for Mild Cognitive Impairment 
By Lu, Yvonne Yueh-Feng; Haase, Joan E; Weaver, Michael. Journal of Gerontological Nursing 39. 5 (May 2013): 16-23
The purpose of this pilot study was to evaluate the acceptability, feasibility, and potential benefits of the multicomponent Daily Enhancement of Meaningful Activity (DEMA) intervention, which was tailored to help couples facing mild cognitive impairment (MCI) work together to meet goals, remain engaged in meaningful activities, and adapt to changes over time.  The DEMA intervention is potentially promising but needs further testing in a randomized clinical trial.

17. Improving Antipsychotic Agent Use in Nursing Homes: Development of an Algorithm for Treating Problem Behaviors in Dementia 
By Smith, Marianne; Schultz, Susan K; Seydel, Linda L; Reist, Jeffrey; Kelly, Michael; et al. Journal of Gerontological Nursing 39. 5 (May 2013): 24-35
Activity Objective
: Describe the development of an algorithm for treating problem behaviors in nursing home patients with dementia that can improve the use of antipsychotic agents.

18. Food Choice Can Improve Nursing Home Resident Meal Service Satisfaction and Nutritional Status 
By Crogan, Neva L; Dupler, Alice E; Short, Robert; Heaton, Grace. Journal of Gerontological Nursing 39. 5 (May 2013): 38-45
: The purpose of this study was to test the feasibility of implementing the Eat Right food delivery system and measure its impact on residents' food satisfaction, food intake, and subsequent nutritional status, including serum prealbumin levels and changes in body weight. Use of nutritional interventions such as the multidimensional Eat Right system encourages resident decision making and facilitates overall satisfaction with care and improved health.

19. Exploring the Effect of Companion Robots on Emotional Expression in Older Adults with Dementia: A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial 
By Moyle, Wendy; Cooke, Marie; Beattie, Elizabeth; Jones, Cindy; Klein, Barbara; et al. Journal of Gerontological Nursing 39. 5 (May 2013): 46-53
This pilot study aimed to compare the effect of companion robots (PARO) to participation in an interactive reading group on emotions in people living with moderate to severe dementia in a residential care setting. A randomized crossover design, with PARO and reading control groups, was used. Findings suggest PARO may be useful as a treatment option for people with dementia; however, the need for a larger trial was identified.[PUBLICATION ABSTRACT

Journal - Table of Contents

20. From the Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, May 2013, Volume 44, Number 3
CNE Article
. Nursing Grand Rounds: The North Queensland, Australia, Experience
CNE Quiz
. Nursing Grand Rounds: The North Queensland, Australia, Experience
Original Article
. Preceptors’ Perceptions of Their Role in a Pediatric Acute Care Setting
Original Article
. No More “Fumbling Alone”: Effect of a Nurse-Led Academic Advising Service in a Magnet® Hospital
Original Article
Transition to Nursing Practice of Accelerated Second-Degree Baccalaureate Students Using Clinical Coaches
Original Article
Survey of Nurses’ Perceived Competence and Educational Needs in Performing Resuscitation
. Simulation and Continued Competence: Getting Better at What We Need to Be
Administrative Angles
. Evaluating Continuing Education: Options Abound
Clinical Updates
20I. Fostering Healthy Work Environments Through Nursing Education Initiatives
Teaching Tips
Improving Cultural Knowledge Through a Culturally Themed Nursing Skills Day

Conferences & Seminars

21. HINZ 2013 Conference and Exhibition
We are moving faster than you think to universal electronic healthcare information systems!  Current systems are starting to improve our health by creating much more flexible, efficient, and interoperable means for practitioners and patients to access and manage healthcare data. The time is now - the National Health IT Plan goal for measurable outcomes is 2014!
“To achieve high-quality health care and improve patient safety, by 2014 New Zealanders will have a core set of personal health information available electronically to them and their treatment providers regardless of the setting as they access health services.”
Date: 27-29 November 2013
Venue: Energy Events Centre, Rotorua

22. 12th International Congress - Nursing Informatics
The aim of this congress is to provide a single, high-profile, internationally renowned forum for research in the theory and practice of nursing informatics
: June 21-25, 2014
Venue: Taipei, Taiwan
More information:

23. 2013 Simulation User Network (SUN) Meeting
18 - 20 July, 2013
Venue: Whitireia New Zealand, Wellington
More information:

News - National

24. South has highest rate of infection
ODT - Mon, 10 Jun 2013
The Southern district has the highest rate of new infections of hepatitis C in the country, recent statistics reveal. And after being updated on the situation last week, the Southern District Health Board has agreed to work on a plan to tackle the blood-borne virus. It is hoped the new strategy will quickly lead to a district-wide agreement on what hepatitis C services should be provided across Otago and Southland

25. Your winter flu will count this year
Science reporter Jamie Morton explores groundbreaking research into influenza and discovers how age, ethnicity and even our pay packets may be behind the illness - and how that will effect health spending
NZ Herald - Sunday Jun 2, 2013

News - International

26. ICN Launches the 2013 Release of the International Classification for Nursing Practice (ICNP) at ICN Congress in Melbourne, Australia
Geneva, Switzerland, 20 May 2013 — The International Council of Nurses (ICN) is excited to announce the 2013 release of ICNP®, a terminology for nursing that supports improved quality of care and standardized nursing documentation worldwide. The documentation data can be re-used for multiple purposes, including clinical and administrative decision-support, generating evidence for practice, nursing education, and policy development. The formal foundation of ICNP makes it capable of harmonizing other nursing and multi-disciplinary terminologies in order to optimize care documentation and analysis of health interventions related to outcomes for patients, groups or communities.
ICNP is available at

27. Vaccine to end curse of Delhi belly
It is an illness that ruins millions of exotic holidays every year.
But Delhi belly could now become a thing of the past as scientists have developed a pill that can protect against the condition.
Researchers at the University of Cambridge have produced a new vaccine that can be swallowed by travellers to help them fight of the bacteria that causes the illness


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