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Issue 2 Library e-newsletter - 7 Feb 2020

Novel coronavirus, China (2019-nCoV)

A cluster of pneumonia has been caused by a novel coronavirus (nCoV) called 2019-nCoV. Coronaviruses are a large and diverse family of viruses which include viruses that are known to cause illness in animals and in humans, including the common cold, severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS).
More information:
https://www.health.govt.nz/our-work/diseases-and-conditions/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov


Books – Available from the NZNO Library

These books can be borrowed by current NZNO members, for a period of 4 weeks. Please provide a street address if you request any items, as they are couriered out to you.

1. A Dame We Knew: A tribute to Dame Cecily Pickerill
Beryl Harris
Published 2014
This is a story about the life and times of Dame Cecily Pickerill, a pioneering New Zealand plastic surgeon who operated on many hundreds of infants with cleft problems. Along with her husband she believed in the early repair for a thriving baby. She did not use a series of nurses for this but the babies' own mothers, whose immunity they passed to their infants and whose love covered 24 hour care, seven days a week, no problems, no 'H Bug'.

2. Ettie Rout: New Zealand’s safe sex pioneer
Jane Tolerton
Published 2015
Ettie Rout pioneered safe sex and prophylactics for the ANZAC troops in the First World War, with educational work in Cairo, London and Paris. Castigated by the press, she was applauded by the troops and some military officials for keeping men fit for duty

3. The Literature Review: Six Steps to Success [3rd edition]
Lawrence A. Machi & Brenda T. McEvoy
Published 2016
This edition features:
A flowchart that graphically illustrates Machi and McEvoy’s process.
Reflective Oversight boxes in each chapter, prompting readers to direct metacognitive activities.
Links to online guides and resources; Expanded examples illustrating theoretical concepts

4. Preparing nurses for disaster management
Joanne C. Langan & Dotti C. James
Published 2005
Nurses are expected to provide skilled, competent care after natural and man-made disasters. This comprehensive resource prepares nurses, nursing students and administrators to provide care to victims of natural disasters, as well as disasters caused by biological, chemical or radiological agents.

Articles: – 
Advances in Family Practice Nursing Journal, 2019

 

5. Travel Health for Older Adults
Cynthia Gerstenlauer
Advances in Family Practice Nursing, 2019-05-01, Vol. 1, Pages 33-59

Travel health is based on the concept of the reduction of risk [2] . “Risk” refers to the possibility of harm during a planned trip.

6. Ethical Considerations in End-of-Life Care for Older Persons with Lifelong Disabilities
Douglas P. Olsen & Linda J. Keilman
Advances in Family Practice Nursing, 2019-05-01, Vol. 1, Pages 61-74

Primary care patients should be as involved as possible in decision making with their known needs and desires accommodated to the extent feasible, even if they lack the decision-making capacity to be fully and legally responsible for the decision. Maintaining patient dignity is an ethical priority.

7. Approaching Frailty in Primary Care
Deborah Dunn
Advances in Family Practice Nursing, 2019-05-01, Vol. 1, Pages 87-97

Frailty is a complex syndrome that affects millions of older adults in the United States. Older adults who are frail are 3 to 5 times more susceptible to adverse health events. Frailty assessment tools can be easily integrated into the primary care visit.

8. Recognizing and Addressing Elder Abuse in the Primary Care Setting
 Natalie R. Baker and Jennifer Kim
Advances in Family Practice Nursing, 2019-05-01, Vol. 1, Pages 99-115

Elder abuse varies in its type, frequency, and intensity and is most often perpetrated by an adult child, spouse, or partner. There are both provider and patient barriers that contribute to the problem of underreporting of elder abuse.

Articles – Phobias
 

9. Case Study: Clinical Management of Claustrophobia and Cold Sensitivity towards Operating Room Environment with Preoperative Hypnosis.
Chandrasegaran, Anand
Sleep & Hypnosis, Dec 2018. 20(4), 294-298.

We present a case of utilizing preoperative hypnosis technique in overcoming patient's fear of operating room's (OR) coldness and its small space fear (claustrophobia). In this report, we highlight how these two aspects of an OR environment can prevent patients to be maintained in a constant hypnotic trance state. Operating room can be a claustrophobic experience to some patients.

10. Reducing Occurrences of MR-related Claustrophobia in Patients With PTSD.
Rotunda, Thomas J.
Radiologic Technology, Sep/Oct 2017; 89(1): 97-99.

The article offers guides on how to reduce the level of anxiety of patients with post traumatic disorder (PTSD) and claustrophobia during a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) procedure. Topics discussed include symptoms of PTSD and claustrophobia and why claustrophobic episodes are common in MR departments. Also mentioned is the role of MR technologists in creating a positive environment for these types of patient.

11. Fear of clowns in hospitalized children: prospective experience.
 Meiri, Noam; Schnapp, Zeev; Ankri, Amichi; Nahmias, Itay; Raviv, Amnon; Sagi, Omer; Hamad Saied, Mohamad; Konopnicki, Muriel; Pillar, Giora
European Journal of Pediatrics, Feb 2017. 176(2), 269-272.

Medical clowns (MC) have become an integral part of the pediatric staff of hospital wards. While several studies have demonstrated the huge benefits of MC, there are almost no data regarding fear of clowns, a known phenomenon that means an irrational fear of clowns. In the current study, we sought to examine the prevalence of fear of clowns in pediatrics wards, and to characterize the affected children.

12. Claustrophobia in Radiology Departments
LaGuardia, Kim
Radiologic Technology, Jan/Feb 2017. 88(3), 346-348.

The article examine claustrophobia in radiology departments. Topics covered include claustrophobia being the extreme fear of being in a narrow or enclosed space with a wide range of physical symptoms that can be mild or intense, the four main causes of claustrophobia, and the technique involving the introduction of either partial or total amnesia during the examination.

13. Pricks of Conscience: A needle-phobic patient's experience of compassionate nursing care Roussel, Charles
Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing, Feb 2018. 22(1), 15-16.

An oncology nurse's warmth, humor, and compassionate care have helped even the odds in my wife's decade-long battle with incurable cancer. Needle phobia and a complex chemotherapy regimen have made for a challenging course of treatment. However, working closely with us, my wife's care team has given us back the control that can so easily ebb with remission and relapse.

14. Considering the relationship between the needle, patient and cannulator.
Mackereth, Peter; Tomlinson, Lynne
British Journal of Nursing, 2016 IV Therapy Supplement; 25(sup2), S27-S28.

The author discusses several strategies for nurses and allied health professionals to help patients feel more at ease during the cannulation process and encourage the enlargement, engorgement, and dilation of veins. The author provides several examples of CALM techniques including progressive muscle relaxation and discusses topics including dealing with patients who have needle phobia and avoiding cannulation burnout.

Seminars/Forums
 

15. New Zealand Pain Society 2020
Making the Connection : Cortex, Culture and Community
Date: Mar 19 - 21, 2020
Venue: Copthorne Hotel, Bay of Islands, New Zealand 
All of us at some time in our lives will experience pain; for many of us that is a short lived experience and we move on but for around 20% or more of the population that pain continues and can become a disabling, distressing and disrupting experience and frequently a challenging issue for health providers working with people in this situation.
More information: https://www.nzccp.co.nz/events/conferences/new-zealand-pain-society-2020-conference/

16. Med Can 2020 -  New Zealand's first medicinal cannabis summit
Date:
18th Mar 2020 - 19th Mar 2020
Venue: SkyCity Convention Centre, Auckland, New Zealand
The purpose of MedCan 2020 is to educate and enable the New Zealand medicinal cannabis sector. We want to ensure that New Zealanders are equipped to maximise the opportunities that medicinal cannabis brings – improving quality of life and fuelling economic growth.
www.medcansummit.co.nz

News – National
 

17. Novel coronavirus, China (2019-nCoV)
We have reviewed our travel advice for China, and now advise that New Zealanders do not travel to China due to the outbreak of novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) and the associated health risks and travel restrictions
https://www.safetravel.govt.nz/news/novel-coronavirus-china-2019-ncov

News – International
 

18. Coronavirus live updates: cruise ship cases rise to 61 as China mourns whistleblower doctor – latest news
The Guardian, 7 February 2020

https://www.theguardian.com/world/live/2020/feb/07/coronavirus-live-updates-in-china-wuhan-coronavirus-outbreak-cruise-ship-doctor-japan

 


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