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Hello my name is…

The first International #hellomynameis Day – a campaign to encourage health professionals to introduce themselves – was held on July 23 to mark the first anniversary of the death of the doctor who founded the movement.  

Asthma Friendly Schools invitation

About 70 schools are being invited to be certified as Asthma Friendly Schools after the tour of musical education show on asthma.

POCT: on-the-spot blood testing

Nurses in Hokianga not only collect blood samples but also carry out ‘on-the-spot’ blood tests on a regular basis. NURSING REVIEW finds out more from one of the nursing pioneers of point-of-care testing.

Case study: touchscreen telehealth for the elderly

Nursing Review reports on an award-winning case study presentation from last year’s Nurse Informatics conference on George, a participant in a Selwyn Foundation telehealth pilot for the elderly with long-term conditions.

Some of my favourite apps

Nurse entrepreneur ANNETTE MILLIGAN shares some smartphone apps that make her life easier – plus one she helped to develop with her local district health board.

Wellbeing toolkit for kids online

Wellbeing activities developed to support schoolchildren suffering anxiety in post-quake Christchurch are now available online for all children across the country.

Virtual clinics make their mark

Three nurses from diverse specialties share case studies of using telehealth technology to make life simpler for their patients.

Health Navigator App of the month: FoodSwitch

FoodSwitch - Health Navigator review of a NZ-developed nutrition app that helps people find out more about the food products available on their local supermarket shelf. 

Patients and PJs: an unhealthy relationship

Getting hospital patients out of their pyjamas and into clothes has became a worldwide social media-led movement. FIONA CASSIE finds out about #endPJparalysis and the Christchurch nurse leader behind it.

Two health winners in Hi-Tech Awards

An innovation growing of the Canterbury quake that allows nurses, doctors and pharmacists to electronically share a patient's care record was a winner at the recent Hi-Tech Awards.

DR WELLNESS

More than just a ‘pill for every ill’

Dr Tracy Chandler (a.k.a. Dr Wellness) says we need to move beyond the current ‘pill for every ill’ model of general practice to a more patient-centred integrative approach.

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