Experts gather in Rotorua to discuss latest technological breakthroughs.
A New Zealand-developed app is allowing simultaneous sharing of patient notes, tasks and secure instant messaging by care team members. Clinical nurse specialist Danielle Spencer and senior nurse Christine Baxter share why they're fans
New Zealand surgeons are developing a tiny, life-like simulator so they can train to do a tricky piece of keyhole surgery on newborns.
While there has been some controversy around the introduction of interRAI in New Zealand residential aged care facilities, St Andrew’s Village in Glendowie, Auckland, has discovered that a flexible approach to interRAI training has made all the difference.
Patient privacy breaches have been hitting the headlines. The infamous ‘eel’ x-ray in Auckland led to staff dismissals, and spying on cricket star Jesse Ryder’s clinical notes resulted in four clinicians facing disciplinary action. Nurse-turned-lawyer ROBIN KAY looks at the legal and ethical issues for nurses around accessing patient records – particularly now that unauthorised reading of a file leaves an ‘electronic fingerprint’.
A study will explore if an e-screening tool can increase the rate of mental health assessments in youth, and make it easier to disclose sensitive information.