The sore throat that can break hearts

Just a sore throat … too many families now know some sore throats last a lifetime. FIONA CASSIE talks with some of the passionate pioneers of school throat-swabbing campaigns as the national Rheumatic Fever Prevention programme rolls out.

Dementia-friendly designs

JUDE BARBACK considers the research behind an innovative, virtual, dementia-friendly home and talks to architect, Warwick Bell of BKB Team Architects, about applying the research to New Zealand dementia units.

Dementia care: more than treading water

CAROLINE BARTLE says dementia care training should enable people to provide care that is progressive and not just about maintenance.

MDTs crossing boundaries in aged care

JUDE BARBACK looks at ongoing research into the effectiveness of a multi-disciplinary team approach in aged residential and home-based care.

Professional indemnity insurance for nurses – are you covered?

By Taima Campbell, co-chair (Maori Caucus) of College of Nurses Aotearoa and former Auckland DHB director of nursing

The changing face of training: the Career Force and Health Ed Trust dispute

The fall out between Careerforce and Health Ed Trust signals a new chapter for aged care training. JUDE BARBACK investigates what went wrong and why, and what it means for the sector.

Spotlight on… drama therapy

Drama therapy is increasingly used to help people suffering from dementia. However, far from a fad, drama therapy has been around for a while.

How busy is your ward?

SAFE STAFFING/ HEALTHY WORKPLACE: We report on a new electronic ‘tick-box’ tool that instantly signals hospital wide if your busy ward needs nursing help.

Rapid rounds and nurse facilitated discharge innovations free up patient bed days

‘Bed block’ in the general medicine department was identified as a one of the reasons why patients in the emergency department had a long wait to be admitted to a general medicine ward. The average waiting time for admission was over 10 hours, and once admitted, patients’ length of stay could often be longer than necessary.

Nursing footwear & foot health: treating your feet

People often start to appreciate their feet once something goes wrong. Nursing Review talks to AUT podiatry professor Keith Rome about foot health and how good footwear maintains it.
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