Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Nurse teaches safe sleep through doll-play video

An innovative video created by a public health nurse introduces the safe sleep message to pre-schoolers through doll-play.

Public health partnership for first housing WOF and app

Wellington's introducing a voluntary rental housing WOF, as well as a free app to let tenants check the quality of their house for themselves, reports New Zealand Herald. Check out the WOF standards below.

Life stories and staff numbers the keys to person-centred care for older people

To deliver person-centred care to frail older people you need to know their life story, gerontology nurse leader Dr Kathy Peri tells Nursing Review. And you also need management support and enough staff and time.

Baby baskets part of new SUDI prevention programme launch

Reducing smoking and bed-sharing will be the targets of a new national programme launched this week to reduce Sudden Unexpected Death in Infancy (SUDI).

The Eden Alternative® is changing the culture of care

As populations age across the globe, the urgency to provide a framework for improved wellbeing is gaining momentum. Institutional care practices of the 20th Century are no longer relevant nor acceptable in the 21st...

Nurse project leads to anti-infection innovation

A more straightforward, cheaper and still effective method of pre-surgery infection control is underway in Wellington Hospital thanks to a nurse quality project.

Laughter Yoga proven to improve residents’ health and wellbeing

Laughter Yoga sounds like a good, well, laugh. But new scientific research has confirmed its ability to boost older people's moods and lower blood pressure.

Viagra trial aims to help underweight babies

A Kiwi trial is exploring how giving pregnant women the drug Viagra may help underweight babies before and after birth.

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.
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DR WELLNESS

Opinion: Dr Tracy Chandler – Sugar questions answered

With November being Diabetes Awareness Month, Dr Tracy Chandler (aka Dr Wellness) says it’s perfect timing to answer two commonly asked questions about sugar.

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