Poor use of oxygen therapy for a patient with severe respiratory failure highlighted weaknesses in respiratory protocols, doctor communication and nursing care, a Health and Disability investigation has found.
Medical specialists on both side of the Tasman are increasingly being held account for indigenous peoples' health according to a paper released today into new training accreditation standards set by the Australian Medical Council.
A breakthrough discovery by New Zealand scientists could point the way to better treatment options for sufferers of allergies and asthma.
A Wellington telestroke pilot– offering expert after-hours advice to regional hospitals – has seen a dramatic increase in clot-busting interventions being offered to stroke patients.
Nurses and GPs could improve their delivery of care to newly-diagnosed diabetes patients by listening more, repeating less and co-ordinating better, a New Zealand research study has found.
A new partnership with Whitireia allows nurses to complete their interRAI assessor training as they do their Competency Assessment Programmes (CAPs).
The decision to ban all mesh for urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse, has been condemned by the Urological Society of Australia and New Zealand. Medsafe announced on Monday that it was following Australia in...
Updated clinical guidelines for stroke management – from pre-hospital to community care – are now available to download, says the National Stroke Network.
Hundreds of documents briefing new Government ministers on key policies have been released. Herald journalists have been analysing the Briefings to Incoming Ministers (Bims). Here Amy Wiggins of the New Zealand Herald looks at Social Development and Disability Issues.