Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Health law: Informed consent – something every single health professional needs to know

Dr Jonathan Coates, a health law specialist at Claro, starts the first of a short series on health law essentials for health professionals. Opening with the importance of informed consent.

Using ‘smart socks’ to assess physio patients from afar

Using  ‘smart sock’  wearable technology to better assess patients movement via video physiotherapist consultations has been successfully trialled in Australia.

Teamwork the ‘heart’ of cardiac resuscitation training

Fast efficient teamwork is critical if an open heart surgery patient goes into cardiac arrest and a Waikato simulation training programme is dedicated to training teams to do just that.

Self-effacing Te Kuiti GP takes out top rural honour

Dr Keith Buswell – the self-effacing leader of an innovative Te Kuiti general practice offering both primary and hospital level services – has won this year’s major rural health award.

Opportunity of a lifetime awaits health professionals

The launch of a new international volunteer fellowship programme could see New Zealand health professionals providing care for people in countries experiencing conflict and extreme hardship.

Toolkit tips to support parents with mental health or addiction issues now online

An innovative toolkit providing family-focused tips and resources for parents affected by mental health or addicction is now available online.

Renowned thoracic surgeon Dr Diego Gonzalez teaches Waikato Hospital doctors

Surgeons at Waikato Hospital are the first in New Zealand to learn a less invasive lung surgery technique that is quicker, not as painful, and enables patients to recover faster.

Failures in oxygen therapy highlighted by HDC report

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 training becoming more culturally responsive on both sides of Tasman

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.

Improvement teams selected for Whakakotahi 2018

Six primary care provider teams are about to embark on a year of improvement as Whakakotahi 2018 kicks off.
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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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