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.

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.

New stroke management guidelines now available for Kiwi clinicians

Updated clinical guidelines for stroke management – from pre-hospital to community care – are now available to download, says the National Stroke Network.

Antibiotic Awareness Week: new guidance for clinicians on when not to prescribe

Clinicians are being encouraged during Antibiotic Awareness Week to consider ‘Choosing Wisely’ recommendations on antibiotic use before prescribing unnecessarily.

Medications: take time to talk to patients to prevent the ‘triple whammy’

Taking time to talk and listen to patients to help prevent medication harm – such as the medicine ‘triple whammy’ putting thousands of Kiwis at risk of kidney damage – is the focus of Patient Safety Week.

$500,000 donation means breastfeeding advice can be available 24/7

New mothers will now have access to breastfeeding help and advice around the clock.

A solution to New Zealand’s rural doctor shortage?

An Auckland University programme could be the answer to our rural doctor shortage.

New online publication tackles dementia head on

A new online publication looks at the different types of dementia and its causes, as well as risk factors, diagnosis and living with dementia.

Free e-learning module for health professionals on working with interpreters

Video clips of nurses working with interpreters are part of a new e-learning module aimed at helping clinicians be more confident with including interpreters in patient consultations. The module has been developed by a team...

Māori men’s health statistics highlighted in new online tool

A new online tool aims to help turnaround the health of Māori men, who have the country's lowest life expectancy, by highlighting to policymakers statistics in key focus areas from smoking to unemployment.
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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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