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New pressure injury guide launched

New guiding principles for preventing pressure injuries launched last week are part of a wider project including developing a national approach to reporting pressure injuries.

New ‘last days of life’ toolkit released

A new toolkit of checklist, flowcharts and patient resources has been released alongside the second edition of the Ministry of Health's Te Ara Whakapiri: Principles and guidance for the last days of life.

Active play guidelines for under-fives

Discouraging screen time and ensuring good quality sleep are included in the newly released Sit Less, Move More, Sleep Well: Active play guidelines for under-fives. 

Asthma and COPD eLearning and master class

The Asthma and Respiratory Foundation launched in April a new Asthma and COPD Fundamentals Course consisting of an online eLearning series and a classroom-based master class.

Online breast cancer course

An online ‘Managing breast signs and symptoms’ course aimed at primary health care nurses and GPs has been launched by the Breast Cancer Foundation. The free course is built around four case studies of...

Wellbeing toolkit for kids online

Wellbeing activities developed to support schoolchildren suffering anxiety in post-quake Christchurch are now available online for all children across the country.

Helping kids take a deep breath

Simple activities developed to help teachers calm anxious kids in post-quake Canterbury are soon to be shared more widely to help nurses, parents and teachers boost child wellbeing around the country. Nursing Review talks to mental health nurse MICHELLE COLE to find out more.

Medical libraries: informing health professionals anytime, anywhere

What do today’s modern libraries offer nurses who walk through their doors or, more frequently, login online? FIONA CASSIE talks to district health board librarians VIV KERR and PETER MURGATROYD.

Free eLearning dementia course for primary health

A free online course targeted at supporting practice nurses and GPs in building confidence in assessing and managing mild dementia has been released. The eLearning Dementia Education Resource for GPs and Practice Nurses was developed...

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...

DR WELLNESS

More than just a ‘pill for every ill’

Dr Tracy Chandler (a.k.a. Dr Wellness) says we need to move beyond the current ‘pill for every ill’ model of general practice to a more patient-centred integrative approach.

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