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.

Spotlight on… C difficile

Epidemics of Clostridium difficile have had devastating effects in the northern hemisphere, and now this “hospital superbug” has made its way to New Zealand, with new, highly virulent strains wreaking havoc in hospitals and aged care facilities.

“I seen the little lamp” – Mansfield and the cognitively impaired mind

Classic works of literature have been expertly adapted for those living with dementia and cognitive decline in an attempt to rekindle a love of reading in people who might otherwise struggle to read. By JUDE BARBACK.

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...

$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.

New pressure injury guidelines welcomed

National guiding principles for preventing and managing pressure injuries have been launched at the New Zealand Wound Care Society Annual Conference in Rotorua this week.

New website promotes fall prevention classes for over-65s

A "Live Stronger for Longer" website has been launched by ACC to help prevent falls and fractures including promoting approved community exercise classes for the over-65s.

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.

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.
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