Wednesday, February 21, 2018

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...

New Immunisation Handbook out

An updated Immunisation Handbook has been released in readiness for the new vaccination changes coming in from 1 July, including free chickenpox vaccination for children at age 15 months and some vaccine brand changes (see...

Global launch of online programme for palliative care support

An online platform to help families and health workers in a palliative care setting has been launched globally.

Health Navigator App of the month: FoodSwitch

FoodSwitch - Health Navigator review of a NZ-developed nutrition app that helps people find out more about the food products available on their local supermarket shelf. 

Excellent dementia-friendly design recognised by Ministry

Two dementia facilities have been praised by the Ministry of Health for their exemplary approach to dementia-friendly design.

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.

Review of disabled people-led monitoring initiative welcomed

Disability Issues Minister Nicky Wagner is welcoming a review of the disabled people-led monitoring initiative.

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.

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.

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.
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