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Living with interRAI

In the last issue of INsite, the team at TAS offered some reassurance that the sector’s mounting concerns about interRAI would be addressed. However, a recent survey of aged care providers delivers some worrying home truths about the realities of day-to-day life with interRAI.

“I’m not going to a retirement home”

ALAN HITCHCOCK gives a candid account of the realities of dealing with a parent who is steadily losing independence but refuses to discuss long-term care options.

Does stepping-up exercise step down risk for heart patients

This Critically Appraised Topic (CAT) looks at whether getting on a bike or lacing up walking shoes improves the life, and life span, of people with coronary heart disease.

Patient safety: keeping it real by walking the wards

Ensuring health leaders are in touch with what’s happening at the bedside is a major motivation of Counties Manukau’s Patient Safety Leadership Walk Rounds. Counties Manukau nursing and improvement leaders Jacqui Wynne-Jones, Lynne Maher and Bev McClelland contributed to this article, outlining the background, format and results of leaders ‘walking the wards’.

Lethal SCARs: Serious drug allergies and patient care

This article briefly revisits types of serious drug allergies and presents a range of preventative nursing strategies. By Marian Bland and Lesley Batten

Not a cloud in the sky… or is there?

JUDE BARBACK talks to industry experts about the potential threats to New Zealand’s booming retirement village industry. 

A day in the life of… a village manager

KYLA HURLEY shares with INsite why she loves her job as village manager of Chatswood Retirement Village – and where she can be found when she’s not at work!

Conference reports

Careerforce Workforce Development Conference, 2–3 November 2015, Wellington.

Plan A or Plan B: how will the equal pay issue be resolved?

It seem likely that the long-running equal pay dispute will be resolved through the out-of-court negotiations process. But what happens if a settlement can’t be reached? JUDE BARBACK talks to providers and unions about the possible paths ahead.

Does minding the moment matter?

Is mindfulness clinically effective? Check out this edition’s Critically Appraised Topic (CAT)

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