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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

Typhoid outbreak ‘shortcomings’ created undue public concern

Communication and cultural 'shortcomings' are highlighted in a review of the Auckland typhoid outbreak that hit a Pacific church congregation earlier this year.

Cultural safety: becoming a reflexive practitioner

Stereotypes, often perpetuated by media headlines and unconscious prejudices, can all affect how nurses relate to patients. In KATRINA FYERS and SALLIE GREENWOOD’s third and final article they look at how nurses can think in reflexive ways to be more culturally safe practitioners.

Try a little kindness

Nursing Review talks to nurse manager MIKAELA SHANNON about a project to encourage and role model caring and kindness between nurses.

Flu shot: masking the issue?

Three Waikato DHB frontline staff were suspended this winter for refusing to wear a mask after declining the flu vaccine. FIONA CASSIE looks at the sometimes fraught issue of infection control campaigns that aim to reduce the risk of influenza by increasing the vaccination levels of nurses and other healthcare workers.

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’.

‘Dishing the dirt’ on hand hygiene

Keeping your hands clean? Maybe not. National statistics show Kiwi nurses are missing one in three occasions they should be reaching for the hand gel. FIONA CASSIE looks at the Hand Hygiene New Zealand programme.

How busy is your ward?

SAFE STAFFING/ HEALTHY WORKPLACE: We report on a new electronic ‘tick-box’ tool that instantly signals hospital wide if your busy ward needs nursing help.

Antibiotic resistance: stories of before and after antibiotics

NURSING REVIEW talked to nurse researchers and an infection control nurse specialist who share stories of fighting infection before antibiotics, the 'H-bug' epidemic of the 50s and today.

Dying unequally: striving for mental health patients to be equally well

Long-term mental health clients die prematurely at up to three times the rate of the rest of the New Zealand population. FIONA CASSIE finds out how nurses have been responding to long-standing calls to improve the physical health of people with long-term mental illness.

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