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Baby baskets part of new SUDI prevention programme launch

Reducing smoking and bed-sharing will be the targets of a new national programme launched this week to reduce Sudden Unexpected Death in Infancy (SUDI).

Nurse project leads to anti-infection innovation

A more straightforward, cheaper and still effective method of pre-surgery infection control is underway in Wellington Hospital thanks to a nurse quality project.

Viagra trial aims to help underweight babies

A Kiwi trial is exploring how giving pregnant women the drug Viagra may help underweight babies before and after birth.

POCT: on-the-spot blood testing

Nurses in Hokianga not only collect blood samples but also carry out ‘on-the-spot’ blood tests on a regular basis. NURSING REVIEW finds out more from one of the nursing pioneers of point-of-care testing.

Case study: touchscreen telehealth for the elderly

Nursing Review reports on an award-winning case study presentation from last year’s Nurse Informatics conference on George, a participant in a Selwyn Foundation telehealth pilot for the elderly with long-term conditions.

Putting a plug in delirium?

Our clinically appraised topic (CAT) asks, can earplugs reduce delirium in ICU?

Virtual clinics make their mark

Three nurses from diverse specialties share case studies of using telehealth technology to make life simpler for their patients.

Coasters quick to jump on board

The country’s smallest DHB is the quickest to join the #endPJparalysis movement – which aims to get medical patients up and mobile to reduce the risk of deconditioning and loss of independence.

Patients and PJs: an unhealthy relationship

Getting hospital patients out of their pyjamas and into clothes has became a worldwide social media-led movement. FIONA CASSIE finds out about #endPJparalysis and the Christchurch nurse leader behind it.

Trial of third level of nurse prescribing underway

Nearly 70 primary health and family planning nurses from Invercargill to Whangarei are trialling a third level of nurse prescribing. The new limited level of prescribing rights – to be known as registered nurse prescribing in community health – is aimed at nurses currently using standing orders and is a step below the registered nurse prescribing in primary health and specialty teamswhich got underway in September last year.

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