March 2015

Theme: Child Health

Practice: Pain management for children during immunisation by Kathryn Russell: Emotional communication between nurses and parents of a child in hospital by Ruth Crawford: Evidence of absence- child neglect in the well child setting by Catherine van Miert; Needs assessment in well child tamariki ora nursing by Karen Magrath plus contributions from Plunket e.g.improving support for Asian families, immunising the unimmunised: Comfort positioning for children undergoing hospital procedures by Christine Smith; Methamphetamine effects on children by Rachel Chamberlain
Profiles:CCDHB paediatric CNS Sinead McCarthy; Lynda Snell paediatric liaison nurse in Whakatane
News Focus: Interview with Plunket CE Jenny Prince re changes to the service over the years; Medplus introduces patient portals.
Viewpoint: NICU nurse at Waikato Hospital describes her experience of having tweo babies going through NICU by Lucinda Gravatt
Plus sector reports