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Kai Tiaki Nursing New Zealand ; 27(8):38-38, 2021.
Article in English | CINAHL | ID: covidwho-1431398
Kai Tiaki : Nursing New Zealand ; 26(5):29, 2020.
Article in English | ProQuest Central | ID: covidwho-1168539


In Queensland, nurse-to-patient ratios were legislated and implemented in July 2016. Independent evaluation of this method tells us it is a valid methodology to accurately match nursing and midwifery resource to the real care needs of patients.10 And yet, due to DHBs' resistance and their slow, patchy implementation of CCDM, especially the FTE calculation component, nurses and midwives working in our public hospitaLs are still not working in safely resourced environments. International evidence tell us that acuity-based staffing is linked to decreased adverse events for patients, incLuding falls, infections, and pressure ulcers.12 The 2015 independent evaluation of the CCDM programme FTE calculation concluded that "the CCDM programme's calculation of estimated FTE requirements for DHB wards is based on a sound and appropriate methodology".10 Patient acuity data offers transparency that allows accurate calculations of how many nursing hours are needed at any given time, on any given ward, on any given shift, according to patients' real care needs. Nurse-to-patient ratios have saved lives in QLd.

Kai Tiaki Nursing New Zealand ; 26(11):25-25, 2020.
Article in English | CINAHL | ID: covidwho-962585
Kai Tiaki Nursing New Zealand ; 26(7):19-19, 2020.
Article | CINAHL | ID: covidwho-823387
Kai Tiaki : Nursing New Zealand ; 26(3):17, 2020.
Article in English | ProQuest Central | ID: covidwho-823386


For some, symptoms can be severe, progressing from viral pneumonia, acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) and/or cardiac injury, to multiple organ failure and death.1 Even those surviving this more severe form of the illness may suffer from ongoing cardiac and respiratory damage.2 Risk of death increases with age or in the presence of co-morbidities such as cardiovascular or respiratory disease, diabetes, cancer or impaired immune function. Mortality rate unclear Calculating the mortality rate of COVID-19 is difficult because: * We do not have an accurate count of cases due to milder cases going unrecognised and low rates of testing in a number of countries. * Death rates are affected by regional health-care capabilities and access to intensive care for the seriously ill. Coronaviruses may last on surfaces for anything from a few hours up to nine days, depending on temperature, humidity and the type of surface.7 However, they can be inactivated with alcohol, hydrogen peroxide or sodium hypochlorite.7 Once transferred to a mucosal surface, the SRAS-CoV-2 virus attaches to receptors on the surface of cells, mainly the angiotensin converting enzyme-2 (ACE-2) receptor.

Kai Tiaki Nursing New Zealand ; 26(1):26-26, 2020.
Article | CINAHL | ID: covidwho-823384