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CE Update – 9 April 2019

Tuesday 9 April 2019CE Update4 minutes to read

Articles in this update include:

  1. A word from Chief Executive David Meates (incl. West Coast Health System audit, West Coast health facilities update & Advance Care Planning)
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  2. HealthOne Newsletter 11th edition 2018
  3. Advance Care Planning – an important part of health care (David and Penny Anderson recently celebrated 58 years of marriage and although their 60th
    anniversary is still a couple of years away they have started talking about how to celebrate this momentous milestone.)
  4. Lifestyle changes improve health and wellbeing (Margaret Manuel decided it was time to focus on her health and wellbeing when she retired three
    years ago. Margaret made a doctor’s appointment for a complete physical only to discover that the results weren’t great.)
  5. South Island Alliance (The latest news from the South Island Programme office is now available online)
  6. On-the-job training leads to Cardiac Physiology Technician qualification (Sandra Dymond started working as a Medical Technician in Grey Base Hospital about three and a
    half years ago. Sandra decided to accept the role even though she didn’t have a medical technical background or experience in the health sector.)
  7. What happens when your GP refers you for an ECG? (An electrocardiograph (ECG) records the electrical activity of your heart.)
  8. Bouquets (Hari Hari Clinic, Morice Ward, Intensive Care Unit, Catering Manager)
  9. Studentship students complete hospital-based work experience (Each year, West Coast DHB offers 20 scholarships and four studentships to West Coast students who are committed to a career in health. The focus is on encouraging and nurturing relationships with potential future employees.)
  10. West Coast DHB introduces Patientrack across the Coast (West Coast District Health Board (West Coast DHB) has started implementing Patientrack, a new digital patient observation and alert response system, aimed at helping clinicians identify deteriorating patients earlier. This system will enable clinicians to apply clinical judgement and to take appropriate, potentially life-saving action sooner.)
  11. Maternity Hui – 22 February 2019 (West Coast DHB recently hosted a maternity hui focused on long-term planning for high quality and sustainable maternity services across the Coast. The day brought together clinicians from across the health sector, social support sector, education sector, iwi, consumers and whānau.)
  12. Annie Wells’ Story (Annie Wells has two beautiful children – four year old Hadlei and four month old Zeke – who mean the world to her.)
  13. Becky Pugh’s Story (For Becky Pugh and her partner, Stephen, finding out they were expecting their first child was the best possible news.)
  14. Greymouth Countdown donates to Grey Base Hospital paediatric and maternity wards (Nationally, the 2018 Countdown Kids Hospital Appeal raised $1.2 million for much-needed items such as medical equipment or upgrading of patient facilities. All Countdown stores get involved in the annual appeal, with the Greymouth Countdown staff raising $40,000 for Grey Base Hospital paediatric and maternity wards.)
  15. Health Quality & Safety Commission New Zealand E-Update (In the latest issue of the Health Quality & Safety Commission’s E-digest you can read about Keri Kaa’s advance care plan story; the Commission’s acknowledgement of the skills and dedication of health professionals responding to terror attack; the new national maternity early warning system’s aim to reduce maternal morbidity and recommended evidence-based resources for reducing harm from falls.)
  16. Photographic update of Te Nīkau Grey Hospital and Health Centre
  17. New operating table delivered to Grey Base Hospital surgical ward (Nurse Manager – Perioperative Services, Theatre Wendy Stuart says that when our staff are working in an operating theatre
    with several specialities, it’s much easier for everyone if all their equipment is similar.)
  18. 2018 Quality Accounts “Focus on People” available online
  19. National Safe Sleep Day – Te Rā Mokopuna (Last December, Grey Base Hospital midwifery staff set up a display outside McBrearty Ward to promote National Safe Sleep Day – Te Rā Mokopuna.)
  20. Stretches for the office (Your body is designed to move. Holding static postures can lead to unnecessary build up of tension.  At least hourly (every 15 minutes is ideal): STOP, DROP and SHAKE. Relax your neck and shoulders; drop your arms to restore normal circulation.)
  21. 1 minute with… Chrysantha Pereira – Clinical Nurse Manager Emergency Department
  22. Choosing Wisely NZ Forum 2019 – Continuing the conversation (Choosing Wisely supports reducing unnecessary tests, treatments and procedures in health care. This forum is an exciting opportunity for health professionals to learn more about how to develop and extend their Choosing Wisely work, and to hear from consumers.)

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