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With COVID-19 once again impacting life in Aotearoa I would like to thank each of you, and the wider sector, for your unwavering focus on caring for whānau living with cancer.
I realise many of you will have been busy keeping your patients and their families safe at all Alert Levels and may not have had the time to provide feedback on our pancreatic quality performances indicators.
We have made the decision to keep the consultation open for another two weeks, now closing 15 October 2021.
Here is a recap on how you can provide feedback:
Click here for the proposed Pancreatic Cancer QP
Thank you for all you are doing and we look forward to receiving your feedback soon.
Message from the chair of HiNZ-NMILately I have been thinking about leadership in Nursing and Midwifery informatics. Whilst we don’t seem to have many formal nursing informatics leadership roles, we certainly have leaders in this field in Aotearoa. But the question is, do we just need leaders, who will show us the way in developing a nursing and midwifery cohort that is competent in informatics, or do we need people in formal leadership positions for this? My perspective is that we need both. This issue highlights a number of informatics leaders in our midst.
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This edition brings you the following news:
eCALD® Courses and Resources
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Test volumes have now settled to some extent from the latest test surge due to the community outbreak of the Delta Variant. However COVID test numbers remain elevated.
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If you are not safe, you can leave your bubble.
Family violence and sexual violence support lines are open for people to call, email or text.
If you or someone you know is in danger, call 111.
If you are unable to talk or communicate, then a silent option is available. Call 111, remain silent and then press 55.
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On Tuesday 31 August, the Ministry of Health confirmed online CPR training can be accepted as an alternative to in-person CPR training during Alert Levels 3 and 4.
This change comes with a number of conditions to help ensure vaccinations continue safely. It will allow vaccinators or potential vaccinators who need to complete or update their CPR certification to do the training they need to be able to vaccinate. This change will help ensure the vaccine rollout continues at pace despite the current alert levels.
Vaccinators or potential vaccinators who need to complete CPR training should book an online training session with an approved education provider or through their DHB’s learning portals. IMAC will soon have ‘top up’ training available for vaccinators who might hold a basic CPR qualification but need to build knowledge about the treatment of anaphylaxis.
Online training is seen as an interim measure. The Ministry continues to regard in-person CPR training to be highly valued and best practice. Vaccinators and employers must ensure vaccinators attend an in-person CPR session as soon as possible following a move to Alert Level 2.
Communications about the key messages and conditions will be distributed directly throughout the sector tomorrow.
Pathlab Waikato previously operated a Venesection service under the direction and control of the referring clinician, with oversight by our service.
During the COVID lockdown period, and at the direction of the National Haematologist advisory group, medical venesection for iron overload was restricted to those patients with ferritin >1000 µg/L. Implementation of this direction required an audit of this service
Click here to read the full Audit Summary
To our Valued Local Referrers,
Did you know we have a secure, user-friendly online referral system?
Our online referral system can be used for all services at Pacific Radiology in the Waikato region and is a secure system which cannot be found via Google search.
From your phone or computer go directly to the site and save it as a bookmark to use at any time.
Kevin and the Team at Pacific Radiology Waikato
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