September 1, 2021
Health-care providers will already be familiar with insulin, but now dulaglutide, another injectable medicine for type 2 diabetes (T2DM), is available for initiation in primary care. It is important to build acceptability of injectable medicines early in the patient journey.
Read more... Starting injectable medicine: How to prepare your T2DM patients
August 1, 2021
A group of nurses are introduced to the role of the integrative nurse coach – a way of helping people achieve their health goals which sees them as a whole integrated person, with their own beliefs, culture and story.
Read more... Learning the role of the integrative nurse coach
July 1, 2021
Diabetes clinical nurse specialist Lisa Sparks discusses the place of empagliflozin and dulaglutide in treatment of type 2 diabetes, with emphasis on potential side effects, sick-day management and improving patient adherence.
Read more... Supporting patients on the new diabetes meds: What you need to know
July 1, 2021
Due to its name, diabetes insipidus is often confused with the more common diabetes mellitus. But it is a completely separate condition with different causes and different treatment.
Read more... Diabetes insipidus: The diabetes that’s not about glucose
June 1, 2021
There are plenty of excellent nursing study choices in Aotearoa – both for new students and postgraduate options for those looking to advance their studies.
Read more... Education supplement – tertiary opportunities
April 1, 2021
Current international guidelines for type 2 diabetes management include the use of two new classes of medication: sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 (SGLT2) inhibitors and glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonists, in people with established kidney disease, heart disease or heart failure, or with high cardiovascular risk.1
Read more... Type 2 diabetes: Two new medications offer fresh management paradigm
March 1, 2021
Many men who start the bachelor of nursing degree fail to complete it, with significant numbers dropping out in the first year. How can male students be supported to keep at their nursing studies?
Read more... Supporting male nursing students – what works best?
February 1, 2021
The call for equity in health care is not new, but is louder now than it has ever been.
Read more... How to change lives: Prescribing equity through better use of medicines
February 1, 2021
The Caped Crusader brought the superpower of humour into an online nursing classroom during the COVID-19 lockdown.
Read more... How Batman saved the classroom
November 1, 2020
The fifth and final of a series of professional education articles based on the Talking about Health study looks at the relationships between people with long-term conditions and general practice nurses and doctors.
Read more... Talking about health: Experiences with the general practice team and support for self-management