Abstract Summaries

Melinda Prekopa – Long Term Conditions CNS

Southern DHB

The process of patients discharging from a secondary care institution is acknowledged to be a vulnerable time for both patients and their families. This dissertation aims to discover the quality of patients’ comprehension of the delivered information and identify the most commonly used discharge methods.


Erica Gleeson – Acute Pain CNS

Mid Central Health

Opioids - Rationalisation of use for Chronic Non-Cancer Pain


Mandy Pagan – Wound Care CNS

Southern DHB

A skin and wound program in aged care facilities can increase staff knowledge and skills to improve resident care.


Katherine Best – Vascular CNS

Canterbury DHB

The vascular ward round currently serves as a platform to gather & share information, and make decisions. The aim was to improve workflow, hand hygiene and communication without increasing administrative time.


Sarah-Jane Reweti – Adult Forensic CNS

Waitemata DHB

“De-constructing the Titanic” – change within health services.


Peter Boon – Intra Venous CNS

Southern DHB

Development of data collection and relativity to clinical situations – migration of PICCs during treatment.


Louise Chan – Mental Health, Addiction and Intellectual Disability Services CNS

Southern DHB

Medicinal cannabis as an alternative therapy in the treatment of severe dementia with neuropsychiatric symptoms.


Rachel McGillan – Youth Health CNS / Clinical Lead

Youth Space, Whangarei

Exploration of ethical, moral and professional dilemmas associated with use of cell phone tracking technology.


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