Useful websites

Best Practice Advocacy Centre New Zealand (bpacnz) is an independent, not-for-profit organisation. It provides short best practice articles in may clinical areas of interest for gerontology nurses.  It is primary care focused.

Consult Geri RN is the evidence-based geriatric clinical nursing website of The Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing, at New York University’s College of Nursing.  It is endorsed by many American Gerontology nursing associations.

Clinical course of advanced dementia  key journal article from New England Journal of Medicine – open access

Dementia Centre is an Australian recognised resource and research centre for aged care.  They provide advice on design and quality of life for people with dementia and their families

Infection control website northern regional alliance

Insite magazine and publication and website for aged care industry and village providers

Jellica Ltd private producer of policy and procedure for age-related residential care

National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel  (NPUAP) is an independent organization dedicated to the prevention and management of pressure ulcers. The NPUAP serves as a resource to health care professionals.  It provides educational materials and guidelines.

New Zealand legislation website freely available full NZ legislation.  This particular link is direct to the Medicines Act 1981  (administration and storage) the Medicines Regulations 1984  (standing orders) and the Misuse of Drugs Act 1975  (opioid management)

Nursing Review New Zealands independant nursing website and journal.  Covers clincal education, news, updates, articles about lippincott that has been lead by the Waikato team, Waikato Gerontolgy workshops, Waikato clinical leader

NIH Senior Health; a websiteaimed at older adult that provides plain English explanations of health conditions and diseases, good for patient/family information

Nursing Council New Zealand guidelines for professional practice and competency.  Competency assessment forms,  Code of Conduct, Direction and Delegation and other useful guidelines

Research Review is an organisation that collates and reviews the latest evidence in multiple clinical areas and once signed up (sign up here) regularly emails a newsletter directly to you (fee to all NZ health professionals). This connection links to the geriatrics section of the website. There are many other specialities from which to select.

SmartHealth is Waikato DHB’s online healthcare service, available to everyone covered by Waikato DHB services. SmartHealth includes HealthTap, a free online platform and mobile app which connects patients and healthcare professionals across the region by video, voice and text link. Work smarter and provide more options for patient care, including referring patients to a trusted, doctor-approved source of information.

Health Quality and Safety commission is a New Zealand organisation aimed at quality improvement across health

New Zealand Nurses Organisation Gerontology Section is part of NZNO that focuses on supporting members with education, knowledge and skils framework and national conference

New Zealand Association of Gerontology is a multidisciplinary organisation committed to understanding ageing and promoting the interests of older people and an affiliated member of IAGG – the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics.

Stroke Foundation of New Zealand information for patients and health professionals, Midland region stroke advisors

Wound care society websites New Zealand and Australia supporting wound care practice

Wrong medicine a book about medically futile treatments with practice examples fee pdf download to get you thinking