Useful websites

Best Practice Advocacy Centre New Zealand (Bpac) provides short best practice articles of interest.

Consult Geri RN  evidence-based geriatric nursing website of The Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing.

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

Elder Abuse phone line and information  

Infection control website northern regional alliance

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.

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)

NIH Senior Health; aimed at older adults, provides plain English explanations of health conditions and diseases

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).

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

New Zealand Nurses Organisation Gerontology Section  supports members with education 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