This month we bring you updates to share on measles, Ministry of Health resources on coping after a traumatic event and flu vaccine information. We also have presentations from the Ministry of Health Long-term Conditions Conference, this month's health promotion topics, online tools and patient resources, new topics added to the Health Navigator website and two new health app reviews.
Ngā mihi Dr Janine Bycroft Clinical Director, Health Navigator Charitable Trust
Coping after a traumatic event
The Ministry of Health has developed two resources with 1737 to assist those in mental distress as a result of the traumatic event in Christchurch.
This resource is currently available in English, Arabic, Farsi, Indonesian, Malay, Somali, Turkish and New Zealand Sign Language. The Ministry is working to translate these documents into multiple languages and this page will be updated as translations become available.
New app reviews are being added to the Health App library on a regular basis. Recent additions include:
Safe sleeping app. An app for new and expectant mothers, carers and health care professionals on how to sleep baby safely and reduce the risk of sudden unexpected death in infants and fatal sleeping accidents.
Concussion apps. There are variety of mobile apps available about concussion. These can be a useful way to learn about concussion. The Health Navigator team has reviewed two concussion apps.
How Health Navigator can help you Studies show learning is enhanced when patients are given quality written or online information to support their retention and understanding following a consultation or admission. The Health Navigator NZ website is designed to make this easy for your clinical teams to give patients and clients relevant NZ information and self-care resources.
You can print out topic sheets, or jot down other topic suggestions on our wallet cards for patients to review at home. We also have posters and recently updated DLE rack cards that are ideal for outpatient waiting rooms. Order form
Reminder: This clinical update is to give DHBs, PHOs and other key health groups an overview of what's happening in the Long-Term Conditions and Health Navigator space. We bring you news and links to relevant health promotion topics for the month. As always, we are keen to hear from you about ways we can support your region and population. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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