THE AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF ADVANCED NURSING

VOLUME 35 ISSUE 3

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Outbreak management in residential aged care facilities - prvention and response strategies in regional Australia
To identify the outbreak prevention and response preparedness of residential aged care facilities (RACFs) in the Hunter New England area of New South Wales (NSW).

KEY WORDS: aged care; disease outbreaks; influenza; gastroenteritis

Rachel Latta, BN, MPH, CNC, Communicable Diseases, Hunter New England Population Health, Wallsend, NSW, Australia
Peter D Massey, DrPH, GCPH, RN, Program Manager Health Protection, CNC, Hunter New England Population Health, Wallsend, NSW Australia
Tony Merritt, FAFPHM, MPH&TM, MBBS, Public Health Physician, Health Protection, Hunter New England Population Health, Wallsend, NSW, Australia
Keith Eastwood, DrPH, MAppEpi, BAppSci, Epidemiologist, Health Protection, Hunter New England Population Health, Wallsend, NSW, Australia
Fakhrul Islam, MBBS, FCGP, MBA, MSS, Hunter New England Population Health, Wallsend, NSW, Australia
David N Durrheim, MBChB, DTMH, DCH, MPH&TM, DrPH, FAFPHM, Hunter New England Population Health, Wallsend, NSW, Australia

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Glycaemic response to three main meals or five smaller meals for patients on rapid-acting insulin
To compare seven-point blood glucose profiles of patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus using rapid-acting insulin, when daily calories were provided as three main meals versus five smaller meals (three main meals + two snacks), while maintaining the same total daily calorie intake and composition of carbohydrates, fats and protein.

KEY WORDS: type 2 diabetes mellitus; insulin aspart; glycaemic control; diet

Zhaolin Meng, RN, PhD candidate, China Medical University, Shenyang, Liaoning, P.R. China
Jane Overland, RN, PhD, NP, The University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia
Xingping Shen, MD, PhD, Professor, Xiamen University Medical School, Xiamen, Fujian, P.R. China
Xiaobin Wu, RN, BS.Med, Xiamen University Zhongshan Hospital, Xiamen, Fujian, P.R. China
Yuanyuan Wang, RN, BS.Med, Xiamen University Zhongshan Hospital, Xiamen, Fujian, P.R. China
Yunyun Liu, RN, BS.Med, Xiamen University Zhongshan Hospital, Xiamen, Fujian, P.R. China

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No one said he was dying: families’ experiences of end-of-life care in an acute setting
The aim of this study was to explore the family’s experience of EOL care for their relative during the dying process – the care that was provided in the last days and hours of life, in a large regional acute hospital.

KEY WORDS: death and dying, end-of-life care, communication, advance directives, bereavement, rural nursing

Jade Odgers, RN, Masters of Nursing, Ballarat Health Services, Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
Denise Fitzpatrick, RN, Ballarat Health Services, Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
Wendy Penney, PhD, Federation University Australia, Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
Anna Wong Shee, PhD, Deakin University, Geelong, Victoria, and Ballarat Health Services, Ballarat, Victoria, Australia


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Pilot study: how Sydney community nurses identified food security, and student nurse focus group perceptions
This paper aims to discuss and explore food security in the context of community health nursing, to provide insight about how frontline workers may identify whether their client is food secure.

KEY WORDS: Food security, food insecurity, community health, community health nurse (CHN)

Lynette Saville, RN, OHN, Master Applied Science (Environmental Health), Rozelle Campus, University of Tasmania, Lilyfield, Sydney, NSW, Australia


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Osteoporosis treatment preferences and satisfaction in postmenopausal women: Denosumab compared with oral bisphosphonates
This paper aims to investigate whether Denosumab is more effective in promoting adherence and satisfaction than oral bisphosphonates in the treatment of osteoporosis in postmenopausal women.

KEY WORDS: osteoporosis treatment, bisphosphonates, Denosumab, adherence, satisfactions.

Boguslawa Bajger, Master of Nursing, Clinical Practice Consultant, Repatriation General Hospital, Daw Park, South Australia, Australia

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Sporting injuries amongst children in Australia: a review of the literature
Sports and recreation promotes health benefits to the child’s wellbeing but can also expose him or her to injury risks. Literature that explores sporting injuries amongst children in Australia with discussions about the paediatric nursing role is reviewed.

KEY WORDS: sporting, injuries, children, Australia

Amanda Yu, RN, The Children’s Hospital at Westmead, Westmead, NSW, Australia
Dr. Janet Green, RN, Grad Cert Paediatric Nursing (ICU), PhD, University of Technology Sydney, NSW, Australia
Dr. Karen Walker, RN, PhD, Grace Centre for Newborn Care, The Children’s Hospital at Westmead, Westmead, NSW, Australia

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