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We have our ‘finger on the pulse’ (yes, bad pun) of the heatlhcare workforce and health careers – through our years of loving the industry, through our industry surveys and the fact that we have a social media strategy, and aren’t afraid to use it!

One of our clients once said he felt like a ‘letter box’ for CV’s from some agencies (not us I might add) – and we thought this really sucked. We dont care how many CV’s or jobs we have – we just get on with our job which is knowing our clients & candidates – and we mean really know them – so that we can achieve the best match.

If you checked out our collective perm team’s CV here – you will find staff who have been business owners (so oodles of commercial competence), a nurse and consultants who have had lots of success finding clinical leader jobs, healthcare management jobs and senior health jobs. We’re human too – we have mates, partners, husbands, kids, mortgages, worries, charm, wit, stress, openess and honesty!Why not give us a call to have a chat about options in the healthcare management job sector – we would be happy to share our knowledge and help!

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Grey Matter – a bit of information

HAVE YOU HEARD ABOUT GREY MATTER?
We’d like to introduce you to another newsletter that the Ministry of Health Library prepares. The Grey Matter newsletter provides monthly access to a selection of recent NGO, Think Tank, and International Government reports related to health.
Information is arranged by topic, allowing readers to quickly find their areas of
interest. If you’d like to subscribe to Grey Matter, email library@moh.govt.nz
(taken from Jelica’s Link – issue 26  with thanks!!)Gerontology Couple

15/06/2016 -

Pressure injuries – excellent information

Pressure injuries – excellent information

WHAT IS A PRESSURE INJURY AND HOW TO PREVENT THESE?
As Pressure injuries (PI) are HealthCERT project this year to gather data around serious pressure injuries in aged care which will lead to awareness raising and positive outcomes for both residents and providers, I thought it may be helpful to remind ourselves about the importance for all staff to refresh ourselves on how to prevent PI’s! The below is from the First do no harm brochure, which I believe is clear and easy to understand info.
A pressure injury is an area of damaged skin and flesh caused by staying in one position for too long (e.g. prolonged sitting or lying).
Pressure injuries are also sometimes known as bed sores, pressure sores, pressure areas or pressure ulcers. They can develop in a matter of hours and usually begin with the skin changing colour. Pain or discomfort may occur.  If the pressure is not relieved regularly, skin can be damaged ranging from a blister to a
deep open wound. Which parts of the body are most vulnerable?  Pressure injuries develop on parts of the body that take the weight and where the bone is
close to the surface.
Lying on back: head shoulder elbow buttock heel, toes
Lying on stomach: head, elbow chin chest reproductive organ knee toes,
Lying on side: ear shoulder elbow (outer) hip knee (outer) heel knee (inner) ankle
Sitting: head shoulder sacrum buttock heel
Who is at risk of getting a pressure injury? People are at risk if they:
• spend long periods of time in bed
• are in a wheelchair or sit for long periods of time in a chair
• have difficulty moving about
• have a serious illness or had major surgery
• have damp skin from sweating or incontinence (e.g. difficulty getting to the toilet in time, loss of bladder or bowel control)
• have loss of feeling (e.g. due to epidural, diabetes or following a stroke) or poor blood flow
• do not eat a balanced diet or have enough fluids to drink.
Despite the risks pressure injuries can be avoided…
What can you do to prevent pressure injuries? If a person is in bed:
• Change position every two to three hours, moving between the back and sides
• Use pillows to stop knees and ankles touching each other, particularly when person is lying on their side
• Try to avoid creases in the bed linen
• If sitting up in bed, be aware that sliding down the bed can cause a pressure injury to bottom and heels
If person is in a wheelchair: Relieve pressure by leaning forward, or leaning side to side for a few minutes every half hour.
What else can be done to help?
• A healthy diet and drink plenty fluids
• Keep skin clean and dry
• Good and safe continence management.
Pressure injuries can sometimes occur even if everything is being done to prevent them.
Acknowledgement: Developed by Counties Manukau Health and adapted by Auckland

15/06/2016 -

Awesome Gerentology info

Wow, WDHB has the most brilliant resources on their website for us who are involved in gerentology, and I wanted to link that to our website so that you can see some the awesome work and resources available!  <img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-1556" src="http://www.medcall the best weight loss supplement.co.nz/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/450px-Costumi_Napoletani_-_Anziani_Old_People_of_Naples.jpg” alt=”Gerontology Couple” width=”478″ height=”300″ srcset=”https://www.medcall.co.nz/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/450px-Costumi_Napoletani_-_Anziani_Old_People_of_Naples.jpg 478w, https://www.medcall.co.nz/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/450px-Costumi_Napoletani_-_Anziani_Old_People_of_Naples-300×188.jpg 300w” sizes=”(max-width: 478px) 100vw, 478px” />Educating and supporting professional development for aged care workers is essential.  This is a sector that struggles with funding in terms of the direct wages paid to staff and may not seem as ‘exciting’ or ‘glam’ as other health sectors – but I think the opposite!   Continue reading →

09/11/2015 -

Perm Team

Jane Clements

Jane Clements

Chief Executive Officer
Andi Sizer

Andi Sizer

General Manager

Your assistance at that time was exceptional and I have recommended you all over the place.

…the BEST agency I dealt with in my urgent hunt for 24/7 care for dad – Medcall, run by a lady called Jane Clements. Her service was brilliant, and they were the only ones that could provide 24/7 care immediately, with just 2 people in dad’s house in a week.

Admittedly, dad was a tough old farmer, lived on his own for years, and hated having anyone in the house, and hated his disabled predicament after major stroke and 6 weeks in rehab, so very hard to please. We went through a few for sure, all very good, but just not dad’s “type”, and Medcall were marvellous about it.

Michelle Wright Feb 2016