Nursing/Midwifery Policies & Procedures

​Refer to Lippincott Procedures (internal intranet link) for procedures in the first instance, or where service direction is unavailable.

Management of Lippincott Procedures Policy  

NameDocumentLast review of document 
Professional Responsibility Direction and Delegation PolicyOct 2013​
Credentialing Policy ​Nov 2018
​​Nursing Preceptorship Policy​Sept 2013
Professional Standards​

Standards for Nursing Practice - NZ Nursing Council

Midwifery Council

Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act

Patients Code of Rights - Health and Disability Commissioner site

Health and Disability Service Standards - MOH


Adult Gastrostomy and Jejunostomy feeding tube management

 Inpatient Close Observation Hospital Aide and Security Officer Policy

Nurse in Charge Policy

Guidelines for Shift-by-Shift Staffing

Dress Code

Pre-operative Care policy

Adult Nasogastric insertion and removal

Adult Post Operative Care

Adult Tracheostomy Management

Use of Wheat Bags and Hot Water bottles

Aug 2016

Apr 2018

Nov 2015

Nov 2015

Nov 2015

Nov 2015

 Under review

July 2016

July 2016

May 2016

Professional Development​Development Application Guidelines​Jan 2014
Education Development Policy​Feb 2014
Nursing Entry to Practice Programme (NetP)
Nursing Framework Application for Education and Development.doc
Patient Care Procedures
Refer to Lippincott Procedures if procedure not identified below ​
Management of the Pallative Care patient - refers to the Care of the imminently dying patient​Feb 2013
Wound Drains​Nov 2015
Nausea and Vomiting Treatment​Nov 2015
Graduated Compression Stockings (TEDs)Apr 2019
Catheter Care Guidelines​July 2013

Christchurch Campus Handbook of Area Specific Instructions for Managing Medication Fridge Temperature Alerts

Divisional Specific Policies​ ​ ​
Older Persons Health and Rehabilitation Division

OPHR Neurovascular Status Assessment

TPMH Care of the Dying Patient

TPMH Care of Wandering Patient

TPMH Wound Care

In review

In review

In review

In review

Medical Surgical Division​

Care of patients in Transit - Christchruch Campus

Organising a RN Special - Med Surg.

Med Surg Personal Limb holder Soft Limb Restraint Policy (this directs staff to the internal intranet)

Prevention of VTE Risk Assessment and Prophylaxis (this directs staff to the internal intranet)

Safe Staffing Escalation Procedure

 - Checklist

 - Flowchart

Sensor System Policy (this directs staff to the internal intranet)

April 2016


August 2016

Feb 2016


Dec 2015


April 2019


Specialist Mental Health Service​
Ashburton Hospital and Rural Services​
Women's and Child Health​


Page last reviewed: 16 October 2019