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Health Quality & Safety Commission e-update, Issue #35 online now
Issue #35 of the Health Quality & Safety Commission's e-update is now available online.
Update from the Medication Safety programme: August 2014
An update from the Commission's Medication Safety programme team about upcoming activities including the medication safety forum, the Open for better care campaign focus, the safe use of opioids collaborative and a new alert about metoprolol.
Perioperative harm proof of concept trial underway
Waikato District Health Board (DHB), Lakes DHB and Southern Cross Hospital in Auckland are participating in the Health Quality & Safety Commission’s perioperative harm proof of concept project.
Legislative change supports further work on the New Zealand electronic Prescription Service
New legislative changes will allow prescriptions for controlled drugs to be generated electronically instead of handwritten.
Expressions of interest – Partners in Care experience based co-design course
The Health Quality & Safety Commission's Consumer Engagement programme is seeking expressions of interest to take part in the 2014 experience based co-design course.
West Coast leads Australasia in systemic fight against infections
In a first for Australasia, the West Coast District Health Board (DHB) is using software in both its hospitals and general practices that could help identify any superbug outbreaks and will track resistance to antibiotics.
August 2014 'Let's Talk Triggers' out now
The August 2014 edition of Let's Talk Triggers, a quarterly newsletter from the Commission's Global Trigger Tools programme containing updates, trigger tool tips, featured articles and other items on patient safety.
New alert gives advice on prescribing and administration of metoprolol
A new alert has been issued to highlight the risk of inadvertent overdose associated with the prescribing and administration of oral metoprolol in adults.
Expressions of interest – Consumer Facilitator Orientation Programme
The Commission is seeking expressions of interest from consumers to participate in the a one-day orientation programme to learn about the new training and education package and how to facilitate training for other consumers.
Hospital patients asked for feedback
Associate Health Minister Jo Goodhew is welcoming a new survey system which will ask hospital patients for their feedback.