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Presentations from the Nick Goodwin workshop
Presentations from the Nick Goodwin workshop held on Thursday 14 October 2013.
Hand hygiene promotional materials
1. Making health and disability services safer - Serious Adverse Events report 2012–13
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Guidelines: Clipping not shaving intervention guidelines
This document has been produced to encourage health care professionals to clip, not shave, hair prior to surgery to improve the safety and quality of care that patients receive.
Video: Clipping not shaving
This video outlines the Surgical Site Infection Improvement Programme's guidelines for clipping not shaving.
Three steps to better health literacy
Three steps to better health literacy brochure from the Commission's health literacy medication safety project.
Video: Surgical safety checklist (summary version, 4min 03sec)
A summary version of the Commission's video, outlining the use of the World Health Organization's surgical safety checklist.
Video: Surgical safety checklist (full length, 10min 58sec)
A video from the Commission outlining the use of the World Health Organization's surgical safety checklist.
SSI webinar 4: Surgical skin preparation
Recording from webinar 4 on surgical skin preparation held on 20 February 2014.
BBC Horizons video: How to avoid mistakes in surgery
This video from BBC Horizons demonstrates the human factors behind surgical errors, and how many of these can be avoided by using the World Health Organisation's surgical safety checklist.
Do You Work Well With Others? It Depends On Whom You Ask
This article from doctors in Vancouver, British Columbia, and published in Longwoods, discusses how improvements in culture, team work, and communication can reduce adverse events.
District health board SSI reporting dates 2014
This document outlines the 2014 SSI data collection deadlines for district health boards.
Medication Safety Watch - Issue 9, February 2014
Issue 9 of the Medication Safety Watch newsletter, a bulletin for all health professionals and health care managers working with medicines or patient safety.