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Clean hands save lives

4 May 2012, Infection Prevention & Control

Today (5 May) is World Hand Hygiene Day and the Commission says it is a good reminder of the importance of good hand hygiene in the fight against preventable healthcare-acquired infections (HAIs).

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Congratulating efforts to improve hand hygiene

4 May 2012, Infection Prevention & Control

As World Hand Hygiene Day approaches on Saturday 05 May, Hand Hygiene New Zealand (HHNZ) congratulates District Health Boards and hospital-based healthcare workers throughout the country for working hard to improve hand hygiene practice.

Clean hands save lives

4 May 2012, Infection Prevention & Control

Today (5 May) is World Hand Hygiene Day and the Commission says it is a good reminder of the importance of good hand hygiene in the fight against preventable healthcare-acquired infections (HAIs).

Kids Trauma Conference

4 May 2012

Kids Trauma Conference 2012 is a multidisciplinary scientific and educational meeting for all workers in the fields of injury treatment, rehabilitation, research & prevention.

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Health Literacy: From discussion to action conference

1 May 2012, Partners in Care

New Zealand's first conference focussing solely on health literacy. The conference has been organised by Workbase and includes keynote speaker Dr Rima Rudd from the Harvard School of Public Health.

Global study confirms high youth mortality rate

27 Apr 2012, Child & Youth Mortality Review Committee

A recent article in The Lancet confirms high suicide rates among New Zealand’s young people, who also face high mortality rates compared to many other developed countries.

HIIRC Update Issue 16

19 Apr 2012

The Health Improvement and Innovation Resource Centre (HIIRC) website contains the latest New Zealand and overseas health news and information.

eReferral takes it up a notch

18 Apr 2012, Medication Safety

The Emergency Department at Waikato Hospital is now receiving electronic referrals from general practices in the Midlands Health Network.

Christchurch ICU achieves 100 CLAB Zero days

18 Apr 2012, Infection Prevention & Control

Christchurch Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit has reached an important landmark in its campaign to reduce the number of central line associated bacteraemia (CLAB) infections to zero