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Introduction of a standardised medication chart

17 Jan 2011, Medication Safety

Beth Loe, National Co-ordinator on the District Health Boards New Zealand Safe and Quality Use of Medicines Group, is co-ordinating the design of a standardised medication chart for adult medication and surgical inpatients to be introduced nationally.

Notifying urgent after-hours laboratory results - Whanganui DHB

13 Jan 2011, Adverse Events

Whanganui DHB has implemented a process for notifying urgent after-hours laboratory results for patients who are not in hospital – that is, those patients who have been to the emergency department, had day surgery, or are outpatients.

Referrals and monitoring at MidCentral DHB

11 Jan 2011, Adverse Events

A database has been developed on which all elective referrals sent from MidCentral DHB to another DHB are recorded, and unacknowledged referrals flagged. Referrals from the DHB to the regional cancer treatment service are also entered into the database.

Surgery
Making New Zealand Hospitals Safer

17 Nov 2010, Adverse Events

The Commission has released the 2009/2010 report of serious and sentinel events across the country’s District Health Boards (DHBs).