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Consider the safety of children this Children's day

3 Mar 2012, Child & Youth Mortality Review Committee

Keeping children safe is one of the best ways to show they are treasured, say the Child and Youth Mortality Review Committee (CYMRC) and Safekids New Zealand

‘Middle years’ focus required to prevent teen deaths

2 Mar 2012, Child & Youth Mortality Review Committee

Australian and New Zealand authorities have called for an increased focus on the critical role parents and communities can play in educating young people about risk-taking and the risks they face as they approach adulthood

First issue of Medication Safety Watch Out Now

28 Feb 2012, Medication Safety

Includes information about medicine-related incidents, errors and adverse drug reactions, their implications and offers recommendations on how to improve medication safety

Commission praises post-quake professionalism of health workers

24 Feb 2012

The Health Quality & Safety Commission would like to acknowledge the expertise and dedication of health professionals who have worked tirelessly in the past year to help people recover from injuries caused by Christchurch’s earthquake on 22 February last

Commission praises post-quake professionalism of health workers

24 Feb 2012

The Health Quality & Safety Commission would like to acknowledge the expertise and dedication of health professionals who have worked tirelessly in the past year to help people recover from injuries caused by Christchurch’s earthquake on 22 February last

DVD on IT health solutions

24 Feb 2012, Medication Safety

This short DVD from the Health IT Cluster looks at how smart IT solutions are working at the front line of healthcare to support doctors, nurses and patients.

The College of Nurses welcomes POMRC report

20 Feb 2012, Perioperative Mortality Review Committee

The College of Nurses, Aotearoa actively welcomes the report of the Perioperative Mortality Review Committee (POMRC).

Perioperative mortality review report welcomed

20 Feb 2012, Perioperative Mortality Review Committee

The Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA) welcomes today’s (February 15) release of the inaugural report from New Zealand’s Perioperative Mortality Review Committee (POMRC)

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National Reportable Events Policy Offers Guidance

20 Feb 2012, Adverse Events

The Health Quality & Safety Commission has finalised a national policy to help health and disability providers to report and investigate adverse events so preventable events are not repeated.