Health Quality & Safety Commission e-digest – Issue 81 online now

12 Apr 2018 | Health Quality & Safety Commission

In this issue

Quality and safety improvement

  • Kiwis encouraged to note death wishes in an advance care plan for family and medical staff

Reducing harm

  • 'Live stronger for longer' theme of April Falls 2018 campaign
  • Falls prevention in hospitals shows benefits as broken hips reduced
  • Medicines management digital services infographic
  • Blog: Whose fault is it anyway?
  • Position statement on the use of slow-release opioid preparations
  • Blog: Simulation training is the next step for safe surgery
  • National event marks 'the beginning of the end' for seclusion
  • Updated workbook: From Atlas to Action
  • Falls 2018 evidence base
  • Updated falls Topic 10 self-assessment
  • Aged residential care (ARC) Medication Chart implementation and training guide
  • Guide to preparing and implementing a pressure injury measurement programme

Reporting and commentary

  • Falls Atlas updated with 2016 data
  • Quality and safety marker results (October–December 2017)
  • Surgical Site Infection Improvement Programme national orthopaedic and cardiac surgery reports
  • Commission vacancies


  • Upcoming events calendar 2018
  • Workshops on quality improvement in aged residential care
  • Putting prevention first: Leadership and action on preventing healthcare associated infections
  • Waitemata DHB health literacy symposium
  • Perinatal and Maternal Mortality Review Committee conference
  • All Together Better Health IX conference
  • BMJ International Forum on Quality & Safety in Healthcare
  • 8th Biennial Australia and New Zealand Falls Prevention Conference

Last updated 12/04/2018