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Health Quality & Safety Commission e-update, Issue 59 online now

Te Tāhū Hauora Health Quality & Safety Commission
20 December 2016

The latest issue of the Health Quality & Safety Commission's e-update for the period of 28 November–18 December 2016 is now available online.

In this issue:

  • Season's greetings from the Health Quality & Safety Commission
  • Patient Safety Week 2016 evaluation
  • Choosing Wisely campaign launched in New Zealand
  • First national advance care planning forum held in Auckland
  • December 2016 Let's Talk Triggers out now
  • Safe use of opioids national collaborative – final evaluation available
  • Safe use of opioids national collaborative showcased at international conference
  • World Health Organization global patient safety challenge – medication safety
  • International Medication Safety Network encourages regulators and companies to improve medication safety on a global level
  • First safe surgery quality and safety marker results published
  • Presentations and videos from workshops with Prof Cliff Hughes
  • National hand hygiene compliance report available (July–October 2016)
  • Focus on hand hygiene reduces norovirus outbreaks
  • Decline in falls and broken hips a success story for New Zealand health care
  • Clinical care standard for hip fracture care developed
  • Halving broken hips in public hospitals – the Aotearoa New Zealand experience
  • Diabetes Atlas domain updated with 2015 data
  • Call for applications and nominations for the Neonatal Encephalopathy Working Group
  • Call for applications and nominations for an obstetrician for the Perinatal and Maternal Mortality Review Committee
  • Call for applications and nominations for a surgeon to join the Perioperative Mortality Review Committee
  • Collective action needed to further reduce sudden infant deaths
  • Pressure injury guidance document out for sector feedback.

Read issue 59 of the Commission e-update.

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