Revised Global Trigger Tool Implementation Guide 2014

12 Nov 2014 | Adverse Events

The Commission has produced a guide for district health boards (DHBs) using the internationally-recognised Global Trigger Tool (GTT) to help reduce patient harm in hospitals. It provides useful information about using the GTT, including managing data, standard operating procedures, reporting, triggers, performance indicators, and identifying opportunities for improvement. Click the links below to access the guide and its appendices.

This document replaces the previous guide 'The Global Trigger Tool: A Practical Implementation Guide for New Zealand District Health Boards 2012.'

The revised guide (2014) has been written as a companion document to the GTT E-learning Programme now available at ‘Learnonline’:

The GTT E-learning course has been developed by the Commission as a basic introduction to the GTT process to support the GTT programme in New Zealand DHBs.
It comprises three modules:

  1. Background to the GTT
  2. GTT Methodology
  3. Data analysis and presentation.

Each module takes 20-30 minutes to complete. A certificate of completion can be printed off at the completion of the course.

To access the course:
Go to the ‘Learnonline’ website:
Create an account as per the instructions on the website
Click on ‘course catalogue’
Click on ‘Health Quality & Safety Commission’ and you will see the GTT course is listed.

Last updated 07/12/2021