Healthcare associated infection is one of the most common adverse events in health care worldwide. Up to 10 percent of patients admitted to modern hospitals in the developed world acquire one or more infections.

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Update on reducing Staphylococcus aureus related SSI collaborative

25 Sep 2017, Infection Prevention & Control

The Health Quality & Safety Commission has been working over the past year to review literature, propose potential bundle options, and gather feedback from the healthcare sector regarding a pre-operative anti-staphylococcal bundle

Hand Hygiene NZ releases two new resources

28 Aug 2017, Infection Prevention & Control

The HHNZ programme have released two new resources to support the local implementation of the HHNZ programme and consistent reporting of the outcome marker – rate of healthcare associated Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia (HA-SAB) per 1000 bed-days.