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District health boards take part in World Hand Hygiene Day 2020

2 Jun 2020, Infection Prevention & Control

District health boards across the country took part in World Hand Hygiene Day on Tuesday 5 May 2020. This article summarises some of the fun and innovative events DHBs shared with the Health Quality & Safety Commission as they celebrated.

Update on anti-staphylococcal bundle using a collaborative approach

19 Feb 2019, Infection Prevention & Control

Over the past year the Health Quality & Safety Commission’s infection prevention and control programme team has facilitated the implementation of a preoperative anti-staphylococcal bundle within the Surgical Site Infection Improvement (SSII) Programme.

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.