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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.

Focus on hand hygiene reduces norovirus outbreaks

28 Nov 2016, Infection Prevention & Control

In 2014 Waikato District Health Board (DHB) experienced two severe outbreaks of norovirus, a highly-infectious bug which can cause severe diahorrea and vomiting.