Programmes
Types
Years
Months

News & events

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.

Change to orthopaedic surgery reporting

22 Sep 2016, Infection Prevention & Control

The Health Quality & Safety Commission has decided to stop reporting skin antisepsis preparation as a quality and safety marker (QSM) for orthopaedic surgery. Reporting on skin antisepsis preparation will continue for cardiac surgery.

Waikato DHB's success with frontline ownership

20 Sep 2016, Infection Prevention & Control

Frontline ownership (FLO) is giving staff at Waikato District Health Board (DHB) a new way of improving patient care, and they are loving every minute of it.