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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.

Handle antibiotics with care!

19 Nov 2015, Infection Prevention & Control

This week is World Antibiotic Awareness Week and everyone has a part to play in reducing the threat of antibiotic resistance.

Automated data collection system being tested

21 Aug 2015, Infection Prevention & Control

The Health Quality & Safety Commission’s Surgical Site Infection Improvement (SSII) programme has simplified the way data relating to interventions for cardiac surgery is collected, and an automated approach is being tested.

Celebrating hand hygiene at Southern DHB

20 Aug 2015, Infection Prevention & Control

Southern District Health Board (DHB) is celebrating success after achieving 85.4 percent compliance in the latest hand hygiene audit.

Hand hygiene practice reaches six-year high

13 Jul 2015, Infection Prevention & Control

The Health Quality & Safety Commission congratulates district health boards (DHBs) on reaching the national goal of 80 percent compliance with hand hygiene by 30 June 2015.

WHO global hand hygiene survey

19 Jun 2015, Infection Prevention & Control

The World Health Organization (WHO) has extended an invitation to the Health Quality & Safety Commission to participate in the global hand hygiene self-assessment framework survey.

Hand hygiene – celebrating ongoing improvement

7 May 2015, Infection Prevention & Control

The latest national hand hygiene audit shows district health boards (DHBs) are well on the way to achieving 80 percent hand hygiene compliance with the ‘5 moments for hand hygiene’ by June 2015.

Glove use one opportunity for World Hand Hygiene Day, says Commission

5 May 2015, Infection Prevention & Control

As today’s World Hand Hygiene Day marks the 10th anniversary of the World Health Organization’s (WHO’s) Clean is Safer Care programme, latest figures show New Zealand health care workers continuing to make good progress with their performance.

Hand Hygiene New Zealand journey

4 May 2015, Infection Prevention & Control

As the World Health Organization's (WHO) World Hand Hygiene Day approaches on 5 May 2015, the Hand Hygiene New Zealand (HHNZ) team have developed a graphic to showcase the achievements of the national programme.