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Hand Hygiene New Zealand quality improvement workshop

12 Jun 2014, Infection Prevention & Control

Front-line ownership of quality improvement initiatives, innovation, and sustainability are some of the key topics that will be addressed at the Hand Hygiene New Zealand (HHNZ) quality improvement workshop in Wellington on 12 and 13 June 2014.

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World Hand Hygiene Day - 5 May

5 May 2014, Infection Prevention & Control

No action today; no cure tomorrow! Support the World Health Organization’s global 5 May ‘call to action’ and highlight the important role that hand hygiene plays in preventing the spread of antimicrobial resistant germs.

Hand hygiene knowledge and perceptions survey

25 Feb 2014, Infection Prevention & Control

Hand Hygiene New Zealand is running a quick online survey for DHB health care workers, to better understand the attitudes and perceptions that exist out hand hygiene.

Surgical skin antisepsis

24 Feb 2014, Infection Prevention & Control

Surgical skin antisepsis is one of the key interventions of the Commission’s national Surgical Site Infection Improvement (SSII) Programme, led by Auckland and Canterbury DHBs.

Surgical site infection webinar series

11 Nov 2013, Infection Prevention & Control

The second in a series of webinars on reducing surgical site infections (SSIs) is being held on Wednesday 20 November 2013.

Hand Hygiene New Zealand moves into year three

2 Oct 2013, Infection Prevention & Control

Hand Hygiene New Zealand will continue for a third year thanks to a newly extended partnership with the Health Quality & Safety Commission.

World Hand Hygiene Day: Clean hands save lives

3 May 2013, Infection Prevention & Control

Associate Health Minister Jo Goodhew says World Hand Hygiene Day on 5 May is an important reminder of the vital role hand hygiene plays in preventing harm to patients.

Project reduces infections in Hawke’s Bay Hospital

11 Apr 2013, Infection Prevention & Control

Associate Health Minister Jo Goodhew has congratulated Hawke’s Bay District Health Board for its participation in a quality and safety project that has reduced bloodstream infections in hospitals.