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Speaking up for patient safety

27 Sep 2019, Safe Surgery NZ

This video talks about the importance of speaking up for patient safety – being vocal is necessary because many times, patients can't speak for themselves.

Actively listening for patient safety

27 Sep 2019, Safe Surgery NZ

This video talks about the importance of actively listening for patient safety – ensuring all viewpoints are heard and that mistakes are avoided.

Blog: Checklists for safe surgery in New Zealand

20 Sep 2019, Safe Surgery NZ

This blog was first published in O&G Magazine Vol 21 No 3 Spring 2019. It highlights the evidence for surgical checklists and briefings, and the Commission’s experience of implementing these tools nationally.

Surgical safety culture survey report 2019

10 Sep 2019, Safe Surgery NZ

The 2019 surgical safety culture survey was undertaken by Mobius Research and Strategy, to assist in evaluation of the Health Quality & Safety Commission's Safe Surgery NZ programme. This report presents the results of the 2019 survey.

What are the benefits of surgical briefings?

20 Jun 2019, Safe Surgery NZ

Alisa Ili, theatre nurse manager and Dr Andrew Connolly, general surgeon at Counties Manukau Health, share the benefits they've experienced from holding regular start-of-list briefings.

Surgical briefings are an efficient way to start the day

20 Jun 2019, Safe Surgery NZ

Briefings take just five minutes and have a significant and positive impact on patient safety by improving communication and teamwork, reducing delays and identifying potential risks prior to surgery.

Surgical briefing poster

19 Jun 2019, Safe Surgery NZ

A five-minute team briefing before starting the day’s surgical list reduces patient harm. This poster outlines the steps required for a start-of-list briefing.

Surgical briefing case studies

19 Jun 2019, Safe Surgery NZ

Start-of-list briefings improve teamwork, camaraderie and efficiency. These case studies from Counties Manukau Health outline how making start-of-list briefings a standard part of the surgical list, was an easy choice.

Surgical briefing brochure

19 Jun 2019, Safe Surgery NZ

A five-minute team briefing before starting the day’s surgical list reduces patient harm. This brochure answers the most commonly asked questions about introducing a start-of-list briefing.

Safe Surgery NZ programme evaluation – final report

4 Oct 2017, Safe Surgery NZ

The evaluation examines whether Safe Surgery NZ has realised its intended benefits, provided value-for-money and how the programme aligns with the Commission’s strategic priorities.

Surgical Safety Culture Survey Research Report 2017

4 Oct 2017, Safe Surgery NZ

Safe Surgery NZ aims to make surgery safer by improving teamwork and communication in the operating theatre. The 2017 Surgical Safety Culture Survey demonstrates an improvement in the attitudes and perceptions of surgical team members across New Zealand.