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Frequently asked questions about surgical site infections

12 Sep 2018, Infection Prevention & Control

These frequently asked questions about surgical site infections were written by the Centre for Disease Control (CDC) and answer questions such as 'What is an SSI?' and 'Can SSIs be treated?'.

Patient Safety Week 2018 colouring competition

10 Sep 2018, Patient Safety Week

This colouring page is a competition for Patient Safety Week. Download and print this colouring page and colour it in however you like. Photograph or scan your entry and upload it to the Health Quality & Safety Commission New Zealand Facebook page.

Opioid implementation package

31 Aug 2018, Medication Safety

This package outlines the next steps and what the options are to make a significant difference in opioid-induced adverse drug events.

Patient story: Matthew Gunter

23 Aug 2018, Partners in Care

Heather Gunter tells the story of her son Matthew, who was 16-years-old when he developed appendicitis. He had complications following surgery and died two days later, due to causes which could have been prevented.