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Consumer representative training resources

14 Aug 2019, Partners in Care

This facilitators’ training package will help health and disability consumers participate confidently when sharing their views and experiences in decision-making forums across the sector.

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.

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 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.

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.