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Open4Results – June 2019

28 Jun 2019, Health Quality Intelligence

Our six-monthly report on the harm prevented, and money saved, in areas the Health Quality & Safety Commission focuses on or raises awareness about.

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 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.

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.