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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.

ALERT: Transdermal patches

26 Sep 2019, Medication Safety

Purpose: To highlight the risks associated with the use of transdermal patches (both from the medicine and the delivery system).

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.

Frailty care guides | Ngā aratohu maimoa hauwarea

12 Sep 2019, Aged Residential Care

The frailty care guides are a suite of 26 nursing decision support tools covering the spectrum of frailty from deterioration to communication and advance treatment planning.

Alwena & Jim's story

11 Sep 2019, Partners in Care

Alwena was diagnosed with stage 4 peritoneal cancer. In this video, her husband Jim (a health care professional) shares his story about Alwena's diagnosis and their whānau's experience with the health system.

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.