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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.

Disability rights guides

31 May 2019, Partners in Care

These guides from the Office of the Ombudsman, aim to promote and protect the rights of persons with disabilities. They also provide useful information to the broader community about how to ensure persons with disabilities are actively engaged in society.

Suicide post-vention | An example: ‘Fusion’, Te Tai Tokerau

21 May 2019, Suicide Mortality Review Committee

This report is a brief introduction to the post-vention work of Fusion in Te Tai Tokerau. It primarily uses the voices of those involved in delivering the work with the agencies and communities, to describe its challenges and successes.

World Hand Hygiene Day 2019 communications toolkit

29 Apr 2019, Infection Prevention & Control

For Hand Hygiene Day this year, the World Health Organization (WHO) calls on everyone to be inspired by the global movement to achieve universal health coverage.