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Webinar: Caring for complex older people

PUBLICATION: 27 May 2020, Aged Residential Care

Recording of a webinar presented by Dr Michal Boyd in association with Mobile Health: 'Caring for complex older people: tips, tricks and tales from the trenches'.

Pain-relieving medicines for acute pain – information for patients

PUBLICATION: 19 May 2020, Medication Safety

The Health Quality & Safety Commission, Choosing Wisely and the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists have developed an information leaflet to help patients, caregivers and whānau use opioid medicines safely, to manage non-cancer pain.

Kōrero mai empowers couple to voice concerns

NEWS: 19 May 2020, Patient Deterioration

When Angela felt her voice wasn’t being heard during her husband Geoff’s stay in Wellington Regional Hospital, the Kōrero mai service supported her to escalate her concerns about his deteriorating health.

Covid-19 and care homes: the myths and realities

NEWS: 19 May 2020, Aged Residential Care

New Zealanders need to remove the stigma from aged care homes and fund them properly, write University of Auckland experts Michal Boyd, Merryn Gott, Jackie Robinson and Aileen Collier.

Teams share progress on mental health projects

NEWS: 15 May 2020, Mental Health & Addiction Quality Improvement

Teams participating in a project for the Health Quality & Safety Commission’s mental health and addiction (MHA) quality improvement programme met for a learning session in February.

COVID-19 clinical advice line for community health providers

NEWS: 14 May 2020, Other Topics

The Ministry of Health's National Telehealth Service has launched a COVID-19 clinical advice line for community health providers, including primary care, pharmacy, midwives and aged residential care providers.

Webinar: Men who use violence

PUBLICATION: 14 May 2020, Family Violence Death Review Committee

The Family Violence Death Review Committee held a webinar in partnership with the New Zealand Family Violence Clearinghouse to present the findings of the FVRDC Sixth Report 'Men who use violence'.

Presentations from learning session one of the Te ako mai i ngā pāmamaetanga me te wheako tāngata whaiora me te whānau | Learning from adverse events and consumer, family and whānau experience project

PUBLICATION: 7 May 2020, Mental Health & Addiction Quality Improvement

Presentations from learning session one of the Te ako mai i ngā pāmamaetanga me te wheako tāngata whaiora me te whānau | Learning from adverse events and consumer, family and whānau experience project held on 12–13 February 2020.

World Hand Hygiene Day 2020 resources

PUBLICATION: 1 May 2020, Infection Prevention & Control

Resources to support the World Health Organization's 2020 World Hand Hygiene Day including email signature graphics, a certificate of recognition and a screensaver.

How to keep your home bubble safe

PUBLICATION: 24 Apr 2020, Other Topics

Guidance on keeping you and your whānau and family safe when you have finished work during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Strength and balance for over-65s the focus of new TV show

NEWS: 29 Apr 2020, Reducing Harm from Falls

The Health Quality & Safety Commission is helping bring an exercise programme for older people to TV screens around New Zealand as part of a new collaboration with TVNZ and partners across the health sector.

Shared goals of care form for aged residential care

PUBLICATION: 23 Apr 2020, talkingCOVID

In response to requests from the aged residential care sector, we have developed a shared goals of care form. It builds on the hospital shared goals of care work and the Frailty Care Guide.