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An unexpected pressure injury

NEWS: 11 May 2018, Pressure Injury Prevention

Kate shares her story of getting an unexpected pressure injury following the birth of her baby.

Falls champions clinical team May 2018
My year of falls learning

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Falls was an entirely new area for me when I was appointed to a new nurse educator role at Lakes District Health Board (DHB) in May 2017.

Live Stronger for Longer theme of April Falls campaign

MEDIA RELEASE: 3 Apr 2018, Reducing Harm from Falls

Live Stronger for Longer is the theme of this year’s ‘April Falls’ campaign. The annual campaign raises awareness of the harm caused by falls, and what can be done to prevent them.

Falls prevention in hospital shows benefits as broken hips reduced

MEDIA RELEASE: 9 Apr 2018, Reducing Harm from Falls

New data from the Health Quality & Safety Commission show the number of people falling in hospital and breaking their hip continues to reduce. Between September 2014 and the end of September 2017, there have been 107 fewer in-hospital falls resulting...

Live Stronger for Longer theme of April Falls campaign

NEWS: 3 Apr 2018, Reducing Harm from Falls

Live Stronger for Longer is the theme of this year’s ‘April Falls’ campaign. The annual campaign raises awareness of the harm caused by falls, and what can be done to prevent them.

Patient Safety Week 2017 evaluation

PUBLICATION: 1 Mar 2018, Aotearoa Patient Safety Day

Evaluation of Patient Safety Week 2017, an awareness-raising week held from 5–11 November 2017.

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Great participation in Patient Safety Week 2017

NEWS: 23 Nov 2017, Aotearoa Patient Safety Day

A huge thank you to everyone who supported Patient Safety Week 2017. The week, which was focused on medication safety, ran from 5 to 11 November and saw a record number of resources ordered.

Patient Safety Week 2017 videos: Let's talk medicines

PUBLICATION: 6 Nov 2017, Aotearoa Patient Safety Day

In these videos Po-Han Ko, Dr Sarah Sciascia and Sandy Bhawan give consumers information on what they need to know when they visit a health professional – and what they need to ask.

Pressure injury prevention and management

NEWS: 10 Jul 2017, Pressure Injury Prevention

The Accident Compensation Corporation has published the Guiding Principles For Pressure Injury Prevention And Management In New Zealand.

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Patient Safety Week update (July 2017)

NEWS: 6 Jul 2017, Aotearoa Patient Safety Day

An update on the medication safety theme, our supporters, our audience, and competition details to win a staff morning tea.