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Hand Hygiene NZ releases two new resources

NEWS: 28 Aug 2017, Infection Prevention & Control

The HHNZ programme have released two new resources to support the local implementation of the HHNZ programme and consistent reporting of the outcome marker – rate of healthcare associated Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia (HA-SAB) per 1000 bed-days.

DHB activities to celebrate World Hand Hygiene Day 5 May 2017

NEWS: 26 Jul 2017, Infection Prevention & Control

DHBs throughout the country embraced World Hand Hygiene Day this year. The campaign promotes a global profile on the importance of improving hand hygiene in health care annually on 5 May 2017.

Open Book: Transmission of 'super-bug' in hospital (May 2016)

PUBLICATION: 20 May 2016, Adverse Events

This report alerts providers to key findings and actions following review of an outbreak of a multi-drug resistant organism (MDRO) which affected five patients. The aim is to learn from the changes implemented after the event to prevent future similar eve

Multidisciplinary focus on reducing surgical site infections

NEWS: 17 Mar 2016, Infection Prevention & Control

Capital & Coast District Health Board (DHB) has achieved 100 percent compliance in all three surgical site infection (SSI) quality safety markers for a second consecutive reporting period.

Celebrating hand hygiene at Southern DHB

NEWS: 20 Aug 2015, Infection Prevention & Control

Southern District Health Board (DHB) is celebrating success after achieving 85.4 percent compliance in the latest hand hygiene audit.

Hand hygiene – celebrating ongoing improvement

NEWS: 7 May 2015, Infection Prevention & Control

The latest national hand hygiene audit shows district health boards (DHBs) are well on the way to achieving 80 percent hand hygiene compliance with the ‘5 moments for hand hygiene’ by June 2015.

April 2015 'SSI Improvement Matters' out now

NEWS: 22 Apr 2015, Infection Prevention & Control

Issue 1 of SSI Improvement Matters – a newsletter from the national Surgical Site Infection Improvement programme is out now.

Regional infection prevention and control meetings

NEWS: 18 Dec 2014, Infection Prevention & Control

The Health Quality & Safety Commission, in partnership with Hand Hygiene New Zealand (HHNZ), the Surgical Site Infection improvement (SSII) Programme and local clinical champions, hosted regional infection prevention and control (IPC) meetings in Auckland