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Patient Safety Week 2014 evaluation

PUBLICATION: 19 Dec 2014, Patient Safety Week

This document is an evaluation of the activities which took place during Patient Safety Week 2014.

Let’s PLAN has it covered

NEWS: 18 Dec 2014, Patient Safety Week

Consumer resource Let’s PLAN for better care is proving a hit with staff and patients at Taranaki District Health Board (DHB).

Patients encouraged to self-help

NEWS: 11 Dec 2014, Patient Safety Week

Taranaki Base Hospital is encouraging patients to work with professionals to achieve better health.

Video showcases South Island DHBs patient safety success

NEWS: 5 Dec 2014, Patient Safety Week

A new video has been released showcasing some of the different ways in which Canterbury DHB and other South Island DHBs are continuing to improve patient safety through their support of the Open for better care campaign.

DHB initiatives help make Patient Safety Week a success

NEWS: 18 Nov 2014, Patient Safety Week

Identifying hazards in a mock lounge, 400 staff wearing 100 T-shirts, and a whole lot of elephants – these were just some of the district health board-inspired initiatives that helped make the inaugural Patient Safety Week a success.

Interviews with Dr James Bagian

NEWS: 12 Nov 2014, Patient Safety Week

Dr James Bagian was in New Zealand for Patient Safety Week (3–9 November 2014) and had a number of TV and radio interviews.

How to best prepare for your GP appointment

NEWS: 12 Nov 2014, Patient Safety Week

The Health Quality & Safety Commission has developed a new resource to help patients prepare for doctor appointments and find out more about their medicine at pharmacies.

Best foot forward to reduce falls

NEWS: 7 Nov 2014, Patient Safety Week

Coloured wristbands and a confusion screening tool are some of the latest techniques being used at Auckland City Hospital to help reduce the number of patients falling in wards.

Health care needs one giant leap

NEWS: 5 Nov 2014, Patient Safety Week

James Bagian is more qualified than most to comment on near misses. The former NASA astronaut, who completed two missions and logged more than 300 hours of space-flight, almost never made it off the ground.

Hospital lounge becomes danger zone

NEWS: 4 Nov 2014, Patient Safety Week

In the main entrance of Taranaki Base Hospital there is a lounge that is, hopefully, nothing like the one at home.

Dr James Bagian features on Breakfast show

NEWS: 3 Nov 2014, Patient Safety Week

TV ONE interviewed Dr James Bagian, former NASA astronaut, on the Breakfast show today about links between the aviation industry and improving patient safety.

Ex-NASA astronaut leads safety workshops for NZ health professionals

MEDIA RELEASE: 3 Nov 2014, Health Quality & Safety Commission

A former NASA astronaut will be incorporating safety principles learned in the US space programme when he leads workshops for New Zealand health professionals organised by the Health Quality & Safety Commission.

Serious Adverse Events Report promotile 2013 14
Increased reporting and learning from events focus of 2013–14 report

MEDIA RELEASE: 30 Oct 2014, Adverse Events

Media release from the Health Quality & Safety Commission. Increased reporting and a growing focus on learning from events are features of the release of the 2013/14 serious adverse events (SAEs) reported by district health boards (DHBs).

Scavenger hunt flyer

PUBLICATION: 23 Oct 2014, Patient Safety Week

Information about the scavenger hunt being run in district health board hospitals during Patient Safety Week.