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GPs’ role in preventing VTE in surgical patients

NEWS: 3 Nov 2014, Safe Surgery NZ

Blood clots and YOU is a new venous thromboembolism (VTE) brochure developed by Southern Cross Hospitals as a resource for GPs to share and discuss with patients going on to surgery.

New resources to improve patient safety in theatre

NEWS: 18 Sep 2014, Safe Surgery NZ

The Health Quality & Safety Commission’s Reducing Perioperative Harm programme has two new videos to add to the growing list of resources focused on improving teamwork and communication.

Update from the Medication Safety programme: August 2014

NEWS: 20 Aug 2014, Medication Safety

An update from the Commission's Medication Safety programme team about upcoming activities including the medication safety forum, the Open for better care campaign focus, the safe use of opioids collaborative and a new alert about metoprolol.

Quality & Safety Markers

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Helping develop guidance documents for data collection to make sure the information we collect is an accurate reflection of what is happening in health care.

Update on April Falls 2014

NEWS: 31 Mar 2014, Reducing Harm from Falls

An update for district health boards and other providers on activities for the Commission's April Falls activities.

Falls audits lift performance at Waitemata

NEWS: 27 Mar 2014, Falls

A new improvement process has enabled Waitemata District Health Board to significantly lift its performance on risk assessment and care planning for older people at risk of falls.

Regions embrace April Falls 2014

NEWS: 12 Mar 2014, Reducing Harm from Falls

The Health Quality & Safety Commission's Reducing Harm from Falls programme is planning a number of initiatives for April Falls 2014, with a focus on regional engagement.

Consider the safety of children this Children’s Day

NEWS: 26 Feb 2014, Child & Youth Mortality Review Committee

Safekids Aotearoa and the Child and Youth Mortality Review Committee (CYMRC) are encouraging families to celebrate Children's Day by assessing how safe their children are at home, on the road, around moving vehicles, and in the presence of alcohol.

Tairawhiti DHB has 'obligation' to learn from experience

NEWS: 21 Nov 2013, Adverse Events

Tairawhiti District Health has made changes to its falls assessment and care planning processes following investigations into four serious adverse events in the 2012/2013 financial year, one fewer than the previous year.

Vitamin D is essential for good health

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Prescribed vitamin D is widely recommended around the world for reducing falls and fall-related injuries in older people who are at a higher risk of vitamin D deficiency.