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Video: Antibiotic Intervention

PUBLICATION: 18 Dec 2013, Infection Prevention & Control

This video outlines the Surgical Site Infection Improvement Programme's guidelines for the appropriate use of surgical antimicrobial prophylaxis – the first in a series of interventions.

Patient story – Douglas Campbell

NEWS: 3 Dec 2013, Healthcare Associated Infections

This is the story of Douglas, who developed a surgical site infection following knee replacement surgery.

Alliance supports Open for better care campaign

NEWS: 23 Oct 2013, Open for better care

October marks the kick off date for the latest initiatives being launched across hospitals and clinics in the South Island, under the Open campaign aimed at improved patient safety and care and supported by the South Island Alliance network.

Health board aims to cut surgical site infection rate

NEWS: 22 Oct 2013, Healthcare Associated Infections

Whanganui District Health Board (DHB) has moved its focus from falls in the hospital to another leading cause of preventable harm and life-threatening events for patients surgical site infections (SSIs) which can occur following surgery.

Waikato DHB launches second national patient safety campaign topic

NEWS: 16 Oct 2013, Healthcare Associated Infections

Waikato District Health Board today joins each of the four DHB regions - Northern, Midlands, Central and South Island - to launch the second topic of the Open for better care national patient safety campaign: reducing harm from surgical site infections.

Preventing surgical site infections

NEWS: 16 Oct 2013, Healthcare Associated Infections

Associate Health Minister Jo Goodhew welcomes the second phase of the national patient safety campaign, Open for better care, which focuses on reducing harm from infections in patients following surgery.

Basic hand hygiene important in control of superbugs

MEDIA RELEASE: 16 Jul 2012, Infection Prevention & Control

Basic hand hygiene is vital when it comes to reducing the spread of multi-antibiotic resistant bacteria like MRSA and ESBL says the Health Quality & Safety Commission.

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Basic hand hygiene important in control of superbugs

NEWS: 16 Jul 2012, Infection Prevention & Control

Basic hand hygiene is vital when it comes to reducing the spread of multi-antibiotic resistant bacteria like MRSA and ESBL says the Health Quality & Safety Commission.

Paper supports focus on hospitals’ hand hygiene

MEDIA RELEASE: 11 May 2012, Infection Prevention & Control

A paper published today in the New Zealand Medical Journal supports a focus on improving hand hygiene in hospitals to reduce hospital-acquired infections.

Paper supports focus on hospitals’ hand hygiene

NEWS: 11 May 2012, Infection Prevention & Control

A paper published today in the New Zealand Medical Journal supports a focus on improving hand hygiene in hospitals to reduce hospital-acquired infections.

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