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Interventions from the first three campaign topics

NEWS: 23 Jan 2015, Open for better care

With the Open campaign heading towards its second anniversary in May, we thought it would be timely to summarise the key messages of the first three topics: Reducing harm from falls, preventing surgical site infection and reducing perioperative harm.

New Zealanders urged to go easy on their use of antibiotics

MEDIA RELEASE: 17 Nov 2014, Infection Prevention & Control

The Health Quality & Safety Commission has joined Australia, the United States, Canada and countries throughout Europe to highlight the problem of antimicrobial resistance and the need for responsible use of antibiotics.

Antibiotic Awareness Week website

PUBLICATION: 14 Nov 2014, Infection Prevention & Control

Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care’s Antibiotic Awareness Week website.

Antibiotic Awareness Week 2014

NEWS: 7 Nov 2014, Infection Prevention & Control

During International Antibiotic Awareness Week (17-23 November 2014) the Health Quality & Safety Commission is joining colleagues in Australia, the UK, Canada, the US and European countries in raising awareness of the global threat of antimicrobial resist

GPs, patient care and antibiotics

PUBLICATION: 28 Aug 2014, Partners in Care

A blog post from The Longitude Prize, discusses the role of GPs prescribing antibiotics in the face of growing antibiotic resistance.

West Coast leads Australasia in systemic fight against infections

NEWS: 8 Aug 2014, Infection Prevention & Control

In a first for Australasia, the West Coast District Health Board (DHB) is using software in both its hospitals and general practices that could help identify any superbug outbreaks and will track resistance to antibiotics.

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World Hand Hygiene Day - 5 May

NEWS: 5 May 2014, Infection Prevention & Control

No action today; no cure tomorrow! Support the World Health Organization’s global 5 May ‘call to action’ and highlight the important role that hand hygiene plays in preventing the spread of antimicrobial resistant germs.

DHBs improving performance on keeping patients safe

NEWS: 4 Apr 2014, Health Quality Intelligence

Data for the October to December 2013 quarter released by the Commission shows district health boards are making good progress on taking simple actions proven to help keep patients safe.

SSII Programme data collection forms

PUBLICATION: 14 Mar 2014, Infection Prevention & Control

The SSII Programme orthopaedic and cardiac data collection forms have been updated (November 2018). Please use the forms to record your data before entering it into the SSII Programme database.