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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

World Thrombosis Day highlights need for systematic approach to VTE

NEWS: 13 Oct 2014, Safe Surgery NZ

Vascular surgeon Mr Ian Civil, clinical lead for the Commission’s reducing perioperative harm programme, welcomes World Thrombosis Day today as an opportunity to highlight the importance of hospitals ensuring they have a systematic

World Thrombosis Day aims to raise awareness about VTE

MEDIA RELEASE: 10 Oct 2014, Safe Surgery NZ

World Thrombosis Day, for which the Health Quality & Safety Commission is partnering with the the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis, is on Monday 13 October and is targeting both patients and clinicians.

Blood clots can kill

NEWS: 1 Oct 2014, Surgery

Preventing venous thromboembolism (VTE) is part of the Health Quality & Safety Commission’s ongoing Reducing Perioperative Harm programme. The Open for better care campaign promoted VTE risk assessments and appropriate intervention for all patients

Perioperative harm prevention in the media

NEWS: 1 Oct 2014, Surgery

The perioperative harm focus of Open for better care has had a great amount of exposure in the media during the focus period of April–September 2014.

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.

Clinical leads congratulate Open on its first anniversary

NEWS: 23 May 2014, Open for better care

Open for better care celebrates its first anniversary this month, and the clinical leads of the campaign’s topic areas have congratulated health care workers on their work over the past year to prevent patient harm.

Whanganui DHB spreads the word on April Falls

NEWS: 28 Apr 2014, Reducing Harm from Falls

As part of the April Falls programme, the Patient Safety and Quality team at Whanganui DHB have been busy distributing campaign material and information to raise awareness on reducing harm from falls.

Partners in Care presenters on working with consumers and co-design

NEWS: 28 Apr 2014, Partners in Care

On 14 April 2014, the Health Quality & Safety Commission hosted the Partners in Care: Show and tell symposium. The day was an opportunity for providers and consumers from across health and disability services to share their expertise and knowledge.

Dame Kate Harcourt supports April Falls 2014 themes

NEWS: 9 Apr 2014, Reducing Harm from Falls

Dame Kate Harcourt knows first-hand the impact a fall can have, and is telling her story as April Falls month gets under way. She supports the idea that preventing falls is everyone’s business.

Falls prevention highlighted in April

NEWS: 7 Apr 2014, Reducing Harm from Falls

Healthcare providers around New Zealand are raising awareness of the importance of falls prevention during the month-long April Falls promotion.