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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

Everyone has a part to play in infection prevention and control

MEDIA RELEASE: 21 Oct 2014, Infection Prevention & Control

International Infection Prevention Week, October 20-26, is a reminder that infection prevention and control is everyone’s business and responsibility – whether you are a patient, family member or health care professional, says the Health Quality & Safety

August 2014 'Let's Talk Triggers' out now

NEWS: 7 Aug 2014, Adverse Events

The August 2014 edition of Let's Talk Triggers, a quarterly newsletter from the Commission's Global Trigger Tools programme containing updates, trigger tool tips, featured articles and other items on patient safety.

Story boards from the Global Trigger Tools 2014 workshop

PUBLICATION: 12 May 2014, Adverse Events

Story boards from district health boards from the Global Trigger Tools workshop, held on 11 April 2014 and sponsored by the Health Quality & Safety Commission and First, Do No Harm.

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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.

Unsafe naming, labelling and packaging of medicines

NEWS: 4 Nov 2013, Medication Safety

The International Medication Safety Network (IMSN) recognises unsafe medicines naming, labelling and packaging as an ongoing global threat to patient safety which requires a collaborative approach.

The Global Trigger Tool: A review of the evidence

PUBLICATION: 1 Feb 2016, Adverse Events

This report reviews the literature associated with the development and use of trigger tools to determine rates of harm in health care settings, with particular attention on the Institute of Healthcare Improvement's Global Trigger Tool.

Gillian Robb talks about the IHI Global Trigger Tool

PUBLICATION: 31 May 2013, Adverse Events

Gillian Robb talks about the IHI Global Trigger Tool, a methodology developed by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement to identify patient harm that occurs in health care organisations.

Messages from our supporters

PUBLICATION: 18 Jun 2013, Open for better care

Messages from supporters of the Open for better care campaign.

Patient safety: the rising star in clinical care

NEWS: 22 Oct 2012, Open for better care

Keynote address by Dr Margaret Chan, Director General of the World Health Organisation, delivered to the 29th International Conference of the International Society for Quality in Health Care, Geneva Switzerland.

Videos from the Global Trigger Tools workshop

PUBLICATION: 10 May 2013, Adverse Events

Videos of speakers from the Global Trigger Tools workshop held at Ko Awatea and sponsored by the Health Quality & Safety Commission and First, Do No Harm.