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School kids get the message about antibiotics

NEWS: 5 Nov 2018, Aotearoa Patient Safety Day

Antibiotics are not always the answer. That’s the message from 12-year-old Libby Thompson from Cust School in Rangiora, winner of the 2018 national antibiotic awareness poster competition.

Patient story: Matthew Gunter

PUBLICATION: 23 Aug 2018, Partners in Care

Heather Gunter tells the story of her son Matthew, who was 16-years-old when he developed appendicitis. He had complications following surgery and died two days later, due to causes which could have been prevented.

13th Biennial Asia Pacific International Mental Health and Addiction Conference

EVENT: 31 Oct 2018, Mental Health & Addiction Quality Improvement

Emerge Aotearoa is delighted to be hosting the 13th Biennial Asia Pacific (AsPac) International Mental Health and Addiction Conference, Healthy Futures: Inspiration, Inclusion and Integration in Auckland, New Zealand from 31 October to 1 November 2018.

All together better health conference

EVENT: 3 Sep 2018, Health Quality & Safety Commission

All Together Better Health IX (ATBH IX) is the leading global interprofessional education and collaborative practice conference.

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Simulation training is the next step for safer surgery

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The World Health Organization checklist was created to start our work and build a foundation of safety for our patients. It established the important role of teamwork and communication in providing high quality safe care.

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Whose fault is it anyway?

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A patient story of preventable harm. Every now and then a personal story comes along to shock us. It forces us to shake our heads and demand an answer. It calls us to action.

International Forum on Quality & Safety in Healthcare 2018

EVENT: 10 Sep 2018, Health Quality & Safety Commission

The BMJ International Forum in the Asia Pacific region will take place at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre in Melbourne, Australia, between 10-12 September 2018.

Take and Tell (patient safety video)

PUBLICATION: 9 Nov 2017, Medication Safety

The video supports a campaign being promoted by the Uppsala Monitoring Centre (UMC) in Sweden to advance the science of pharmacovigilance and inspire patient safety initiatives all over the world.

New look WHO Patient Safety website

NEWS: 6 Sep 2017, Medication Safety

The Patient Safety and Risk Management unit at WHO HQ in Geneva has recently re-launched its Patient Safety website.

DHB activities to celebrate World Hand Hygiene Day 5 May 2017

NEWS: 26 Jul 2017, Infection Prevention & Control

DHBs throughout the country embraced World Hand Hygiene Day this year. The campaign promotes a global profile on the importance of improving hand hygiene in health care annually on 5 May 2017.

Open Forum: Atlas of Variation, Maps to Better Care

EVENT: 9 May 2017, Health Quality Intelligence

Professor Thérèse Stukel and Dr Dominik Von Stillfried will set the scene for a day focused on variations analyses, atlases of health care variation and how they can be used to address variation.