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Kensington Hospital joins campaign

NEWS: 30 May 2014, Open for better care

Kensington Hospital in Whangarei has demonstrated its commitment to patient safety by pledging support for Open for better care.

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.

Quality & Safety Markers

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Helping develop guidance documents for data collection to make sure the information we collect is an accurate reflection of what is happening in health care.

Stop and Watch to prevent falls

NEWS: 27 Mar 2014, Falls

An early warning system to recognise the signs of conditions that may cause falls and other problems is being trialled in aged-related residential care homes in Auckland.

Reducing surgical site infection: Preoperative hair removal

NEWS: 21 Mar 2014, Healthcare Associated Infections

Clipping not shaving the surgical site is the third in a series of intervention guidelines[1] developed by the Commission’s national Surgical Site Infection Improvement (SSII) Programme, led by Auckland and Canterbury district health boards.

Guidelines: Clipping not shaving intervention guidelines

PUBLICATION: 7 Mar 2014, Infection Prevention & Control

This document has been produced to encourage health care professionals to clip, not shave, hair prior to surgery to improve the safety and quality of care that patients receive.

Video: Clipping not shaving

PUBLICATION: 7 Mar 2014, Infection Prevention & Control

This video outlines the Surgical Site Infection Improvement Programme's guidelines for clipping not shaving.

Surgical skin antisepsis

NEWS: 24 Feb 2014, Infection Prevention & Control

Surgical skin antisepsis is one of the key interventions of the Commission’s national Surgical Site Infection Improvement (SSII) Programme, led by Auckland and Canterbury DHBs.

Guidelines: Surgical skin antisepsis preparation

PUBLICATION: 11 Feb 2014, Infection Prevention & Control

This document has been produced to encourage health care professionals to use skin antisepsis preparation more effectively to improve the safety and quality of care that patients receive.

Video: Surgical skin preparation

PUBLICATION: 11 Feb 2014, Infection Prevention & Control

This video outlines the Surgical Site Infection Improvement Programme's guidelines for the appropriate use of surgical skin antisepsis preparation – the second in a series of interventions.

Hand Hygiene New Zealand patient participation guidelines 2013

PUBLICATION: 6 Jan 2014, Infection Prevention & Control

The patient participation guidelines are designed to assist district health board (DHB) hand hygiene coordinators to develop and implement a hand hygiene patient participation programme as one component of their overall multi-modal hand hygiene programme.

ALERT: Transdermal patches

PUBLICATION: 26 Sep 2019, Medication Safety

Purpose: To highlight the risks associated with the use of transdermal patches (both from the medicine and the delivery system).

Open gains its first South Island private provider

NEWS: 20 Dec 2013, Open for better care

Mercy Hospital in Dunedin has become the first private provider in the South Island to pledge support for the Open for better care national patient safety campaign.

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.

Guidelines: Surgical antimicrobial prophylaxis

PUBLICATION: 3 Dec 2013, Infection Prevention & Control

This document has been produced to encourage health care professionals to use surgical prophylaxis more effectively to improve the safety and quality of care that patients receive.

New expert advisory group on family violence announced

NEWS: 3 Oct 2013, Family Violence Death Review Committee

The Associate Minister for Social Development, Tariana Turia today announced the establishment of an Expert Advisory Group on Family Violence in New Zealand.