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BMJ study finds gumboots no protection from blood splashes

NEWS: 28 Aug 2011, Infection Prevention & Control

A study published in the New Zealand Medical Journal, and reported in the Dominion Post, says blood found its way into nearly 60 percent of gumboots worn by surgery staff in theatre.

New 'no blame' incident regime for hospital

NEWS: 28 Aug 2011, Adverse Events

The Greymouth Evening Star reports that a new 'no blame' incident system has been rolled out at Grey Base Hospital, with 55 events already officially recorded.

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Making New Zealand Hospitals Safer

NEWS: 17 Nov 2010, Adverse Events

The Commission has released the 2009/2010 report of serious and sentinel events across the country’s District Health Boards (DHBs).

Hospital privacy curtains laden with germs

NEWS: 26 Sep 2011, Infection Prevention & Control

Reuters: The privacy curtains that separate care spaces in hospitals and clinics are frequently contaminated with potentially dangerous bacteria, researchers said in Chicago this week.

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Medication Safety pamphlets

PUBLICATION: 29 Oct 2011, Medication Safety

Medicine reconciliation pamphlets for people coming into hospital

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New medication safety pamphlets

NEWS: 29 Oct 2011, Medication Safety

These support the Commission’s Medication Safety programme by raising awareness of the importance of medicine reconciliation and the process involved in reconciling a patient’s medicines.

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New hand hygiene website

NEWS: 16 Nov 2011, Infection Prevention & Control

CLEAN HANDS SAVE LIVES New website promotes hand hygiene patient safety message