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Regional infection prevention and control meetings

NEWS: 18 Dec 2014, Infection Prevention & Control

The Health Quality & Safety Commission, in partnership with Hand Hygiene New Zealand (HHNZ), the Surgical Site Infection improvement (SSII) Programme and local clinical champions, hosted regional infection prevention and control (IPC) meetings in Auckland

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.

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

Perioperative harm grand rounds

NEWS: 1 Oct 2014, Surgery

The chair of the Health Quality & Safety Commission’s Perioperative Harm Advisory Group, Mr Ian Civil, with support from other advisory group members, has presented at hospital grand rounds throughout the country during the campaign.

West Coast leads Australasia in systemic fight against infections

NEWS: 8 Aug 2014, Infection Prevention & Control

In a first for Australasia, the West Coast District Health Board (DHB) is using software in both its hospitals and general practices that could help identify any superbug outbreaks and will track resistance to antibiotics.

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.

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.

SSI webinar 2: Surveillance

PUBLICATION: 29 Nov 2013, Infection Prevention & Control

This is the presentation from the second in a series of webinars on surgical site infections.

Quality and safety markers: outcome data for individual DHBs

NEWS: 24 Jan 2014, Health Quality Intelligence

These Excel sheets and graphs contain individual DHBs’ data on progress made against the quality and safety markers (QSMs) process measures and in reducing patient harm from falls, healthcare associated infections and surgery (the outcome data).

SSI webinar 2: Surveillance

PUBLICATION: 29 Nov 2013, Healthcare Associated Infections

This is the presentation from the second in a series of webinars on surgical site infections.

Hawke’s Bay poster campaign raises awareness of SSIs

NEWS: 26 Nov 2013, Healthcare Associated Infections

An eye-catching poster campaign organised by infection prevention and control advisor Margaret Drury has been drawing attention to the issue of Surgical Site Infections (SSIs) at Hawke’s Bay District Health Board.

Surgical site infection webinar series

NEWS: 11 Nov 2013, Healthcare Associated Infections

The second in a series of webinars on reducing surgical site infections (SSIs) is being held on Wednesday 20 November 2013.

Surgical site infection webinar series

NEWS: 11 Nov 2013, Infection Prevention & Control

The second in a series of webinars on reducing surgical site infections (SSIs) is being held on Wednesday 20 November 2013.