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Orders are open for Patient Safety Week 2018 resources!

NEWS: 10 Sep 2018, Aotearoa Patient Safety Day

Orders are open for Patient Safety Week 2018 resources. With this year's focus on infection prevention and control, our PSW resources encourage consumers and health professionals to ask: are you giving germs a hand?

Falls champions clinical team May 2018
My year of falls learning

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Falls was an entirely new area for me when I was appointed to a new nurse educator role at Lakes District Health Board (DHB) in May 2017.

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Gauging success for surgical site infection improvement

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This article provides a summary of an interim evaluation of the surgical site infection imporovement programme, and makes the point that a key aspect of many quality improvement programmes is that their success can’t be evaluated over a short time-span.

Update on reducing Staphylococcus aureus related SSI collaborative

NEWS: 25 Sep 2017, Infection Prevention & Control

The Health Quality & Safety Commission has been working over the past year to review literature, propose potential bundle options, and gather feedback from the healthcare sector regarding a pre-operative anti-staphylococcal bundle

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.

Canadian Patient Safety Institute

PUBLICATION: 20 Dec 2016, Building Leadership & Capability

The Canadian Patient Safety Institute has over 10 years of experience in safety leadership and implementing programs to enhance safety in every part of the health care system.

Focus on hand hygiene reduces norovirus outbreaks

NEWS: 28 Nov 2016, Infection Prevention & Control

In 2014 Waikato District Health Board (DHB) experienced two severe outbreaks of norovirus, a highly-infectious bug which can cause severe diahorrea and vomiting.