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Handle antibiotics with care!

NEWS: 19 Nov 2015, Infection Prevention & Control

This week is World Antibiotic Awareness Week and everyone has a part to play in reducing the threat of antibiotic resistance.

Infection prevention – spread the word, not the germs!

MEDIA RELEASE: 19 Oct 2015, Infection Prevention & Control

As International Infection Prevention Week begins, the Health Quality & Safety Commission says better hand hygiene habits are now embedded in New Zealand hospitals.

Hand hygiene – celebrating ongoing improvement

NEWS: 7 May 2015, Infection Prevention & Control

The latest national hand hygiene audit shows district health boards (DHBs) are well on the way to achieving 80 percent hand hygiene compliance with the ‘5 moments for hand hygiene’ by June 2015.

Glove use one opportunity for World Hand Hygiene Day, says Commission

NEWS: 5 May 2015, Infection Prevention & Control

As today’s World Hand Hygiene Day marks the 10th anniversary of the World Health Organization’s (WHO’s) Clean is Safer Care programme, latest figures show New Zealand health care workers continuing to make good progress with their performance.

New Zealand Health Quality & Safety Commission – Making progress

NEWS: 7 Apr 2015, Health Quality & Safety Commission

Since forming four years ago, the New Zealand Health Quality & Safety Commission has made great progress and is now entering, which its chief executive Dr Janice Wilson calls ‘the second phase’ of its life.

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.

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).

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.