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Reducing trauma deaths focus of new partnership

NEWS: 9 Apr 2019, Health Quality & Safety Commission

The Health Quality & Safety Commission is partnering with ACC and the Major Trauma National Clinical Network, with a focus on reducing trauma deaths. The main cause of major trauma is road traffic crashes and falls, followed by assaults.

New portal for quality and safety marker data

NEWS: 22 Jan 2019, Health Quality Intelligence

The Commission has developed a new online portal to make it easier for district health boards (DHBs) to submit data for its quality and safety markers (QSMs).

Subscribe to the Choosing Wisely newsletter

NEWS: 27 Jun 2018, Health Quality & Safety Commission

Introduced in 2016, Choosing Wisely encourages health professionals to talk with patients about unnecessary tests, treatments and procedures; and patients to discuss with their health professional whether they really need a particular intervention.

Report calls for hip fracture surgery within 48 hours

NEWS: 22 Jun 2018, Perioperative Mortality Review Committee

Offering surgery to people with hip fractures within 48 hours could lead to fewer deaths, a report by the Perioperative Mortality Review Committee (POMRC) has found.

An unexpected pressure injury

NEWS: 11 May 2018, Pressure Injury Prevention

Kate shares her story of getting an unexpected pressure injury following the birth of her baby.

Children living in poorest areas three times more likely to die

MEDIA RELEASE: 26 Apr 2018, Child & Youth Mortality Review Committee

Children and young people living in the most deprived areas are three times more likely to die in childhood or adolescence than those living in the least deprived areas, a report has found.

Pressure injuries: Danny's story

PUBLICATION: 17 Mar 2017, Pressure Injury Prevention

In 1999, Danny was a forestry worker, when a rotten tree behind where he was working fell on him.

Pressure injuries: Rangi's story

PUBLICATION: 9 Dec 2016, Pressure Injury Prevention

Rangi is a 41-year-old Māori man who has been tetraplegic for 20 years. He is very aware of the dangers of pressure injuries and is proactive in every way to prevent them from occurring. Nevertheless, they sometimes develop and require treatment.

Pressure injuries: John’s story

PUBLICATION: 12 Aug 2016, Pressure Injury Prevention

John, a widower of 71 and recently retired, was admitted to hospital with an ischaemic leg, and developed a pressure injury.

Pressure injury case study: David Jackson’s story

PUBLICATION: 22 Sep 2017, Pressure Injury Prevention

In March 2017, David Jackson underwent a successful bilateral (double) hip replacement, but developed a pressure injury during his recovery in hospital.

Pressure injury case study: Amanda Bradbury’s story

PUBLICATION: 11 Aug 2017, Pressure Injury Prevention

In 2013, Amanda Bradbury was admitted to hospital with lymphedema (swelling) in her legs and a pressure injury on her sacrum, believed to be caused by an old, ill-fitting wheelchair.

Pressure injury case study: John Rankin’s story

PUBLICATION: 30 Jun 2017, Pressure Injury Prevention

In 2016, John Rankin was diagnosed with lymphoma after being admitted to hospital. During his stay in hospital, John was largely immobile and in a lot of pain. A couple of days before he was discharged, he developed a pressure injury.

Pressure injury case study: Rosalie Ross Cunningham’s story

PUBLICATION: 24 Jun 2017, Pressure Injury Prevention

In 2012, Rosalie Ross Cunningham passed away due to sepsis caused by an infected pressure injury. Her daughter, Paula Sole, shares her mother’s story as a way to help prevent others from going through a similar experience.

Falls video resources

PUBLICATION: 31 Oct 2014, Reducing Harm from Falls

The Health Quality & Safety Commission has produced four short videos highlighting some of the ways falls can be prevented in a range of different settings.

Pressure injury prevention and management

NEWS: 10 Jul 2017, Pressure Injury Prevention

The Accident Compensation Corporation has published the Guiding Principles For Pressure Injury Prevention And Management In New Zealand.