NEWS: 15 Oct 2020, Mental Health & Addiction Quality Improvement
A mid-programme evaluation of the mental health and addiction (MHA) quality improvement programme was carried out by Francis Health and Kahui Consulting in 2020.
NEWS: 20 Apr 2020, Patient Deterioration
The national patient deterioration programme says there is no need to change the New Zealand early warning score (NZEWS) parameters during the COVID-19 pandemic.
PUBLICATION: 17 Apr 2020, Infection Prevention & Control
This factsheet provides information about how to prevent ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) using an evidence-based practice VAP bundle.
PUBLICATION: 1 Apr 2020, Reducing Harm from Falls
This document provides recent literature of interest from the Reducing harm from falls: recommended evidence-based resources 2020.
PUBLICATION: 14 Feb 2020, Pressure Injury Prevention
These videos were created to enable peer-to-peer education on the importance of pressure injury impact, prevention and treatment.
EVENT: 10 Mar 2020, Health Quality & Safety Commission
An Open Forum featuring Mr Samer Nashef, cardiac surgeon, Royal Papworth Hospital, Cambridge, UK and Dr Stephen Duckett, director of the health programme, Grattan Institute, Victoria, Australia.
This article was first published in O&G Magazine Vol 21 No 3 Spring 2019. Reproduced with permission.
Quality improvement (QI) is the use of systematic tools and methods to improve health care outcomes and experiences of care.
NEWS: 29 Apr 2019, Medication Safety
A review and update of the standard batch sheets for oral liquid formulations compounded in New Zealand (NZ standard oral formulations or NZSOF) has been completed.
NEWS: 21 Nov 2018, Health Quality & Safety Commission
The Health Quality & Safety Commission is seeking epidemiology services to support the Perinatal and Maternal Mortality Review Committee and the Suicide Mortality Review Committee.
NEWS: 27 Sep 2018, Health Quality & Safety Commission
The lack of a systematic way to assess frailty in older people – and therefore to treat them appropriately – prompted Hawke’s Bay geriatrician Dr Tim Frendin and colleagues to develop the Assessment of Robustness in Ageing (ARIA) tool.
PUBLICATION: 20 Jul 2018, Mental Health & Addiction Quality Improvement
This is a summary of evidence of factors that affect service transitions for those using mental health or addiction services.
A patient story of preventable harm. Every now and then a personal story comes along to shock us. It forces us to shake our heads and demand an answer. It calls us to action.
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
NEWS: 8 Mar 2017, Infection Prevention & Control
A review article, co-authored by members of the surgical site infection improvement (SSII) programme, has been published in the ANZ Journal of Surgery (February 2017).
PUBLICATION: 8 Mar 2017, Infection Prevention & Control
A report from the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (commissioned by the Health Quality & Safety Commission).