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Commission Chair urges correct use of Surgical Safety Checklist

NEWS: 16 Jul 2011, Safe Surgery NZ

The World Health Organization (WHO) launched the Surgical Safety Checklist in 2009, and on the face of it, uptake has been impressive. Three large studies published in major journals all show substantial reductions in mortality and morbidity.

Universal list of medicines released

NEWS: 26 Jul 2011, Medication Safety

The New Zealand Universal List of Medicines, designed to prevent potentially harmful confusion about medicines has been given its general release, Associate Health Minister Peter Dunne said today.

Med Safety Pamphlets 2
Medication Safety pamphlets

PUBLICATION: 29 Oct 2011, Medication Safety

Medicine reconciliation pamphlets for people coming into hospital

Med Safety Pamphlets 2
New medication safety pamphlets

NEWS: 29 Oct 2011, Medication Safety

These support the Commission’s Medication Safety programme by raising awareness of the importance of medicine reconciliation and the process involved in reconciling a patient’s medicines.

Medicine reconciliation workshop

PUBLICATION: 31 Oct 2011, Medication Safety

This workshop reviewed progress to date and looked at tools and approaches for spreading medicine reconciliation to more patients, more services and expanding from admission to other transition points, ie, transfer and discharge.