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April 2016 'Medication Safety Watch' out now

NEWS: 12 Apr 2016, Medication Safety

The April 2016 edition of Medication Safety Watch is now available online. This bulletin is for health professionals and health care managers working with medicines or patient safety.

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Medication Safety Watch – Issue 17, April 2016

PUBLICATION: 12 Apr 2016, Medication Safety

Issue 17 of the Medication Safety Watch newsletter, a bulletin for all health professionals and health care managers working with medicines or patient safety.

Let’s PLAN health literacy tool supporting Work and Income clients

NEWS: 11 Mar 2016, Partners in Care

The Commission’s Let’s PLAN for better care health literacy tool is being used by the Ministry of Social Development’s Work and Income case managers in Hawke’s Bay and Tairawhiti to help their clients make the most of their visits to their GP and other he

Free Let’s PLAN flyer for consumers available

NEWS: 5 Jan 2016, Partners in Care

Don’t forget about Let’s PLAN – the free consumer resource developed by the Commission that encourages people to plan ahead for visits to their GP or other primary health care professional.

Focus on Falls – Issue 4, December 2015

PUBLICATION: 16 Dec 2015, Reducing Harm from Falls

Issue 4 of Focus on Falls, a quarterly publication for everyone interested in understanding and preventing falls in older people.

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.

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New Safety Signal released

NEWS: 2 Oct 2015, Medication Safety

The latest Safety Signal discussed the risk of serious adverse drug reactions.

Medical ID bracelet incident timely med safety reminder

NEWS: 14 Sep 2015, Medication Safety

A recent case of a patient prescribed trimethoprim despite a MedicAlert® bracelet warning is a timely reminder of the importance of checking for previous allergies and adverse drug reaction

FallsStop seminars on reducing harm from falls in hospital

EVENT: 20 Oct 2015, Reducing Harm from Falls

FallsStop is a seminar about reducing falls in the hospital setting, designed for hospital falls champions, nursing management, and physiotherapy, gerontology and aged care representatives.