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New resources to improve patient safety in theatre

NEWS: 18 Sep 2014, Safe Surgery NZ

The Health Quality & Safety Commission’s Reducing Perioperative Harm programme has two new videos to add to the growing list of resources focused on improving teamwork and communication.

Video: Surgical briefing and debriefings

PUBLICATION: 18 Sep 2014, Safe Surgery NZ

This video from the Commission's Reducing Perioperative Harm programme demonstrates best practice for briefing and debriefing sessions, based on the World Health Organization's surgical safety checklist.

Report reveals surgical death rates

MEDIA RELEASE: 18 Jun 2014, Perioperative Mortality Review Committee

Media release from the Perioperative Mortality Review Committee regarding the release of the third report on death rates from surgery and anaesthesia.

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Eighth Annual Report of the Perinatal and Maternal Mortality Review Committee

PUBLICATION: 17 Jun 2014, Perinatal & Maternal Mortality Review Committee

This report provides an accurate estimate of the numbers and rates of perinatal and maternal deaths in New Zealand, describes the risk factors for such deaths, and attempts to identify where maternity and neonatal services might be focused.

Surgical Safety Checklist video released

NEWS: 19 May 2014, Open for better care

As part of the Open for better care national patient safety campaign, the Health Quality & Safety Commission has released a video on the use of the World Health Organization’s surgical safety check list.

POMRC workshop brings data to life

NEWS: 8 May 2014, Perioperative Mortality Review Committee

Two distinguished international speakers, an interactive hypothetical case study, and a doctor’s perspective on being a patient will be among the highlights of the annual POMRC workshop.

Consider the safety of children this Children’s Day

NEWS: 26 Feb 2014, Child & Youth Mortality Review Committee

Safekids Aotearoa and the Child and Youth Mortality Review Committee (CYMRC) are encouraging families to celebrate Children's Day by assessing how safe their children are at home, on the road, around moving vehicles, and in the presence of alcohol.

Call for nominations to the Suicide Mortality Review Committee [closed]

NEWS: 19 Feb 2014, Suicide Mortality Review Committee

The Health Quality & Safety Commission Board is seeking up to four members for the Suicide Mortality Review Committee, which is being established for an 18-month period to undertake a feasibility trial of a suicide mortality review mechanism.

Counties Manukau commended for report on maternity services

MEDIA RELEASE: 17 Feb 2014, Perinatal & Maternal Mortality Review Committee

The Perinatal and Maternal Mortality Review Committee (PMMRC) has commended Counties Manukau Health for carrying out a report into women’s experiences of its maternity services.