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Stand up to falls

NEWS: 5 Mar 2015, Falls

In April 2015 the Open for better care campaign revisits the reducing harm from falls topic.

Medication Safety Watch – Issue 13, February 2015

PUBLICATION: 24 Feb 2015, Medication Safety

Issue 13 of the Medication Safety Watch newsletter, a bulletin for all health professionals and health care managers working with medicines or patient safety.

Dr James P Bagian patient story

PUBLICATION: 24 Feb 2015, Patient Safety Week

Dr James P Bagian talks about discovering no hot water in his burns unit, the problem of health professionals being accustomed to one way of working, and the three questions they should all be able to answer yes to.

Pharmacists key to safe use of medicines

NEWS: 20 Feb 2015, Medication

The Health Quality & Safety Commission’s Let’s PLAN for better care pharmacy week is a great opportunity for New Zealanders to discover how much they can learn about their medicines from their pharmacist, says Associate Health Minister Peter Dunne.

Patient Safety Week 2014 evaluation

PUBLICATION: 19 Dec 2014, Patient Safety Week

This document is an evaluation of the activities which took place during Patient Safety Week 2014.

Patient experience survey proves its value

MEDIA RELEASE: 12 Feb 2015, Health Quality Intelligence

The Health Quality & Safety Commission’s new national survey of public hospital inpatients is proving its value as a tool for identifying where care improvement is necessary.

Reducing harm from high-risk medicines ‘one step’ at a time

NEWS: 27 Jan 2015, Medication

The Health Quality & Safety Commission’s new series of ‘one steps’ is packed with ways to help reduce harm from high-risk medicines, the current focus of the Commission’s Open for better care national patient safety campaign.

Let’s PLAN has it covered

NEWS: 18 Dec 2014, Patient Safety Week

Consumer resource Let’s PLAN for better care is proving a hit with staff and patients at Taranaki District Health Board (DHB).

Spotlight on falls in care settings

NEWS: 18 Dec 2014, Open for better care

The Health Quality & Safety Commission is pleased to announce that it will be revisiting reducing harm from falls as the fifth topic of the Open for better care campaign from April to September 2015.

Video showcases South Island DHBs patient safety success

NEWS: 5 Dec 2014, Patient Safety Week

A new video has been released showcasing some of the different ways in which Canterbury DHB and other South Island DHBs are continuing to improve patient safety through their support of the Open for better care campaign.