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Inaugural hip fracture registry annual report released

NEWS: 13 Oct 2016, Reducing Harm from Falls

The inaugural annual report for the Australian and New Zealand Hip Fracture Registry was released in September and four hospitals from New Zealand feature in the report.

Change to orthopaedic surgery reporting

NEWS: 22 Sep 2016, Infection Prevention & Control

The Health Quality & Safety Commission has decided to stop reporting skin antisepsis preparation as a quality and safety marker (QSM) for orthopaedic surgery. Reporting on skin antisepsis preparation will continue for cardiac surgery.

Multidisciplinary focus on reducing surgical site infections

NEWS: 17 Mar 2016, Infection Prevention & Control

Capital & Coast District Health Board (DHB) has achieved 100 percent compliance in all three surgical site infection (SSI) quality safety markers for a second consecutive reporting period.

Preventing VTE

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The Safe Surgery NZ programme is working to raise awareness of VTE, the importance of assessing risk of VTE and acting on the findings of that assessment.

New Zealand Health Quality & Safety Commission – Making progress

NEWS: 7 Apr 2015, Health Quality & Safety Commission

Since forming four years ago, the New Zealand Health Quality & Safety Commission has made great progress and is now entering, which its chief executive Dr Janice Wilson calls ‘the second phase’ of its life.

Programme delivers better hip/knee op recovery

NEWS: 13 Feb 2015

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says patients recovering from hip or knee replacement surgery are spending less time in hospital as a result of a new national quality improvement programme.

Interventions from the first three campaign topics

NEWS: 23 Jan 2015, Open for better care

With the Open campaign heading towards its second anniversary in May, we thought it would be timely to summarise the key messages of the first three topics: Reducing harm from falls, preventing surgical site infection and reducing perioperative harm.

GPs’ role in preventing VTE in surgical patients

NEWS: 3 Nov 2014, Safe Surgery NZ

Blood clots and YOU is a new venous thromboembolism (VTE) brochure developed by Southern Cross Hospitals as a resource for GPs to share and discuss with patients going on to surgery.

World Thrombosis Day highlights need for systematic approach to VTE

NEWS: 13 Oct 2014, Safe Surgery NZ

Vascular surgeon Mr Ian Civil, clinical lead for the Commission’s reducing perioperative harm programme, welcomes World Thrombosis Day today as an opportunity to highlight the importance of hospitals ensuring they have a systematic

Blood clots can kill

NEWS: 1 Oct 2014, Surgery

Preventing venous thromboembolism (VTE) is part of the Health Quality & Safety Commission’s ongoing Reducing Perioperative Harm programme. The Open for better care campaign promoted VTE risk assessments and appropriate intervention for all patients

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.

Voucher win for completing checklist survey

NEWS: 5 Aug 2014, Surgery

Perioperative charge nurse Ricci Marks from Southern Cross Brightside Hospital, was the lucky winner of a restaurant voucher from the Open campaign. Ms Marks won the voucher for completing a survey about use of the World Health Organization’s surgical...

Clinical leads congratulate Open on its first anniversary

NEWS: 23 May 2014, Open for better care

Open for better care celebrates its first anniversary this month, and the clinical leads of the campaign’s topic areas have congratulated health care workers on their work over the past year to prevent patient harm.

Quality & Safety Markers

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Helping develop guidance documents for data collection to make sure the information we collect is an accurate reflection of what is happening in health care.

SSII Programme data collection forms

PUBLICATION: 14 Mar 2014, Infection Prevention & Control

The SSII Programme orthopaedic and cardiac data collection forms have been updated (November 2018). Please use the forms to record your data before entering it into the SSII Programme database.