PUBLICATION: 28 Nov 2019, Safe Surgery NZ
This factsheet is provided to support district health board (DHB) surgical teams in their work to measure the impact of the teamwork and communication interventions and submit quality and safety marker (QSM) data to the Health Quality & Safety Commission.
PUBLICATION: 10 Jul 2015, Safe Surgery NZ
Presentations from Prof Clifford Ko teamwork and communication workshops held in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch.
NEWS: 30 Jun 2015, Health Quality Intelligence
The Health Quality & Safety Commission’s latest quality and safety marker (QSM) quarterly data shows falls assessment rates are continuing to improve. The update covers QSM data from January–March 2015.
NEWS: 15 Jun 2015, Perioperative Mortality Review Committee
The fourth report of the Perioperative Mortality Review Committee covering the period from 2008-2012 includes several new areas: coronary artery bypass grafts (CABG), percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PCTA), bariatric surgery and severe post
NEWS: 28 May 2015, Safe Surgery NZ
All district health boards (DHBs) have now indicated their preferred cohort for the Health Quality & Safety Commission’s rollout of surgical teamwork and communication interventions.
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.
PUBLICATION: 20 Mar 2015, Safe Surgery NZ
Final report and recommendations for the perioperative harm programme proof of concept project 'Improving teamwork and communication within surgical teams'.
NEWS: 4 Mar 2015, Safe Surgery NZ
The next phase of the Reducing Perioperative Harm programme will focus on rolling out the learnings from the proof of concept project to the sector.
NEWS: 16 Feb 2015, Safe Surgery NZ
The Health Quality & Safety Commission’s perioperative harm programme aims to reduce the significant harm caused by adverse events and other preventable errors that take place during the perioperative period.
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.
EVENT: 10 Dec 2014, Medication
The Health Quality & Safety Commission’s Gillian Robb (global trigger tools clinical lead) and Beth Loe (medication safety specialist) will be joined by Dr Desiree Kunac to present on identifying harm and errors.
PUBLICATION: 27 Nov 2014, Safe Surgery NZ
In this video Dr Ulrike Buehner shares her experience of introducing routine VTE risk assessment of every patient over 18 years old at Lakes District Health Board.
PUBLICATION: 18 Nov 2014, Patient Safety Week
Presentations from the perioperative harm-focused workshop with Dr James Bagian, held on Tuesday 4 November 2014.
NEWS: 6 Nov 2014, Patient Safety Week
Better care starts here’ is the key focus for Capital & Coast DHB during this year’s national Patient Safety Week.
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.
PUBLICATION: 31 Oct 2014, Surgery
Lakes DHB is one of the DHBs taking part in the Commission's perioperative harm proof of concept project. In this video, staff at Lakes DHB talk about the project and the improvements that have been made in teamwork and communication.
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