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Kōrero on over-diagnosis and over-treatment with Dr Peter Kuling

NEWS: 9 Apr 2019

A healthy 50-year-old man and father of three was symptom free but proceeded with a PSA test. The results were slightly high, so he went for a biopsy. During the biopsy he got an infection which caused a stroke due to a septic embolus, and he lost f

Quality improvement toolkit

PUBLICATION: 9 Apr 2019, Medication Safety

Techniques for reviewing an event and implementing change and improvements.

Update on anti-staphylococcal bundle using a collaborative approach

NEWS: 19 Feb 2019, Infection Prevention & Control

Over the past year the Health Quality & Safety Commission’s infection prevention and control programme team has facilitated the implementation of a preoperative anti-staphylococcal bundle within the Surgical Site Infection Improvement (SSII) Programme.

Patient Safety Week 2018 evaluation

PUBLICATION: 19 Dec 2018, Patient Safety Week

Evaluation of Patient Safety Week 2018, an awareness-raising week held on 4–10 November focused on infection prevention and control.

Thanks for another great Patient Safety Week!

NEWS: 28 Nov 2018, Patient Safety Week

A huge thank you to everyone who supported Patient Safety Week 2018. The week, which focused on infection prevention and control, and in particular good hand hygiene, ran from 4 to 10 November.

Local child and youth mortality review members meet in Nelson

NEWS: 15 Nov 2018, Child & Youth Mortality Review Committee

The Health Quality & Safety Commission recently facilitated a successful workshop for members of local child and youth mortality review panels. The workshop took place in Nelson on 6–7 November 2018.