NEWS: 16 Oct 2019, Health Quality & Safety Commission
Dr Paul Dalley presented on the comprehensive high-risk surgical patient pathway (CHRISP) being trialed at Capital & Coast DHB at the Choosing Wisely forum in May 2019.
Neil Whittaker is GP partner/owner at Nelson East Family Medical Centre and a medical educator. He is a supporter of the Choosing Wisely approach, and believes system change is the...
NEWS: 20 Sep 2018, Health Quality & Safety Commission
A project aimed at reducing the impact of hospital stays on the health of older people, was recognised at the International Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare held recently in Melbourne.
NEWS: 10 Jul 2018, Health Quality & Safety Commission
A nurse-led quality initiative at Wellington Regional Hospital’s emergency department (ED) to reduce ‘just-in-case’ intravenous (IV) cannula use is delivering big benefits for patients.
Falls was an entirely new area for me when I was appointed to a new nurse educator role at Lakes District Health Board (DHB) in May 2017.
A patient story of preventable harm. Every now and then a personal story comes along to shock us. It forces us to shake our heads and demand an answer. It calls us to action.
PUBLICATION: 9 May 2018, Adverse Events
The always report and review list is a subset of adverse events that should be reported and reviewed in the same way as SAC 1 and 2 rated events, irrespective of whether or not there was harm to the consumer/patient.
PUBLICATION: 16 Jun 2016, Adverse Events
This report alerts providers to key findings and actions following review of delayed recognition of lack of red reflex in a newborn.
NEWS: 7 Nov 2014, Patient Safety Week
Coloured wristbands and a confusion screening tool are some of the latest techniques being used at Auckland City Hospital to help reduce the number of patients falling in wards.
NEWS: 28 Aug 2014, Surgery
A simple sticker-based auditing system has succeeded in making pre-surgical briefings the norm at Gisborne Hospital.