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Patient Safety Week | Wiki Haumaru Tūroro update

NEWS: 26 Jun 2019, Patient Safety Week

Planning for Patient Safety Week | Wiki Haumaru Tūroro (3–9 November 2019) continues. This year we are again partnering with ACC to promote the week. This year’s theme is ‘Improving communication by understanding implicit bias in health care’.

Going Dutch: what the Netherlands health care study group learned

NEWS: 6 Jun 2018, Aged Residential Care

A small group of New Zealand health professionals recently participated in a study tour to the Netherlands, hosted by CareMetric principal Jan Weststrate. The group visited hospitals, health care agencies (regulatory and quality improvement), aged care...

Leadership award for Nelson occupational therapist

NEWS: 29 May 2018, Building Leadership & Capability

Nelson Marlborough District Health Board (DHB) occupational therapist Emma Williams has received an Open for leadership award for numerous projects she has initiated, led and coordinated.

The ripple effect

NEWS: 9 Mar 2018, Partners in Care

Te Rina Ruru’s life changed the morning her brother Ray had a car accident which left him with a traumatic brain injury. She was 16 at the time and struggled to cope. Te Rina shared her story at the Commission’s Let’s talk forum on 8–9 March.

New study finds unnecessary health tests and procedures waste millions

NEWS: 22 Feb 2018, Health Quality & Safety Commission

The Council of Medical Colleges says a new study that found hundreds of thousands of patients in the US state of Washington received unnecessary tests, procedures and treatments is further endorsement of New Zealand’s Choosing Wisely campaign.

South Auckland providers responding to gout

NEWS: 16 Nov 2017, Primary Care

A rising tide of gout is being responded to by South Auckland general practice Papakura Marae Health Clinic and National Hauora Coalition (a collective of Māori service providers).

Pressure injury case study: David Jackson’s story

PUBLICATION: 22 Sep 2017, Pressure Injury Prevention

In March 2017, David Jackson underwent a successful bilateral (double) hip replacement, but developed a pressure injury during his recovery in hospital.

Pressure injury case study: Amanda Bradbury’s story

PUBLICATION: 11 Aug 2017, Pressure Injury Prevention

In 2013, Amanda Bradbury was admitted to hospital with lymphedema (swelling) in her legs and a pressure injury on her sacrum, believed to be caused by an old, ill-fitting wheelchair.

Pressure injury case study: John Rankin’s story

PUBLICATION: 30 Jun 2017, Pressure Injury Prevention

In 2016, John Rankin was diagnosed with lymphoma after being admitted to hospital. During his stay in hospital, John was largely immobile and in a lot of pain. A couple of days before he was discharged, he developed a pressure injury.