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Surgical briefings support practical decision making

PUBLICATION: 20 Jun 2019, Safe Surgery NZ

Alisa Ili, theatre nurse manager and Dr Andrew Connolly, general surgeon at Counties Manukau Health, share how start-of-list briefings support their decision making.

What are the benefits of surgical briefings?

PUBLICATION: 20 Jun 2019, Safe Surgery NZ

Alisa Ili, theatre nurse manager and Dr Andrew Connolly, general surgeon at Counties Manukau Health, share the benefits they've experienced from holding regular start-of-list briefings.

Surgical briefings are an efficient way to start the day

PUBLICATION: 20 Jun 2019, Safe Surgery NZ

Briefings take just five minutes and have a significant and positive impact on patient safety by improving communication and teamwork, reducing delays and identifying potential risks prior to surgery.

Maternity experience: Michelle's story

PUBLICATION: 19 Feb 2018, Partners in Care

The experience of women who undergo an unplanned hysterectomy (removal of the womb) at the same time as birthing is a story that is not often told.

West Coast DHB Director of Nursing Karyn Bousfield, Open for Leadership Award winner Jessie Gibbens, Health Quality and Safety Commission Chief Executive Dr Janice Wilson
Commitment to patients sees rural nurse win award

NEWS: 21 Jun 2017, Building Leadership & Capability

The latest recipient of the Health Quality & Safety Commission’s Open for leadership award is West Coast District Health Board district nurse Jessie Gibbens.

MORSim rollout to start in November

NEWS: 21 Jul 2016

The Health Quality & Safety Commission is supporting MORSim (Multidisciplinary Operating Room Simulation) – a national training intervention programme for surgical teams.

5th APAC Forum: Exploring new frontiers

EVENT: 12 Sep 2016

The APAC Forum brings together some of the best minds in health and quality improvement from around the globe to inspire, stimulate, nurture and design improvements for the health and wellbeing of our population.

Atul Gawande makes the case for bananas, cocktails and cookies

NEWS: 21 May 2015, Building Leadership & Capability

‘Give them the damned banana!’ was internationally renowned health writer and thinker Dr Atul Gawande’s message to aged residential care homes where safety concerns dominate at the expense of residents’ quality of life.

Atul Gawande emphasises the fundamental importance of system-building

NEWS: 21 May 2015, Building Leadership & Capability

The 21st century is the century of the system, internationally renowned health writer Dr Atul Gawande told a forum of more than 500 people from New Zealand’s health, disability, aged-care and end-of-life care sectors on Monday 18 May in Wellington.

Postoperative NZ mortality data 'a driver for surgical safety'

NEWS: 7 May 2015, Perioperative Mortality Review Committee

The collection of data regarding deaths during and after surgery can be used to influence surgical safety, delegates to the Royal Australasian College of Surgeon’s 84th Annual Scientific Conference have been told.