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Successful Safe Surgery NZ programme finishes

NEWS: 12 Aug 2021, Safe Surgery NZ

The Health Quality & Safety Commission-led Safe Surgery NZ programme, which has greatly improved the way surgical operations are performed in Aotearoa New Zealand, finished in July 2021. This article looks at the achievements of the programme.

Open Book: Extravasation injury during surgery

PUBLICATION: 11 Aug 2021, Adverse Events

This Open Book alerts providers to the key findings of a recent review of an incident where a patient suffered an extravasation injury that required skin grafts to repair.

Report finds inequities for Māori following major trauma

NEWS: 19 Apr 2021, Perioperative Mortality Review Committee

The Perioperative Mortality Review Committee (POMRC) is calling for district health boards (DHBs) to conduct an in-depth review into all cases of major trauma resulting in hospitalisation in Māori aged 15–18 years.

Lack of support a major hurdle when faced with a rare disease

NEWS: 25 Feb 2021, Partners in Care

Lack of awareness and support are two of the biggest hurdles faced by consumers and whānau affected by a rare disease, disorder or health condition. This Sunday 28 February is international Rare Disease Day which raises awareness for rare diseases.

Stay safe from infection

PUBLICATION: 25 Feb 2021, Infection Prevention & Control

This short video explains what you and your family and whānau can do to prevent an infection developing in your wound when you have surgery.

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Plan helps whānau face an uncertain future

NEWS: 17 Dec 2020, ACP information for consumers

Two months ago, Tahu Hikuroa died of an aggressive brain tumour leaving behind wife Jo and two young sons. As they navigated their way through numerous treatments, they found that doing an advance care plan helped them face tough decisions.

Urgent global action needed on the overuse of antibiotics

NEWS: 18 Nov 2020, Infection Prevention & Control

As a result of increasing levels of antimicrobial resistance, antibiotics and other antimicrobial medicines are becoming ineffective, and health workers and the public are urged to unite to take action.