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Change to orthopaedic surgery reporting

NEWS: 22 Sep 2016, Infection Prevention & Control

The Health Quality & Safety Commission has decided to stop reporting skin antisepsis preparation as a quality and safety marker (QSM) for orthopaedic surgery. Reporting on skin antisepsis preparation will continue for cardiac surgery.

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.

Frequently asked questions about the Safe Surgery NZ programme

PUBLICATION: 1 Jul 2016, Safe Surgery NZ

This document covers frequently asked questions for the Safe Surgery NZ programme including the surgical safety checklist, briefing, debriefing and collection of data for the safe surgery quality and safety marker.

Information about the Safe Surgery NZ programme quality and safety marker

PUBLICATION: 28 Nov 2019, Safe Surgery NZ

This factsheet is provided to support district health board (DHB) surgical teams in their work to measure the impact of the teamwork and communication interventions and submit quality and safety marker (QSM) data to the Health Quality & Safety Commission.

Report finds small increased risk of death from weekend surgery

MEDIA RELEASE: 9 Jun 2016, Perioperative Mortality Review Committee

The latest report from the Perioperative Mortality Review Committee (POMRC) has found that there is a slightly greater likelihood that people will die following surgery, if that surgery is carried out in the weekend.

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.

Falls prevention starts in the home

MEDIA RELEASE: 1 Apr 2016, Reducing Harm from Falls

As a month-long focus on preventing falls begins, one Upper Hutt resident is well aware of the campaign’s slogan: falls prevention is everyone’s business.