This article was first published in O&G Magazine Vol 21 No 3 Spring 2019. Reproduced with permission.
NEWS: 10 Sep 2019, Safe Surgery NZ
A third national survey of district health board (DHB) surgical staff shows that in most instances people work together as a well-coordinated team.
PUBLICATION: 6 Sep 2019, Safe Surgery NZ
Localised start-of-list and surgical safety checklist posters from Counties Manukau Health.
The World Health Organization checklist was created to start our work and build a foundation of safety for our patients. It established the important role of teamwork and communication in providing high quality safe care.
PUBLICATION: 4 Oct 2017, Safe Surgery NZ
The evaluation examines whether Safe Surgery NZ has realised its intended benefits, provided value-for-money and how the programme aligns with the Commission’s strategic priorities.
NEWS: 13 Feb 2017, Safe Surgery NZ
The second Surgical Safety Culture Survey is underway, and news about planned co-design training and auditor training.
PUBLICATION: 20 Dec 2016, Building Leadership & Capability
The safe surgery programme aims to improve teamwork and communication in the operating room by leveraging the WHO surgical safety checklist as a teamwork and communication tool.
PUBLICATION: 25 Nov 2016, Safe Surgery NZ
This report outlines the results of the Safe Surgery NZ programme's intervention training project for the surgical safety checklist.
PUBLICATION: 9 Sep 2016, Safe Surgery NZ
Surgical safety checklist posters (sign in, time out, sign out) from Southern Cross Hospitals.
PUBLICATION: 5 Sep 2016, Safe Surgery NZ
This case study details the work at Northland District Health Board to successfully introduce surgical safety interventions into their operating theatres.
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.