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Blog: Checklists for safe surgery in New Zealand

PUBLICATION: 20 Sep 2019, Safe Surgery NZ

This blog was first published in O&G Magazine Vol 21 No 3 Spring 2019. It highlights the evidence for surgical checklists and briefings, and the Commission’s experience of implementing these tools nationally.

Surgical safety culture survey report 2019

PUBLICATION: 10 Sep 2019, Safe Surgery NZ

The 2019 surgical safety culture survey was undertaken by Mobius Research and Strategy, to assist in evaluation of the Health Quality & Safety Commission's Safe Surgery NZ programme. This report presents the results of the 2019 survey.

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.

Surgical briefing brochure

PUBLICATION: 19 Jun 2019, Safe Surgery NZ

A five-minute team briefing before starting the day’s surgical list reduces patient harm. This brochure answers the most commonly asked questions about introducing a start-of-list briefing.