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Regional infection prevention and control meetings

NEWS: 18 Dec 2014, Infection Prevention & Control

The Health Quality & Safety Commission, in partnership with Hand Hygiene New Zealand (HHNZ), the Surgical Site Infection improvement (SSII) Programme and local clinical champions, hosted regional infection prevention and control (IPC) meetings in Auckland

Everyone has a part to play in infection prevention and control

MEDIA RELEASE: 21 Oct 2014, Infection Prevention & Control

International Infection Prevention Week, October 20-26, is a reminder that infection prevention and control is everyone’s business and responsibility – whether you are a patient, family member or health care professional, says the Health Quality & Safety

SSI webinar 5: Consumer engagement

PUBLICATION: 27 Mar 2014, Infection Prevention & Control

This recording of webinar 5: consumer engaement, is a great opportunity to hear consumers and clinicians discuss the merits of and practical tips on how to support consumer engagement in reducing the risk of SSI.

Clinical leads congratulate Open on its first anniversary

NEWS: 23 May 2014, Open for better care

Open for better care celebrates its first anniversary this month, and the clinical leads of the campaign’s topic areas have congratulated health care workers on their work over the past year to prevent patient harm.

Quality & Safety Markers

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Helping develop guidance documents for data collection to make sure the information we collect is an accurate reflection of what is happening in health care.

SSI webinar 5: Consumer engagement

PUBLICATION: 27 Mar 2014, Healthcare Associated Infections

This recording of webinar 5: consumer engaement, is a great opportunity to hear consumers and clinicians discuss the merits of and practical tips on how to support consumer engagement in reducing the risk of SSI.

Reducing surgical site infection: Preoperative hair removal

NEWS: 21 Mar 2014, Healthcare Associated Infections

Clipping not shaving the surgical site is the third in a series of intervention guidelines[1] developed by the Commission’s national Surgical Site Infection Improvement (SSII) Programme, led by Auckland and Canterbury district health boards.

Clipping not shaving poster

PUBLICATION: 19 Mar 2014, Healthcare Associated Infections

Poster to promote the surgical site infection clipping not shaving focus of the Open for better care campaign.

Surgical Site Infection Improvement Programme frequently asked questions

PUBLICATION: 14 Mar 2014, Infection Prevention & Control

The Surgical Site Infection Improvement Programme's frequently asked questions covers general programme queries, questions about data collection, and technical queries. The page is updated on a regular basis to incorporate new questions.

Register now for our webinar on consumer engagement

NEWS: 13 Mar 2014, Healthcare Associated Infections

Don't miss our panel of experts presenting and answering questions on the importance of consumers and clinicians working in partnership to reduce the risk of surgical site infection.

Video: Clipping not shaving

PUBLICATION: 7 Mar 2014, Infection Prevention & Control

This video outlines the Surgical Site Infection Improvement Programme's guidelines for clipping not shaving.

Preoperative skin antisepsis poster

PUBLICATION: 10 Feb 2014, Healthcare Associated Infections

Poster to promote the surgical site infection preoperative skin antisepsis focus of the Open for better care campaign.

Surgical skin antisepsis

NEWS: 24 Feb 2014, Infection Prevention & Control

Surgical skin antisepsis is one of the key interventions of the Commission’s national Surgical Site Infection Improvement (SSII) Programme, led by Auckland and Canterbury DHBs.

Dr Arthur Morris visits Waikato DHB

NEWS: 17 Feb 2014, Healthcare Associated Infections

Dr Arthur Morris, clinical lead surgical site infection improvement programme, spoke at the Waikato District Health Board grand rounds on Thursday 13 February 2014.

Video: Surgical skin preparation

PUBLICATION: 11 Feb 2014, Infection Prevention & Control

This video outlines the Surgical Site Infection Improvement Programme's guidelines for the appropriate use of surgical skin antisepsis preparation – the second in a series of interventions.