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Health board aims to cut surgical site infection rate

NEWS: 22 Oct 2013, Healthcare Associated Infections

Whanganui District Health Board (DHB) has moved its focus from falls in the hospital to another leading cause of preventable harm and life-threatening events for patients surgical site infections (SSIs) which can occur following surgery.

Waikato DHB launches second national patient safety campaign topic

NEWS: 16 Oct 2013, Healthcare Associated Infections

Waikato District Health Board today joins each of the four DHB regions - Northern, Midlands, Central and South Island - to launch the second topic of the Open for better care national patient safety campaign: reducing harm from surgical site infections.

Preventing surgical site infections

NEWS: 16 Oct 2013, Healthcare Associated Infections

Associate Health Minister Jo Goodhew welcomes the second phase of the national patient safety campaign, Open for better care, which focuses on reducing harm from infections in patients following surgery.

Surgical site infection poster

PUBLICATION: 14 Oct 2013, Healthcare Associated Infections

A poster for DHBs to promote the surgical site infection (SSI) topic within their hospitals.

Reducing harm from surgical site infections

NEWS: 23 Jul 2013, Healthcare Associated Infections

Reducing harm from surgical site infections (SSIs) is the second topic of focus for the Health Quality & Safety Commission’s (the Commission’s) Open for better care campaign, and will be promoted from October 2013.

Pilot sites chosen to survey surgical site infections

NEWS: 22 Feb 2013, Infection Prevention & Control

Eight district health boards (DHBs) throughout New Zealand will soon pilot an exciting new patient safety programme that aims to reduce surgical site infections.