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Consumer report and reflections from the 2018 Patient deterioration New Zealand conference

By   /  February 22, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, Health, Health Quality and Safety Commission, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Consumer report and reflections from the 2018 Patient deterioration New Zealand conference

Source: Health Quality and Safety Commission Consumer report and reflections from the 2018 Patient deterioration New Zealand conference 22 Feb 2019 | Patient Deterioration Sheila Beckers is a consumer representative from Capital & Coast District Health Board’s kōrero mai project team. Kōrero mai is a Commission initiative which supports district health boards (DHBs) and consumers […]

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POMRC regional workshops: introducing a web-based system for reviewing local perioperative deaths

By   /  February 22, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, Health, Health Quality and Safety Commission, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on POMRC regional workshops: introducing a web-based system for reviewing local perioperative deaths

Source: Health Quality and Safety Commission POMRC regional workshops: introducing a web-based system for reviewing local perioperative deaths Event start: 25 Mar 2019 9:00am Event end: 5 Apr 2019 1:00pm Location: Auckland, Christchurch, Hamilton, Wellington The Perioperative Mortality Review Committee (POMRC) is holding four regional workshops to introduce a web-based system for reviewing local perioperative […]

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National campaign encourages conversations about what matters at end of life | He kaupapa whakatairanga ā-motu e whakatītina ana i ngā kōrerorero mō ngā mea nui i te whakamatenga

By   /  February 19, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, Health, Health Quality and Safety Commission, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on National campaign encourages conversations about what matters at end of life | He kaupapa whakatairanga ā-motu e whakatītina ana i ngā kōrerorero mō ngā mea nui i te whakamatenga

Source: Health Quality and Safety Commission National campaign encourages conversations about what matters at end of life | He kaupapa whakatairanga ā-motu e whakatītina ana i ngā kōrerorero mō ngā mea nui i te whakamatenga 19 Feb 2019 | Advance Care Planning A new campaign Kia kōrero | Let’s talk encourages people to plan for […]

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Update on anti-staphylococcal bundle using a collaborative approach

By   /  February 19, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, Health, Health Quality and Safety Commission, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Update on anti-staphylococcal bundle using a collaborative approach

Source: Health Quality and Safety Commission Over the past year the Health Quality & Safety Commission’s infection prevention and control programme team has facilitated the implementation of a preoperative anti-staphylococcal bundle within the Surgical Site Infection Improvement (SSII) Programme. This bundle aims to reduce the Staphylococcus aureus SSI rate by implementing a bundle of well-established […]

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Applications of interest sought for new Wellington Free Ambulance consumer council

By   /  February 8, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, Health, Health Quality and Safety Commission, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Applications of interest sought for new Wellington Free Ambulance consumer council

Source: Health Quality and Safety Commission Applications of interest sought for new Wellington Free Ambulance consumer council 8 Feb 2019 | Partners in Care Wellington Free Ambulance (WFA) provides ambulance services for all communities in the greater Wellington region and Wairarapa. They are looking for ways to improve their services and health outcomes for their […]

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International Forum on Quality & Safety in Healthcare

By   /  February 7, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, Health, Health Quality and Safety Commission, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on International Forum on Quality & Safety in Healthcare

Source: Health Quality and Safety Commission International Forum on Quality & Safety in Healthcare Event start: 18 Sep 2019 9:00am Event end: 20 Sep 2018 5:00pm Location: Taipei The International Forum on Quality & Safety in Healthcare showcases internationally-recognised keynotes and addresses regional needs, bringing together the best international learning. The conference programme is developed […]

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Call for nominations for the Neonatal Encephalopathy Working Group

By   /  February 1, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, Health, Health Quality and Safety Commission, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Call for nominations for the Neonatal Encephalopathy Working Group

Source: Health Quality and Safety Commission The Perinatal and Maternal Mortality Review Committee (PMMRC) is seeking a new member to join its Neonatal Encephalopathy Working Group (NEWG). Applications close at 5pm on Friday 1 March 2019 PMMRC is appointed under section 59e of the New Zealand Public Health and Disability Act 2000 by the Health […]

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Choosing Wisely 2019 forum puts spotlight on unnecessary medical intervention

By   /  February 1, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, Health, Health Quality and Safety Commission, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Choosing Wisely 2019 forum puts spotlight on unnecessary medical intervention

Source: Health Quality and Safety Commission The Choosing Wisely forum Continuing the Conversation will be held at Te Wharewaka o Pōneke in Wellington on Friday 10 May 2019. The Choosing Wisely campaign encourages health professionals to talk with patients about unnecessary tests, treatments and procedures; and patients to discuss with their health professional whether they really need […]

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Health Quality & Safety Commission e-digest – Issue 94 online now

By   /  January 31, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, Health, Health Quality and Safety Commission, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Health Quality & Safety Commission e-digest – Issue 94 online now

Source: Health Quality and Safety Commission Ngā ihirangi | In this issue Whakapai i te kounga me te haumaru | Quality and safety improvement Dave’s story Orders for Kia kōrero | Let’s talk advance care campaign resources Whakaheke mōrearea | Reducing harm New dosing guidelines for the treatment of paracetamol overdose and toxicity 5 questions […]

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New treatment guidelines for the treatment of paracetamol overdose and toxicity

By   /  January 30, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, Health, Health Quality and Safety Commission, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on New treatment guidelines for the treatment of paracetamol overdose and toxicity

Source: Health Quality and Safety Commission New treatment guidelines for the treatment of paracetamol overdose and toxicity 30 Jan 2019 | Medication Safety The National Poisons Centre has issued new dosing guidance for acetylcysteine for the treatment of paracetamol overdose and toxicity. A 2-bag dosing regimen is now recommended:   Dose acetylcysteine: 1. First bag […]

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Orders for Kia kōrero | Let’s talk advance care campaign resources

By   /  January 30, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, Health, Health Quality and Safety Commission, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Orders for Kia kōrero | Let’s talk advance care campaign resources

Source: Health Quality and Safety Commission Orders for Kia kōrero | Let’s talk advance care campaign resources 30 Jan 2019 | Advance Care Planning The first national public-facing advance care planning campaign is being launched on Tuesday 19 February in Wellington. Kia kōrero | Let’s talk features personal stories from six New Zealanders with diverse […]

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Serious Illness Conversation Guide training

By   /  January 29, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, Health, Health Quality and Safety Commission, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Serious Illness Conversation Guide training

Source: Health Quality and Safety Commission When you have difficult conversations with patients, do you sometimes wonder how to start? Are you confident you are discussing patients’ prognosis in a way that allows them to really understand what you are telling them? Do you understand their fears and worries, and what is important to them? […]

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New portal for QSM data

By   /  January 24, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Health, Health Quality and Safety Commission, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on New portal for QSM data

Source: Health Quality and Safety Commission The Commission has developed a new online portal to make it easier for district health boards (DHBs) to submit data for its quality and safety markers (QSMs). The QSMs are sets of related indicators concentrating on specific areas of harm. The Commission uses QSMs to measure the success of […]

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Think twice about that medical test or treatment this summer

By   /  January 16, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, FifthEstate1, Health, Health Quality and Safety Commission, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Think twice about that medical test or treatment this summer

Source: Health Quality and Safety Commission Summer in New Zealand is about days at the beach, the sound of cicadas and the smell of melting tar. But for some people it can also be synonymous with having skin rashes and sore knees and backs from gardening or backyard cricket; not to mention tennis elbow. It […]

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Medical Council statement supports Choosing Wisely

By   /  January 10, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Health, Health Quality and Safety Commission, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Medical Council statement supports Choosing Wisely

Source: Health Quality and Safety Commission The Medical Council of New Zealand’s revised statement about the use of resources strongly supports the Choosing Wisely ethos. Choosing Wisely, coordinated by the Council of Medical Colleges, supports reducing unnecessary tests, treatments and procedures in health care. The Health Quality & Safety Commission is a Choosing Wisely partner. […]

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Survey finds nearly 70 percent of clinicians concerned about unnecessary medical interventions

By   /  December 21, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Health, Health Quality and Safety Commission, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Survey finds nearly 70 percent of clinicians concerned about unnecessary medical interventions

Source: Health Quality and Safety Commission A survey of around 800 doctors and nurses has found that nearly 70 percent consider the provision of unnecessary tests, procedures or treatments an issue for New Zealand health care. The survey was recently undertaken by the Choosing Wisely campaign in September and October 2018, working with the Association […]

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Health Quality & Safety Commission e-digest – Issue 93 online now

By   /  December 20, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Health, Health Quality and Safety Commission, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Health Quality & Safety Commission e-digest – Issue 93 online now

Source: Health Quality and Safety Commission Ngā ihirangi | In this issue Whakapai i te kounga me te haumaru | Quality and safety improvement Questions to ponder in 2019 from Partners in Care Give germs a break this holiday! Whakakotahi 2019 shortlist announced Kia kōrero | Let’s talk advance care planning campaign to launch in […]

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‘Overdiagnosing and unnecessary procedures harming the healthy’

By   /  December 18, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Health, Health Quality and Safety Commission, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on ‘Overdiagnosing and unnecessary procedures harming the healthy’

Source: Health Quality and Safety Commission ‘Overdiagnosing and unnecessary procedures harming the healthy’ 18 Dec 2018 The first New Zealander elected to lead the peak body for emergency medicine in New Zealand and Australia says there are a lot of things being done in medical practice that are not supported by evidence and are not […]

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Survey gives insights into staff views on mental health and addiction services

By   /  December 17, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Health, Health Quality and Safety Commission, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Survey gives insights into staff views on mental health and addiction services

Source: Health Quality and Safety Commission A survey of over 2500 people working in mental health and addiction services has found that, while many feel tāngata whaiora (consumers in these services) are treated with respect, there are challenges in several areas. These include the cultural appropriateness of services for tāngata whaiora Māori, and coordination of […]

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Kia kōrero | Let’s talk advance care planning campaign to launch in February

By   /  December 14, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Health, Health Quality and Safety Commission, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Kia kōrero | Let’s talk advance care planning campaign to launch in February

Source: Health Quality and Safety Commission Kia kōrero | Let’s talk advance care planning campaign to launch in February 14 Dec 2018 | Advance Care Planning A campaign encouraging people to start thinking about and talking about developing an advance care plan will be launched on 19 February next year. The campaign is designed to […]

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