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Posted 22 Oct 2014 in Open for better care

Issue 13 of the Open for better care e-newsletter is now available online. 

  • High-risk medicines must be treated with respect – new campaign topic
  • Medication safety forum 2014
  • Reducing harm from high-risk medicines – the case for change
  • Patient story – Insulin error leads to medication safety improvements
  • One step for medication safety
  • High-risk medicines quiz
  • National safe use of opioids collaborative
  • Everyone has a part to play in infection prevention and control
  • Third Partners in Care co-design course begins
  • Paper shows people are not receiving adequate treatment for gout
  • Focus on Falls – Issue 1
  • Age-related residential care collaborative evaluation report
  • Falls risk assessment tools and care plans
  • Analysing and learning after falls-related serious adverse events
  • Dunedin staff celebrate patient safety milestone
  • Sponsorships available for improvement science workshop
  • Dr Iwona Stolarek appointed to Health Quality & Safety Commission
  • World Thrombosis Day highlights need for systematic approach to VTE
  • Podcast from Southern Cross Hospitals
  • New clinical leads for Medication Safety programme.

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