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Mercy Hospital in Dunedin has become the first private provider in the South Island to pledge support for the Open for better care national patient safety campaign.
Southern District Health Board have produced a video outlining their involvement in the Open for better care campaign.
Don't miss Surgical Site Infection Programme Clinical Lead Dr Arthur Morris, orthopaedic surgeon Mr Kelly Vince, Northland DHB, and others presenting and answering questions on Surgical Antimicrobial Prophylaxis.
The New Zealand Private Surgical Hospitals Association (NZPSHA) has endorsed Open for better care as part of its commitment to sharing best practice in quality and safety.
South Canterbury DHB surgical nurse, Angela Shepherd, was the winner of the voucher for Timaru restaurant Ginger & Garlic from the Open campaign.
Answer the Open for better care quiz on surgical site infections (SSIs) and go in the draw to win a $100 voucher for the restaurant of your choice!
This is the story of Russell, who developed two surgical site infections within the space of just two years.
This is the story of Douglas, who developed a surgical site infection following knee replacement surgery.
Issue 6 of the Open for better care e-newsletter is now available online.
There is much nurses can do to help prevent older people from falling, and to reduce the harm caused by those falls.