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Clinical leadership continues to be crucial to the success of the Health Quality & Safety Commission’s Safe Surgery NZ programme.
A new podcast from Southern Cross Hospitals presents information on venous thromboembolism (VTE), as part of the Reducing Perioperative Harm focus of the Health Quality & Safety Commission’s Open for better care campaign.
Southern Cross Brightside are the winners of a competition to create an entertaining, educational-style safety video, with a focus on reducing perioperative harm.
Preventing venous thromboembolism (VTE) is part of the Health Quality & Safety Commission’s ongoing Reducing Perioperative Harm programme. The Open for better care campaign promoted VTE risk assessments and appropriate intervention for all patients
The perioperative harm focus of Open for better care has had a great amount of exposure in the media during the focus period of April–September 2014.
The chair of the Health Quality & Safety Commission’s Perioperative Harm Advisory Group, Mr Ian Civil, with support from other advisory group members, has presented at hospital grand rounds throughout the country during the campaign.
The perioperative harm focus of Open for better care has told the stories of district health boards leading change and promoting teamwork and communication in theatre.
From April to September the Health Quality & Safety Commission’s Reducing Perioperative Harm programme has been the focus of the Open for better care patient safety campaign.
A simple sticker-based auditing system has succeeded in making pre-surgical briefings the norm at Gisborne Hospital.
A survey of theatre teams at Waitemata District Health Board (DHB) has found most staff appreciate the importance of the surgical safety checklist.