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Posted 1 Oct 2014 in Surgery

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.

Examples include:

  • a simple sticker-based auditing system has succeeded in making pre-surgical briefings the norm at Gisborne Hospital
  • articles and editorials on reducing perioperative harm have appeared in journals, including a great article 'Use of the WHO surgical safety checklist' in The Dissector (vol 42, no. 2. September 2014, pp 14-15)
  • articles in the journal of the Perioperative Nurses College
  • articles in newspapers around the country.