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.
- 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.