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Successful Safe Surgery NZ programme finishes
12 Aug 2021
The Health Quality & Safety Commission-led Safe Surgery NZ programme, which has greatly improved the way surgical operations are performed in Aotearoa New Zealand, finished in July 2021. This article looks at the achievements of the programme.
Blog: Checklists for safe surgery in New Zealand
16 Sep 2019
This article was first published in O&G Magazine Vol 21 No 3 Spring 2019. Reproduced with permission.
NZ surgical safety culture continues to improve
10 Sep 2019
A third national survey of district health board (DHB) surgical staff shows that in most instances people work together as a well-coordinated team.
Surgical checklist video: sign in
This video outlines step one of the World Health Organization's surgical safety checklist – sign in.
Surgical checklist video: time out
This video outlines step two of the World Health Organization's surgical safety checklist – time out.
Safe Surgery NZ teamwork & communication video 4: Briefing
Video 4 in the teamwork and communication roll-out.
Safe Surgery NZ teamwork & communication video 5: Debriefing
Video 5 in the teamwork and communication roll-out.