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Presentations from Putting prevention first: Leadership and action on preventing healthcare associated infections

19 Nov 2021

Presentations from the Health Quality & Safety Commission's workshop Putting prevention first: Leadership and action on preventing healthcare associated infections held on 17 May 2018.



Peter Jackson
Te Ātiawa


Karen Orsborn
Director of health quality improvement & deputy chief executive, Health Quality & Safety Commission

Matthew Ames

Preventing catastrophic outcomes: multiple barriers of defence (PDF, 2.81MB)

Gillian Bohm
Principal advisor, quality improvement, Health Quality & Safety Commission

Clinical governance and leadership (PDF, 1.3MB)


Panel discussion
Panel members:

  • Dr Sally Roberts, infection prevention and control clinical lead, Health Quality & Safety Commission (panel facilitator)
  • Dr Ashley Bloomfield, acting chief executive, Capital & Coast DHB
  • Matthew Ames
  • Sheldon Ngatai, consumer advisor
  • Dr Nick Kendall, manager, treatment injury and prevention, ACC
  • Robyn Boyne, clinical nurse specialist and chairperson of Infection Prevention & Control Nurses College

Peripheral intravenous line (PIV) management

Lynette Lennox
IVVNZ president

Nikki Grae 
IPC specialist, Health Quality & Safety Commission

Peripheral intravenous cannulation around New Zealand (PDF, 1.35MB)

Dr Matthew Kelly
Infectious diseases and general medicine consultant

Hutt Valley PIVC project (PDF, 2.05MB)

Carolyn Kirker
Clinical nurse specialist, IV & related therapies, Capital & Coast DHB

Aseptic non-touch technique (ANTT) and other improvement activities (PDF, 1.5MB)


Jane Pryer
Senior advisor, healthcare associated infections, Ministry of Health
Engaging IPC nurses in antimicrobial stewardship and AMR work (PDF, 765KB)
All participants – a participant-driven process – you set the agenda!

Unconferencing session summaries (listed in order of topic preference, as voted for by attendees):

Dr Sally Roberts



Putting prevention first: antimicrobial stewardship (PDF, 716KB)

Published: 19 Nov 2021 Modified: 19 Nov 2021