Poor use of oxygen therapy for a patient with severe respiratory failure highlighted weaknesses in respiratory protocols, doctor communication and nursing care, a Health and Disability investigation has found.
Updated clinical guidelines for stroke management – from pre-hospital to community care – are now available to download, says the National Stroke Network.
Clinicians are being encouraged during Antibiotic Awareness Week to consider ‘Choosing Wisely’ recommendations on antibiotic use before prescribing unnecessarily.
Taking time to talk and listen to patients to help prevent medication harm – such as the medicine ‘triple whammy’ putting thousands of Kiwis at risk of kidney damage – is the focus of Patient Safety Week.
New mothers will now have access to breastfeeding help and advice around the clock.
An Auckland University programme could be the answer to our rural doctor shortage.
Video clips of nurses working with interpreters are part of a new e-learning module aimed at helping clinicians be more confident with including interpreters in patient consultations. The module has been developed by a team...
A new online tool aims to help turnaround the health of Māori men, who have the country's lowest life expectancy, by highlighting to policymakers statistics in key focus areas from smoking to unemployment.
A "Live Stronger for Longer" website has been launched by ACC to help prevent falls and fractures including promoting approved community exercise classes for the over-65s.