Fast efficient teamwork is critical if an open heart surgery patient goes into cardiac arrest and a Waikato simulation training programme is dedicated to training teams to do just that.
An innovative toolkit providing family-focused tips and resources for parents affected by mental health or addicction is now available online.
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.