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Not to be Missed – November 2017 Seminars

Building Quality This is a unique opportunity to learn from leaders in Improvement Science who travel the world sharing their knowledge and expertise.  We are privileged to have this opportunity.  Wellington, 6 November 2017 Christchurch, 7 November 2017 Auckland, 10 November 2017 James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor 147 The Terrace Wellington Sudima Hotel 550 Memorial Ave Christchurch Airport Christchurch Novotel Hotel Auckland Airport Ray Emery Drive Auckland International Airport Auckland Our two presenters, Dr Christine Dennis and Bernie Harrison, are experts in healthcare improvement: Both have international experience in health and quality improvement through working in Australia, the United Kingdom and the USA They will present on Improvement Science And run an afternoon workshop to provide learnings and take away skills for your organisation. Both now work with the Australian Council of Healthcare Standards (ACHS).  ACHS is a major contributor to standards and quality improvement in Australia and around the world.  They provide an excellent programme to support their providers through the ACHS Improvement Academy.  They will generously share some of their knowledge with you during the day. The Programme The morning will have presentations from Christine Dennis: Why Certification/Accreditation are important Standards and targets Why it’s important to know where you sit next to your peers Establishing a culture of continuous [...]

2017-10-05T16:41:18+00:00 September 28th, 2017|Quality Seminars|

November 2017 Quality Seminars – Register Now!

Building Quality - The Science of Quality Improvement We are thrilled to introduce our November seminars.  Our two international presenters, Dr Christine Dennis and Bernie Harrison, are leaders with the Australasian Council on Healthcare Standards, and experts in health quality improvement. Their presentations will include: An understanding of the fundamentals of quality improvement theory and science An opportunity to apply that theory using real clinical scenarios Hands on practical experience in using quality improvement diagnostic tools An understanding of where quality improvement science fits into a whole of organisational level quality system that takes into account patient centred care. A day not to be missed!       A unique opportunity for Senior Leadership, Executive Management, Quality Management, and those who wish to extend their knowledge of QUALITY SCIENCE. Dr Christine Dennis BA Nursing, Masters HSM, Doctorate of Business, FACHSM,  FAAQHC, CEO Australian Council Healthcare Standards  Ms Bernie Harrison MPH (Hons), Grad Cert Med Ed, RN, RM, Director, Improvement Academy Wellington, 6 November 2017 Christchurch, 7 November 2017 Auckland, 10 November 2017 James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor 147 The Terrace Wellington Sudima Hotel 550 Memorial Ave Christchurch Airport Christchurch Novotel Hotel Auckland Airport Ray Emery Drive Auckland International Airport Auckland Book your place today to avoid disappointment. Click here for more information and to [...]

2017-09-08T14:00:09+00:00 September 8th, 2017|Quality Seminars|

Risk Management and Quality Improvement Handbook

We are delighted to offer the EQuIP 6 Risk Management and Quality Improvement Handbook which is now available for purchase from the DAA Group. This Handbook is an essential resource for all organisations with Quality Improvement goals. About the Handbook This Handbook provides information to assist organisations with the development of their Quality Improvement Plan and Risk Register. It describes how to manage risks at the organisational, division, department and system levels and to ensure that quality of care and services are integrated. The Handbook is of relevance to all organisations as well as those engaged in the EQuIP Accreditation programme.           Have a look at the contents page to understand the topics covered:  About EQuIP   The Evaluation and Quality Improvement Programme (EQuIP) was developed by the Australian Council on Healthcare Standards (ACHS) to help health care organisations strive for excellence and was designed to be used by all types of health care organisations. The programme provides a comprehensive framework and information for establishing and maintaining quality care and risk management of services and tools to stretch your organisation to the next level. The programme has been developed to address the clinical, support and corporate functions of your organisation.   Order To order your copy of the EQuIP [...]

2017-09-28T12:08:49+00:00 August 16th, 2017|Client Information|

July 2017 Quality Seminar Presentations

Attached are the PowerPoint presentations for the July 2017 Quality Seminars. You can print these and take them along with you to make note taking easy! Janine Gould –  Key note presentation Janine Gould – Workshop presentation Cathy Cummings and Janice McEwan – EQuIP 6 workshop presentation We look forward to seeing you all next week at these seminars.  

2017-07-14T10:42:44+00:00 July 14th, 2017|Quality Seminars|

Vaccine storage in aged residential care facilities

The message below was sent to DHB Portfolio Managers by HealthCERT and this is important information for aged care providers. Dear DHB HOP Portfolio Managers The Ministry of Health has been notified of an event where influenza vaccines were compromised by exposure to temperatures outside the required storage range of +2˚C to +8˚C.  These vaccines were given to residents in an Aged Residential Care (ARC) facility and they have been offered re-vaccination.  This is of concern as this age group is vulnerable to the complications associated with influenza. This event has brought to both the Ministry's and the affected DHB's attention that some ARC facilities are storing vaccines on-site (i.e. influenza vaccine) and are not aware of the requirements for vaccine storage. We understand that most ARC facilities do not store vaccines on-site and the vaccinating health professional brings the vaccines with them ensuring they are stored at the required temperature range (this includes vaccine temperature monitoring).  For those facilities who offer their own vaccination service, by using an authorised vaccinator, they are required to maintain safe vaccine storage conditions at all times. We have been working with HealthCERT and provided an update in the May 2017 (Issue 19) HealthCERT Bulletin which can be found on the Ministry of Health website at: http://www.health.govt.nz/our-work/regulation-health-and-disability-system/certification-health-care-services/healthcert-bulletin Who [...]

2017-07-11T16:03:57+00:00 July 11th, 2017|Client Information|