As you may be aware, the EQuIP standards have been through a routine and scheduled review by ACHS over the last two years. This has resulted in the enhanced version EQuIP 6. The EQuIP Accreditation Programme retains its status as the 'gold standard' in healthcare. The two guide books for EQuIP 6 are now available in electronic and hard copy. Book 1 covers all clinical criteria, and Book 2 covers support and corporate criteria. Electronic copy (Book 1 and 2) $57.50 Hard copy (Book 1 and 2) DAA Group Clients: $172.50 DAA Group non-clients: $201.25 All prices are inclusive of [...]
We are very pleased to advise that planning for the November Seminar series is in the advanced stages. The seminars will be held in the following locations: Wellington - Monday 7th November (Amora Hotel) Auckland - Thursday 10th November (Novotel Auckland Airport) The theme of the seminars in November is "Critical Thinking and its Impact on Service Delivery". This seminar is specific to health care professionals involved in assessment at all levels of service delivery. The speakers will cover both the theory and practice of critical thinking in the plenary sessions, with aligned workshops in the afternoon. In addition there [...]
PowerPoint Presentations from the July 2016 Seminars. Quality Improvement in healthcare services – What makes a difference?
We were pleased to see so many of you at the July Quality Seminars. The evaluation forms showed that you enjoyed the day and got lots of value from it. As promised here are the PowerPoint presentations from the plenary sessions and the workshops. Remember to keep an eye out for information about our November seminars. Information about these will be posted here and also by email using our notification database. The presentations include: Cate Tyrer: Quality Improvement Culture Ngaere Dawson: Patient Stories & Principles of using video for the collection of patient stories Janice McEwan: Quality 101 Workshop Gillian Bohm: HQSC Strategic Direction and Current [...]
We are looking forward to you joining us for the next round of the DAA Group Quality Seminars held in Wellington, Christchurch and Auckland. The theme of the July seminars is Quality Improvement in Healthcare Services – What Influences Quality? We are delighted to have Gillian Bohm, a senior representative from the Health, Quality and Safety Commission whose priority is to reduce patient harm from healthcare associated infections, surgery, medication and falls. The Commission’s national patient safety campaign focuses on reducing harm in these areas. Gillian will talk about their main work programmes, the national patient safety campaign and [...]
Waitemata DHB has released a guide for crushing oral medications for residents with swallowing difficulties in residential aged care. We know those of you that work in aged care may be interested in this. Please click on the pdf link below to read and download the document. If you have any queries about the content of the document, please contact Waitemata DHB directly. Crushing Guide for Oral Medications
We are thrilled to be able to confirm the speakers for the July seminars in Wellington, Christchurch and Auckland - Quality Improvement in Healthcare Services – What makes a difference? Gillian Bohm Gillian is the principal advisor, quality improvement for The Health Quality & Safety Commission. She has extensive experience in quality improvement, patient safety and innovation. Her previous work has included the development of the initial New Zealand improving quality strategy, the national credentialing framework, the national health and disability sector standards and the Quality Improvement Committee’s national quality improvement programmes. Gillian will provide the international and national strategy that [...]