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  Reshaping the rules at Hutt Valley DHB June 2018 Staff at Hutt Valley DHB are being encouraged to speak up if they think an aspect of patient care isn’t working, or is unnecessary, and suggest a better approach. Reshaping the rules is an innovative initiative being led by the DHB’s chief medical officer Sisira […]

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Reduction in ‘just-in-case’ IV cannula use delivers big benefits

A nurse-led quality initiative at Wellington Regional Hospital’s emergency department (ED) to reduce ‘just-in-case’ intravenous (IV) cannula use is delivering big benefits for patients. The PRICT (practice responsible IV cannulation today) project encourages doctors and nurses to assess whether there is a clear need to insert an IV cannula, rather than doing so ‘just in […]

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