ESBL Patient Visitor Information

The CDHB IP&C team have recently updated a patient & vistor information sheet. Please feel free to use and/or adapt as required.

Related Links > ESBL Patient Visitor Information

ESBL Risk-Based Assessment for Patient Placement

Increasing numbers of ESBL positive patients and lack of single rooms and toilets in CDHB hospitals required the development of a risk-based assessment tool to decide on patient placement. It also provides information for precautions required in each risk bracket to add staff in developing care plans.

Related Links > ESBL Risk-Based Assessment for Patient Placement

Standard Precautions

A 2012 version from Canterbury Health District Board

Related Links > Standard Precautions

Cleaning and Disinfecting Commodes 2012

This was developed after investigating possible cross infection of Clostridium difficile in a inpatient clinical area. The investigation revealed inconsistencies in cleaning and disinfection of commodes. The concept was developed after seeing how a clinical area in a Canadian hosptial reduced their clostridium difficile rate by having a consistent method for cleaning and disinfecting commodes.

Related Links > Cleaning and Disinfecting Commodes 2012

Get Tough Clean Your Stuff

A poster reprinted with the permission of Holland Bloorview, Kids Rehabilitation Hospital, Canada. This poster is going to be used as part of a campaign within Canterbury District Health Board healthcare facilities to encourage staff to clean patient monitoring equipment before and after use. Related Links > Get Tough Clean Your Stuff

Visitor - Cough and Sneeze poster 2012

A new Visitors poster developed due to increased Pertussis by Christchurch Womens Hospital, Canterbury District Health Board in 2012Related Links > Visitor Cough & Sneeze Poster 2012

Pertussis poster

Reproduced with permission of NSW government and used in the Canterbury District Health Board hospitals

Related Links > Pertussis poster

How to Clean your hands.

An updated 2011 Hand Hygiene poster from the Infection Prevention and Control team at the Canterbury District Health Board

Related Links > How to Clean Your Hands

Hand Hygiene New Zealand Posters

5 posters from HHNZ - also downloadable from the HHNZ website.

HHNZ Resources

Related Links > HHNZ posters


New Zealand and Australian combine to tackle rheumatic fever

Tuesday, 16 September 2014 - The Australian and New Zealand governments have launched an investigative research study to determine the specific streptococcal strains that are ... MORE

New Zealand joins WHO ┬┤Clean Care is Safer Care┬┤ campaign

Monday, 25 August 2014 - New Zealand is now part of the WHO CleanHandsNet - a network of campaigning countries. WHO Patient Safety supports an ... MORE

Ministry of Health posts Ebola information for health professionals

Thursday, 14 August 2014 - The Ministry of Health has now updated its  Ebola pages on the MOH website with new information includes Infection Prevention & ... MORE

WHO declares the Ebola outbreak in West Africa to be an international public health emergency

Friday, 8 August 2014 - The first meeting of the WHO Emergency Committee convened by the Director-General under the International Health Regulations (2005) regarding the ... MORE

Ministry of Health updates advice about managment of Ebola patients

Saturday, 2 August 2014 - the Ministry of Health has updated its advice for Ebola diseases. See attached document and links to the MOH website ... MORE

View full calendar here