HealthCERT Bulletin

HealthCERT Bulletin is a quarterly newsletter that provides sector with updates, research and information to help answer commonly asked questions.

November 2016 (Issue 17)

HealthCert Bulletin – Issue 17: November 2016 (PDF, 607 KB)
HealthCert Bulletin – Issue 17:  November 2016 (Word, 504 KB)

In this issue:

  • HealthCERT Work Programme 2016: Pressure Injury Prevention and Management (PIPM)
  • Office of the Chief Nursing Officer: Update on national pressure injury activities
  • PIPM Work Programme: s31 data
  • Who can I talk to?
  • National Survey Care Indicator Programme
  • Accident Compensation Corporation lead work
  • National Survey Care Indicators New Zealand
  • Research of interest: PIPM
  • Operating matters
  • Section 31 incident notification
  • Change of manager or clinical manager notification
  • Home and community support sector
  • Dispensation to provide hospital-level care for one named resident
  • Sector matters: The enrolled nurse’s role in assessment and care planning
  • Health Quality & Safety Commission New Zealand
  • Reporting notifiable event under the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015
  • Websites of interest
  • Good news stories: Paul’s story: Residential disability service
  • Hohepa Hawkes Bay
  • Oceania Healthcare: Focus on falls
  • Whanganui District Health Board medical ward: Focus on falls

June 2016 (Issue 16)

In this issue

  • Inside: HealthCERT Work Programme 2016: Pressure Injury Prevention and Management (PIPM)
  • Office of the Chief Nurse: What reduces pressure injuries in aged residential care?
  • PIPM Work Programme: audit report data
  • Clinician’s Corner
  • Research of interest: PIPM
  • Designated Auditing Agency Handbook (NZS 8134: 2008)
  • Before you purchase a health service - provisional audit
  • Home and community support sector standard
  • interRAI assessments and audit outcomes
  • Section 31 incident notification
  • interRAI update
  • The Nationwide Health and Disability Advocacy Service
  • Awanui Rest Home achieves the Silver Rainbow Seal
  • Kapiti Retirement Trust: cytotoxic medication management in the aged care sector

April 2016 (Issue 15)

In this issue:

  • Inside: Office of the Chief Nurse: Continuous quality improvement
  • PIPM Work Programme: Enhancements
  • Clinician’s Corner
  • Research of interest: PIPM
  • Designated Auditing Agency Handbook (NZS 8134: 2008)
  • Health of Older People Strategy
  • Secure Dementia Unit Design Guide
  • New food law for health care providers
  • Notes on Injectable Drugs

November 2015 (Issue 14)

In this issue:

  • HealthCERT Work Programme: A two-pronged approach  
  • Clinician’s Corner  
  • Section 31 reporting: Stage 3 +
  • Research of interest: Pressure Injury Prevention & Management 
  • New Senior Advisor: HealthCERT 
  • Hospital – medical (non-acute) certification 
  • Continuous improvement ratings
  • Home and Community Support Sector Standard (NZS 8158:2012)   
  • Design guidelines for residential secure dementia units  
  • Guidance on electrical equipment safety in aged care and similar facilities  
  • Reporting fractured neck of femur injuries 
  • Guidelines for Verifying Death 
  • interRAI 

September 2015 (Issue 13)

In this issue:

  • Aged residential care complaints at a glance
  • Provisional audit before a sale
  • First aid training
  • Good news story – Radius Fulton evacuation
  • Ministry of Health: Emergency Management Team
  • Southern DHB: Emergency Management Manager
  • Southern DHB: Nursing Director – Surgical Directorate, Reflections
  • Radius Fulton Care Centre
  • Verbal orders – Ministry of Health position statement
  • interRAI
  • Falls policies in aged care facilities
  • Legionella risks in hot water systems
  • Join in New Zealand ShakeOut – our national earthquake drill
  • Forum for DHB health of older people portfolio managers
  • Designated auditing agency workshop

May 2015 (Issue 12)

In this issue:

  • New leader at HealthCERT
  • Auditing district health boards
  • Designated Auditing Agency Handbook (revised 2015)
  • Publication of full audit reports
  • Continuous Improvement rating
  • Enduring Power of Attorney
  • Medi-Map
  • interRAI Project on track to deliver results ahead of schedule
  • Electrical testing and fire regulations – residential disability providers
  • Call for sector stories

April 2014 (Issue 11)

In this issue:

  • Hospital-level care in Occupational Right Agreement units
  • Building regulations when reconfiguring ORA units
  • Tracer methodology revisited
  • Your questions answered
  • Observed audits
  • New leader at HealthCERT
  • DAA Handbook
  • Trial publication of full audit reports

May 2013 (Issue 9)

HealthCert Bulletin – Issue 9: May 2013 (PDF, 116.21 KB)

In this issue:

  • Streamlined audit process
  • Comprehensive Care Assessment (interRAI) tool
  • Tracer methodology
  • Summaries for publication
  • Audit versus inspection
  • Food and nutrition guidelines for healthy older people

December 2012 (Issue 8)

HealthCert Bulletin – Issue 8: December 2012 (PDF, 61.65 KB)

In this issue:

  • Evaluation of Highly Relevant Criteria trial
  • Auditor-General’s follow-up report on rest home monitoring
  • Sampling formula for residential disability audits
  • New clause in ARRC services agreement

September 2012 (issue 7)

HealthCert Bulletin – Issue 7: September 2012 (PDF, 412 KB)

In this issue:

  • Changes to auditing of residential disability services
  • Tracer methodology revisited
  • Updated Standing Order Guidelines
  • Other matters

April 2012 (issue 6)

HealthCert Bulletin – Issue 6: April 2012 (PDF, 54 KB)

In this issue:

  • Auditing mental health services
  • Tracer methodology
  • Charging subsidised residents for additional services
  • Getting the provider name right

December 2011 (issue 5)

HealthCert Bulletin – Issue 5: December 2011 (PDF, 246 KB)

In this issue:

  • InterRAI in residential care
  • Environmental restraint guidelines
  • First aid training
  • Not for Resuscitation Orders revisited
  • Bulk supply of medications in rest homes
  • Infection Control auditing for residential disability providers
  • Summary of recurring issues
  • Publications of interest

June 2011 (issue 4)

HealthCert Bulletin – Issue 4: June 2011 (PDF, 246 KB)

In this issue:

  • Making the linkages – the essential elements of health care auditing
  • Evaluation of the DAA workshops and the HealthCERT Bulletin
  • Consent for use of enablers
  • Applying for designation
  • Updated audit templates
  • Updated list of certified provider premises
  • Medicines Care Guides for Residential Aged Care

April 2011 (issue 3)

HealthCert Bulletin – Issue 3: April 2011 (PDF, 50 KB)

In this issue:

  • Meeting the Standard for Nutrition, Safe Food, and Fluid Management (criteria 1.3.13.1 and 1.3.13.2): Further guidance
  • First steps in a residential disability project
  • The why and how of writing summaries for publication
  • What are the requirements for electrical testing?
  • Appointing welfare guardians and other approaches to issues of informed consent
  • Clarifying Not for Resuscitation orders
  • Certification of joint service facilities
  • Recent research and publications

November 2010 (issue 2)

HealthCert Bulletin – Issue 2: November 2010 (PDF, 94KB)

In this issue:

  • Tracer methodology
  • Understanding informed consent, advanced directives, welfare guardian
  • Team leaders/lead auditors
  • Recent research and publications

July 2010 (issue 1)

HealhCERT Bulletin – Issue 1: July 2010 (PDF, 65 KB)

In this issue:

  • Updating progress notes
  • Roles, responsibilities and best practice in medication management
  • Provisional audit: the interview with the prospective provider
  • Dementia services: a summary of auditing requirements
  • Emergency management: is an alternative water source available?
  • Recent research and publications
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