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The National Health Index (NHI) is the master source of patient identity for health in New Zealand. This course takes authorised users of the NHI through the key things they need to know when interacting with the NHI through their provider system interfaces. The learning is interactive and focuses on the user behaviours required in two main areas: maintaining optimal data quality with accurate and current identity data, and minimising errors in identifying patients thus increasing patient safety and reducing risk. There is also a lesser, but important, focus on use of NHI information for only authorised purposes. The course is suitable for all NHI users, but on implementation, is targeted at GP receptionists and administrators who will start to interact with the NHI with the introduction of the National Enrolment Service (from Jan 2016).
This is a resource primarily for community health workers and primary care and public health nurses who work with families who may be at risk of developing rheumatic fever. This resource aims to equip the workforce with information and resources to help manage sore throats and prevent rheumatic fever.
Improving Together is a national learning programme looking at quality improvement for staff from participating social sector agencies (Ministries of Education, Health and Social Development and the Health Safety & Quality Commission). This training provides a common and consistent approach to quality improvement in public sector organisations across New Zealand. Improving Together will improve the way you work, helping you to deliver even better service to New Zealanders. It will also create a better working environment, making your life at work easier and more satisfying by helping you to find simple solutions to work problems you face every day. The Improving Together programme includes four e-learning modules which will provide you with an online introduction to quality improvement. These tools are free and are based on simple processes and techniques that you can learn to improve the levels of service and care that people receive, while reducing workplace stress.
This course has been developed for health workers, especially those who work with pregnant women, mothers and carers of infants, to increase their knowledge of the Code of Practice for Health Workers and their responsibilities under it. This interactive course with a number of scenarios will provide you with opportunities to practice complying with the Health Workers’ Code.
This course has been approved by the Midwifery Council of New Zealand as one elective education point for midwives. Other health practitioners can also use this course for meeting continuing competency requirements.
The aim of this programme is to build on pre-existing knowledge but work towards correcting misconceptions and to reinforce current evidence-based guidance. Raising health professional knowledge levels of SUDI is vital towards supporting families better understanding that it can be prevented.
The Foundation Course in Cultural Competency – supports you to build your understanding of cultural competency and health literacy in New Zealand, with a focus on improving Māori health outcomes. The multimedia, interactive course is a voluntary programme and is spread across four modules and is available for all people working in the health sector. Each training module is supported by videos, video transcripts, additional reading resources and library references
The National Cervical Screening Programme has produced a new learning module aimed at smear takers, GPs, practice nurses and immunisation providers. The module will support your knowledge of the human papilloma virus (HPV) and the HPV vaccine. It will assist you with knowing when to order an HPV test as part of regular cervical screening, and discussing the results of those tests with women
Senior DHB clinical staff are now participating in DHB certification audits providing a current clinical perspective in the capacity as a Technical Expert Assessor. This learning programme takes clinicians through the process of undertaking a patient tracer (similar to a patient journey) and includes how this information is used by auditors to inform the audit
The National Screening Unit has updated Module 1 of the Antenatal and Newborn Screening E-learning Resource. Module 1 “Screening: Principles and Practice” includes a section on screening and screening initiatives and another on communication and choice. Module 1 is more interactive than the previous module, and all of the content has been updated including the self-assessments.
In this course for health practitioners, including GPs, Nurses, Midwives, Oral Health Professionals, Mental Health professionals and Pharmacists, you’ll get to see and experience the benefits of using the revised ABC pathway with each of your patients or clients.
These training modules are designed to assist District Health Board (DHB)and Iwi Relationship Board (IRB) members in their health governance roles.
This course will help you demonstrate a sound understanding of the Universal Newborn Hearing Screening and Early Intervention Programme (UNHSEIP) and is designed to allow newborn hearing screeners fulfil their annual assessment of competency exercise.
This is a training package on the Equipment and Modification Services (EMS) Prioritisation Tool. It introduces the background and purpose of the Prioritisation Tool, and gives EMS Assessors an opportunity to see it in action and practise using it.
This course will help you to build a foundation of knowledge and practical skills that will enable you to more confidently and effectively support people with chronic heart failure and their families/whānau.
This is a course for health practitioners, and is designed to raise awareness of alcohol-related harm in NZ, and promote the ABC Alcohol approach