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NetworkZ - Better outcomes in acute care

Welcome to the NetworkZ website!

NetworkZ is a well established multidisciplinary team training intervention programme for healthcare teams. The goal is to improve the safety of care for patients and staff. The initial programme is funded by ACC, delivered by UniServices, University of Auckland, and supported by the Health Quality and Safety Commission. A major focus for the programme is to address health equity and weave this important issue throughout the programme. This is being done with a number of huis, co-design and consultation. 

NetworkZ has been implemented at DHBs around New Zealand with over 3000 staff trained as participants or instructors. The courses have received enormous positive support and feedback. All DHB sessions are held in situ (the actual clinical setting) and involve all team members that would normally work together. 

While the programme was originally implemented in the operating setting the programme is now established in emergency departments and PACU/recovery rooms in public hospitals. We are also excited to expand the programme into Radiology and Obstetrics and Gynaecology in 2022. 

Please navigate down the left-hand tabs to find out more about this innovative, national healthcare initiative.

NetworkZ Overview

NetworkZ Overview

All the images below are taken at training DHBs. The surgical images are of silicone models and not actual patient surgery - however, the team training are the actual staff in the settings. Thank you for agreeing to share these images. 

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