Category list : Drug errors
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Fewer fitness to practise hearings will be held in public in the future under a series of plans drawn up by the Nursing and Midwifery Council that will see most cases resolved in private, as well as a greater emphasis on the context surrounding an incident.
Depression is “common” among nurses and linked to a higher likelihood that they will make clinical errors, according to a study carried out in the US.
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Using an alarm to improve drug trolley safetySubscription
A drug trolley surveillance device can improve the security of medications for ward administration by sounding an alarm if a drug trolley is left unattended
Reducing nurse medicine administration errorsSubscription
Drug administration errors by nurses are a common cause of patient harm. Simple steps can be taken to cut distractions and improve nurses’ skills in calculating doses
More care needed over drug allergiesSubscription
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has issued a new guideline on drug allergies after an audit of patient safety incidents found patients were frequently being given drugs they were known to be allergic to.
Doctors and nurses should be honest when things go wrong and “say sorry” to patients, according to the health secretary.
Nurses are to be required by their code of conduct to report “near misses” that could have led to patient harm and will also be required to tell patients when errors have occurred, however minor.
Medication errors with the potential to harm patients could be going undetected in more than half of all NHS mental health admissions, researchers have claimed.
Are omitted and delayed medication drug errors?Subscription
Should omitted drugs and delays in medicine administration be reported as drug errors?