Category list : National Patient Safety Agency
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Nursing the Acutely Ill Adult Case BookSubscription
’This textbook is much needed in the current context of increased patient acuity and bed occupancy, shorter hospital stays, and the new work being done in the area of early recognition of the deteriorating patient.’
NHS organisations should now be wholly compliant with safety rules requiring that all ambulatory syringe drivers with rate settings of millimetres have been phased out.
Reducing the risk of inpatient fallsSubscription
A national audit of inpatient falls provides the first overview of whether trusts and health boards are complying with guidance on falls assessment and prevention
A member of the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence’s staffing advisory committee has urged nurses to start publishing their own evidence, after questioning whether future guidelines on accident and emergency nurse staffing will be as robust as NICE’s draft version.
CQC seeks responsibility for patient safetySubscription
The Care Quality Commission would like to take over responsibility for patient safety in the health service, despite NHS England gaining responsibility for it as recently as April, it emerged yesterday.
Early warning scores: effective useSubscription
A trust has lowered its mortality ratio by improving compliance in EWS monitoring
New role for top nurse patient safety expertSubscription
A leading nurse and patient safety expert is to join the NHS body responsible for managing negligence claims.
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The efficacy of using X-rays to determine whether or not nasogastric tubes are correctly positioned was measured using retrospective data.
More than 700 patients died as a result of a patient safety incident between October 2011 and March 2012, latest data reveals.