Category list : Never events
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A new health data watchdog has been announced for patients’ medical information as part of plans to improve the use of technology across the NHS.
Just because a procedure is common, and generally problem free, does not mean there are no dangers that staff need to watch out for
Doctors and nurses should be honest when things go wrong and “say sorry” to patients, according to the health secretary.
NHS England is to publish quarterly lists of all the “never events” – the worst preventable mistakes – recorded in the NHS, broken down by trust.
Mid Staffs report to spark NHS 'culture change'Subscription
Patients must be “treated as human beings” and not as numbers, the health secretary has said ahead of a high profile report into the care failings that took place at Mid Staffordshire Foundation Trust.
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A tool to identify falling care qualitySubscription
A safety trigger tool was developed so individual wards could anticipate where standards may start to deteriorate and therefore act to prevent care failures occurring
Avoiding air embolism when removing CVCsSubscription
CVC removal is fairly straightforward but nurses should take essential steps to avoid complications
More than 75% of nurses fear for their patients’ safety due to inadequate staffing levels, poor ward layout and the bad attitudes of colleagues, a Nursing Times survey has found.
The last of a four-part series on some of the main changes to the Department of Health’s new extended never events list discusses preventing air embolus