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Category list : NPSA rapid response practice articles

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  • When treating a thromboembolic event the dose is dependent on the weight of the patient

    How to reduce dose errors for heparinSubscription

    Clinical25 October, 2010

    A Rapid Response Report by the National Patient Safety Agency outlines how errors associated with calculating doses of low molecular weight heparin can be reduced  

  • The NSPA's Rapid Response Report on the risks of administering insulin aims to make practice safer

    Safety when giving insulin in hospitalSubscription

    Clinical4 October, 2010

    A Rapid Response Report by the National Patient Safety Agency outlines how risks associated with insulin administration can be minimised to prevent harm

  • The possibility of pregnancy should be considered in all relevant female patients prior to surgery

    Pregnancy checks before surgerySubscription

    Clinical10 September, 2010

    An NPSA Rapid Response Report outlines how to ensure that women do not undergo surgical procedures when they are unaware that they are pregnant.

  • Gastrostomies are used to provide long term feeding

    Detecting problems after gastrostomySubscription

    Clinical19 July, 2010

    An NPSA Rapid Response Report outlines how to ensure that complications occurring after gastrostomy are detected and responded to without delay

  • Administration of medication is a core role for every nurse

    Harm from omitted and delayed drugsSubscription

    Clinical5 July, 2010

    An NPSA Rapid Response Report outlines how to ensure that critical medicines are administered correctly and without delay to prevent death and serious harm

  • Patients in mental health inpatient settings can be vulnerable to cardiac or respiratory arrest

    Resuscitation in mental healthcare Subscription

    Clinical15 June, 2010

    A NPSA Rapid Response Report outlines how to reduce the risk of choking and cardiac/respiratory arrest in learning disability and mental health units

  • Nurses need to be sure they are using a catheter of the correct length

    Female catheters cause trauma in malesSubscription

    Clinical31 May, 2010

    A Rapid Response Report by the National Patient Safety Agency outlines how catheter training, storage and labelling can prevent serious harm in men

  • Oxygen has potential risks if is not administered safely and appropriately

    Making oxygen use safer in hospitalsSubscription

    Clinical19 May, 2010

    A rapid response report by the National Patient Safety Agency outlines how the risks of oxygen use can be minimised to prevent serious harm to patients