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Category list : NPSA rapid response reports

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    NPSA issues new safety warningsSubscription

    News30 September, 2011

    Hospital patients suffering from a rare immune system disorder can deteriorate rapidly with potentially fatal consequences, nurses have been warned.

  • 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

  • Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals Foundation Trust was fined £50,000 after the death of Kyle Flack

    Skills gap blamed for learning disability deathsSubscription

    News15 June, 2010

    Gaps in nurses’ knowledge often contribute to “all too common” deaths of patients with learning disabilities, the Royal College of Nursing has said.

  • New guidelines to lower risk of retained swabs after birth

    New guidelines to lower risk of retained swabs after birthSubscription

    News3 June, 2010

    The National Patient Safety Agency has issued guidance aimed at reducing the risk of retained swabs after a vaginal birth.

  • Resuscitation in mental health and learning disability settings

    Resuscitation in mental health and learning disability settingsSubscription

    National Patient Safety Agency14 May, 2010

    This Rapid Response Report is aimed at healthcare organisations providing inpatient care for mental health (MH) and learning disability (LD) patients. It requires them to make proper provision for life support and resuscitation for these patients.

  • Female urinary catheters causing trauma to adult males

    Female urinary catheters causing trauma to adult malesSubscription

    National Patient Safety Agency30 April, 2010

    This Rapid Response Report alerts healthcare organisations to the risk of trauma to adult males if female length catheters are used.

  • Early detection of complications after gastrostomy

    Early detection of complications after gastrostomySubscription

    National Patient Safety Agency1 April, 2010

    Gastrostomies are small stomas created between the stomach and the skin of the abdomen to insert a feeding tube in adults and children. Like any interventional procedure, there is potential for complications (including chemical peritonitis, infection, bowel perforation, haemorrhage, and aspiration pneumonia) but prompt recognition of these complications with early action reduces the risk of serious harm or death.

  • Reducing harm from omitted and delayed medicines in hospital

    Reducing harm from omitted and delayed medicines in hospitalSubscription

    National Patient Safety Agency31 March, 2010

    Medicine doses are often omitted or delayed in hospital for a variety of reasons. While these events may not seem serious, for some critical medicines or conditions (such as patients with sepsis or those with pulmonary embolisms) delays or omissions can cause serious harm or death.

  • Oxygen safety in hospitals - NPSA Rapid Response Report

    Oxygen safety in hospitals Subscription

    National Patient Safety Agency1 March, 2010

    Oxygen is indicated in many critical conditions and can save lives by preventing severe hypoxaemia. However, there is a potential for serious harm and even death if it is not administered and managed appropriately.