Category list : Patient safety
Stories with this category.
Hospital leaders must carefully weigh up the risks and benefits of bringing nursing associates into their workforce before deploying them, according to new national guidelines.
NHS leaders have pledged to roll out care bundles across every maternity unit in England in 2019, as part of its goal to reduce stillbirths, maternal and neonatal mortality and serious brain injuries by 50%.
Large differences in radiation doses used for computed tomography (CT) scans are mainly due to how the scanners are used by staff rather than differences in patients or machines, a study suggests.
A home care provider in South London has been given the worst possible rating by the healthcare provider watchdog, after inspectors found a “totally unacceptable” catalogue of safety breaches.
Choking is a life-threatening emergency that nurses must be able to recognise and treat. This article explains how to deal with choking in children, following on from an article about adults
A network of pelvic health and well-being co-ordinators is to be created across Wales, as part of the Welsh government’s response to the vaginal mesh and tape review.
The accident and emergency department at a hospital in Lincolnshire must improve “as a matter of urgency”, according to regulators, who highlighted staff shortages among other concerns.
A patient safety alert has been issued by regulators on the risk of harm from the inappropriate placement of pulse oximeter probes in the health service in England.
Lack of training, staff shortages and the complexity of the system are all contributing to unnecessary harm to patients, despite the best efforts of nurses, according to a major review by a regulator.
A new patient safety training package could be rolled out to all nurses in a bid to reduce cases of avoidable harm and generate a culture change within the NHS.