Category list : Patient safety
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Zero tolerance for pressure ulcers urgedSubscription
The National Patient Safety Agency is urging NHS organisations across England and Wales to adopt a zero tolerance approach to pressure ulcers.
Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust has become the fifth community service provider to back the Speak Out Safely campaign.
Serious concerns over staffing levels and patient safety were raised last week at four hospitals in different parts of the country – with the new year less than 10 days old.
The Care Quality Commission has recommended that Wye Valley NHS Trust be placed in special measures after being rated “inadequate” by inspectors.
An acute trust that was placed in special measures in October 2014 must remain in the failure regime, after inspectors rated the West Midlands provider as “inadequate” overall.
Wristbands alert nurses to patient statusSubscription
A range of wristbands for hospital patients that alert nurses to any special needs or medical requirements has been produced by a medical ID device company.
Would you share crockery and cutlery with your patients? What are your thoughts?
Working to rule is the most favoured method of industrial action among the 5,185 nurses and midwives who took part in Nursing Times’ exclusive survey.
Work passport 'smacks of ID cards'Subscription
Nursing unions have questioned whether ‘work passport’ ID cards would improve security in the NHS.
Work environment affects hospital readmission rates Subscription
The provision of a good working environment for nursing staff reduces the risk of patients needing to go back to hospital by up to 10%, nurse academics have found.