Category list : Patient safety
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Design flaws with NHS portable oxygen systems have contributed to clinicians misinterpreting that oxygen was flowing to a patient during treatment, when it was in fact not, according to a review.
A struggling trust in the Midlands has officially been told to improve across a range of workforce safety measures, in particular on ensuring sufficient numbers of midwives.
A national scheme to help maternity services in England deliver better care to mothers and their babies has shown positive results in its first year, according to those behind it.
Nurse shortages at a struggling acute trust are leading to staff “burn out” and high sickness rates, the health watchdog has warned.
Choking is a life-threatening emergency that nurses must be able to recognise and treat. This article explains how to deal with choking in adults and will be followed by an article about managing choking in children
A new law will be introduced in England to ensure nurses who raise concerns are heard in the wake of the Gosport scandal.
Patient feedback can be a powerful tool, providing it is listened to and acted upon. A recent study explored why staff may find it difficult to make changes to practice based on patient feedback
Heavy workloads and staffing issues are among factors contributing to baby deaths and brain injuries during childbirth, says a report that found nearly three quarters might have been prevented with different care.
Mothers and babies are at risk because of a lack of training for frontline maternity staff with less than 10% of trusts following official training guidance, according to a new report.
Safety concerns have been raised about the routine use of oxygen for patients in hospital settings, according to the authors of new guidelines.