Category list : Patient safety
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Sepsis-related deaths in the UK have fallen in the past three decades but continue to be above average for well-off countries, according to a new study.
Midwifery units across England are struggling to cope with “significant” increases in demand, following the launch of a new national drive to reduce stillbirths, it has been claimed.
The Care Quality Commission says it has taken urgent action to safeguard patients at Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital Trust, after inspectors raised serious concerns about the monitoring of unborn babies and care for people at risk of sepsis.
A simple clinical assessment by experienced nurses is “superior” to systematic triage in prediction of mortality in the emergency department, according to Danish researchers.
’This book is aimed at carers who are caring for people living with dementia’
This article reflects on the experience of using patient and public involvement as part of a piece of patient safety research. It comes with a handout for a journal club discussion
How often nurses should check patients’ blood pressure, temperature, respiration rate and other indicators of health is to be examined by UK researchers as part of a new study.
Many people with diabetes may be unwittingly storing their insulin incorrectly due to fluctuating temperatures inside their kitchen fridge, new research has found.
One in five inpatients with diabetes – around 58,000 – had a “hypo” in hospital last year, according to latest data, sparking a national charity to call on health professionals to more aware of the symptoms.
The chief nurse of Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust has apologised after an inquest found “errors in practice” had led to an 85-year-old patient drinking cleaning fluid and dying.