Category list : Patient safety
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Nutritional deficiencies are one of the risk factors for developing pressure ulcers. As part of the Stop the Pressure campaign, NHS Improvement has published useful resources to help staff reduce patients’ risk
Insulin errors are still a “worrying problem” in hospitals across England and Wales, according to the charity Diabetes UK, which says diabetes inpatient teams must be “fully staffed” to ensure safe care.
Nearly half of women are unaware of the correct way to wear a seat belt while expecting a baby, a survey has indicated.
Health and Social Care Secretary Jeremy Hunt has told independent acute hospitals that “urgent action” is needed in response to a critical report on the sector from regulators.
An NHS England review of deaths of patients with learning disabilities has revealed that 13% of cases involved serious problems with care, such as treatment delays or abuse.
Lack of specialist substance misuse training for nursing staff at the Nightingale Hospital in London is putting patients at risk of “serious harm”, according to the Care Quality Commission.
Having an excessive daily nurse workload increases the risk of patient safety incidents and deaths, according to a ground-breaking study from Finland.
Alternative drugs may be more effective than the standard drug currently used to stop women bleeding after childbirth, according to a Cochrane review of available evidence.
The UK licence and guidance relating to sodium valproate have been changed in the wake of the recent announcement of new Europe-wide safety measures relating to the drug.
The University of the West of Scotland is using role play simulation in its moving and handling training so that student nurses learn to incorporate person-centred approaches