Category list : Patient safety
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An official framework for the maternity support worker role in England has been launched in a bid to provide clarity about the post and highlight how the career can be advanced.
A third of patients who use complementary and alternative medicine hide the fact in consultations with conventional medicine providers, with potential safety implications, a study suggests.
This article explains nuclear medicine in a nutshell and lists the precautions needed when caring for patients who have undergone a nuclear medicine procedure. It is the first in a five-part series
A hospital trust in the West Midlands has launched an investigation into five “maternal deaths” over the past 18 months.
Vital signs observations are less likely to be completed on time on hospital wards staffed by healthcare assistants working 12-hour shifts or longer, according to new research.
Improvements to out-of-hours palliative care are urgently needed to protect people from harm and unnecessary suffering, researchers have warned.
Theatre nurses and colleagues are celebrating 10 years of a surgical checklist, which has helped save countless lives and improved outcomes for patients in England and around the world.
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.
More than half of people in England want to see financial support for student nurses increased, according to a new poll.
Having too few trained nurses on hospital wards is linked with a daily 3% increase in the risk of patient death, which does not reduce when staffing gaps are plugged with nursing assistants, new UK research has found.
The nursing regulator has claimed it has been denied access to critical evidence that could help bring unfit nurses to justice over the Gosport scandal.