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Proposals for Zero Harm Culture in NHS (BBC News / Department of Health)

Summary Professor Don Berwick of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), which he co-founded in Cambridge (Massachusetts), is expected to release plans to create a “zero harm” culture in the NHS in England today. Prof. Berwick, being a world expert on patient safety, was asked by ministers … Continue reading

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Inflatable Leg Wraps Could Save Lives After Stroke (BBC News / Lancet)

Summary A trial involving 2,876 patients, published in the Lancet, indicates that inexpensive inflatable leg wraps may help save the lives of hospitalised patients after they have had stroke. The devices squeeze the legs regularly and help to keep blood flowing,  thereby reducing the formation of … Continue reading

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Recent Guidelines of Relevance to Elderly Care

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia and Elderly Care: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 3 Issue 3, October 2012]. Recent NICE Guidelines NICE (2012). Alteplase for treating acute ischaemic stroke (review of technology appraisal guidance 122). Manchester: … Continue reading

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Antipsychotic Drugs Increase the Risk of DVT and Pulmonary Embolism

[This abstract first appeared in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter RWHT Volume 1 Issue 3 October 2010]. Abstract Researchers from the University of Nottingham and Nottinghamshire County Teaching Primary Care Trust studied 25,532 eligible cases (15,975 with deep vein thrombosis and … Continue reading

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