Tag Archives: Patient Safety Strategies

System to Measure and Prevent Medication Errors Under Development (Department of Health and Social Care / EEPRU / BBC News)

Summary The Department of Health and Social Care now has a system to help identify, monitor and prevent medication errors. The aim is to help ensure the NHS becomes the safest healthcare system in the world, as well as avoiding … Continue reading

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Towards Harm-Free Care: Modifiable Hospitalisation Risk Factors (Journal of the American Geriatrics Society / HSCIC / BBC News / National Health Executive / NHS England)

Summary A recent study in the USA found 41% of patients over the age of 70 years who were hospitalised with acute conditions were discharged with lower levels of function compared with when they were admitted to hospital. A number … Continue reading

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New Cross Hospital Dementia Care Bundle: a “New” Discovery (Health Foundation)

Summary The following case study from the Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust covers how the Dementia Care Bundle (DCB) was implemented at New Cross Hospital and how this has improved patient safety. This apparently neglected item from the University of Worcester, … Continue reading

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FallSafe Project: Falls Prevention Care Bundle (Nursing Times / Clinical Medicine)

Summary This article describes a regional initiative to falls prevention, involving the development of champions to give falls avoidance a high priority on hospital wards. It discusses lessons learned. “There should be no complacency: on a 36-bed ward, even a … Continue reading

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