Category Archives: campaigns and awareness

Patient Safety Awards 2016

Patient Safety Awards 2016 Now in their 8th year, the Patient Safety Awards continue to recognise and reward outstanding practice within the NHS and independent healthcare organisations. Joining forces this year with the Patient Safety Congress, there is even more opportunity … Continue reading

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Button batteries can kill if swallowed

Button batteries can kill if swallowed. Treat as a medical emergency and go to A&E / ER. Here are some suggestions for reducing harm from button batteries. Continue reading

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FDA warns about cybersecurity re: hacking risk for hospital infusion pump

From the FDA’s Safety Communication updates (click to subscribe) “Today [31 July 2015] the FDA issued a Safety Communication on cybersecurity vulnerabilities of the Hospira Symbiq Infusion System. Hospira and an independent researcher confirmed that it is possible to access the … Continue reading

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[mini post] An accident waiting to happen – a potentially dangerous road crossing

Somone is going to die on this pedestrian crossing. Incredibly dangerous location of green man light. https://t.co/ilElfNPc8S — Matt Turner (@Mattturner86) March 15, 2015 In this YouTube video, tweeted by Mattturner86, a road crossing indicator is shown turning to green … Continue reading

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“Travel with medications, medical devices can be daunting” – study shows it can be difficult to know what to advise patients

Yesterday we looked at remembering to take your pills and the habit-forming that can help with that (and the apps that can help there too) but what if you’re travelling and get into difficulties when bringing your medicine or medical … Continue reading

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“…imagine then being charged (with) manslaughter for a drug error…”

This is a 31 minute YouTube video from the Risky Business conference highlighting the story of Julie, a nurse, and what happened after she connected a patient to the wrong drug infusion pump. The patient died and Julie lost her … Continue reading

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