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A directive alert has been issued on the need to confirm intravenous (IV) lines and cannulae have been effectively flushed or removed at the end of the procedure. Patient Safety Alert – Confirming removal or flushing of lines and cannulae after procedures Patient Safety incidents are occurring from lapses in identifying and flushing all IV […]
Leading change Nurses in medicines management, pharmacy services and ward management at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust introduced a new system so that experienced patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) had more involvement in their intravenous (IV) therapy in hospital. Where to look Experienced patients within the CF unit were very concerned that when they were […]
The national dose banding tables are to be used by hospital trust pharmacy teams to ensure a standard approach to dose banding of chemotherapy across all hospital trusts.
So-called ‘party drips’ are ineffective and potentially harmful, said England’s top doctor today, as he criticised companies for peddling fake health remedies to the public. As the public gets ready for New Year’s Eve, the NHS’ medical director, Professor Stephen Powis, warns the public of the dangers of these drips, and called on companies and […]
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Supporting hospital admission avoidance District Nurse and Community Intravenous therapy (IV) Team Leader, Kate Owen from Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust describes an innovative approach to treating patients who require IV therapy in the community. When I worked as a district nursing sister I was saddened when patients were admitted to hospital with infected leg […]
The agenda and meeting papers for the NHS England Board meeting on 28 November 2018.
This directive alert has been issued on the need to confirm intravenous (IV) lines and cannulae have been effectively flushed or removed at the end of the procedure.
Case study: Blenda Correya, Ward manager – Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Background to learning The coronavirus pandemic has meant nursing and midwifery staff are working in new ways – sometimes in unfamiliar care settings and outside their normal scope of practice. During the response to Covid-19 these changes have often happened rapidly in order […]
Contents COVID-19 care home support Publications approval reference: 001559 To: GP practices and primary care networks CEOs of community health providers Regional directors of primary care CCG accountable officers 1 May 2020 Dear Colleagues, Thank you for all your continued extraordinary efforts to transform your services and ways of working to support the effective […]