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Promoting patient involvement in safety initiatives

01 April 2011

Nursing Management

Feature

Between 300,000 and 1.4 million adverse events occur each year in the NHS, and about half of those that occur in inpatient settings are preventable (Department of...

Preventing extravasation injuries in neonates

01 October 2007

Paediatric Nursing

Clinical

Sick and preterm neonates are particularly vulnerable to extravasation injury but many of these injuries could be prevented if a ‘hyper-vigilant’ approach to...

Preventing extravasation injuries in neonates

01 October 2007

Paediatric Nursing

Clinical

Sick and preterm neonates are particularly vulnerable to extravasation injury but many of these injuries could be prevented if a ‘hyper-vigilant’ approach to...

Approaches to patient education in managing adverse events of ipilimumab

11 April 2017

Cancer Nursing Practice

Evidence & practice

Malignant melanoma is an aggressive form of skin cancer. Patients with advanced disease have historically poor survival rates and limited treatment choices with...

Why novel treatments require changes in disease management

11 October 2012

Cancer Nursing Practice

A&S Science

This article discusses the implications of introducing novel treatments into clinical practice. It uses, as an example, immunotherapy with ipilimumab for the...

Root cause analysis in clinical adverse events

03 February 2010

Nursing Management

Feature

Patient safety has been on the national agenda for several years and policies on how hospitals report and analyse adverse events have become elaborate. This article...

Building a safety culture

23 November 2005

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This is the first article in a series of seven based on the Seven Steps to Patient Safety (National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA) 2004a). It is aimed at enhancing...

Safe placement of nasogastric tubes in children

01 November 2006

Paediatric Nursing

Clinical

insertion of nasogastric tubes is a common nursing procedure but practice rituals and unfounded assumptions can compromise safety. current methods for checking the...

Human factors and the death of a child in hospital: a case review

30 March 2016

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Learning from adverse events and errors is important if systems and processes are to be improved and to minimise the likelihood of similar events in the future. This...