By John Sandars, Gary Cook

ISBN-10: 1405156929

ISBN-13: 9781405156929

This fresh identify within the well known ABC sequence bargains an updated advent on bettering sufferer security in fundamental and secondary care. The ABC of sufferer defense covers a space of accelerating significance in healthcare and gives a transparent description of the underlying ideas that effect perform. sufferer defense is now a vital part of the learning for all origin medical professionals and is swiftly turning into an element of many undergraduate and postgraduate assessments, together with the nMRCGP. This publication is a perfect significant other for this training.A large choice of scientific employees and executives in fundamental and secondary care will locate this publication a necessary textual content, supplying a fantastic theoretical and functional relief to sufferer defense. GPs and perform managers will locate this publication of specific curiosity, in addition to scientific and nursing scholars.

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From this experience a number of actions were identified for the NPSA, including the production of patient safety alerts on reducing the harm caused by misplaced feeding tubes in general and specifically for babies under the care of neonatal units. Further research was also commissioned through the NHS Research and Development Patient Safety Research Programme to meet identified gaps in knowledge. ) a number of key national organizations, such as the Healthcare Commission, which is the independent regulator of health services in England; the Office for National Statistics; the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency, which regulates medicines and medical devices in the UK; patient organizations such as Action Against Medical Accidents; and the NHS Litigation Authority and other medical defence organizations.

Despite a tendency to develop separate systems, highquality care that is effective and efficient is also safe care. Separation can result in different priorities for resource allocation and attention by healthcare workers. • The organization recognizes both collective and individual responsibility for managing clinical risk. Many healthcare organizations blame individual healthcare workers for adverse events, but the majority of adverse events are due to failures in the systems of care and are largely preventable.

Through its network of patient safety managers, NPSA became aware that this was not an isolated incident, and therefore decided to run an aggregated RCA, working with four trusts that had experience of similar incidents and were willing to share their learning and experience with others. As aggregate reviews are based on information from a number of events, actions determined as a result of the analysis are more likely to address common problems. From the analysis, several root causes were found, including: • Lack of reliable bedside test of correct position.

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