Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust share their patient safety newsletters with the hub.
March 2023 - GripAble for upper limb rehabilitation, Mindray C2 AEDs, recruitment for Patient Safety Partners, Clostridium difficile infection, Bivona tracheostomy tube, therapy dogs.
February 2023 - Patient feedback, Trust's Patient and Public Voice Policy, Patient Safety Partners, safe wheelchair risk assessment, referral to prolonged jaundice clinic.
January 2023 - Dementia friendly ward, National Audit for Inpatient Falls (NAIF), investigation training, CQUINS, ePMA, Health Visitor teams.
December 2022 - Supporting hydration (HCSW Innovation Idea project), deteriorating patient thematic review, investigation training, checking the right saline, Professional Nurse Advocacy, Medical Device Safety Lead.
November 2022 - Reducing the use of fall alarms, wound photography, defining levels of assistance when moving patients, Duty of Candour.
October 2022 - Reminiscence Interactive Therapeutic Activities RITA systems, pressure ulcers on heels, post falls checklist, importance of carers care plans, Datix and LfPSE.
September 2022 - World Patient Safety Day, ordering and fitting mattress toppers, PSIRF, Sussex interpreting services, risk assessment to prevent pressure sores.
August 2022 - Thematic review to discuss falls on the unit, Duty of Candour requirement, reporting a pressure ulcer on Datix, UTC and learning disability health facilitation team table top, care home matrons.
July 2022 - Collaboration with the IC24 Roving GP service, critical limb ischaemia, Genius 2 and 3 thermometers, implementing the Patient Safety Strategy, introducing Professional Nurse Advocates and Patient Safety Learning's hub.
June 2022 - New visual fluid chart tool, bruising in children who are not independently mobile, end PJ paralysis campaign, investigation training and the importance of personalised communication.
May 2022 - Why frailty matters’ week, audit of unstageable pressure ulcers reported on Datix and risk assessing pressure ulcer equipment.
April 2022 - ICUs engaging in recent table tops to discuss the falls prevention on the ward, paraffin fire risk leaflet, improving the environment for patients with dementia and safeguarding babies.
March 2022 - Patients leaflet on what to expect from therapy during ICU admission and the aim of rehabilitation on the unit, falls alarm, falls in toilets and bathrooms, food fortification, project to develop better tools to monitor food and fluid intake, new or changing confusion, and the importance of end of life care.
February 2022 - Homeless Health Inclusion Team, ensuring an MDT falls review, following the no response policy, End of Life Care plan and alerts on SystmOne.
January 2022 - patient-centred care, NEWS2 on paper, ensuring safe use of Smartcards, fluid balance charts and the importance of education.
December 2021 - a PCN Quality feedback session, the impact of student projects, safe use of wheelchairs on the ICU, the delirium alert on SystmOne and the Herbert protocol
November 2021 - hover jacks, taking photos of pressure ulcers, enhanced care assessments, an update from the deteriorating patient and resuscitation lead, and ensuring effective communication.
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