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  1. Content Article
    Learn about CUSP Assemble the Team Engage the Senior Executive Understand the Science of Safety Identify Defects Through Sensemaking Implement Teamwork and Communication Apply CUSP The Role of the Nurse Manager Spread Patient and Family Engagement Learn about CUSP Assemble the Team Engage the Senior Executive Understand the Science of Safety Identify Defects Through Sensemaking Implement Teamwork and Communication Apply CUSP The Role of the Nurse Manager Spread Patient and Family E
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    Managing neuropenic sepsis My role as an acute oncology CNS is to improve cancer services. Part of my role is the treatment and management of neutropenic sepsis. Neutropenic sepsis is an oncological emergency following chemotherapy, whereby the patient’s immune system has been depleted by the treatment for their cancer. The body’s natural defense system has been wiped out from the cytotoxic drug, making the patient more susceptible to infections and, therefore, sepsis. The national standards for treatment of neutropenic sepsis are: Early warning symptoms: call the chemotherapy
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    Following a review of the events that led up to Amy’s death Great Ormond Street Hospital have already made changes to practice: They have improved the way clinical information is shared between different specialist teams, to make sure staff have as comprehensive a picture as possible when making complex decisions about a patient’s treatment. They now use a single log-in electronic patient record system which means staff can quickly access clinical information about a patient and have the right information at the right time, rather than routinely having to use multiple systems.
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    The following safety issues were identified during the HSIB’s initial investigation and will form the basis for the ongoing investigation: referral from the emergency department into early pregnancy services provision of early pregnancy assessment services that allow for the timely diagnosis and optimum management of ectopic pregnancies.
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    Elizabeth Dixon was a child with special health needs. She had been born prematurely at Frimley Park Hospital on 14 December 2000. Following treatment and care at Great Ormond Street Hospital and a children’s hospice she was nursed at home under a care package. As a result of a failure to clear a tracheostomy tube she asphyxiated and was pronounced dead at Frimley Park hospital on 4 December 2001. The investigation chaired by Dr Bill Kirkup looked at the events surrounding the care of Elizabeth and makes a series of recommendations in respect of the failures in the care she received from
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    Background: Acute kidney injury (AKI) in critically ill patients is multifactorial. There is little reliable UK data on the incidence and outcomes of patients with COVID-19 and AKI outside the ICU. At this stage we do not have a full understanding of the aetiology of AKI in COVID-19 and the pathogenic role of systemic inflammation, hypovolaemia or other COVID-19 related pathology (such as thrombotic microangiopathy) in its genesis. Volume status is critical in reducing the incidence of AKI but the balance between respiratory and kidney function can be challenging.
  7. Content Article
    ECRI Institute's Top 10 Patient Safety Concerns for 2019 names diagnostic errors and improper management of test results in electronic health records (EHRs) among the most serious patient safety challenges facing healthcare leaders. Other items address systemic issues facing health systems, such as behavioural health concerns, clinician burnout and skills development. Mobile health technology, number four on the list, opens up a world of opportunities by transporting healthcare to the home, but also presents potential risks.
  8. Content Article
    In this talk, Rob Hackett, director of The PatientSafeNetwork, takes a look at the medical error problem, why it exists, why it persists, what we can do through working together to overcome it and create the best environment for patient care.
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    Q: Why was the training needed? A: A trust audit found that mortality for NIV was higher than the national average. We looked at previous training for nurses and there was no clear record for most ward areas using NIV. Some nurses had training, but this was several years old. The trust had also upgraded all the NIV machines as the previous machines were no longer serviceable. This gave a great opportunity to ‘rebrand’ NIV and provide current and appropriate training for all those using NIV. Q: What inspired you to take on this project? A: I work in an amazing team of highly skil
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