Patient Safety ALERTS (NDHT)

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Administration of medication via syringe pumps – BD Plastipak Luer Lock Syringes (Number 45 – February 2018)

Administration of medication via syringe pumps – BD Plastipak Syringes (Number 44 – December 2017)

The importance of vital signs during and after restrictive interventions / manual restraint (Number 43 – November 2017)

Continuing National Shortage of Enoxaparin 40mg Syringes (Number 42 – October 2017)

Gentamicin injection: Caution in Use (Number 41 – October 2017)

National Risk of death and severe harm from ingestion of superabsorbent polymer gel granules (Number 40 – October 2017)

National Shortage of Enoxaparin 40mg Syringes (Number 39 – June 2017)

Cranial Diabetes Insipidus (Number 38 part 2 – April 2017)

Risk of severe harm or death when desmopressin is omitted or delayed in patients with cranial diabetes insipidus (Number 38 part 1 – April 2017)

Oxygen cylinders (Number 37 – April 2017)

Flexicare Adult Venturi Mask System (Number 36 – February 2017)

Change in practice around documentation of cannulation (Number 35 – November 2016)

Phenytoin injection (Number 34 – December 2016)

Calcium and Vitamin D substitution Update (Number 33 – November 2016)

Calcium and Vitamin D substitution (Number 32 – August 2016)

Checking and Administering Controlled Drugs (Number 31 – April 2016)

Newer Insulin Products (Number 30 – March 2016)

Risk of death or serious harm from accidental ingestion of potassium permanganate preparations (Number 29 – February 2016)

Cardiac Arrest Trolley Drawer (Number 28 – January 2016)

Peripheral Cannulation Insertion (Number 27 – January 2016)

Pre-Operative Energy Drinks (Number 26 – November 2015)

Risk of Developing or Exacerbating Lymphoedema(Number 25 – Sept 2015)

Administration of Intravenous Piperacillin-Tazobactam (Number 24 – Sept 2015)

Administration of IV Teicoplanin and Gentamicin (Number 23 – August 2015)

Penicillin Allergy (Number 22 – May 2015)

Prescribing of Cytotoxic Medication (Number 21 – May 2015)

Novel Oral Anticoagulants (Number 20 – April 2015)

Patient Falls (Number 19 – March 2015)

Documenting Incremental Doses of IV Morphine (Number 18 – March 2015)

Urgent Change to Prescribing Anticoagulants (Number 17 – January 2015)

Drug Substitution (Number 16 – January 2015)

Irradiated Blood Components (Number 15 – December 2014)

Acute Kidney Injury and Urine Output (Number 14 – September 2014)

Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT) (Number 13 – August 2014)

Cardiac Arrest Drug Boxes/Bricks Changes (Number 12 – July 2014)

Cytotoxic Medication Administration (Number 11 – March 2014)

Plastipak 50ml Luer Lok Syringes (Number 10 – January 2014)

Warfarin and INR Monitoring (Number 9 – December 2013)

Medical Gas Cylinders Part 2 (Number 8 – August 2013)

Medical Gas Cylinders (Number 8 – August 2013)

Methotrexate (Number 7 – June 2013)

New Oral Anticoagulants (Number 6 – May 2013)

Right patient, correct x-ray (Number 5 – March 2013)

Rescuing the deteriorating patient (Number 4 – January 2013)

Safer Administration of Insulin (Number 3 – December 2012)

Wrong blood in tube (Number 2 – November 2012)

Oral Anticoagulants (Number 1 – October 2012)

Last updated: February 2, 2018