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NHS Improvement. July 2, 2019.
The United Kingdom National Health Service (NHS) has been at the forefront of patient safety innovation. This strategy seeks to further implement approaches that explore and optimize the intersection of systems and human behaviors to support safe care at the NHS. The framework builds upon the perspectives of patients, staff, and organizations to achieve whole system improvement and sustain those changes through effective intervention and program design.
Journal Article > Organizational Policy/Guidelines
Insulin pump risks and benefits: a clinical appraisal of pump safety standards, adverse event reporting, and research needs: a joint statement of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes and the American Diabetes Association Diabetes Technology Working Group.
Heinemann L, Fleming GA, Petrie JR, Holl RW, Bergenstal RM, Peters AL. Diabetes Care. 2015;38:716-722.
Insulin is a high-alert medication that can lead to harm if incorrectly administered. Insulin pump problems can be caused by human, mechanical, or drug stability failures. This policy statement describes ways to use adverse event data, manufacturer information, and technical specifications to enhance the safety of insulin therapy.
Legislation/Regulation > Organizational Policy/Guidelines
Hartle A, Anderson E, Bythell V, et al; Membership of the Working Party. Anaesthesia. 2012;67:660-668.
This guideline update emphasizes the importance of anesthesiologists performing pre-surgery safety checks to prevent equipment failures.
Journal Article > Commentary
Clark SC, Dunning J, Alfieri OR, et al; Clinical Guidelines Committee of the European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2012;41:993-1004.
Information Exchange System Alert. Geneva, Switzerland: World Health Organization; July 18, 2007.
This international announcement provides guidance on the safe administration of the chemotherapeutic agent vincristine.
Legislation/Regulation > Government Resource
Safe Practice Notice 24. London, England: National Patient Safety Agency; July 3, 2007.
This notice highlights the importance of standardizing wristband design and information to make their use consistent for every patient in the United Kingdom.