NPSA Rapid Response Report: minimising risks of mismatching spinal.

February 8, 2012

Source:  NPSA

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Date of publication: November 2011

Publication type:  Report

In a nutshell:  The NPSA has published a “Rapid Response Report (RRR)” looking at the risks involved in spinal, epidural and regional devices, with a view to reducing risks.  The report is to be implemented by 31 March 2012. 

Length of publication:  1 page

Acknowledgements:  National Electronic Library for Medicine


Implementation of Patient Safety Alerts

September 28, 2011

Title:  Implementation of Patient Safety Alerts

Source:  AVMA (Action against medical accidents)

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Date of publication: August 2011

Publication type:  Report

In a nutshell:  The report, published by a charity who advocates patient safety and justice, looks at Trust compliance in the implementation of patient safety alerts.  These patient safety alerts are issued by the National Reporting and Learning Service, National Patient Safety Agency and each have a deadline for implementation.  The report especially focuses on the implementation of the ‘Rapid Response Report’ alerts which were given an ‘extra-urgent’ form of alert with tighter deadlines.

Length of publication:  24 pages


Clinicans warned of the dangers of loading doses of drugs

December 22, 2010

Source: National Patient Safety Agency

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Date of publication: 25 November 2010

Publication type: News Item

In a nutshell:  The NPSA has issued a new Rapid Response Report (RRR) in a bid to reduce the possibility of harming or causing death through overloading syringes with medicine.   

Length of publication: 1 webpage