The Surviving Sepsis Campaign bundles and outcome: results from the International Multicentre Prevalence Study on Sepsis (the IMPreSS study)

October 28, 2015

Source:  Intensive Care Medicine 41/9 pp 1620-8

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Date of publicationAugust 2015

Publication type:  Journal article

In a nutshell: Despite evidence demonstrating the value of performance initiatives, marked differences remain between hospitals in the delivery of care for patients with sepsis. The aims of this study were to improve our understanding of how compliance with the 3-h and 6-h Surviving Sepsis Campaign (SSC) bundles are used in different geographic areas, and how this relates to outcome. Compliance with all of the evidence-based bundle metrics was not high. Patients whose care included compliance with all of these metrics had a 40 % reduction in the odds of dying in hospital with the 3-h bundle and 36 % for the 6-h bundle.

Length of Publication:  9 pages

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Airline style patient safety film set to land in hospitals

November 26, 2014

Source:  Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust

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Date of publication:  October 2014

Publication type:  News item

In a nutshell: A new ‘airline style’ film to give patients advice on how to stay safe in hospital has been created with the help of staff at Salford Royal. The film has been developed by Haelo in partnership with Guys’ and St Thomas’ Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. The film aims to reduce avoidable complications such as blood clots, pressure ulcers or falls. Patients will also be provided with an information card with advice on looking after themselves during their hospital stay. The safety advice is being supported by Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, and the national Sign up to Safety campaign. The film can be easily incorporated into Trust websites so patients can watch it before they come into hospital. Hospitals with the Hospedia patient media system are also able to have the film uploaded free of charge to show patients once in hospital.

Length of Publication:  1 web page


New patient safety Collaboratives launched

October 29, 2014

Source:  National Health Executive

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Date of publication:  October 2014

Publication type:  News item

In a nutshell: A new national programme to improve patient safety will see the establishment of 15 Patient Safety Collaboratives – each led by an Academic Health Science Network (AHSN). Each Collaborative will be funded for the next five years by NHS England. The Collaboratives will support individuals, teams and organisations to build skills and knowledge about patient safety and quality improvement. The Collaboratives are aligned with, and support, the ‘Sign up to Safety’ campaign to make the NHS the safest healthcare system in the world.

Length of Publication:  1 web page


‘How Safe is my Hospital’ site launched

July 30, 2014

Source:  EHealth Insider

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Date of publication:  June 2014

Publication type:  News item

In a nutshell:   This news reports on a new section on NHS Choices which will include Trust compliance on ward staffing, incident reporting, pressure ulcers, falls and patient safety. The Department of Health has launched the site, which will enable the public to compare hospitals in England based on a number of safety indicators. The launch is part of the ‘Sign up to Safety’ campaign that aims to save up to 6000 lives over the next three years. The trusts will be ranked according to how openly they are reporting and will be rated as ‘good’, ‘acceptable’ or ‘poor’. As part of the campaign, Jeremy Hunt has also launched a new Safety Action for England team, made of senior clinicians, managers and patients.

Length of Publication:  1 web page


The NHS needs to change faster – here’s how to do it.

February 28, 2011

Source: Health Serivce Journal

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Date of publication: 9 December 2010

Publication type: Article

In a nutshell: An initiative has been recently launched with the aim: ‘keep patients safe and free from harm’.  They hope to accomplish this in the areas of pressure ulcers, falls and nutrition.  The initiative is called ‘Rapid Spread’ and the aim is to have this initiative introduced to all wards and clinical areas at the same time ensuring that they tackle the ‘same work in the same way at the same time’.

Length of publication: supplement

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