Date of publication: 14 February 2011
Publication type: Report
In a nutshell: This is a notification of the key risks involving the risk of harm to patients who are unintentionally nil by mouth. These risks can include delays in assessing these patients thereby increasing the time they are nil by mouth which can lead to dehydration, malnutriton and other complicatons. It looks at reducing the risk of harm to these patients.
Length of publication: 1 web page
Some important notes: This signal refers to the Rapid Response Report Reducing the harm from omitted or delayed medicines in hospital
Acknowledgement: National Patient Safety Agency