Risk of harm to patients who are nil by mouth – Signal

February 28, 2011

Source: National Reporting and Learning Service

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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

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Detecting harm following paracetemol overdose – Signal

January 28, 2011

Source: National Reporting and Learning Service

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Date of publication: October 2010

Publication type: Signal

In a nutshell: This is a notification of the key risks involved when patients have been given an overdose of paracetemol.  It looks at reducing the risk of harm to these patients.

Length of publication: 1 webpage

Some important notes: All signal reports are available from the NPSA website.

Acknowledgement: National Patient Safety Agency