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  1. A resource Patient Safety Alert has been issued to help organisations ensure a safer system for the temporary identification of unidentified or unknown patients.

  2. A resource Patient Safety Alert has been issued to support the management of life threatening bleeds from arteriovenous fistulae and grafts.

  3. A resource Patient Safety Alert has been issued to support safe and timely management of hyperkalaemia (high level of potassium in the blood).

  4. A resource Patient Safety Alert has been issued to support safer provision of bowel care for patients at risk of autonomic dysreflexia.

  5. A resource alert has been issued to eliminate use of the imprecise term ‘soft diet’ and assist providers with safe transition to the International Dysphagia Diet Standardisation Initiative (IDDSI) framework, which introduces standard terminology to describe texture modification for food and drink.

  6. A resource alert has been issued to support providers to adopt the revised National Early Warning Score (NEWS2) to detect deterioration in adult patients.

  7. A warning alert has been issued on the risk of inadvertent intravenous administration of solid organ perfusion fluids.

  8. A warning alert has been issued on the risk of death and severe harm from failure to obtain and continue flow from oxygen cylinders.

  9. A directive alert has been issued on the need to confirm intravenous (IV) lines and cannulae have been effectively flushed or removed at the end of the procedure.

  10. A warning alert has been issued on the risk of harm and death from infusing total parenteral nutrition too rapidly in babies.

  11. A resource alert has been issued to support providers to safely manage the transition from the Luer connector to NRFit™ for intrathecal and epidural procedures, and delivery of regional blocks.

  12. A warning alert has been issued around the risk of death and severe harm from ingestion of superabsorbent polymer gel granules.

  13. A resource alert has been issued jointly by NHS Improvement and the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) to support the safety of girls and women of childbearing potential being treated with valproate.

  14. A resource alert has been issued to support NHS providers to reduce harm leading to avoidable admissions of full-term babies.

  15. A patient safety alert has been issued to warn NHS providers of the risk of severe harm and death if an insulin needle and syringe is used to administer insulin withdrawn directly from a pen device or replacement cartridge.

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