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  1. A stage one warning has been issued around the prioritisation of general practice home visits.

  2. A stage one alert has been issued to raise awareness of the risk of severe dehydration and death caused by an omission or delay of desmopressin in patients with cranial diabetes insipidus.

  3. A stage one alert has been issued to raise awareness of the risk of having two different types of airway humidification devices simultaneously connected to a patient’s ventilation equipment.

  4. A stage one alert has been issued to raise awareness of the importance of taking, recording and responding to vital signs where restraint has been used to manage a person’s behaviour if they are at risk to themselves or others.

  5. A stage one alert has been issued to highlight the risk of falls from hoists.

  6. A stage two resource alert has been issued to support providers of NHS-funded care to minimise the risk of distress and death caused by inappropriate doses of naloxone.

  7. A stage two resource alert has been issued to launch an NHS-wide programme of work based around the National Standards for Invasive Procedures (NatSSIPs) that were published on 7 September 2015.

  8. A stage two resource alert has been issued to all providers of NHS care in England to highlight the challenge of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and the need for antimicrobial stewardship.

  9. A stage one alert has been issued to ensure ambulance satellite navigation systems are up-to-date.

  10. A stage one alert has been issued to raise awareness of the risk of death or severe harm due to inadvertent injection of skin preparation solution.

  11. A stage one warning has been issued to raise awareness of the introduction of new medical device connectors.

  12. A stage one warning has been issued to raise awareness of unintentional interruption of non-invasive ventilation (NIV).

  13. A stage one warning has been issued to raise awareness of the need for proper storage and management of thickening powder used as part of the treatment of people with dysphagia (swallowing problems).

  14. A stage one warning has been issued to raise awareness of harm from using Low Molecular Weight Heparins (LMWHs) where a situation, patient’s condition, or the use of other medications mean the LMWHs could cause harm or death.

  15. A stage one warning has been issued to raise awareness of the risk of death or serious harm from accidental ingestion of potassium permanganate preparations that are for external use.

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