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  1. 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.

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

  3. 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.

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

  5. 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.

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

  7. 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warn NHS providers of the risk of severe harm and death if an insulin needle and syringe is used to administer insulin withdrawn directly from a pen device or replacement cartridge.

  8. A patient safety alert has been issued on the safe use of injectable phenytoin.

  9. A stage three alert has been issued to support NHS providers that supply medical air using medical gas pipeline systems (MGPSs) to reduce the risk of harm from oxygen tubing being connected to air flowmeters.

  10. A stage three alert has been issued on the restricted use of open systems for injectable medication. Open systems include gallipots or other types of open container such as moulded plastic procedure trays.

  11. A stage two alert has been issued to support NHS providers in diagnosing, treating and managing acute kidney injury.

  12. A stage two alert has been issued to support providers of NHS-funded care to prevent the risk of severe harm or death caused by the misplacement of nasogastric tubes (NG tubes).

  13. A stage two resource alert has been issued to support the timely identification, response and management of the deteriorating patient (adults and children).

  14. A stage one warning has been issued around the risk of death and serious harm from failure to recognise acute coronary syndromes in Kawasaki disease patients.

  15. A stage two resource alert has been issued around patient safety incident reporting and responding to patient safety alerts.

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