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warn NHS providers of the risk of severe harm and death if an insulin needle and syringe is used to administer insulin withdrawn directly from a pen device or replacement cartridge.

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

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

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

  6. 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).

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

  8. 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.

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

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

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

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

  15. 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.

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