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  1. 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.

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

  3. 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).

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

  5. 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.

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

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

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

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

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

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

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