There was a paradigm shift in Europe after a 2008 report by National Patient Safety Agency
(NPSA) that showed an unacceptable level of harm during the blind insertion of intercostals chest drains for pleural fluid conditions and recommended bedside TUS to identify a safe area for thoracic drain placement6.
The General Council of Dentists of Spain reported a lack of data concerning adverse events in dentistry and emphasized the development of a risk management plan.5 National Patient Safety Agency
(UK) also found a lack of incident reporting by dental surgery, orthodontics and pediatric dentistry.6
The RCN and the National Patient Safety Agency
(NPSA) says in order to make good hydration a top priority, everybody in the hospital environment - from the catering staff through to the chief executive - needs to play a part.
The National Patient Safety Agency
states that this causes 19% of all hospital errors.
The sisters said the National Patient Safety Agency
advice was that the "needs of those affected should be of primary concern"and that internal reports should be "shared" with families.
Kevin Cleary, of the National Patient Safety Agency
, said: "Abbreviations in clinical notes, prescriptions and treatment charts should be kept to an absolute minimum.
Mr Cotter said he would write to the National Institute for Clinical Excellence and the National Patient Safety Agency
asking them to make health professionals more aware of the condition and consider further screening techniques.
Kirsty Williams, leader of the Welsh Liberal Democrats, made the demand after recent figures from the National Patient Safety Agency
revealed that 41 people died between October 2011 and March 2012, an increase from 37 in the previous six month period.
The annual Patient Environmental Action Team inspection, carried out by the National Patient Safety Agency
, took place earlier this year and gave a top award for environment, food and privacy and dignity.
Research by the National Patient Safety Agency
shows that nearly a quarter of adults and one in seven children are now estimated to be clinically obese - someone with a body mass index of 30 or over - with the cost to the health service topping pounds 4bn a year.
Committed to improving patient safety in England and Wales, the National Patient Safety Agency
(NPSA) has captured and analysed data relating to surgical harm through the National Reporting and Learning Service for many years.